Impetus & Energy From the Isotropic Radiation
Pressure of the Electromagnetic Quantum Flux
NASA's Breakthrough Physics Propulsion Program1 stated that the vast energy of Einstein's Nullpunktenergie-the Zero Point Energy field of the Quantum Vacuum might one day be harnessed to provide energy as well as Massless Propulsion. Could the solution to the World's energy problems, and the problem of massless propulsion really be as simple as finding ways to exploit the em radiation pressure of the Quantum Vacuum? If present theories prove to be true, then there are excellent prospects for developing optical metamaterials, based on the current state of Quantum Optics and existing Metamaterials that could harness the radiation pressure of the isotropic EM Quantum Flux (EMQF) in wavelengths where the radiation pressure could realistically replace rockets and jet engines in the near future.
Most of the Scientific Community errantly assumes that it is inherently impossible for any optical device to passively derive a net force from the radiation pressure of any isotropic em field, an em field where the radiation intensity is the same in every direction. Actually, more than one-hundred years ago, one of Modern Physics' foundational experiments, Nichols Light Pressure Radiometer derived a net force from the functional equivalent of an isotropic em field; however, this particular implication of that famous experiment has gone strangely unnoticed, from then until now.
The energy of an isotropic field acts on a light pressure radiometer in the following manner:
Applied impact forces are, as expected, equal, opposite and self-canceling, so the applied isotropic field is is imparting no momentum, but it is imparting impact energy.
Unexpectedly, re-emission radiation forces of the absorbed portion of the impact energy, can be equal and opposite solie amongst themselves, to the extent that opposite sides of the radiometer are the same temperature, due to the Temperature Dependence Characteristic of Black Body Radiation Emissions. The seemingly contrary Radiation Coefficient Formula can be shown to be valid only for certain surfaces, since it is merely a special case of the broader energy conservation principle for entire objects.
The collision energy of the reflecting light must now exert a force onto the surface as it rebounds, primarily from only one side of the radiometer. Astonishingly, this asymmetric rebounding light is left unopposed, leaving us with a net force that uses the rebound energy of a reflecting isotropic em field rebounding off of one side of a system more than off of its opposite side.
Equivalent to a True Isotropic Field
This Linear Light-Pressure Radiometer would work just as well in a true isotropic field as it does in the two equal and opposite linear em fields. because, even with an isotropic em field, we are only interested in comparing the magnitudes and directions of the vectors of the light that are perpendicular to each of the two flat, parallel, outward facing, opposite surfaces of a Linear Light-Pressure Radiometer.
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