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A possible conversion of vacuum energy into mechanical energy consists of a special rotor driven by the attractive electrostatic forces between a field source and the rotor blades, as shown in . It was discussed repeatedly, whether ionic wind might influence this experiment, because the electric field at the edges of the rotor blades might ionise gas molecules, which might transmit a recoil momentum onto the rotor. This type of force has to be excluded for sure, because the rotor shall be driven by vacuum energy.
A first exclusion of such a driving force was given in , where the electric power responsible for ionization was determined – and it was found to be smaller than the mechanical power driving the rotor. Consequently electrical ionization of the molecules does not drive the rotor.
A second exclusion of ionization as driving force is given here:
The recoil of ions would follow the gradient of the field, and thus the direction of the edges of the rotor blades. In the setup of  this recoil would make the rotor spin into the same direction as the attractive forces between the rotor blades and the field source. Bending around the edges would switch the direction of the recoil of the ions and thus the momentum transfer onto the rotor blades into the opposite direction. Comparison of the original rotor blades with the bent ones led to the result, that the bending has no influence onto the rotation at all. This indicates that there is no momentum transfer by ionic wind.
An additional prove against the influence of ionic wind onto the rotation converting vacuum energy can be achieved by bringing the experiment into the vacuum. This should be subject of further work.
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Discussions about possible ionic wind in the experiment activated the author to give an additional demonstration that such electrohydrodynamic effects are not important here.
1. Turtur, C.W. (2. April 2008). Conversion of Vacuum-energy into mechanical energy: Successful experimental Verification. PHILICA.COM, Article no.124
2. Turtur, C.W. (5. June 2008). Conversion of vacuum energy into mechanical energy. The General Science Journal (ISSN 1916-5382), http://wbabin.net/physics/turtur.pdf
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Turtur, C. (2008). The role of Ionic Wind for the Electrostatic Rotor to convert Vacuum Energy into Mechanical Energy. PHILICA.COM Observation number 49.