And doing the "Normal" things of life.
Now, however, it is time to get back to the "abnormal" things of life.
When we left off on the second post, we were talking about the concept that Proton21 may have discovered the "ultimate energy source".
The second post introduced the concept of the JOULE as a unit of Energy.
To bring the point home again, one Joule (which is a unit of energy, such as a British Thermal Unit, which is the amount of energy needed to raise ONE pound of water one degree Farenheight) delivered per second is one WATT.
We all have a pretty good feel about WATTS as we plug things into the wall every day, and read on the device (a lamp, a PC, a heater) "This Unit Consumes 100, 200, 1500 Watts".
Now in the Proton21 case we have a pulse of 200,000 Volts with 500,000 Amperes. Fortunately because of a "unified" units system, we can merely multiply these two numbers together and come up with 100,000,000,000 Watts. Which is 100,000 MILLION watts, or more power than all the generating stations in the USA produce at one time.
Ah, but let us not forget that this is JOULES PER SECOND. Since the pulse length of the Proton21 pulse is 5 nano seconds, or 5 BILLIONTHS of a second, we have to multiply this hugh number by .000000001 to find the ENERGY in Joules, which is 500 Joules.
At this point we need to become a little more esoteric. Because although the INPUT energy in the Proton21 work is easy to account for, the OUTPUT energy, is far more difficult.
Of course it takes energy to deform the end. Energy is also expressed in a visible light flash that comes from the discharge, energy also comes out in the form of X-ray emissions, and energy comes out in a "plasma pulse" of various energy (speed) atomic particles which come from the reaction(s) stimulated by the "self consistent collapse" at the tip end.
Proton21 documents all of these in their book, "Controlled Nucleosynthesis", Springer Verlang, April, 2007. When they tally ALL the observed energy outputs, they find between 20,000 to 30,000 JOULES are released every time they do a pulse.
Now there are two questions we MUST ASK about the nature of this "over unity" energy phenomenon.
Question 1: Where does the energy come from?
Question 2: What does it take to "set up" this reaction. (I.e., does it take a week to set up a pulse, a day, an hour? How often can pulses be made. Is there any practicality to this process to create net energy outputs?)