Site:LRP:Tom Bearden Remembers Walter Rosenthal & Floyd Sweet

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posted by Congress:Member:Leslie R. Pastor


Hi Les,

"Walt was a professional electrical test engineer, and a darn good one, who made his living in aerospace etc. doing professional electrical and electronic testing, for many years.

He was completely competent (far better than 99% of the present BS level EEs in the overunity field). As one example, Sweet had great difficulty in activating his barium ferrite magnets so the VTA process could occur. Walt designed and built Sweet a professional "discharge control, activation unit" which made the initiation process happen with precision. Only a few of the barium ferrite magnets could be activated anyway (Sweet used surplus audio barium ferrite magnets, and he could only get about 1 in 30 to activate). Sweet did a pre-screening of each magnet with a field meter and probe, going over the surface of the magnet, bit by bit, with precision. If the surface field intensity had abrupt changes in little areas of 8% or so, then that magnet would not hold activation longer than a few seconds. The smoother and more uniform the magnetic field, the better.



With Walt’s discharge unit, Sweet was able to take his preselected magnets (with fairly uniform fields) and activate them with much greater precision and with far less effort. These magnets then would also hold the self-oscillation induced in the barium nucleus by the activation process.

As you know, the EM forces inside a nucleus are extraordinarily powerful. So with self-oscillation established in such powerful fields, right at their source, this led to an oscillating magnetic field in the magnet itself. For an activated magnet, one could stand a little piece of shim stock on it, and the shim stock would wave continuously to and fro, fanning the air and producing work steadily. In other words, one could demonstrate an actual working "free energy system" just by placing a simple piece of shim stock on one of Sweet’s activated magnets.

Sweet also usually "pre-heated" the selected barium ferrite magnet to be activated, so as to soften its domains and ease the initiation of self-oscillation in the nuclei.

The fact that barium ferrite is a dielectric was also important Sweet could not find any other kind of bulk permanent magnet that would take the activation. Walt frequently pointed out the importance of the dielectric aspects of the magnet. I personally thought of it this way: In an insulator, there is a severe limitation on any stray electric currents. Hence in the dielectric magnet, Sweet had a material that had the absolute minimum of stray electric currents internally. It seems that in ordinary magnets such currents simply kill the activation almost instantly.

Today, of course, self-oscillation of magnetic materials in thin film materials is well-known and there is quite a literature on it. But it is still a great step to go from thin film self-oscillation to the self-oscillation of the entire field of a permanent magnet.



Speaking precisely, by using this self-oscillation of the magnetic field, Sweet had dramatically simplified how an asymmetric interception and collection circuit could be used, which never "attacked" its own source dipole (the permanent magnet dipole). With an oscillating magnetic field, there is no big problem in asymmetric interception to produce currents in a separate circuit, completely isolated from the permanent magnet. Because of the extremely powerful fields Sweet stimulated into oscillation, the resulting COP or gain was quite large, being nominally some 1,500,000.

The other interesting thing is that the binding energy of the nucleus is negative energy, as is well-known in particle physics. Thus the Sweet machine’s output was almost entirely negative energy!. When one understands the characteristics of negative energy, it is very easy to increase the COP simply by adding loads in series – e.g., purely resistive loads. Negative energy flow works exactly backwards from positive energy flow. It is also "convergent" energy, not divergent energy. At each load resistor, then, when one inputs a negative EM energy flow, the vacuum environment freely inserts an additional EM energy flow input, so that the negative EM energy flowing out of the resistor is greater than the negative energy flow the operator introduced to the resistor. By series staging, great amplification can be achieved in the COP, with all the additional negative energy input being freely furnished by the environment.



This was the real secret of Gabriel Kron’s "true negative resistor" he achieved at Stanford University in the late 1930s, working on a U.S. Navy contract.


Negative Resistance


Chung Negative Resistor Experiment


As we pointed out, Kron was a personal mentor of Floyd Sweet, and indeed had Sweet sent to MIT to study and obtain his MS in electrical engineering. Sweet’s early VTA was an adaptation of Kron’s negative resistor.

Several other inventors later were able to activate barium ferrite magnets, but only for a period of time. The longest activations by separate parties that I know of, was by a group in France who got the magnets to activate and hold it for about six weeks, gradually decreasing.

To produce negative energy is also quite simple, though of all things the key to it is hidden in nonequilibrium thermodynamics. There it is well known that a sharp gradient of energy density across a small volume of space allows direct and easy violation of the hoary old second law of equilibrium thermodynamics. Without being known to the thermodynamicists, such a sharp gradient of spatial EM energy density suddenly lifts Dirac electrons from the Dirac Sea, giving a sudden surge of positive energy (the electron rush and their normal positive energy fields in motion). But the holes left behind are actually negative mass-energy electrons (not positrons as usually treated!). Hence they move in the opposite direction. Further, a Dirac hole from the moment it is created, pours out negative energy photons, thereby forming and continually replenishing its associated EM fields, which are of negative energy rather than positive energy. This situation lasts until the hole meets and swallows an electron, although gravitationally the two try to avoid each other.

To power positive energy loads, one easily converts negative energy to positive energy. One simply "charges a capacitor backwards" using negative energy. Then one disconnects the charged capacitor and connects it into the load circuit normally. Whereupon it will discharge normal positive EM energy in that load, powering it normally. Bedini, e.g., has used this type of negative energy battery charging and conversion to positive energy powering, for about two decades.

When one has great density of negative energy output, one then can do practical antigravity. So I designed an antigravity experiment for the VTA, and Sweet conducted it. Basically he cautiously increased (doubled) the load in 100-watt steps. This led to series-stage amplification of the COP, so that the negative energy density substantially increased, including right there in the magnets of the VTA itself. Negative energy and negative mass repel normal positive mass-energy, so the result was a staged decrease in the weight of the VTA itself on the bench. I wrote a joint paper that included at least the results of this antigravity testing, and it is printed as Floyd Sweet and T. E. Bearden, "Utilizing Scalar Electromagnetics to Tap Vacuum Energy," Proceedings of the 26th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC '91), Boston, Massachusetts, 1991, p. 370-375.

Walt was involved in all those kinds of activities with Sweet, and rigorously measured such things as input and output of the various vacuum triode amplifiers (VTAs) that Sweet built. Since Walt was a professional with sophisticated testing experience and used high-standard professional equipment, there was never any question about his determination of real power versus apparent power, etc. Handling that sort of measurements was old hat to him, from his long professional experience with a wide variety of electrical systems and circuits in industry.

In my own work with Sweet, I very often urged him to do the clamped positive feedback to achieve a totally self-powering system. He eventually did this, although I personally did not see it. However, Walt was there and measured everything meticulously. For my book Energy from the Vacuum: Concepts and Principles, Walt very kindly furnished me photos etc. of the closed loop self-powering Sweet system, which he (Walt) had meticulously measured to conclusively show no operator energy inputs at all."

Very best wishes,

Tom Bearden

[January 31, 2007]


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