How the Physics of Electromagnetism can Generate Electricity

Accumulating electrical potential and turning it into power merges several existing fields and available technologies.

The genius Nikola Tesla proved many concepts that are now the basis of our 21st century technology all based on sound physics that he understood second nature.
The genius Nikola Tesla proved many concepts that are now the basis of our 21st century technology all based on sound physics that he understood second nature.
Einstein founded two ideas based on his photoelectric effect. He was the unwitting inventor of quantum physics that he later fought against. He laid the groundwork for everyday devices like photovoliacts and CCD imaging.
Einstein founded two ideas based on his photoelectric effect. He was the unwitting inventor of quantum physics that he later fought against. He laid the groundwork for everyday devices like photovoliacts and CCD imaging.
The basic idea of the photoelectric effect is depicted here. The photoelectric effect is more pervasive than most believe. It is one of the fundamental processes behind living systems.
The basic idea of the photoelectric effect is depicted here. The photoelectric effect is more pervasive than most believe. It is one of the fundamental processes behind living systems.
Tesla proved that electrical power can be wirelessly transmitted. Unfortunately, his idea got in the way of J. P. Morgan's money making power system based on Westinghouse's ideas that Tesla also contributed to.
Tesla proved that electrical power can be wirelessly transmitted. Unfortunately, his idea got in the way of J. P. Morgan's money making power system based on Westinghouse's ideas that Tesla also contributed to.
The simple idea of the crystal radio may be far more profound than we think with major ramifications for the redesign of the power grid and power dependencies.
The simple idea of the crystal radio may be far more profound than we think with major ramifications for the redesign of the power grid and power dependencies.
The invention of the fractal antenna is something of an unannounced miracle of technology and is capable of receiving (and transmitting) a wide range of frequencies in a compact space. They are at the heart of all modern cell phones, one of the "chil
The invention of the fractal antenna is something of an unannounced miracle of technology and is capable of receiving (and transmitting) a wide range of frequencies in a compact space. They are at the heart of all modern cell phones, one of the "chil
This fractal antenna accumulator is based directly on the patents of Nikola Tesla. Tesla found the an antenna could collect energy and turn it into electron flow, which is the foundation of modern electronics. He discovered the principle in 1891!
This fractal antenna accumulator is based directly on the patents of Nikola Tesla. Tesla found the an antenna could collect energy and turn it into electron flow, which is the foundation of modern electronics. He discovered the principle in 1891!
This accumulator uses diodes to exploit both phases of incoming electromagnetic radiation to charge two sets of batteries that are connected to a load. The load could easily be an inverter to generate AC electricity.
This accumulator uses diodes to exploit both phases of incoming electromagnetic radiation to charge two sets of batteries that are connected to a load. The load could easily be an inverter to generate AC electricity.

The earth regularly converts other forms of energy into electricity, so why aren't we?

nyone who has experimented with tuning forks is familiar with the transference of vibration between an active tuning fork to something that is tuned to the same frequency. It turns out that a similar phenomenon exists for electromagnetism. Tesla was familiar with this, as was Einstein who wrote on it in his Nobel prize winning paper on the photoelectric effect. This understanding led to the development of things like the wireless transmission of power, the remote control, photovoltaic devices, quantum physics and many other things. With this understanding, we arrived at a working theory for photosynthesis. So good is our understanding that a recent invention for low cost solar cells is based directly on photosynthesis. But we are going to look at something else that is based on all of the early theory to examine the possibility to tap power directly from the cosmos by using nothing more than a device that is tuned to resonance with a specific and active part of the electromagnetic spectrum to produce usable amounts of power without polluting anything. In many ways, this is already being done.

The basis of this possibility is founded on the humble crystal radio that used to be a simple child's toy that has gone on to become the focus of a lot of people who developed sophisticate crystal radio sets as a hobby. What is proposed is not to get free radio form analog signals that are propagated around us in profusion, but to tap into the abundant energy at various frequencies bathing the earth from deep space. We take as our jumping point, the simple crystal radio design and convert it to a power accumulator and generator that anyone can build with off the shelf technology.

To begin from the, proven, the established and known; a crystal radio receives programs broadcast from radio stations. Radio stations convert sound into radio waves, part of the electromagnetic spectrum, and send out the waves in every direction at the speed of light. Radio waves travel across and through the crystal radio antenna all the times, causing a process similar to the photoelectric effect. Radio waves interacting with the antenna, cause radio wave generated electricity flow-vibrate between the antenna wire and the ground wire. This electricity is captured and connected to the crystal radio between the antenna and ground wire. The crystal radio itself is connected to and uses a tuner to tune the electricity to receive just one station that itself outputs signals at a fixed frequency. The tuner can be as simple as an adjustable one-slider tuning coil, similar in design to a tunable Tesla coil that resonates with the antenna because the antenna also acts like a capacitor. Contained in the crystal radio itself is a crystal detector that is used to convert this radio wave electricity back to sound electricity. The detector can be made from a special rock of galena in a holder. To this is connected a set of earphones to convert the “sound” electricity to sound you can hear in the earphones. The “sound” electricity is actually a fixed frequency of electrical impulse that is modulated to emulate sound vibrations and it is this variation in electrical modulation that actually causes the magnets in the earphones to vibrate to produce sound that we can hear.

