Dipolar Force Field Propulsion System
|Title||Dipolar Force Field Propulsion System|
|Author(s)||Charles A Yost, James E Cox|
|Keywords||dipolar force, Hall effect, polarized particles, polarized rotation, synchronized polar alignment|
|Journal||Electric Spacecraft Journal|
In US Patent #4,663,932, dated May 12, 1987, James E. Cox describes a method for alternating magnetic and electric fields to spin polarized particles. He concludes that electrically-neutral, polarized gases can be accelerated for thrust. The mechanism has been likened to the Hall effect.