Howdy, In my run around on the internet this has been the best place I've found to ask these questions, so hopfully you fellows will be able to help me out or point me in the right direction.
I've got crazy idea's in my head and I would like some advice before I spend more money trying to build them.
Ultimately the purpose of my intended creation is a DC alternator. Put DC current In, add physical rotation, get DC current out. Except like an alternator, I want the current I get out to be greater then the current I put in.
So let me explain from the start,
I know that if you run a copper wire 'down' through a magnetic field with north on the 'left' then the result is the electrons will move predominately away from you. (If north is on the left.)
So, my first question, and probably the most important. Say you take 5 wires and connect them on either end, then pass them through the magnetic field. Assumable the result would be the same as one wire times 5.
But what if you took a copper block the size of 5 wires and passed it through the field? Would you get the same result?
Furthermore, what if you used the same concept to try this;
If you could arrange a magnetic field to have lines of force pointed toward the center of a cylinder, then would you be able to put a copper pipe in that cylinder, rotate it, and get a voltage on the other side comparable to the amount of rotation you apply?
I can understand how this may not work due to the electrons not being limited to a linear path (forward/backward) but if you were using wires set up in a pipe shape, would you be able to achieve a DC voltage via the magnetic field?
Then if we used electric magnets(coils) to create the magnetic field, we would be able to control the output by controlling the input voltage for the coil. (alternator.)
But again, what if we used a copper block instead of a series of wires?
And this brings me to the concept I'm shooting for. If in fact you could use a strip of copper rather then wires, then what if you had a copper disk, where the magnetic fields are made via copper rings on either side of the disk, to make the magnetic lines of force cut through the mid range of the disk.
The goal is to cause the electrons from the center of the disk, to want to move to the outer edge of the disk, when the disk is rotated.
And the copper rings are intended to create a magnetic field in the shape of a torus that the disk is cutting.
Note: It is very important that the current created is a constant, unchanging purely DC current, that can be manipulated by the speed of rotation, and electric current induced on the coils on either side of the disk.