posted on Apr, 7 2015 @ 07:13 AM
originally posted by: framedragged
a reply to: Forensick
We're just speculating about what you could potentially do if you could generate a plasma which could produce ultrasonic waves in the atmosphere.
Plasmas are just what you get when you put so much energy into a gas that its electrons jump ship and go their own way. The e/m interaction between
the positive and negative ions in plasmas give them lots of unique properties. One is that plasmas vibrate. This means you can do the same thing you
do with a speaker diaphragm and vibrate the plasma just right right to produce sound waves. 'Ultrasonic' sound waves are just sound waves above the
range of our hearing. It's just sound waves that are too high pitched for us to hear.
Based on some scientific papers and a forum mystery from last year there has been some speculation that you can move air out of an airplane's way
using a plasma generated ultrasound bubble, which could result in a plane experiencing much less fricitonal drag as it flew/moved through the
Definitely a lot of rabbit holes to explore if you feel like losing some time to the potentially mundane or the possibly fantastic hehe.
I visualize it like this: The air molecules are excited by the ultrasonic array and using the extra energy imparted move out of the way of the
focused fields, creating a corridor of extremely low pressure. The pressure from every other direction pushes you through the corridor, as the higher
pressure will always tend to equalize itself by moving into the lower pressure zone.
If you're sitting at the bottom of the swimming pool and you blow out some air bubbles, they float up to the top, right? The air has so much less
density it floats to the surface just like that, seeking equilibrium. What if you could make the top of the pool (the lower pressure zone)on the wall
next to you instead of at the top of the water? Then your air bubble would flow over there instead of to the top...
As I was thinking up this post it occurred to me that the plasma could possibly simply be a side effect of the excitation of the molecules. Perhaps
some of them get so excited in the process that they go plasma for an instant. Just a thought.