The following is a lecture paper by H. Aspden published in English and delivered as an invited speaker at the Binnotec 2nd Berlin Conference for Innovative Energy Technologies on June 14th, 2002. A full copy of this paper is included in these Web pages as LECTURE No. 27
Abstract: In the quest to discover a new energy source that can replace existing technology and avoid further pollution of our planet, one can but be frustrated by the knowledge that the secrets of past achievement in this field have remained outside our reach. The reason for this is the probability that the inventors themselves have not fully understood the physical processes they were harnessing in their experiments, namely how that energy was actually drawn from a hidden source in our immediate environment. Accordingly, they shrouded their work by a cloak of secrecy and, being distrustful when faced with hostile scientific opinion, have not left on record the details necessary to replicate their findings. By examining from sparse information certain features common to the apparatus used by those who have had success, and particularly the efforts of Dr. Henry Moray in the 1920s, and analysing this in the context of this authorís research investigation of the role aether plays in determining the fundamental constants of physics, this mystery can now be solved. The evidence points clearly to the future prospect of electrical power generation based on a rather simple but specific form of capacitor system, which would have a low weight to power ratio, operating at frequencies of the order of 100 kHz and voltages of the order of 25 kV. Based on these findings the task ahead is to alert the energy research community to what can be possible as, surely, it is inconceivable that those pioneers of historical record were deceiving themselves and those who witnessed their demonstrations.