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Frequency Transformation of materails
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Francis E. WILKINSONHigh-Frequency Transformations
 http://books.google.com/books?id=4CgDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA71&lpg=PA71&dq=Popular+Science+March+1939&source=bl&ots=o7OpGh165U&sig20Science%20March%201939&f=falsePopular Science ( March 1939 ), pp 86-89.
Back-Yard Alchemist Creates new Substances with High-FrequencyElectricity
Dancing electrons, whipped to a jitterbug frenzy, are performing miracles of modern alchemy in a backyardlaboratory at Glendale CA. Racing back and forth through coils of wire at frequencies up to 100 megahertz,they transform water, natural gas, cottonseed waste, and potato peelings into new and useful substances forindustry.At a blackened and scarred workbench covered with odds and ends of equipment picked up in junk shops,Francis E Wilkinson sees matter undergoing strange, sometimes incomprehensible changes. What his wizardy
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produces, not even he always knows. Yet the pulsing electrons already have created an entirely new, potentmotor fuel from cottonseed waste, alcohol from water and natural gas, synthetic rubber from vegetable residue.Where this modern alchemist's researches will lead, even he cannot guess. He is bringing to bear onb wastematerials a new force, about which science knows little. How will high frequency affect industry? "Go back afew years", he suggests, "and consider how little man knew about heat. Water boils at 212 degrees. With whatelectrical frequency can heavy crude oil be transformed into another, more valuable creation? When we knowthat simple fact about various substances, we will have the beginnings of many new industries."Wilkinson began his researches as a student at London University, in England. Later he came to the UnitedStates and settled in California, where for two decades he has worked as a consulting engineer andexperimented in his crowded little laboratory. Unbreakable glass tubes, each wound to create a particularelectrical frequency; spark gaps made from burned-out light bulbs; a galvanometer employing Christmas treetinsel -- these are his principal tools.Tall, spare, easy-going, Wilkinson works methodically to achieve results the full effect of which may not be feltfor another generation. He deals with frequencies which stagger the imagination. Your radio programsflowthrough the air on frequencies in the 500,000-1,500,000 range. This man has
knocked carbon out of natural gas with an 80 MHz
frequency. Just as easily, he treats walnut oil with 100 MHz.
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Three years ago he thought he was beginning to plumb a few secrets of the effects of electricity on matter.About that time he turned his attention to round-the-world airplane flights. "Since petroleum products are noteasily available in all countries", he reasoned, "the world must have a universal motor fuel, one easilymanufactured anywhere."He went to work to find a motor fuel which could be created from fruits or vegetables. He
treated decayedfruit with electricity, produced both alcohol and lubricants
. Then he discovered that
by adding productsobtained from sour cottonseed oil to the alcohol, he had an efficient motor fuel
. For good measure, amongthe byproducts was a material which looks, smells, and bounces like crude rubber. He submitted several piecesto a Los Angeles laboratory, and in a few days received a sheet of refined rubber."Decayed vegetables will supply the alcohol", he told me. "Alcohol may be easily combined with the carbonradical from other oils, gums, and resins by high-frequency treatment. This motorists and airplane pilots neednot depend upon oil wells for their fuel.Five years Wilkinson labored, pouring streams of high-frequency "juice" through waste natural gas and tapwater. Eventually he hit the proper combination, and got alcohol. Now he's using gas rich in hydrocarbons in aneffort to achieve a high-grade alcohol, one which will provide the basis for a high-test motor fuel.So with old newspapers -- "That's wood, you know" -- and dried potato peelings, rich in starch and several otheruseful chemicals. he showed me a jar containing a messy paste. It smelled like fragrant wild flowers. "Perhaps",he hazarded, "waste paper one day will provide power for our engines."On the day of my visit, Wilkinson was answering a hurry-up call from an oil company to find some way of making a sulfur-laden crude fit for use. For
two hours
he submitted a container of 
natural gas to an electronicbombardment, 80 MHz
. Then he
passed the gas through the black crude, which was itself undergoing a150 MHz treatment
. Finally he
added salt water to the oil, settled out the water, evaporated the liquid
. By"busting " the sulfur compound, he drove free sulfur into the water and recovered it as a small pile of gleamingyellow brimstone. In a half day he changed unusable crude into a lower-gravity oil which could be easilyrefined.Standing beside Wilkinson, you can see matter actually change under the electronic bombardment. It looks verysimple, yet the process represents a lifetime of cut-and-try experiments. Two tall coils generate the highfrequencies. The burned filaments in the discarded light bulbs which have been wound with small wire to createa magnetic field, serve as spark gaps. High-frequency currents from this apparatus pulse through the coils of thetubular vessels in which he treats his raw materials.Peculiar discoveries attend his researches. For one experiment, he placed a
copper electrode in a flaskthrough which high-frequency current was conducted to a liquid. The liquid vaporized and passedthrough a second flask into a graduate, where it condensed. A quantity of metallic copper collected at thebottom. No heat had been generated, yet somehow the metal was transmuted through vapor andcondensed again. On another occasion, he distilled and treated a quantity of carbon tetrachloride, whichordinarily will not burn. Yet after bombarding it with ultra-short waves, it became highly inflammable.
 Why? Wilkinson cannot say.When you approach the little backyard laboratory, almost hidden among large clusters of bamboo, you see onthe roof 
a large window screen, and a pair of copper floats fastened to the ends of a slanting rod. The rodserves as a transmitter, and the screen, 36 inches away, as a receiver
. With this setup, he
transmittedenough power through the air to light a neon lamp in the room below
.This backyard experimenter labors without pay because he hates war, and hopes that his experiments may helpprovide enough raw materials for the world so that nations will cease going to war over them.
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