The concept of “Free Energy” has several different connotations. The scientific community describes it for example as the energy released during phase transitions within crystalline materials. Free Energy is also known as the energy within the quantum-vacuum. The quantum-vacuum is everywhere and fills the entire space-time. Within material bodies, between the nucleus and the electron and within the physical vacuum of empty space the energy of the quantum-vacuum is available in enormous quantities.
The quantum electrodynamic theory suggests that virtual photons emerge from the quantum-vacuum at an extremely fast rate and immediately thereafter return to that field. In this process virtual photons carry and cause the electromagnetic interaction. The creation and annihilation of virtual photons is a dynamic and permanently ongoing process. On this account a so called electrostatic force has in its background (quantum-vacuum) a virtual energy flow system. The force field, for example in the area of interaction of a permanent magnet, is steadily renewed due to the energy exchange with the quantum-vacuum.
“The quantum electrodynamic theory attributes the electromagnetic interaction to the exchange with a particle, which is the photon. This process works in such a way, that an electron produces a photon, then it travels to another electron and thereafter disappears again into the vacuum. During this process the photon produces the electromagnetic force. The exchanged photon, which has caused the classic electromagnetic force, is in reality a virtual photon.”
(Prof. Phys. Lisa Randall, Harvard University, -Warped Passages. Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe´s Hidden Dimensions- Nov. 2006, German version)
The Research Laboratory for Vacuum Energy conducts experiments, which are orientated on its own ideas and on concepts from quantum electrodynamics. An asymmetric electric system uses the energy inherent in quantum-vacuum in the same way, that a hydroelectric power plant uses the water flow as a source of energy. But according to the current state of knowledge, the energy density of the quantum- vacuum is extremely large. So the consequent advantage of an emission free asymmetric electromagnetic energy conversion technology, which is based upon the extraction of energy from the quantum-vacuum, is obvious.
Energy and electromagnetism
Current textbooks for engineers and physicists claim, that an electric charge is a source of electromagnetic fields and potentials. But what is only being described in the field of quantum electrodynamics is that an electric charge is a generator, which causes the orientation (polarisation) of the virtual photons. Therefore an electric field is being expressed by an ongoing orientation of locally appearing virtual photons (particle pairs). This polarization propagates with the speed of light.
In common ideal electromagnetic systems the energy received in the output is equal to the input energy. Usually one would expect that we are dealing with a common form of energy conservation. However, we would like to bring to mind that this need not necessarily be the case.
Out of the quantum-vacuum energy is permanently created and destroyed. This steady generation and annihilation process is usually balanced, which means that in the end of an observable energy conversion process no net production or loss of energy will be noticed.
However, a so called asymmetric electromagnetic system can break the symmetry between the generation and annihilation process and therefore a coefficient of performance of greater than 100% becomes possible. The law of the conservation of energy does not forbid the generation of energy from the quantum-vacuum and a coefficient of performance of greater than 100% in open systems it just says, that in balanced (symmetric) systems you will never observe the net production or annihilation of energy.
A new class of electric systems: Asymmetric electromagnetic systems
If an asymmetric electromagnetic system shall be realized which has a coefficient of performance of higher than 100%, then the phenomenen of the self-symmetrizing mechanism must be understood first. The self-symmetrizing mechanism is a fundamental property of nature. In a tricky way, this mechanism keeps us from seeing the steady and symmetric energy exchange between the electric system and the quantum-vacuum. The self-symmetrizing mechanism describes the symmetry between the energy from the quantum-vacuum which supplies the load and the energy from the quantum-vacuum destroying the input dipole at the same time. The self-symmetrizing mechanism is the cause for the conservation of energy. If we want to realize an asymmetric electromagnetic system with a coefficient of performance of higher than 100 %, then the self-symmetrizing mechanism must be bypassed. How this can be done in principal is explained in the essay "Asymmetric Electric Systems: Basic Principle".