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Jefimenko’s Electrostatic Motors & Heaviside’s Gravitational EM Analogy

One first thought is the consideration of causality. Pohl, displayed two yard-square metal plates mounted on the end of a pole. Twelve evenly spaced metal spheres, cemented to the edge of the disk, were connected alternately to the top and bottom gold films.

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Jefimenko received his B. Views Read Edit View history. It is even possible to build a linear corona motor, a design that serves to achieve translational motion. Then, once more spinning the disk by hand, we added bit of masking tape until it was perfectly balanced. Box, Star City, W. A meteorological hypothesis is that electroatatic field is maintained largely by thunderstorms, which pump electrons out of the air and inject them into the earth through bolts of lightning that continuously strike the surface at an average rate of strokes per second.


The ingredients are melted and left to cool to the solid phase in a direct-current electric field of several thousand volts.

Electrostatic motors also require very little metal in their construction and can use mostly plastic for example. It was a great feeling. The distances between the electrodes and the electrets were needlessly large, so that the forces of attraction and repulsion were needlessly weak.

Oleg D. Jefimenko

Such motors develop mechanical force through the interaction of magnetic fields that are generated with high electric current at low voltage, as Michael Faraday demonstrated in If the electrodes are spaced too close, sparks tend to jump from electrode to electrode around the rotor, thereby in effect short-circuiting the machine.

The plates were electrified by an external source of power through the polarity-reversing switch known as a commutator. It is conceivable that such motors could replace the complex installations now needed for converting the high-voltage d.

But whether or not we tap this energy source, the electrostatic motor could become important on its own. Corona rotors can of course also be e,ectrostatic in the form of disks. The rotor was thus constructed much like a modern flat-plate capacitor.

Oleg D. Jefimenko – Wikipedia

A Leyden jar is a primitive form of the modern high-voltage capacitor. One model consists of a series of disks mounted on a common shaft. They have been studied extensively in recent years by Oleg D. The solvent flows into the joint and fuses it permanently.

Almost the entire surface of the glass acquired a coating of either positive or negative fixed charges, depending on the polarity of the combs. Then the attraction-repulsion routine that Franklin used takes place.


Inhe was awarded the Sigma Xi Prize.

It represents a physical approach profoundly different from the time-space geometry approach of the Einstein general theory of relativity. As it passed this second jar, a spark jumped again, depositing a new charge, and the whole jefimenkoo cycle began again. An electrostatic charge for driving the motor was stored in Leyden jars. As a thimble passed close to a jar, a spark leaped from knob to thimble.

This motor consisted of a plastic electroshatic about three millimeters thick and 40 millimeters in diameter supported in the horizontal plane by a slender shaft that turned in jeweled bearings.

Retrieved from ” https: The dynamic balancing, which is achieved largely by cut-and-try methods, took about as much time as the remainder of the construction. He stuck the device outside and flipped it degrees.

Anything that is available online has been referenced. Today, we use electromagnetic motors almost exclusively. A strip of plastic is placed between sets of knife-edge electrodes jefimenkk to initiate motion in the desired direction. Oliver Heaviside first predicted this field in the article A Gravitational and Electromagnetic Analogy Incidentally, that funny smell is ozone.

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