Impulse Gravity Generator

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Impulse Gravity Generator Based on Charged YBa_2Cu_3O_{7-y} Superconductor with Composite Crystal Structure

Evgeny Podkletnov, Giovanni Modanese
(Submitted on 3 Aug 2001 (v1), last revised 30 Aug 2001 (this version, v2))
The detection of apparent anomalous forces in the vicinity of high-Tc superconductors under non equilibrium conditions has stimulated an experimental research in which the operating parameters of the experiment have been pushed to values higher than those employed in previous attempts. The results confirm the existence of an unexpected physical interaction. An apparatus has been constructed and tested in which the superconductor is subjected to peak currents in excess of 10^4 A, surface potentials in excess of 1 MV, trapped magnetic field up to 1 T, and temperature down to 40 K. In order to produce the required currents a high voltage discharge technique has been employed. Discharges originating from a superconducting ceramic electrode are accompanied by the emission of radiation which propagates in a focused beam without noticeable attenuation through different materials and exerts a short repulsive force on small movable objects along the propagation axis. Within the measurement error (5 to 7 %) the impulse is proportional to the mass of the objects and independent on their composition. It therefore resembles a gravitational impulse. The observed phenomenon appears to be absolutely new and unprecedented in the literature. It cannot be understood in the framework of general relativity. A theory is proposed which combines a quantum gravity approach with anomalous vacuum fluctuations.

Comments: LaTeX, 32 pages, 7 figures in separated GIF and JPG files. v2: two misprints corrected; Ref. 4 corrected. Some additional material is available at

Subjects: General Physics (physics.gen-ph)
Cite as: arXiv:physics/0108005 [physics.gen-ph]
(or arXiv:physics/0108005v2 [physics.gen-ph] for this version)
Submission history
From: Giovanni Modanese
[v1] Fri, 3 Aug 2001 16:13:38 GMT (146kb)
[v2] Thu, 30 Aug 2001 17:25:42 GMT (147kb)

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