Are there Nikola Tesla’s Non-Hertzian waves ?
There are numerous statements of Nikola Tesla that he, in his work did not use Hertzian (Maxwell's) waves, but waves of quite another kind. Let me remind you to some of them:
1) From: Branimir Jovanovic, “Tesla, Spirit, Work, Vision”, Freemental, 2001.
“… I was very lucky to discover new and amazing phenomena, such as rotating magnetic field, glowing of wireless vacuum tubes and many other high frequency effects, which amazed the world. (…) BUT WHAT IMPRESSED ME AS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN ANYTHING ELSE WAS THE DISCOVERY OF STATIONARY WAVES, to which I came in 1899, and which showed that that the whole planet on which we live, despite its incomprehensible size, could be made to response with vibration to the lowest whisper of human voice. …”. “… Dear Mr. Morgan, (…) I IMPROVED MY GREATEST DISCOVERY OF ALL TIMES – WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF ELECTRIC ENERGY TO ANY DISTANCE, the work that took ten years of my life. It is a long-searched philosphers’ stone. I should only finish the plant I constructed and, in one leap only, the humanity will progress as in ages. I AM THE ONLY MAN ON THIS EARTH TODAY WITH A SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY TO REALIZE THAT MIRACLE, WHICH THE OTHERS WILL PROBABLY NOT REACH EVEN IN HUNDRED YEARS … Please help me to finish my work or eliminate obstacles on my way. …”.
2) From: US patent 5 780 – “Apparatus for transmission of electrical energy“:
"... It is too noted that the phenomenon here involved in the transmission of electrical energy is one of TRUE CONDUCTION AND IS NOT TO BE CONFOUNDED WITH THE PHENOMENA OF ELECTRICAL RADIATION WHICH have heretofore been observed and which from the very nature and mode of propagation WOULD RENDER PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE THE TRANSMISSION OF ANY APPRECIABLE AMOUNT OF ENERGY TO SUCH DISTANCES AS ARE OF PRACTICAL IMPORTANCE. ..."
3) From: Canadian Patent 142,352 – “Art of Transmitting Electrical Energy through
the natural Medium”: "IT IS NECESSARY TO EMPLOY OSCILLATIONS IN WHICH THE RATE OF RADIATION OF ENERGY INTO SPACE IN THE FORM OF HERTZIAN OR ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES IS VERY SMALL. To give an idea, I would say that the frequency should be smaller than twenty thousand per second, though shorter waves
might be practicable. The lowest frequency would appear to be six per second, in which case there will be but one node, at or near the ground-plate, and paradoxical as it may seem, the EFFECT WILL INCREASE WITH THE DISTANCE."
4) From: “Nikola Tesla On His Work With Alternating Currents and Their Application
to Wireless Telegraphy, Telephony and Transmission of Power”, an extended interview, Leland Anderson, editor.; Published 2002 by Twenty-First Century Books: ". . . the apparatus which I devised was an apparatus enabling one to produce tremendous differences of potential and currents in an antenna circuit. These requirements must be fulfilled, whether you transmit by currents of conduction, or whether you transmit by electromagnetic waves. You want high potential currents, you want a great amount of vibratory energy; but you can graduate this vibratory energy. By proper design and choice of wave lengths, YOU CAN ARRANGE IT SO THAT YOU GET, FOR INSTANCE, 5 PERCENT IN THESE ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND 95 PERCENT IN THE CURRENT THAT GOES THROUGH THE EARTH. THAT IS WHAT I AM DOING. Or, you can get, as these radio men, 95 percent in the energy of electromagnetic waves and only 5 percent in the energy of the current. The apparatus is suitable for one or the other method. I AM NOT PRODUCING RADIATION IN MY SYSTEM; I AM SUPPRESSING ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES. But, on the other hand, my apparatus can be used effectively with electromagnetic waves. The apparatus has nothing to do with this new method except that it is the only means to practice it. So that IN MY SYSTEM, YOU SHOULD FREE YOURSELF OF THE IDEA THAT THERE IS RADIATION, THAT ENERGY IS RADIATED. IT IS NOT RADIATED; IT IS CONSERVED." There is some evidence that Wardenclyffe might have used extremely low frequency signals combined with a higher frequency signals. In practice, the transmitter electrically influences both the earth and the space above it. He made a point of describing the process as being essentially the same as passing electricity through a wire by conduction. TESLA BELIEVED THAT ENERGY COULD BE EFFICIENTLY TRANSMITTED FROM THE FACILITY VIA LONGITUDINAL "NON-HERTZIAN" WAVES. Tesla called his wireless technique the "disturbed charge of ground and air method". In various writings, Tesla explained that the Earth itself would behave as a resonant LC circuit that could be electrically excited at predescribed frequencies. However, Earth resonance would be of a very low frequency (about 7 Hz) which would utilize Schumann resonance. Alternatively, a surface or ground wave, similar to the Zenneck wave could have been utilized. Others believe that earth currents were to be utilized. According to Tesla, the planet's large cross-sectional area provides a low resistance path for the flow of earth currents. The greatest losses are apt to occur at the points where the transmitting and receiving stations are connected with the ground. This is why Tesla stated:
"You see the underground work is one of the most expensive parts of the tower. In this system that I have invented it is necessary for the machine to get a grip of the earth, otherwise it cannot shake the earth. It has to have a grip on the earth so that the whole of this globe can quiver, and to do that it is necessary to carry out a very expensive construction." [p. 203] ------------- etc. It's really hard to believe that the man who invented alternating current, and the first man of this civilization which has experimented with high-frequency currents was mistaken ... Or maybe he lied? However, by my opinion, it is more likely that we are not clearly comprehend his magnificent work. My latest experiments with PIP camera and a Tesla transformer speak in favor of Tesla's statements. In first experimental setup I used a classical coil – ordinary coil as it exists in numerous copies throughout the world. In the second experiment was used a special coil, constructed according to principles that Tesla applied for his famous Extra coil in Colorado Springs. Author of PIP images and added comments is Prof. Dr. Ljuba Ristovski from The Institute for Bio-Energetic Research.
Tesla’s transformer Polycontrast Interference Photography:
1. Ordinary image of classical coil:
2. Ordinary image of Tesla’s coil:
PIP image of classical coil:
2.a PIP image of Tesla’s coil:
Although we used the same MOSFET driver, PIP Snapshot showed that the classical coil does not change the ambient field but coil wound on a special Tesla's principles (according to which Tesla constructed his famous extra coil in Colorado Springs ) definitely create a standing wave, possibly scalar in nature, and is columnate a flare of energy - green in colour - which is often associated with healing radiation (when it comes to bio-energy fields) in connection with balance and well-being ... Undisputed facts established in this experiments, which can be defined as a scientific phenomenon or just a curiosity in science, indicates that there is a big difference between the energetic fields generated by ordinary, Hertzian, coil and with Tesla’s Non-Hertzian - Extra coil. This could be a big motivation for many, smart and endlessly curious people to a new re-research of Tesla's intellectual legacy. This work is a contribution to this idea.