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Author Topic: Barium Titanate claims  (Read 8818 times)

Offline flathunter

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Barium Titanate claims
« on: January 06, 2013, 11:21:51 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I've been interested in this stuff (Barium Titanate) ever since I built my first lifter - Townsend Brown talks about it a lot, so does J.L Naudin, and so I bought myself some about a year ago (the pieces from ebay), and used it as part of the mixture in quite a few salt batteries which I made a while ago. I also used it with high voltage to get some cool Lichtenberg figures. So I was fascinated when I saw Tesla cults video showing the following

The next thing I did was try the same with my Barium pieces, and I made a video of the disappointing results

Does anybody have any suggestions? I was pleased anyway, just to get the LED working with the mains connection, and one leg of the LED. I'll be doing some more experiments with that setup, for sure. See if I can get full brightness with no battery, and just a connection between ground and mains.Thanks in advance for any comments. If you think it's a fake effect, or if you think you know how to get it working, I'd appreciate your comments anyway.

Happy 2013!

Offline slapper

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Re: Barium Titanate claims
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 12:44:14 AM »
Hi flathunter:

First thig is be careful with this stuff. You don't want any dust particles getting in your lungs.

A way to charge it may be to sandwich each side between a high voltage field while the piece is heated up for a while and let it cool down while in the high voltage field.
If you've got one side plated with a conductive material you've already got one of your plates. But I'd go for the unplated part, as a conductive plating my play a role in shorting it out later.

Then wrap a coil around it as to not put any mechanical stress on the piece.
If you get this far, exposure to an electromagnetic ac field could produce voltage out of your coil.
Approach the magnetic field to your piece at a perpendicular angle as to not allow the electromagnetic directly couple with the coil.

I'm unsure what temperature is effective. Could be as low as 200 degrees fahrenheit but I wouldn't go any higher than much over 400 degrees fahrenheit.

You might even get voltage without the high voltage and heat exposure and you may have to play with certain frequencies before it will produce any energy.
Hutchison says something like 18,000 hertz.

But please be careful with this stuff.



Offline TinselKoala

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Re: Barium Titanate claims
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 01:14:04 AM »
Note how Teslacult's LED leads are bent. They are like "pincers", whereas yours are straighter or even bent outward a little bit. Barium Titanate is a powerful piezeoelectric substance. I think Teslacult's flashes are happening not when he just touches, but rather when the pincers are pinched against the material and contacting and _dragged_ along the rough surface of the BaTiO piece. It may also require some conductive layer on the surface of the piece. So I believe this:
1. the flashes are probably real
2. they come from mechanical dragging of the LED pincer leads across the rough surface of the piece
3. the energy comes from your breakfast: the vibrations caused by your hand dragging the contacts across the material causes the piezoelectric effect to produce a brief voltage

So I'd recommend not giving up or trying anything fancy just yet, but forming the LED leads into a pincher, and repeating the experiment, not just touching but trying for dragging and vibration as you drag. Let me know how this works out.

Offline flathunter

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Re: Barium Titanate claims
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 08:28:47 PM »
Hi TK and Slapper.

Firstly, thanks for the replies.

Unfortunately I have been 'pincering' the legs of my LED's and making contact exactly as Tesla Cult did in his original video. I think I was already tired of trying in my video, and so I apologize for not making this clear.  Not amount of touching, scraping, dragging or rubbing will get even the tiniest flash, and I have tried it in various positions on both my pieces of Barium Titanate (one piece has the metal (Ag???) coating, and the other piece has had this scraped off.

Another youtuber has also bought some BaTiO3 (jccadwallander[/color][/font][/b]) and unfortunately got a zero result.

I'll try some more things over the next few days, but I saw that someone had suggested that the LED wasn't blinking in the video, but had some blue 'light' superimposed on the diode. Have a look at Tesla Cults original video, and see what you think....I still haven't decided yet  :-\