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Old 01-18-2012, 04:14 PM
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Is this verifiable proof?


Brody, Herb. Victor Klimov in Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico has constructed a solar cell which can absorb the light of a specific wave length in such a way, that one photon can energize more than one electron. As soon as the electron absorbs a photon, it disappears for a very short moment into the quantum field. Being in the virtual state the electron can borrow energy from the vacuum and thereafter appears again in our reality. Now the electron can energize up to 7 other electrons. This leads to a theoretical coefficient of performance (COP) of 700%. A COP = 200% can be readily achieved and it has been. The experiment has also been replicated successfully by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden Colorado. [Herb Brody, "Solar Power - Seriously Souped Up." New Scientist, May 27, 2006, p 45].
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:17 PM
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Although, I have serious doubts that this is evidence, as it is more likely that I have misinterpreted what it is happening, for I am no scientist, which I can verify, some have claimed this is proof, but most people that have knowledge of real world physics, said that it was not, and pointed out some anomalies beyond my comprehension.

If such technology were to exist, which is nigh impossible, considering it would break many established scientific laws, this abstract reasoning could help mitigate some energy problems to a variable extent, if properly utilized.

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Old 01-19-2012, 05:03 AM
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If you read the technical references, you'll find no mention of stealing energy from the vacuum. The novelty is simply producing two conduction band electrons from one photon (and two valence band electrons) rather than one conduction band electron which is too energetic and dissipates its extra energy as heat. Certainly a worthwhile accomplishment, but well grounded in the world of real physics.

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Also, New Scientist is not a technical reference. A breakthrough like this would be in a journal, something like Science, Nature, Physical Review Letters (PRL), or Applied Physics Letters. (The actual article was in PRL, as mentioned in the above link)
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