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Pentcho Valev: on 9/14/22 at 19:37pm UTC, wrote "However, in experiments in which a capacitor is submerged in a dielectric...



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Pentcho Valev wrote on Sep. 14, 2022 @ 19:37 GMT
"However, in experiments in which a capacitor is submerged in a dielectric liquid [e.g. deionized water] the force per unit area exerted by one plate on another is observed to decrease. [...] This apparent paradox can be explained by taking into account the DIFFERENCE IN LIQUID PRESSURE in the field filled space between the plates and the field free region outside the capacitor." Dielectric Liquids in Electrostatic Fields

The submerged capacitor experiment obviously violates the second law of thermodynamics. If a small hole is punched in one of the plates, the high interplate pressure will produce a permanent flow through the hole. This flow can be harnessed to do work, at the expense of ambient heat.

Water in an electric field automatically becomes a perpetual-motion machine of the second kind. Vigorous motion is generated that can do work (e.g. by rotating waterwheels) at the expense of ambient heat (there is no other source of usable energy): Floating Water Bridge

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