Higgins is correct IMHO. The heart battery charger should utilize existing or
slightly modified NMR machines to focus an oscillating magnetic field on an
internal permanent magnet oscillator which can move within a conductor and
create an internal source of current. Forget about using RF penetrating EM
Regarding Robin’s observation, cardiologists may not like such a long life
device since it would reduce the market supply of people needing periodic
operations. Opposing this rationale I have heard the idea that getting inside
the chest and checking the equipment out results in more reliable performance.
The same argument (get inside to check things out ½ way through reactor life)
was used for naval nuclear reactors early on. I just read recently that the
Navy brass is changing that design philosophy to produce reactors that will go
the life of a ship—40-50 years—after nearly 65 years of reactor design and
operating experience. I doubt that the rest of the ship will last that long
without overhaul or al least major changes in weapons.
I think that the old design advice, “if the wheel works don’t fix it,” is
probably ok for naval reactor design.
As to David’s comments about nuclear waste, I agree that the expense is high
and the safety of storage is high and the safety is unconsciously poor in many
cases. The best solution IMHO is storage in Yucca Mountain in self-shielded
ductile iron casks of about 100 tons that will fit on special rail cars for
transport to Yucca Mt.
As LENR gets a foot hold in the world’s energy production, those old die-hards,
who want the eventual use of Pu-239 and other hard to handle isotopes, will be
gone. Yucca Mountain can be closed up along with the other nuclear test holes
and mountain test sites nearby. The one problem with this solution is that
intrusion by future non-technical people would be easy, if institutional
government controls fail in the future. However, this issue is no different
than the same institutional control problem associated with hazardous waste
disposal sites containing heavy metals and organic waste, both a major concern
to health and safety of future, non-technical generations and the environment.
From: Bob Higgins
Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Vo]:Article: Diamonds turn nuclear waste into nuclear batteries
This is possible, but it would require a close coupling via low frequency
magnetic fields. Think of it as a hockey puck placed over the pacemaker
implant area for a period of hours. The human body is well modeled as a
container of salt water. In fact, when we were creating RF models of the human
body, the dummy was nicknamed, "Salty". The water is a highly ionic, highly
conductive, high dielectric (Er~80) fluid. This causes a skin impedance that
is highly reflective of RF - most of the EM fields are substantially reflected.
Magnetic fields will penetrate, but propagating EM fields have a fixed ratio
of electric/magnetic field intensity given by the free space impedance of 277
ohms. Near field evanescent fields close to the source may have a different
ratio, allowing the magnetic field intensity to be higher which will penetrate
into the body (the hockey puck radiator).
Most of the local AC fields are E-fields and these are highly reflected by the
body's conductive nature and do not penetrate.
On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 7:11 PM, <mix...@bigpond.com> wrote:
In reply to Bob Higgins's message of Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:41:32 -0700:
I have often wondered why pacemakers can't have a built in transformer secondary
and rectifier so that all one has to do a be adjacent to the primary for a while
in order to recharge the internal battery ("air" core transformer). Perhaps they
could even be powered by the stray AC fields in your average dwelling?
Robin van Spaandonk