regulate the strength of the Effect:
PROXIMITY OF PLATES
first factor regulating the
intensity of the Effect is
controlled by the closeness at which the
condenser's plates can be set. If the
charging pressure - or
voltage - is high then the plates will have to
be farther apart than for lower voltages
- using the same dielectric. If it is
necessary to charge the
condenser quickly a higher voltage is needed
than if more time can be
taken. Hence, the
closer the condenser plates the
greater the Effect gained - other
circumstances remaining the same.
second factor is the
ability of the material chosen as a dielectric
to store electrical energy. There are
many kinds of dielectrics: glass,
mica, rubber, paper,
bakelite, air, ceramics, and many
of the plastics. A
dielectric is any material which opposes the
flow of an electric current and at
the same time is capable of storing the
electrical energy as an "elastic
action resembles the squeezing of
a soft rubber ball. The muscles in
your hand represent the
electric voltage. They
squeeze the ball's sides together.
The sides remain squeezed until your
muscles release their pressure, then the
sides jump back into their original shape.
will absorb an electric charge
until its capacity has been reached.
Then it will either hold that charge as
long as the charging force
is present, or it will rupture and the
pressure will leak away, or if the
accumulated pressure becomes greater than the
charging pressure it will discharge itself
back into the charging circuit! This
last can raise the devil!
dielectrics are capable of absorbing a great
quantity of electrical energy if
that energy is applied slowly at moderate
pressure, but they break down if called upon
to act quickly.
dielectrics, like lead-free
glass, can be
charged and discharged thousands of
times a second at high
pressures. The measure of
a dielectric's ability is
called the "K" of the material.
The higher the K, the greater is
the Biefeld-Brown Effect.
A third factor
in creating intensity of the Effect
is the AREA of the dielectric's
charging plates. The discs
are used edgewise, and the greater
their area, the greater the
factor has to do with the VOLTAGE, or
pressure used to charge the
The higher the voltage, the
greater the Effect. Also, the higher the
voltage the shorter the time
required to charge a given condenser
size. But the voltage must
not be so high as to puncture
the condenser is permanently, or
temporarily ruined - depending upon its
ability to "heal" itself.
Solid dielectrics cannot heal
themselves almost as soon as punctured.
(the reason for using OIL filled
MASS (SURFACE AREA)