GPBARC RESEARCH NEWSLETTER OCT 2017

G.P. BIRLA OBSERVATORY AND ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH CENTRE

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RESEARCH NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 2017

The work at the G.P. Birla Observatory and Astronomical Research Centre has brought out some interesting results.

  1. It is possible to manipulate radioactive decay rates with certain external constraints like magnetic fields if there is material which is not fissile in the sense that it has a very slow radioactive decay rate, then in a suitable set up using powerful magnetic fields one could increase these rates to make this material more useful. Conversely the decay could be slowed. This has been explained in the latest issue of New Advances in Physics, 11 (2), 2017.
  • In a recent paper accepted for publication in the Italian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, it is argued that in the event of large water bodies, for example lakes or flooded regions posing problems like pollution, or flooding it is possible to very quickly dry up the water surface. This is done by using a device which can instantly and momentarily create a high temperature of tens of thousands of degrees of centigrade. Such a high and momentary injection of heat would cause evaporation over a very wide range, very quickly. This provides very fast relief. On the other hand by using suitable cryogenic devices with a momentary and precipitous reduction of temperature in a given small region, there would be wide spread freezing or solidification.

B.G. SIDHARTH

DIRECTOR

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