Let's put aside the sound reproduction for a moment and concentrate on gathering power. We know that we can hear the sound because there is an energy input. Recall, primitive crystal radios have no battery, being completely dependent on the energy output of its source. We can amplify the input a number of ways. One: parallel connect more than one receiving antenna. Two: design an antenna that can capture a wide part of the electromagnetic spectrum to gather more energy. Three: combine both methods to boost energy accumulation further. We can store this energy for later use or just use the power produced directly. However, since we are not collecting a collimated narrow band of a single frequency, there are some problems. We either have to weed it out to very specific frequencies such as in the photoelectric effect or a radio tuner, or we have to design something that will accept all frequencies and store them as they can't be used all at once. There are ways to do both. The single frequency method has already been described in the literature.

To gather a broad band of frequencies, you are going to need an antenna that combines all of theses frequencies and fortunately, we have just such a device. This antenna combines the length of multiple antennas in a single piece of hardware. That hardware is designed incorporating a fractal design and such devices are used on cell phones. These antennas are compact and versatile allowing everything from talking, texting to broad band wireless internet surfing. So we know that fractal antennas gather all the frequencies all then time. What we get is what we chose to get with an included tuner in the cell phone. Now cell phones are passive receivers and not accumulators as proven by the fact that they require a battery to run them to convert incoming signals into something we can understand. What our purpose here is to create something that has both the capability of the cell phone to receive signals combined with the power generation in the crystal radio as an accumulator.

The key to our success lies in the fractal antenna and we can couple many in a series-parallel design of an electrical accumulating circuit. As incoming electromagnetic radiation is random in frequency and orientation, we will have to incorporate diode screening to select those parts of the frequencies that will allow us to create a dipole to build voltage and current in the method described as a half wave rectifier. We can build two circuits from the same antenna to capture both orientations of the incoming frequencies. We can orient antennas in all directions to gather the maximum input from space. The diode on the alternate circuit must be oriented in the opposite direction and coupled correctly into the circuit to charge the battery. The battery will have to have a blocking diode to stop the electrical potential leaking back to the antenna and back into space. The battery can then be wired to run any device that runs of batteries and also coupled with and inverter to run household appliances on 50 or 60 hertz. It is a simple matter to ad the filters to generate the specific voltages and currents for the multiplicity of devices that we have today.

This method of taping into power from ambient frequencies that come to us at all times from space and is free for the tapping is perhaps the greenest way that we can fulfil all of our electrical needs. It is our challenge to create these power sources to replace all those dangerous technologies that currently are in use. Eventually we will have to as other sources will dry up. Politics and economics notwithstanding cannot block the use of such devices forever.

References:

U.S. Patent 1,748,435, "Crystal radio apparatus", 1930. H. Adam

U.S. Patent 1,825,070, "Radio receiving set", 1931. W. J. Kayser.

U.S. Patent 2,805,332, "Subminiature portable crystal radio", 1957. Keith L. Bell.

http://io9.com/5127125/the-greatest-inventions-nikola-tesla-never-created

http://www.spaceandmotion.com/Physics-Nikola-Tesla-Inventions-Resonance.htm

US Patent number for Tesla Wireless Systems. Radio telegraphy, Radio mechanics, Methods of tuning and selection, Detectors, etc.:
568,178; 593,138; 613,809; 645,576; 649,621; 655,838; 685,012; 685,953; 685,954; 685,955;
685,956; 685,957; 685,958; 723,188; 725,605; 787,412; 1,119,732.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photoelectric_effect

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal_antenna

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-fractal-antenna-for-HDTV-DTV-plus-/

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lundmusik 5 years ago from Tucson AZ

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yuval 5 years ago

I just though about it a few days ago. have you established a pilot system ?


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syzygyastro 5 years ago from Vancouver, Canada Author

This article is theoretical. I have not completed gathering all the pieces yet to assemble a prototype, but hope to do so soon. Perhaps you might want to build a prototype and write about your findings. I know from Youtube that people have set up primitive antennas with a diode setup and gotten power that way.


yuval 5 years ago

I just started my study on this issue, and I hope it can work! Thanks for a very good subject's presentation


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pointsoflight 4 years ago from Asheville NC

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Mr-Mediocre 4 years ago

Good article, though I am uncertain of how efficient energy gains from an antenna can/could be. If we are talking ambient signals here, it would take amplification of that signal to do much with it which would end up using up whatever energy is gained from the EM waves. I am not terribly familiar with the amplitude of solar electromagnetics so this is mostly my own babbling, here. Again, you sound like you know your stuff - good read.


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syzygyastro 4 years ago from Vancouver, Canada Author

Energy gains from this source fluctuate and Tesla was very much aware. He found a cycle measuring around 11 Hrtz. He also found that it was more active when the sun was up and less so at night. EM waves come in all frequencies and have a vertical electrostatic potential. Using and antenna grounded and connected to water with a break in the circuit via a capacitor and a side circuit, he could collect and use power in large amounts to do whatever he wanted and he had no shortage of ideas. This article is an extension of his ideas and I'm standing on the shoulders of this giant.


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scraw 3 years ago from Jacksonville, Fl

This is just the type of enthusiasm in free energy development that i like to see. We are in a sea of energy and the devices that harness it have been invented already, but suppressed. What you have shared is enlightening people to the idea of abundance. I also do this in my free energy articles as well. I am well aware of radiant energy and resonance and hope you continue to write great articles like this. Bravo my friend!


dinesh SRI LANKA 3 years ago

we are not complet science but this article is good


Chris Holley 2 years ago

I love this ,this info is awesome ,I hope to produce my own electricity harnessing devices,I will post ,please help with your knowledge and thoughts as well as ur advice

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