Quantal Research is an independent, high-tech R&D group organized around investigating any principles or effects that could directly or indirectly contribute new or improved methods of power generation, storage or transmission. The team works to verify, expand, and make practical application of new and existing theories. We are guided by a desire to contribute new insights to our culture’s evolving body of knowledge through pure and applied research.
As part of a recognized larger responsibility to the research community, the organization mentors volunteers who support and participate in research teams.
Quantal Research (QR) began in 2005 as a series of private meetings held by concerned entrepreneurs, regional business owners, engineers and scientists alarmed by the observable decline in health of our natural ecosystems. A core group of individuals from the first meeting emerged and began to carry out initial investigations. A research and engineering lab was established in the Pioneer Valley in 2006 and has been continuously engaged in various research projects. The original group evolved into the all-volunteer team that makes up the organization today. Since its inception, funding has been raised from private donors. The core team and donor base continue to grow.
QR was incorporated in the state of Massachusetts as a non-profit organization in 2006 and subsequently given federal 501(c)(3) scientific, educational status in 2009.
By defining the relationship between electric current and magnetic fields, he made key contributions to the development of electromagnetism. He invented some of the first rotary electromagnetic devices that were precursors to the modern electric motor.
James Clerk Maxwell
One of the greatest physicists of the 19th century, he developed a set of equations that showed the relationship between electricity and magnetism. He originally evolved 20 equations with 20 variables in a form known as quaternions to describe all the various aspects of electromagnetism.
A brilliant, reclusive mathematical physicist, Heaviside codified Maxwell’s equations into four, in either differential or integral form. His work revealed infinities related to fields around current flows which are only now being examined in the context of quantum mechanics and dark energy and may hold clues to new fundamental research.
An emigree to the United States from Croatia, Tesla founded his own research laboratory after a brief period working for Thomas Edison. Tesla is recognized as the inventor of a wide range of devices that have greatly improved the quality of life in our world, such as the light bulb, alternating current power generation, and wireless telegraph, to name only a very few. He demonstrated wireless transmission of electrical power and his work and writings continue to inspire physicists and inventors to this day.
A 1903 Nobel Prize recipient for discovery of radioactive elements. Her ground-breaking work laid the foundation for key developments in nuclear and subatomic physics. Her example continues to inspire students and researchers in natural law to this very day.
His work in tensor analysis for circuits establishes the framework for an approach to the understanding of electrically active networks which are analogs for multi-particle systems.
Author of Silent Spring. She wrote of the critical need to pay attention to our impact on the environment. This was one of the first calls to the need for clean sources of energy.
1977 winner of a Nobel Prize for Chemistry. In works such as Self-Organization in Nonequilibrium Systems: From Dissipative Structures to Order through Fluctuations, Order out of Chaos, and From Being to Becoming: Time and Complexity in the Physical Sciences, he showed how disordered systems can spontaneously transition into an ordered state when: 1. the system is far from equilibrium; 2. it is a non-linear medium; 3. the system has a flow on energy through it. This has important implications for many aspects of alternate energy research.