ISOSI

GRANT REQUEST FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CROSS-DIMENSIONAL EMISSION THERMIONIC CONVERTER

PROBLEM

There is little doubt that humanity is approaching an impending energy crisis. Should this request be approved, research will be conducted with the goal of developing thermionic converters capable of harnessing energy from stable alternate dimensions where energy is abundant, or those in which inverse laws of physics allow for potentially limitless energy resources. Alternate local laws of thermodynamics may be retarded, or reversed so as to cause entropy in these dimensions to result in reversibility. In simpler terms, thermodynamic imbalance is a result of entropic progression, as opposed to nominal thermodynamic equilibrium. In even simpler terms, this is a perpetual energy generator.

SOLUTION

Thermionic converters (TEC) will be utilized to capture dimension-transient energy output. A meta-state electrode will channel thermionic emissions over a potential energy barrier to a cooler electrode.

At its most basic level, a thermionic generator harvests thermal energy, and uses it to produce a flow of electrons (electricity). The TEC in this instance uses heat harvested in the form of dimensional-transient energy (DtE, or DE). The specific development process will assess different forms of TECs, specifically vacuum TEC (VTEC), and vapor TEC. However, for the purposes of this explanation, VTEC will be examined. All these devices function off the basic TEC work principle, explained below:

  1. A heat emitter that produces high-energy electrons
  2. A collector, kept at a lower temperature, positioned across a gap of vacuum, vapor, or plasma
  3. An electrical load and connection (experimental modules will feature a flywheels to act as dampeners and scalable loading)

To produce energy, the TEC goes through the following process:

  1. Electrons on the emitter shell are free to move along the surface of the emitter. However, they are prevented from escaping via work function, or potential energy barrier
  2. To escape, and cross the gap, electrons must gain energy
  3. Thermal energy provided by the dimensional rift converter (DRC) causes energy levels to grow in the emitter
  4. Freed electrons travel across the gap to collect on the collector, and this generates an electrical current

In this way, the TEC acts as a heat engine using heat provided by the DRC. The Carnot efficiency limits fractions of heat, but unlike conventional TECs, it is not essential to understanding cross-dimensional emission thermionic converters (CETEC). This is because the CETECs harness effectively limitless energy wells form rift conversion.

BUSINESS CASE

Organizations that require novel, highly scalable energy production methods will seek this product to the point cross-dimensional emission thermionic converters (CETEC) will attenuate all alternatives. Successful development will result in ways of harnessing energy not yet seen by mankind. CETEC has the potential to produce levels of electrical energy unrivaled by all other known methods of energy production. Simulated daily production rates of full scale models show energy generation at upwards of twenty orders of magnitude - and in some pessimistic projections - energy outputs rivaling the total energy from the Sun that strikes the face of the Earth each year. However, CETEC is not limited to commercial, or industrial grid utility. Miniaturized, small-scale converters can be used to power: portable electronic devices, medical implants, commercial vehicles, and remotely operated vehicles.

Large scale production will likely be the debuting market for this technology, as prototype development models, and proof of concept designs, will be closer to these applications. Miniaturization will be relegated to later innovations and diversification of product portfolio.

USE OF FUNDING

Funding for this project will go towards developing a material to act in rift conversion, and the designs for a functioning CETEC will be achieved. Heat will be generated by the rift converting metamaterial, acting as a transient hot electrode to emit electron through thermionic emission at 1500 - 2000 K (1226.85 °C to 1726.85 °C). A cold electron material will also be developed to collect emissions. A substitute for plasma in the form of caesium vapor will be developed to act in the function gap of the TEC model. This will require additional funding, but will significantly reduce system complexity and production cost of CETEC units. Nominal TECs have only achieved 20% efficiency, but in-house expertise believes that upwards of 80% efficiency is possible, and this is irrespective of the fact Carnot efficiency limits need not apply to this method of energy generation. We fully expect to receive funding for the following:

  • Suitable location to host testing and development
  • One (1) project consultant and budgeting expert
  • One (1) chemical engineering consultant
  • Two (2) engineering technician
  • Three (3) project manager and/or technical communications staff
  • Four (4) material engineering staff
  • Ten (10) research and development engineering staff

The initial estimate for this project is 200 million U.S. dollars ($200,000,000). This will be an expensive project; however, initial investment of personnel, and capital will invariably result in perhaps the greatest invention since the incandescent light bulb, or perhaps man’s discovery of fire, for that matter. This budget will suffice for the five year estimated development span; however, should development and initial prototypes surpass pessimistic projections, the development span could be as little as three years.

KNOWN ISSUES

The first issue is cost and development time, along with the personnel requirements. Beyond that, there are not glaring inherent issues.

The largest concern will be the development of a suitable/feasible rift converting metamaterial. This will be the focal point of development. In the worse case scenario of a working CETEC not being made, should the team at least developed a rift converting metamaterial, this result will be sufficient to make back credit on initial investment. However, this is far from likely. It is far more certain a fully workable CETEC will be settled upon. Our local experience, and in-house personnel, have a great degree of working knowledge with TECs of varying designs and applications.

Necessary low work function materials for the collector, and coating approaches for some internal materials, are well know to our organization, and will be indispensable in making a working CETEC. Surface nanostructuring is widely available technology to us. Our previous applications of field-enhanced TEC, magnetic triode TEC, closed-space TEC, electrostatic TEC, and ion insertion technologies will serve to benefit the project. In any case, this funding can be considered as innovative finance to areas we have already sought before.

The final concern for the development, is the likelihood of unexpected rift converting metamaterial instability. Should the rift wave function not be corrected for rouge terminal factors, operation of the CETECs emitter may generate spontaneous breakdown of the fabric of reality; occuring in a large, yet localized fashion. As such, it is tantamount that the testing facility for working CETEC prototypes be located approximately one kilometer (1 km) below ground, in a stable geological surrounding. This is to help neutralize the threat of detonation posed by rift collapse, and/or subsequent transient tunneling to unverified realities. Surveys for natural ground stability (1:50000 scale) should be taken before a site is selected and constructed. Construction of test housing is not covered in the budget. Alternate, existing locations may be selected. Isolated nuclear bunker properties should be examined for possible test locations.