Vladimir Pavlovoch Torchigin

Vladimir Pavlovoch Torchigin
Russian Academy of Sciences | RAS · Institute of Informatics Problems, Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control“

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Introduction
We believe that we managed to unravel the mystery of ball lightning (BL). This is a spherical space optical soliton in a form of self-confined conventional light rotating in a thin spherical layer of the air compressed by the same light due to the electrostriction pressure. BL consists of the light mainly and it obeys the laws of optics rather than mechanics. That's why numerous attempts to explain the nature of BL failed. Optically induced forces are responsible for anomalous BL properties.
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January 2000 - present
Russian Academy of Sciences
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  • chief researcher
January 2000 - present
Institute of Informatics Problems
Institute of Informatics Problems
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  • Professor (Full)
January 2000 - June 2015
Russian Academy of Sciences
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  • GNS
Education
September 1955 - April 1961
Moscow Physics and Technics Institute
Field of study
  • Physics and computers

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We show that the necessary conditions are met for the existence of stable circulating light in the ordinary atmosphere of the earth. Circulating light is a thin spherical layer of highly compressed air in which intense white light circulates in all possible directions. The reflective index of highly compressed air is increased compared to that of t...
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Assuming that ball lightning is a shell in the form of a thin spherical film of highly compressed air, in which ordinary white light is circulating in all possible directions, we have shown that such a shell behaves in the earth's atmosphere in exactly the same way as natural ball lightning. In numerous publications in leading international journal...
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The phenomenon of circulating ordinary incoherent white light in a thin spherical film of air strongly compressed by this light is the basis for the existence of natural ball lightning. In numerous publications, we have shown that the behavior of circulating light in the earth's atmosphere, which follows from the well-known generally recognized law...
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Ordinary white light, circulating in a spherical shell of highly compressed air is a basis of natural ball lightning. The circulating light manifests itself in many other different phenomena that are usually considered anomalous. One of these phenomena is the abnormal interaction of small glowing balls with metal objects. In some cases, the balls b...
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Optical model of ball lightning where conventional white light circulates in a thin spherical film of strongly compressed air enables us to analyze other various phenomena that usually are considered as anomalous. One of these phenomena is the suction of the component with the highest refractive index from an optical medium consisting of several ga...
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The most famous object in the world of circulating light is ball lightning (BL). In our opinion, BL is a thin spherical layer of highly compressed air, in which ordinary white light circulates in all possible directions. The refractive index of a spherical shell in a form of highly compressed air is greater than that of the surrounding space and th...
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The experimental findings were obtained in last two centuries. Here is a short survey The term excess energy is used in the study of those phenomena in which the energy at the output turns out to be greater than at the input. It would seem that this violates the unshakable fundamental law of conservation of energy. It means that energy can transmi...
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Anomalous objects are understood as luminous objects, the behavior of which has not yet been explained on the basis of the well-known laws of physics and optics. These objects include ball lightning, glowing balls of molten silicon bouncing on the table dozens of times, a glowing cavitation ball that appears in cold water under the action of an aco...
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The term "circulating light" encompasses a set of objects with anomalous properties in which circulating light is the cause of these anomalies. Such objects include natural ball lightning, luminous objects arising from attempts to obtain artificial ball lightning in the laboratory, as well as objects responsible for the phenomenon of sonoluminescen...
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The optical model of ball lightning opens a window to a world in which circulating light plays a decisive role. Taking into account the circulating light made it possible to explain a number of phenomena that were previously considered anomalous. Bearing in mind the circulating light, we believe that artificial ball lightning was a possible cause o...
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The phenomenon of sonoluminescence is that in ordinary cold water under the action of a spherical standing acoustic wave, a brightly luminous ball with anomalous properties appears in the center of the sphere. The most unusual is the spectrum of its radiation. Estimates based on the spectral analysis show that the temperature of the luminous ball i...
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We show that the perpetual motion machine of the ROSCH INNOVATION firm really works and presents the physical phenomena on which its work is based. At the same time, we show that such an engine is useless since its power does not exceed a hundred watts.
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This is an introduction to my new book, which is supposed to be published by the publishing house Cambridge. The publishing house provides an opportunity for readers to get acquainted with the first 20 pages of the book free of charge. This is an introduction. This describes the physical nature of ball lightning and what circulating light is.
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Earlier in numerous publications, we showed that ball lightning is mainly an optical phenomenon. This is a symbiosis of two elements: light and air. Intense light circulates in a thin spherical layer of highly compressed air and compresses this air, since the total energy of light and compressed air is minimal in this case. In turn, the thin layer...
