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Thomas Townsend Brown

Thomas Townsend Brown (March 18, 1905 - October 22, 1985) was an US physics scientist.

Brown was born in Zanesville, Ohio; his parents were Lewis K. and Mary Townsend Brown.

In 1921, Brown discovered what was later called the Biefeld-Brown effect while experimenting with a Coolidge[?] X-ray tube. It is a vacuum tube with two asymmetrical electrodes. Brown noticed that there was a force on the tube when it was switched on. This force was not caused by the X-rays, but by this new effect.

Later, in 1923, he collaborated with Paul Alfred Biefeld[?] at Denison University, Granville, Ohio. He started a military career afterwards and was involved in a number of science programs.


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