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Assessment of proposed electromagnetic quantum vacuum energy extraction methods

  title={Assessment of proposed electromagnetic quantum vacuum energy extraction methods},
  author={Garret Moddel},
  journal={arXiv: Statistical Mechanics},
  • G. Moddel
  • Published 30 October 2009
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Statistical Mechanics
In research articles and patents several methods have been proposed for the extraction of zero-point energy from the vacuum. None has been reliably demonstrated, but the proposals remain largely unchallenged. In this paper the feasibility of these methods is assessed in terms of underlying thermodynamics principles of equilibrium, detailed balance, and conservation laws. The methods are separated into three classes: nonlinear processing of the zero-point field, mechanical extraction using… 

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