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Plasma Multipactor

  1. Mar 6, 2014 #1
    I have been reading a patent by Gene Meeks of a plasma multipactor. Meeks was the right hand man of Philo Farnsworth the "father of television" and worked with him on the 'fusor' - a small nuclear fusion device. Meeks's multipactor appears to be a self sustaining over unity power device utilising electron emission and an easily ionised gas under high pressure.

    Can anybody more qualified give an opinion?

    Last edited: Mar 6, 2014
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  3. Mar 6, 2014 #2


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    Not really my field but as I understand it multipactors are used to protect radar receivers from overload. It's only the electron emission that's over unity a bit like a photo multiplier I suppose. It's not some sort of over-unity power device, on the contrary it's designed to waste power and stop it damaging the receiver.

    http://www.cpii.com/docs/related/4/Multipactor a.pdf

    PS: Over unity and perpetual motion machines are banned topics so this thread might be closed. Perhaps the moderators could wait for someone more knowledgeable than me to reply first.
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