Tapping the Casimir force

Jerry W. Decker ( (no email) )
Sat, 10 Oct 1998 22:22:44 -0500

Hi Folks!

I found this amusing post and thought it worth sharing with some
additional information. It deals with the zero point 'pressure' which
is everywhere present and which can apparently do physical work by
pushing two plates together.

Of course, these plates stay pushed together but please read the
following, then continue for some notes on Win Lambertsons' WIN CELLS;
Email: rangrrik@gte.net
Date: 1998/09/20
Forums: alt.energy.over-unity, sci.energy, sci.skeptic

Ian Goddard wrote:
> The Casimir experiment [1] showed that the zero-point
> energy of empty space can exert a force on plates that
> pushes them together. Based on this effect, it has been
> proposed that energy might be extracted from empty space.

> [2] However, the following, quoted from a website about
> free energy [3], points out a simple reason why a ZPE
> device should be just another free-energy fallacy:
> The catch to any zero point energy device is
> that quantum electrodynamics is a conservative
> force; therefore, it matters not how the plates
> come together. It'll take the same amount of
> energy to pull them apart and return them to
> their starting position as it took for them
> to move together. [so it produces no energy]
> How is that not totally obvious to everyone? What have those
> promoting ZPE as an energy source come up with to solve this?

Rubber bands? <g>
Another Casimir URL;


On the Vacuum Energy;


The most recent experiment by Lamoreaux;


Darrell Moffitts article originally posted directly to the KeelyNet BBS
and lifted by the vampire site Sumeria;


I had the privilege to meet Win Lambertson about 4 years ago and attend
his workshop. This was when he was working on getting a patent for his
WIN cells and I'm not sure one was ever issued.

At the workshop, Win reported on his early experiments with this Casimir
force where he placed two plates together in close proximity and
developed a means to convert the mechanical pressure to electrical
energy and to restore the plates to their original position, in a word,
re-cocking it mechanically so they could again be pushed together.

Win said in those early days he used banks of 100 Watt tungsten filament
bulbs which often blew out. Examination of the tungsten filaments show
they were blow apart, like a fuse subjected to a momentary burst of high

He said he was able to extract electrical energy from his cells for
nearly constant power but the lamps would randomly blow out. He
attributes these failures to changes in the zpe pressure which cause
high voltage spikes.

He realized he could use sodium or gas vapor lamps that could easily
absorb these high voltage spikes and simply convert any excessive spikes
into more light. Much like using a lamp as a ballast in an oscillator.

There are pictures of his Win Cells (many of these put together into a
cylinder to add the power from each) powering 5 sodium lamps.

So, I heard what I considered to be another confirmation that the
aether/zpe does move in waves which we can think of as higher pressure
or higher energy followed eventually by the normal pressures.

This means any device or circuit which was intended to tap zpe/aether
flows would need to have a 'pilot circuit' to serve as a voltage/current
regulator when it detected an intensification of the incoming power.
Kind of like an AVR (automatic voltage regulator). This would protect
whatever load was placed on the device by quenching any spikes or
pulling up any sags.

At Win's workshop, he passed around a few of these single cells and you
could clearly see what appeared to be an RTV/silicon caulk like compound
between two thin ceramic plates. My thinking at the time was this WAS
THE RUBBER BAND the guy jokes about above.

In a question to Win, I theorized at the workshop that he had quartz or
other crystals embedded in the silicone caulk which would be subject to
the slapping of the plates against each other from the pressure of the
zpe/aether waves.

Win said 'well we won't talk about that as I am working on my

I might have been offbase but it would explain the conversion of
mechanical force to electricity by piezoelectric action and the rubbery
silicone caulk would be the RESTORATIVE mechanical action to 're-cock'
the plates for another mechanical compression from the Casimir effect.

The cell would serve as a rectifier/check valve/diode which is one way
(pun intended) to tap into this force as Henry Moray was supposed to
have done with his 'swedish stone' based Moray Valve.

Many of these 'cells' are stacked together into columns all connected
together electrically. Because it is piezoelectric (in my opinion), the
energy should be high voltage, which would drive a sodium (ionized
plasma) tube, indicating these single cells should be connected in

The rubbery silicone caulk, thinly applied so that the plates would be
kept apart the requisite Casimir distance, would compress under the
mechanical zpe/aether pressure, slap the quartz crystals which would
produce piezoelectricity, then the plates would be pushed back to their
original position by the rubbery caulk, ready to be slapped together

This would be a linear analogue to the rotary paddlewheel idea of
tapping into flowing energies that result from differences in potential.

It strikes me that DC is the brute force method of energy extraction
from AC with this linear method while AC is extracted by resonant
tapping as with the paddlewheel method.

Interesting how this ties in with the report of the Tesla electric car
where he used several vacuum tubes in his electrical box that sat on the
seat of the vehicle. Here are two relevant Tesla files;



The cells/tubes could be hooked in parallel to increase the current or
in series to increase the voltage.

Perhaps the ceramic disks used by Lambertson are piezoelectric unto
themselves, that is by their very composition. Like the two chocolate
pieces of an Oreo cookie with the rubbery silicone as the cream filling.

This is a distinct possibility as an alternative to the idea of ground
up quartz crystals suspended in the silicone caulk.

I would think construction of such a cell (with the ground up crystals)
would require that the crystals be oriented perpendicular to the faces
of the ceramic plates, to get the greatest amount of mechanical
compression for the most electricity.

If the ceramic plate composition is the key, then just slapping them
together would produce the piezoelectric energy.

When examining the cells Win graciously passed around, I saw only the
two ceramic disks, the silicone caulk and no metal. I think there was a
wire attached to each ceramic piece like a solar cell, but I don't
recall now.

I don't hear or see any work or reports by anyone other than Win for
this intriguing mechanical energy extraction using the Casimir force and
if Win can do it in his workshop, surely a crude version could be
produced just to produce enough to fulfill Puthoffs 'One Watt

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