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We present arguments based on various physical phenomena that the light pulse in the optical medium corresponds to the Minkowski approach and is n times larger than that in free space, where n is the reflective index of the optical medium. Then we refute a single opposite argument in the form of the Balazs thought experiment, according to which the...
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To date, there is no generally accepted opinion about the magnitude of the momentum of light in an optical medium. In this article, we consider the more general question of a change in the momentum of a wave of an arbitrary physical nature that is propagating in various media. We believe that the answer for a more general case, applied to the speci...
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A bubble of circulating light is an optical model of natural ball lightning. We show that the bubble of light consisting of a thin spherical shell of highly compressed air, in which intense white light circulates in all possible directions, can be stable at various proportions between the energies of light and compressed air. Correctness of the mod...
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We have shown early in numerous publications that ball lightning is an optical phenomenon. This is a symbiosis of a spherical thin film of compressed air and conventional white light that is circulating in the film in all possible directions. The reflective index of the compressed air is greater than that of surrounding space and the thin film is a...
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Magnitudes of the momentum of waves of various physical natures are compared by means of an analysis of parameters of waves reflected from moving towards reflector. Based on the Doppler law, it is shown that an increase of the frequency of the reflected wave as well as its energy is in inverse proportion with the velocity of the wave. A conclusion...
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Now above 500 different theories on the ball lightning nature are known. We believe that a correct theory should explain anomalous behavior of ball lightning in an atmosphere. A single theory that satisfies this requirements is the optical theory where ball lightning consists of the conventional white light that we see and the air that we breathe....
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Luminous balls are obtained by heating a silicon wafer to the temperature at which silicon goes into a liquid state and begins to glow. Drops of liquid silicon acquire a spherical shape and fall under the influence of gravity onto the horizontal surface. At high temperature, silicon oxidizes to form a silicon oxide film on the surface of the dropl...
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This is a translation of Russian patent application that was rejected in 2016 by the Russian patent office under the pretext that it is based on pseudoscience. We did not enter into a dispute with the office, since it is a waste of time and it is difficult to prove modern scientific truths to officials. We believe that the content of the patent may...
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A simple explanation of the puzzles and anomalies of natural ball lightning
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It is shown that a behavior of ball lightning of great diameter and UfO in a form of flying spices are identical. Ball lightning should fly out of a tornado. Strong evidence is given that the cause of the Chernobyl tragedy is ball lightning that occurred at the start of the test
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Strong evidence is given that the cause of the Chernobyl tragedy can be the artificial ball lightning that occurred at the start of the test
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What is a soap bubble is well known to all. What is a light bubble is known only to me. I explain to the rest. Unlike a soap bubble, the thin spherical shell of a light bubble consists of highly compressed air, in which ordinary white light circulates in all possible directions and compresses this air. The light intensity is high enough that the co...
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Popular explanation of puzzles and mysterious behavior of natural Ball Lightning
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Main property of Bubble of Light Bubble of Light is an extremely sensitive device that senses the very very small heterogeneity of the air density and moves in the direction where the air density increases. (Explanation in another presentation) You can see the 10 most famous puzzles of ball lightning and 10 their simple explanations based on a sin...
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Magnitudes of the momentum and mass of a pulse of waves of various physical natures are considered by means of an analysis of pressures and accelerations experienced by the pulse propagating in an inhomogeneous medium. A conclusion is made that the momentum density fluxes of various waves are equal to their energy densities. The mass of the pulse i...
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A propagation of a photon or light pulse in an optical medium is accompanied by appearance of the mechanical momentum in a form of a mechanical motion of optical medium located between the leading and trailing edges of the pulse. As a result, a propagation of the pulse is accompanied by the mechanical momentum that is a part of total momentum of th...
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It is considered that ball lightning is a glowing tangle of paradoxes and mysteries. Based on the optical model of ball lightning we have explained a majority of them. Now we explain a mysterious property of natural ball lightning to find out openings in buildings to penetrate inside. An explanation of this property is an additional decisive argume...
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Magnitudes of the momentum of light are compared in a two situations where identical ideal reflectors are moving at identical speeds towards the light waves of identical energy density fluxes propagating in free space and in an optical medium. First, increases of frequencies the reflected waves are compared. Based on the Doppler law, it is shown th...
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Ball Lightning is considered as a ball light or bubble of light (BL) in framework of optical model of ball lightning. BL is a singularity of the conventional air atmosphere produced by conventional linear lightning. Unlike a shell of a soap bubble, a shell of BL is a thin spherical film of the conventional compressed air and white light only. There...
