Longitudinal Electrodynamic Forces and Their Possible Technological Applications

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Scientific Paper
Title Longitudinal Electrodynamic Forces and Their Possible Technological Applications
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Author(s) Lars Johansson
Keywords Longitudinal Electrodynamic Forces
Published 1996
Journal None
No. of pages 10

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Abstract

Master?s Thesis:

This thesis deals with the relatively unknown phenomena of longitudinal forces in conductors. A survey of relevant experiments is given. Ampere electrodynamics, which has been proposed to account for the phenomena, is compared with a Maxwell stress approach, and these are found to be equivalent. The relationship between different `action at a distance? theories is discussed. The role of relativistic electric fields, and electric fields from surface charges, is considered.

Several interesting applications such as metal punching, liquid metal pumping, water-arc jet propulsion, high current limiting and electrodynamic plasma fusion are covered, together with a novel application: the electrodynamic explosion motor.