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Subject: Re: An interesting benefit to pulsed fusors
Date: Nov 19, 11:04 am
Poster: Scott Stephens

On Nov 19, 11:04 am, Scott Stephens wrote:

>I had a chance to talk to Paul Koloc,

I've read some of his papers he sent me, written to him & offered to build instrumentation even. Guess he's found another engineer & is too busy to write back. His paper may have influenced my thinking on double-pulsing, I believe he uses that to spawn his plasmak's. He talks about "hyper-conducting" currents in plasma having orders of magnitude lower than expected resistance. I don't think direct currents flow, I think their AC and dont flow, just vibrate, with very low loss. Of course I've never spawned a plasmac and he has...

> who claims the "spheromak" design was his and Princeton stole it from him. Later, he figured out that, once established, you could eliminate the physical container of a spheromak and the plasma would hardly notice.

The princeton & swarthmore spheromaks dont have shield-shells, his plasmak does. He claims there is a shell around the spheromac (he says plasmac) that contains a counter-current. I can see how this could occur when the plasmoid is spawned, and how UV from the kernel could keep an ionized shell around it.

I differ from him as I conceive of rather than direct currents flowing, quadrature orthogonal currents flowing, sort of like what you get if you swirl your coffee in a cup. The atoms of the plasmoid are stationary and vibrating; a plasma crystal lattice. Currents create magnetic fields that create effective capacitance, and trap the plasma modes.

>The energy storage mechanism is primarily magnetic, so it can pass through glass window-panes.

Even DC current? If the plasma drifted slow like BL has been reported too, wouldn't there need to be a time-changing field to induce currents and ionize a plasma across a barrier?

>I note that the spheromak/ball lightning model also resembles the Bergman electron.

Where magnetic pinch pressure and electrostatic repulsion balance?

Another possible explanation for ball lightning's anomalous persistence is non-linear electromagnetics. Before you send me off to Keely-Net, consider the energy in an electromagnetic field affects only 2 of Maxwell's elecrodynamic laws by scaling the induced curl field strength caused by the rate of change over time.

Now powerful EM waves through space don't intermodulate, but they do bend and can trap into solitons, which can act like particles and waves and photons, et. Plasmoids of sufficient energy are mega-atoms?

I like Bergman's 'common sense' web sight his papers, and other models that speak of fluid models of an aether, and torsion fields. The are simple, and chaotic. Stings and dimensions over 4 just seem to violate the principal of 'Occam's razor'.