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Two situations are considered. First, the equation of photon motion in an inhomogeneous optical medium, obtained from the laws of mechanics, is compared with the eikonal equation in optics. The equations are identical provided that the photon momentum in the optical medium changes in such a way that the momentum in the medium where the photon is lo...
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We show that the mysterious and intriguing property of Ball Lightning to disappear suddenly traceless in any point of its trajectory can be explained in a natural way in a frame of the optical model of Ball Lightning (BL)BL consists of the white light and air only. BL is a ball light or a bubble of light. Unlike a soap bubble, a shell of the light...
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We show that the mysterious and intriguing behavior of ball lightning, observed by many eyewitnesses, is explained on the assumption that ball lightning consists only of light and compressed air. In contrast to a soap bubble, the spherical shell of a ball lightning consists of highly compressed air, in which ordinary white light rotates in all poss...
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The electrostriction pressure is accompanied by the compression of the body located in an electrical field. As a result, a part of the energy of the electrical field is transferred into the elastic energy connected with the compression of the body. There is a minimum of the total energy at a steady state. We calculate the minimum and determine a ma...
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It is shown that the phenomenon of self-confinement of light in a nonlinear optical medium, which is responsible for the existence of optical space solitons, can manifest itself in the form of a bubble of light in a conventional earth's atmosphere where the air plays the role of a nonlinear optical medium. The nonlinearity is provided by the optica...
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We show that the mysterious movement of ball lightning against the wind, registered by many observers, cannot be explained by well-known theories and hypotheses about the nature of ball lightning, in which ball lightning consists of particles (clusters, silicon nanoparticles, electrons, ions). Whatever the processes and internal content of the lumi...
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We consider the known Abraham- Minkowski dilemma about the momentum of light wave in matter from point of view a general approach to the momentum of any wave of any type, the energy of which is different from zero. We show that the wave has a momentum. The momentum density flow is in inverse proportion with the wave velocity and is equal to the ene...
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An electrostriction optical effect, effect of separation og gas mixtureand effect of a violation of homogeneity of plasma by an intense light are considered. It is shown that the first effect shows itself after penetration of Ball Lightning through glass panes and the last two ones are the most favorable for appearance of Ball Lightning. The densit...
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We compare results obtained for particular cases by means of various approaches for calculation of optically induced forces. Three known approaches are considered. These are the classical long known approach, the approach based on an analysis of a change of the momentum of light and the approach based on the Lorentz force. It is shown on the basis...
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Based on the optical model of ball lightning, we explain intriguing features of the natural ball lightning to move uniformly along the earth surface at a small distance from it ignoring strong wind. The explanation is an additional confirmation of the correctness of the optical model of ball lightning
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We explain the anomalous motion of glowing silicon droplets, which can perform numerous jumps on the surface of the table. The movement of droplets is taken from the Internet video clip. We show that the usual laws of mechanics are insufficient to explain the anomalous droplet movement, and it is necessary to take into account the optically induced...
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We analyze the results of experimental study of the anomalous properties of luminous droplets of liquid silicon that can perform numerous jumps on a thermal paper. Analyzing the traces left by the droplets on the paper, we show that the anomalous properties of the droplets can be explained by introducing into consideration optically induced forces...
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Based on the optical model of ball lightning, we explain intriguing features of the natural ball lightning to move uniformly along the earth surface at a small distance from it ignoring strong wind. The explanation is an additional confirmation of the correctness of the optical model of ball lightning
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The question of the magnitude of the momentum remains open even for a light wave propagating in matter. In accordance with Minkowski, the momentum of light in matter increases by n times as compared with that in vacuum. On the contrary, in accordance with Abraham, the momentum of light in matter decreases by n times, but in the same time an additio...
Patent
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This is an improvement of the known installation of A. Rossi that produces the significant excess energy for a long time measured by months
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On assumption that a nature of Ball Lightning (BL) is optical one where no plasma is required and BL is a bubble of self-confined light, we show the babble obeys to laws of optics mainly. Optically induced forces that are negligibly small for the light of conventional intensity begin to play a decisive role at an interaction between the babble and...
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The momentum of a light pulse propagating in an optical medium consists of the electromagnetic and mechanical components propagating together. If the optical electrostriction pressure produced by the light pulse is taken into account, a distribution between these components is changed. We show that the mechanical component becomes negative with inc...
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The generally accepted notion about a magnitude of the optical pressure produced by a light wave on the boundary between free space and optical medium is absent at present. Moreover, it does not even know the direction of this pressure. We show that three kinds of pressures should be taken into account. This is the pressure arising due to a change...
