John W. TRUMP
Atomic Electricity- Updated
DC electrostatic motors, with a measured
efficiency of over 99%, were built at MIT by Professor John
Trump.,and described in the Jan. 1947 meeting of the American
Institute of Electrical Engineers.
Dr.Trump was the main gov't official, that
went over Tesla's secret papers , after his death in 1943.
At the time, the well known electrical
engineer, was serving as a technical aide to the Nat'l Defense
Research Committee of the Office of Scientific Research &
He was asked to participate in the
examination of Tesla's papers at the Manhattan Warehouse &
Dr. Trump reported afterwards, that no
examination had been made of the vast amount of Tesla's
property, that had been in the basement of the New Yorker Hotel,
ten years prior to Tesla's death, or of any of his papers,
except those in his immediate possession at the time of his
Dr. Trump concluded in his report, that there
was nothing that would constitute a hazard in unfriendly hands.
Dr. John G. Trump, evidently used Tesla's
ideas and incorporated them into his motors, after WW11, as
Tesla's knowledge of radioactivity and his views were well known
since the days of radium, and Madam Curie
The motors resemble the variable capacitors
used in tuning a radio set, except the rotors can spin around
continuously, instead of intermeshing with a stationary plate,
to tune in a station. In the simplest version, a radioactive
isotope coated plate emits beta rays (electrons) in a vacuum,
between two ordinary plates of metal on a shaft.
The electrons fly out at high speeds and
strike the surrounding metal plates, thus endowing them with a
The charge builds up until the uncoated
plates reach a voltage corresponding to the kinetic energy of
the electrons. If the electrons are ejected from the isotope
with a speed corresponding to a million volts, they would be
able to fly to the opposite plate in the face of a field of a
In the simplest fashion an electric load is
connected to the coated and uncoated plates to run some kind of
DC motor. (Visualize the Tesla Turbine, as an analogy, invented
in the early 1900's as an analogy, modernized )
The atomic electricity motors are built into
a vacuum enclosed container, and operate at extremely high
voltages. There are no magnetic fields, and no heavy currents
that cause the ordinary kind of loses encountered in electric
motors of conventional design.
This is a DC, brushless motor.
One motor of this kind can be driven by a
beta-ray generator, and the whole apparatus can be enclosed into
one vacuum cannister and run from a radioactive isotope that
would be immediately converted into mechanical energy.
This mechanical system can be used to drive
machinery, or operate a type of electrical generator more
suitable to present systems of power distribution
This means that the direct conversion of
nuclear power into electronic power, using the electrons from
the nucleus, rather than those of from it's outer orbits, which
has been the immediate source of all our electric power up to
the present time.
Patents : John G. TRUMP, et al.
Method of and apparatus for electrostatically generating
direct current power
High voltage ionic discharge
Laminated envelope structure for electron
Charge transferring means for high-voltage
Apparatus for reducing destructive
transients in electrostatic belt generators
High-voltage high-vacuum acceleration
High-voltage evacuated acceleration tube
for increasing the total voltage and voltage gradient