Dipolar Force Field Propulsion System

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Scientific Paper
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
Published 1992
Journal Electric Spacecraft Journal
Number 5
Pages 11-13


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.