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Stationary Electric Generation?

  1. Mar 7, 2010 #1
    Besides expanding and collapsing a magnetic field through a conductor, does anyone know of a method of producing electric current when the conductor and magnetic field are stationary relative to one another? I am familiar with the Homopolar generator (faraday disc generator) as well as all the arguments related to the mystery of the device, but even in that case, the conducting disc or the magnet and disc are rotated, thereby creating relative motion between the field and conductor. I am hoping to find out if there are any instances of electric generation in a conductor that is absolutely stationary relative to the magnetic field.

    Thanks!
    G
     
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