© Harold Aspden, 1997

Research Note: 08/97: April 20, 1997

This Research Note has also been published in the May, 1997 issue of New Energy News (NEN).

For several years now, since I woke up to the prospect that one day our world may derive its power needs from the quantum activity of the omnipresent aether, I have tried to correlate information about the energy anomalies that I find particularly relevant to my interpretation of aether physics. Readers of the April 1997 issue of NEN will see mention of my latest Energy Science Report No. 10, which has been my way of reporting on my research interests in recent times. That Report shows that the New Energy Spectrum extends into the biophysical world of the human body, which seems to exhibit, deep in its molecular structure, a form of room temperature superconductivity and even a microscopic motor action in the our body cells.

I have been struggling, however, to keep at my experimental pursuits on magnetism, reluctance motors and what I call 'vacuum spin', whilst trying to generate interest in my early theoretical research on the aether topic, and whilst keeping abreast of developments that I hear about from the world at large. I wish here to comment on three topics that I believe contribute to the New Energy Spectrum. I had planned that two of these would be the subjects of my Energy Science Reports Nos 11 and 12. Also I intended to keep writing such Reports until I had exhausted the material I have in my files, particularly on the themes of cold fusion and thermoelectricity. In the event, I will henceforth be completing this program by publishing instead on my Internet web pages. However, NEN readers may like to have some hint concerning my plans for three of these items.

Firstly, the experimental findings of Dave Gieskieng (Arvada, Colorado) deserve particular mention. Year after year he experimented in transmitting radio waves across deep canyons. He used an antenna designed to send an E wave in quadrature phase with an H wave and compared the results with conventional dipole antenna transmission which forces the E and H waves to propagate in phase. His findings convinced me that normal radio transmission sheds all the wave energy as heat over a short range from the transmitter but a quadrature-phase EM wave (whether formed ab initio or as a residue of the conventional wave) still ripples on, not transporting energy, until intercepted by another antenna, where energy in the local aether is then tapped. Common sense should tell us that energy proper does not travel at the speed of light. Just imagine two waves traveling through one another in opposite directions and think through the physics of the energy deployment without getting too embroiled in mathematical symbols concerning photons! The experimental findings of Gieskieng should not have been ignored!

Secondly, on my brainchild, the `supergraviton' theme, and its relevance to warm superconductivity, cold fusion and permanent magnetism, I will be reporting on this subject soon in a very comprehensive way, drawing attention to the copious data which supports my proposition that the range close to 101 atomic mass units plays a special role in the dynamic resonance of molecular forms in perovskites, organic matter, etc and atomic groups in metals. This is marginally below the supergraviton mass of 102.18 amu, because the supergravitons lose a little effect in spreading their action over several atomic sites. I believe thermal energy is regenerated as electricity in the truly resonant states that one can then attribute to certain substances. I will, however, be pointing to recorded evidence of the tuning effects of hydrogen absorption by such molecules.

Thirdly, and to conclude these remarks with something more specific, I will be drawing special attention to the 'free energy' implications of a U.S. patent just cited against one of my patent applications. It is U.S. Patent 4,435,663 granted to IBM and dated March 6, 1984. Its title is 'Thermochemical Magnetic Generator'. What is described, however, is 'a thermochemical magnetic generator which uses hydrogen as a working gas and magnetic intermetallic compounds which absorb hydrogen as the working magnetic material.' The description of the invention says that 'thermomagnetic generators are devices that convert heat into electricity'. The description further shows that hydrogen is not consumed, it is trapped in an enclosure and merely transferred forwards and backwards from one absorbing substance to another cyclically under the regulated control of heat input. The magnetic transitions induce output electricity in a coil wrapped around the chamber housing the working substance. This patent presents experimental data showing that the mere cyclical variation of hydrogen gas pressure resulting from the heat cycle will generate electricity. This is a room temperature device but the magnetic state of the intermetallic compound transits through the Curie temperature, converting ferromagnetic state to non ferromagnetic state, merely in response to hydrogen pressure, as thermally controlled. My interest is aroused by the fact that the chemical composition of the lanthanum pentacobalt working substance varies by absorption of hydrogen and a group of three such molecules, without the hydrogen, has a mass that is an integral multiple of 100.15. The operative cycle used by this IBM device cycles the composition between states where each molecule has 3.5 or 4.5 hydrogen atoms, respectively. This makes the mass transition one between an integer multiple of 100.96 and 101.19 amu. As I see it this is evidence of the 'fine-tuning' of the supergraviton resonance and, indirectly, it does have bearing on the 'cold fusion' theme. However, do not rush to procure a copy of that IBM patent in the hope of building an energy generator. The practical potential seems to me to be very limited. What is important, however, is the experimental confirmation of the physical principles which I can see us harnessing in future power generators.

To conclude I mention that on March 26, 1997, I was granted GB Patent No. 2,278,491 entitled 'Hydrogen Activated Heat Generation Apparatus'. It has 18 claims and is part of my, albeit theoretical, efforts to contribute something to the cold fusion theme. I also mention that the British Patent Office has notified me that on April 16th the grant of my GB Patent 2,283,361 will be published. This is entitled 'Refrigeration and Electric Power Generation'. It bears upon the thermoelectric theme, the subject of my Energy Science Report No. 3, but it also exploits the 101-102 amu supergraviton resonance theme by disclosing why oxidized polypropylene is a room temperature superconductor and showing how this can be incorporated in a thermoelectric power converter. A group of seven molecules in the chain structure of oxidized polypropylene [C3H6O]7 has a molecular mass that is 4 times 101.5 amu.