JERUSALEM (Jul. 10)
An Israeli scientist disclosed today that Hebrew University laboratories have developed special crystals of a type which have been used to transmit and receive radar signals to and from the planet Venus.
The disclosure was made by Dr. Zeev Levy in connection with an announcement that the first world conference on paramagnetic resonance will open at the Hebrew University next Monday with the participation of 150 scientists from 17 countries, including the United States and Soviet Russia. Other countries sending delegates are Italy, Japan, Britain and France.
Paramagnetic resonance makes possible transmission and reception of high power radar signals and very low power electromagnetic waves. The field is of interest to civilian and military industry and to the medical profession.
Prof. Levy noted that the special crystals can be used to transmit sharply focussed light rays which theoretically could be used to supply energy to spaceships. Experiments have indicated that these rays can melt steel at distances of 700 feet.
Participants in the conference will include Prof. M. Mankov of the USSR, scientific advisers to NATO and the United States Navy and Air Force, representatives of such firms as International Business Machines, Lockheed Aircraft Co., Radio Corporation of America and General Electric Corp.