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F24J 1/100 Область техники, к которой относится изобретение Настоящее изобретение относится к уничтожению радиоактивных отходов и производству тепловой энергии и может использоваться в различных применениях, в частности, в тепло и электростанциях. Уровень техники В настоящее время производство тепловой энергии осуществляется с использованием экзоте...
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We show that the photon trajectory calculated on the basis of the Newton laws of mechanics coincides with that calculated on the basis of laws of the geometrical optics on assumption that the momentum of the photon in matter increases by n times as compared with that in free space. The force applied to the photon is calculated from the third Newton...
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It is shown that Ball Lightning in a form of a self-confined light consisting of a thin spherical layer of a strongly compressed air where an intensive white light is circulating in all possible directions can penetrate into room through window panes. Only light penetrates through the pane. The compressed air cannot penetrate through the pane. But...
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tWe demonstrate that the present scientific knowledge is sufficient to derive the conclusion about theexistence of the self-confined light in the form of thin spherical layer of strongly compressed air wherethe intensive white light is circulating in all possible directions and compresses the air. Behaviors of BallLightning and the self-confined li...
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We consider a dependence of the refractive index of gases on the intensity of the conventional whitelight in a context of an analysis of properties of nonlinear optical mediums where a self-confined lightradiation is possible. This is connected with the fact that a behavior of the self-confined light in a formof thin spherical layer of strongly com...
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It is shown that a thin spherical shell of strongly compressed air where an intense light is circulating inall possible direction can be stable. An assumption is put forward that Ball Lightning is an experimentalconfirmation of existence of the similar spherical shells.
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Explainations why ball lightning moves horizontally at a small distance from the ground are presented
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Why is Ball lightning stable? We have shown that the behaviors of the natural Ball Lightning and the imaginary Ball Light are identical. The behavior of the natural Ball Lightning is known from evidence of eyewitnesses i. The behavior of the Ball Light has been derived theoretically from well known physical laws. All puzzles and intriguing properti...
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It is shown that bal lightning moves i the direction where the air density arises rather that in the direction of wind
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Russian Nobel prize winner Kapitsa said that the Ball Lightning is a small window in a great world of unknown physical phenomena. We have shown through the window and need to agree that he was right. In 2003 we put forward the hypothesis [хайпотесис] that the Ball Lightning is a self-confined light. The Ball Lightning can be imagined as the soap bu...
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Diameters of Ball Lightnings can be various and are not limited by physics. Ball Lightning of diameter above one meter are observed. The shape of Ball Lightnings of small diameter is spherical. However, with increasing the diameter, the forces that provide the spherical form decrease. The same takes place for soap bubbles also. On assumption that B...
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It is believed that the mysterious [misteries] and intriguing [intr’igin] behavior of Ball Lightning in space has not been explained up to date yet. Scientists are puzzled by the Ball lightning ability to move [apv’ind] upwind, to penetrate in rooms through window panes, through narrow gaps and slots, to catch up a flying aircraft and to get into i...
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Process of penetration of ball lightning through window panes is shown
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Process of deformation of the ball lightning on penetration through a small split is shown.
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As is known, Ball Lightning can penetrate in rooms through various gaps, slots, holes and so on. We presented the video where the process of the penetration is considered. But the question arises. How does Ball Lightning find out them to penetrate? What sensors are used for this purpose? Let us show that Ball Lightning, like snakes, feels the gradi...
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There are many evidence that BL are observed in salons of flying aircrafts as well as at leading edges of wings and pilot’s cabin. It is very surprising because the speed of the head wind is about eight hundred kilometers per hour. It is much greater than the wind speed in the strongest hurricane. No person can not be on the wing. But BL can. Moreo...
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As evidenced by the many witnesses, BL, approaching the obstacle, changes its direction of motion, and bypasses an obstacle without its damage. Scientists can not understand what sensors use Ball Lightning to feel obstacle and what mechanisms come into play to change Ball Lightning direction. On assumption that Ball Lightning is a ball light, this...
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Explanation of the Ball Lightning nature is much simpler than you can expect. Ball Lightning is a combination of the conventional atmosphere air and the conventional white light radiated at a strike of the usual Lightning. This is a spherical thin film of the strongly compressed air where the intensive white light circulates in all possible directi...
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Bouncing of Ball Lightning Ball Lightning bouncing is the often observed phenomenon that baffles scientists with its eccentricities. First, a number of jumps can be several tens. Unlike bounces of tennis or ping pong balls, the height of the bounces can be identical. Ball Lightning can bounce of any surfaces. Second, unlike a child balloon, that...
