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Offline Expectant_Philosopher

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In this article, https://d22izw7byeupn1.cloudfront.net/files/RevModPhys.70.721.pdf , it talks of effects of electromagnetic radiation and the trapping thereof in a quadrupole magnetic field.  If the electromagnetic radiation could adhere to all the molecules in an aircraft, could the trapping force of the quadrupole magnetic field hold all the molecules stationary, protected from inertia? Could this act as an inertial damper protecting occupants from G forces due to acceleration?
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In this article, https://d22izw7byeupn1.cloudfront.net/files/RevModPhys.70.721.pdf , it talks of effects of electromagnetic radiation and the trapping thereof in a quadrupole magnetic field. 

Thanks for the link, long paper I'll put it on my read list.

If the electromagnetic radiation could adhere to all the molecules in an aircraft,

Will be interested to see what is said, can't see how EMR would adhere to molecules.

could the trapping force of the quadrupole magnetic field hold all the molecules stationary, protected from inertia? Could this act as an inertial damper protecting occupants from G forces due to acceleration?

IF that could be done, would it also stop the plane accelerating. What would happen to the the occupants if all molecules stationary and no inertia? No heart beat? No breathing? No moving? Sound like a stasis field?

I'll read the paper!


 

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