Quantum Energy Devices Laboratory

University of Colorado at Boulder




Casimir-cavity devices for zero-point-energy harvesting

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Lab Publications

o   “Casimir-cavity-induced conductance changes,” G. Moddel, A. Weerakkody, D. Doroski, D. Bartusiak, Physical Review Research, 3, L022007 (2021); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.3.L022007.  Link

o   “Optical-Cavity-Induced Current." G. Moddel, A. Weerakkody, D. Doroski and D. Bartusiak, Symmetry, 13(3), 517; doi.org/10.3390/sym13030517 (2021). Link  PDF

o   “Extraction of Zero-Point Energy from the Vacuum: Assessment of Stochastic Electrodynamics-Based Approach as Compared to Other Methods,” Garret Moddel and Olga Dmitriyeva, Atoms, 7 (51), 18 pages, (2019); DOI:10.3390/atoms7020051.  Link

o   “Test of zero-point energy emission from  gases flowing through Casimir cavities,” O. Dmitryeva and G. Moddel, Physics Procedia, 38 8-17 (2012) Paper; Presented at Space, Propulsion & Energy Sciences International Forum 2012, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, March 1-2, 2012.

o   “Test of zero-point emission from Casimir cavities,” O. Dmitriyeva and G. Moddel, Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration, June 10-12, Boulder, CO, 2010. Abstract  Video

o   “A Demon, a Law, and the Quest for Virtually Free Energy,” G. Moddel, EdgeScience, No. 2, pp. 10-13, January – March 2010 (for non-technical readers). PDF

o   "Quantum vacuum energy extraction" Bernard Haisch and Garret Moddel.  U.S. Patent No. 7,379,286. 27 May 2008. PDF


o   “Casimir Photoinjector,” G. Moddel, Advanced Propulsion and Energy III, January 26-28, 2021, online. Video

o   “Harvesting Energy from Vacuum Fluctuations,” G. Moddel, Stochastic Electrodynamics: Physical Insights, Results and Perspectives (SED2018), July 18-20, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2018.

o   “New Energy Technologies: What Can We Believe?” G. Moddel, Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration, June 5-7, San Francisco, CA, 2014. video

o   “Learning about new energy and an old demon,” G. Moddel, GlobalBEM, October 12, Boulder, CO, 2013. video

o   “Quantum vacuum energy extraction,” O. Dmitriyeva and G. Moddel, Workshop on New Frontiers in Casimir Force Control, September 27-29, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2009.

o   “Teasing energy from zero-point fluctuations,” G. Moddel, European Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration, August 14-16, Viterbo, Italy, 2009. Abstract

o   “Something from nothing: An evaluation of vacuum energy extraction methods,” G. Moddel, Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration, May 28-30, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2009. Abstract  Video



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