|MadSci Network: Physics|
Everyone knows, or should know, that when you wind insulated wire into a cylindrical coil and then apply a fluctuating electrical current, the coil exerts an electromagnetic wave -- the basis of ordinary radio transmission. Well, according to some fringe hobbyists, if you design your coil with a caduceus pattern -- i.e., with two opposing sets of windings that cross each other twice per revolution such that their magnetic fields precisely cancel -- the resulting device will radiate highly directional "scalar waves" which are undetectable with ordinary radio equipment but receivable with another caduceus coil perfectly aligned with your first. If this is true, it sounds like a fascinating phenomenon. Unfortunately the literature on this subject tends to get very abstruse very quickly and leaves non-specialists like me totally lost. So are these scalar waves real and reproducible? If so, has anyone sought to apply this technology? It certainly sounds bizarre.
Re: Does a caduceus coil generate peculiar 'scalar waves?'
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