Dr. Sonny White has DARPA funding to explore tiny cavities that are built to create casimir force effects and White has proposed that building a one-micron sphere in the middle of a 4-micron cylinder will have nanoscale warp bubble effects. This could be buildable using a nanoscribe GT 3D printer that prints at the nanometer scale.
LSI Eagleworks has proposed to the community that one could build something that generate a negative vacuum energy density distribution. White during the AIAA presentation, “a toy model consisting of a 1-micron diameter sphere centrally located in a 4-micron diameter cylinder was analyzed to show a three-dimensional Casimir energy density that correlates well with the Alcubierre warp metric requirements.”
There is “no plan to do this currently,” explained White, as “we are laser-focused on the custom Casimir cavities.” [for DARPA].
White is building custom casimir cavities and will probe them for optical effects using lasers. The potential warp bubble structures could be built and studied in the lab.
SOURCES- Limitless Space Institute, Sonny White
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