The Mollot Cell

In 1906, Alexander Rodman Mollot built the first device to produce a measurable static gravity. He had been exploring the idea that a "solid State" substitute for the Deforest tubes could be found.

He had tried everything including various clays and gemstones without any substantial success. He was near the end of looking at a variety of metals and was planning to move on to what he called 'layered silicon doping" when he noticed something strange happening with quartz crystals and powdered titanium.

Having left some crystals in a bronze cup a small amount of titanium powder that he was experimenting with was accidentally deposited on top of them. It was not until a few days later that Dr. Mollot discovered a strange phenomenon in the area of the container. A sort of a "charge" had developed, but not of the electrical type but rather what Mollot described as a "flow of suggested mass" or in more modern terms, 'static gravity.

Later that year Mollot found the three terminals that allowed this device to be put to practical use, the positive or "input" terminal, the negative or "bleeder" terminal and the neutral or "phase" terminal. About ten years earlier Valdmar Poulsen, the father of magnetic recording, had stumbled upon a similar device but found no use for it in his research. Today this device is used to powerlow gravity magnetic generators for Determinators and Ludiscopes.

With the discovery of the Mollot cell modern parallel resonance technology became possible and A.R. Mollot devoted the rest of his life to the implementation of these devices. By the time of his death in 1942, he had seen the fruit of his work change the world whereas he might have wasted his life in the pursuit of the chimera of a solid state vacuum tube.


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