Santa Claus Energy
14 Dec 2011
“Energy wants to be Free “ Laws of Quantum Physics .
Useful energy (photons) have been created out of the quantum vacuum using a nifty chirp effect and stochastic resonance .
See Appendix A
Quantum vacuum :
Particle-antiParticle pairs form spontaneously and very , very quickly annihilate themselves , returning the the energy to the underlying spacetime . Separating the two before self-annihilation would need some speedy footwork . But if you can , useful energy is set free from the tightly-bound underlying spacetime .
1.Near event horizons of black holes (famous evaporation of black holes via Hawking radiation )
2.A near-lightspeed metallic mirror . The Dynamical Casimir effect .
Santa Claus Energy :
This utilizes the Dynamical Casimir Effect .
Lacking a near-lightspeed mirror , they niftily created a Virtual one by chirping a superconducting circuit . This worked , and has the virtue of being reproducible on any scale .
Cheap , free energy .
Maybe particles as well .
Create mass from vacuum ?
How does it work ?
A rapidly changing frequency . This is achieved by rapidly changing the resonant wavelength of a superconducting circuit using a SQUID .
2.Stochastic Resonance :
This is a technique for detecting unknown signals just below the threshold of detection by adding noise . This randomly strengthens signals just below the detection threshold . The pattern then becomes clear .
The Trick :
Think of photons as self-assembling signals just below detection threshold . The detection threshold is like the pattern clicking into place , forming the stable particle .
What happens :
Random energy from the Chirp circuit is pumped into the quantum-vacuum , stimulating a certain percentage of vacuum-particle pairs into the next stable quantum-state , namely a pair of photons .
Note that charge is conserved by the neat trick of initial polarization , ditto momentum .
The photons move away at lightspeed and become usable energy sources for other particles.
Tightly-bound vacuum energy has been transformed into usable , free energy .
Energy wants to be free .
If the system is engineered to emit twistors (spiralling EM waves) , charge will still be conserved .
But not momentum . A vacuum-energy , reactionless drive is thus possible .
Tunable , vacuum-energy driven lasers can easily be derived from the chirp-circuits .
Really high energies as well .
And if they emit twistors , a nifty reactionless Chirp drive .
Who says there is not a Santa Claus ?
Compliments of the season and prosperous new year to all .
Observation of the dynamical Casimir effect in a superconducting circuit
C. M. Wilson,
J. R. Johansson,
479, 376–379 (17 November 2011)
31 August 2011
15 September 2011
16 November 2011
One of the most surprising predictions of modern quantum theory is that the vacuum of space is not empty. In fact, quantum theory predicts that it teems with virtual particles flitting in and out of existence. Although initially a curiosity, it was quickly realized that these vacuum fluctuations had measurable consequences—for instance, producing the Lamb shift1 of atomic spectra and modifying the magnetic moment of the electron2. This type of renormalization due to vacuum fluctuations is now central to our understanding of nature. However, these effects provide indirect evidence for the existence of vacuum fluctuations. From early on, it was discussed whether it might be possible to more directly observe the virtual particles that compose the quantum vacuum. Forty years ago, it was suggested3 that a mirror undergoing relativistic motion could convert virtual photons into directly observable real photons. The phenomenon, later termed the dynamical Casimir effect4, 5, has not been demonstrated previously. Here we observe the dynamical Casimir effect in a superconducting circuit consisting of a coplanar transmission line with a tunable electrical length. The rate of change of the electrical length can be made very fast (a substantial fraction of the speed of light) by modulating the inductance of a superconducting quantum interference device at high frequencies (>10 gigahertz). In addition to observing the creation of real photons, we detect two-mode squeezing in the emitted radiation, which is a signature of the quantum character of the generation process.