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Extraction of Zero-Point Energy from the Vacuum: Assessment of Stochastic Electrodynamics-Based Approach as Compared to Other Methods

Garret Moddel; Olga Dmitriyeva;
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  • Published: 23 May 2019 Journal: Atoms, volume 7, issue 2 (issn: 2218-2004, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
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In research articles and patents several methods have been proposed for the extraction of zero-point energy from the vacuum. None of the proposals have been reliably demonstrated, yet they remain largely unchallenged. In this paper the underlying thermodynamics principles of equilibrium, detailed balance, and conservation laws are presented for zero-point energy extraction. The proposed methods are separated into three classes: nonlinear processing of the zero-point field, mechanical extraction using Casimir cavities, and the pumping of atoms through Casimir cavities. The first two approaches are shown to violate thermodynamics principles, and therefore appear n...
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free text keywords: zero-point energy, quantum vacuum, vacuum energy, detailed balance, casimir cavity, stochastic electrodynamics, Condensed Matter - Statistical Mechanics, Physics - Atomic Physics, Quantum Physics, lcsh:Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity, lcsh:QC770-798, Nonlinear system, Atom, Physics, Casimir effect, Classical mechanics, Conservation law
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