Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study, theoretical study)

Low frequency electromagnetic waves as a supplemental energy source to sustain microbial growth? med./bio.

Published in: Naturwissenschaften 2005; 92 (3): 115-120

Aim of study (acc. to editor)

To report experimental observations and theoretical considerations, that the electromagnetic field at the earth's surface, which originates from the sun and earth, may be related to the phenomen, that microorganisms encountered in distilled and ultrapure water remaining viable or even multiplying.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1:
Exposure duration: continuous for 16 days

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Exposure duration continuous for 16 days
Exposure setup
Chamber permalloy chamber (7 cm x 7 cm x 30 cm) hermetically sealed from outside atmospheric gases and the cells were not in contact with the walls of the chamber.
Additional info The cells were incubated in water. Cells were also incubated in an ordinary thermostat with no shielding which served as control.

No parameters are specified for this exposure.

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • during exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Populations of E. coli in tetra-distilled water collapsed when cultured in a permalloy chamber shielding the bacterial populations from the sun's and earth's electromagnetic field, but thrived when cultured in an ordinary thermostat open to the electromagnetic field.
Theoretically, protons in liquid water can be excited at their natural resonance frequencies through Langmuir oscillations and obtain enough kinetic energy to charge the transmembrane potential of a cell. Microbial populations may be capable of converting this energy into chemical energy to supplement their energy needs.

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