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As is known, Ball Lightnings can vary in sizes, color, energy, life time, smell, specificity of disappearance and so on. Besides there are so called anomalous glowing objects produced in a laboratory at attempts to produce a natural Ball Lightning. The question arises. What is the physical phenomenon that is common for all these objects. We believe...
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Optically induced forces (OIF) applied to a fragment of nano-fiber have been investigated in the resent experiment by She et al [Phys. Rev. Lett., 101 243601 (2008)]. In opinion of authors, they have observed a push force on the face of the fiber and they concluded that their results support the Abraham version of the momentum of light in an optica...
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We show that a behavior of the self-confined light in a form of thin spherical layer of strongly compressed air where the intensive white light is circulating in all possible directions and a behavior of Ball Lightning in the terrestrial atmosphere are identical.
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We consider a dependence of the refractive index of gases on the intensity of the conventional white light in a context of an analysis of properties of nonlinear optical mediums where a self-confined light radiation is possible. This is connected with the fact that a behavior of the self-confined light in a form of thin spherical layer of strongly...
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It is shown that a thin spherical shell of strongly compressed air where an intense light is circulating in all possible direction can be stable. An assumption is put forward that Ball Lightning is an experimental confirmation of existence of the similar spherical shells.
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In this Comment, we show that the author's conclusion in Phys. Rev. A 85, 023807 (2012) that “the momentum transferred to a submerged mirror upon reflection of a single photon of frequency ω0 could be anywhere in the range from 2ℏω0/nc to 2nℏω0/c, depending on the phase angle ψ of the mirror's reflection coefficient” is erroneous.
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We present a set of new physical phenomena that we have managed to disclose without leaving a computer. We took into account the thought of the Russian Nobel prize winner Peter Kapitsa that Ball Lighting is a small window in the great world of new physical phenomena. Having observed through suppositive window in a form of Ball Lightning, we clap ey...
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On the basis of physical laws that require no assumption about kinds of optically induced forces and the quantity of these kind, we have shown that the momentum of light in matter is greater by n times than that of the same light in free space. Here n is the refractive index of the matter. If the momentum of a light pulse is considered, that it con...
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The book is based on a systematization of two ten papers published in the leading international physical journals. It is shown that the self-confined light is possible in the conventional air atmosphere and natural Ball Lightning are a particular case of the self-confined light. This assertion is based on a surprising coincidence between behaviors...
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It is shown on the basis of unambiguous thought and real experiments regarding the pressure produced by light on a plane boundary of optical medium that the Abraham force takes part in the production of the pressure. As a result, all hitherto known information obtained by using another approach based on the Lorentz force should be corrected. Radiat...
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Optical model of Ball Lightning (BL) based on ten papers published in International scientific physical journals in last ten years is presented. Ball Lightning is the conventional self-confined white light of the linear lightning. That is why BL disappears without trace and its properties differ essentially from that of all known objects. Unlike kn...

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Obtaining excess energy and analyzing ways to convert it into electricity. Many objects are known in which circulating light plays a decisive role. Typically, the circulating light imparts anomalous properties to these objects. These properties are manifested both in the anomalous behavior of these objects and in the extremely high energy density of these objects. These objects can be of a wide variety of forms, ranging from natural ball lightning and luminous balls of molten silicon and ending with a luminous ball, the phenomena in which are described by the special term sonoluminescence. In many experiments, it is noted that the appearance of objects from the world of circulating light is accompanied by the appearance of excess energy. The aim of the project is to define the conditions under which excess energy can be used for practical applications and to explain those physical phenomena that are responsible for the emergence of excess energy.
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Pyotr Kapitsa, a Russian scientist with the Nobel Prize, studying the properties of ball lightning, said that ball lightning cannot be explained using known physical laws, and this is a window into a new world of unknown physical phenomena. We have shown that ball lightning can be explained using laws known in the 19th century when no notions about plasma, nuclear physics, quantum mechanics, theory of relativity existed. At the same time, Kapitsa was right that ball lightning opens up a whole new world of physical phenomena, where the optically induced forces resulting from the interaction of rotating light with the optical medium are superior to other currently known forces. The magnitude of these forces increases by more than a billion times, because the energy density of the rotating light increases in direct proportion to the number of rotations of light per second. Optically induced forces are responsible for the abnormal properties of natural ball lightning, its mysterious and intriguing behavior in the atmosphere. However, rotating light manifests itself in many other phenomena that are supposed to be considered in this project.
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To analyze new perspectives and new technologies that natural ball lightning having unique great gas pressure and intensity of light can give.