Exotic Spiraling Electrons Discovered by Physicist (Rutgers University News Release)

Thanks to Axil for pointing out this news release from Rutgers University posted here: https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/ru-ese021419.php

Exotic spiraling electrons discovered by physicists
Rutgers-led research could lead to advances in lighting and solar cells

RUTGERS UNIVERISTY, PUBLIC RELEASE: 18-FEB-2019

Rutgers and other physicists have discovered an exotic form of electrons that spin like planets and could lead to advances in lighting, solar cells, lasers and electronic displays.

It’s called a “chiral surface exciton,” and it consists of particles and anti-particles bound together and swirling around each other on the surface of solids, according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Chiral refers to entities, like your right and left hands, that match but are asymmetrical and can’t be superimposed on their mirror image.

Excitons form when intense light shines on solids, kicking negatively charged electrons out of their spots and leaving behind positively charged “holes,” according to lead author Hsiang-Hsi (Sean) Kung, a graduate student in Physics Professor Girsh Blumberg’s Rutgers Laser Spectroscopy Lab at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

The electrons and holes resemble rapidly spinning tops. The electrons eventually “spiral” towards the holes, annihilating each other in less than a trillionth of a second while emitting a kind of light called “photoluminescence.” This finding has applications for devices such as solar cells, lasers and TV and other displays.

The scientists discovered chiral excitons on the surface of a crystal known as bismuth selenide, which could be mass-produced and used in coatings and other materials in electronics at room temperature.

“Bismuth selenide is a fascinating compound that belongs to a family of quantum materials called ‘topological insulators,'” said senior author Blumberg, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the School of Arts and Sciences. “They have several channels on the surface that are highly efficient in conducting electricity.”

The dynamics of chiral excitons are not yet clear and the scientists want to use ultra-fast imaging to further study them. Chiral surface excitons may be found on other materials as well.

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Rutgers co-authors include doctoral students Xueyun Wang and Alexander Lee, and Board of Governors Professor Sang-Wook Cheong in Rutgers Center for Emergent Materials, who developed the ultra-pure crystals for this study. Professor Dmitrii Maslov and graduate student Adamya Goyal at the University of Florida and principal investigator Alexander Kemper at North Carolina State University contributed to theory development and the interpretation of results.

Rugters
The two types of ‘chiral surface excitons’ are on the right and left side of the image. They are generated by right- and left-handed light (photons in blue). The excitons consist of an electron (light blue) orbiting a ‘hole’ (black) in the same orientation as the light. The electron and hole are annihilated in less than a trillionth of a second, emitting light (photons in green) that could be harnessed for lighting, solar cells, lasers and electronic displays.

Rossi: ‘Momentous Events’ Have Taken Place Following E-Cat Presentation

I have been curious to find out more about the impact of Leonardo Corporation’s presentation in terms of customer interest, so I asked a few questions about it on the Journal of Nuclear Physics:

Frank Acland
February 18, 2019 at 5:27 PM
Dear Andrea,

Since the event on Jan 31st, can you say which of the following you have done?

a) Responded to inquiries from potential customers.
b) Made agreements with new customers.
c) Built E-Cat SK plants for new customers.
d) Delivered new E-Cat SK plants to new customers.
e) Monitored E-Cat SK installations remotely.

Andrea Rossi’s reply:

Andrea Rossi
February 18, 2019 at 6:43 PM
Frank Acland:
a) yes
b) on course
c) on course
d) on course
e) yes
After these 18 days from the presentation of January 31st I can say that momentous events happened that are strongly reinforcing our situation. This allows me to confirm that the presentation of http://www.ecatskdemo.com has been very successful and that our target has been fully reached in perfect equilibrium with our possibilities.
Thanks also to the magnificent work made by you and Thomas Florek. Before the presentation , if you remember, I told you both ” Acland at the piano, Florek at the guitar and concertina, Rossi at the drums: if the Ecat doesn’t work, we have a plan B”: it appears the plan B will not be necessary.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

By ‘on course’ I think Rossi means that these things are in process, but not yet completed. As he mentions that momentous events have happened, he does seem to be very satisfied with how things have gone so far. Plan B might have been fun, but I doubt it would have been very momentous. We will have to watch and see if any evidence for plan A materializes.

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Now Time to Bring LENR Energy Into the Climate Change Debate

The following post was originally published here on this new website — https://lenr-energy.info — , and is reposted here by permission.

Recently took place the 24th UNF Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland and after difficult negotiations, a long list of new decisions was finally adopted.

No matter the results of the Conference, one specific key problem for the work against Climate Change unfortunately still remains unsolved. In spite of all research and development, the known fossil-free energy sources, solar, wind, water, bio-fuel and nuclear, booth from economic and practical reasons, cannot be expanded quickly enough to replace the enormous energy production today coming from the main high polluting CO2 sources, oil, gas, and coal. Many experts involved agree that there is a real urgent need for new types of CO2-free renewable energy sources, cost-effective and practical enough to push both governments and private industry into years of a constant, market force driven race towards the necessary ending of burning fossils.

A good part of that need might very well be met by LENR energy but very few are already aware of this. The fact is that today only a very small fraction of the Climate Change Conference audience, as well as the general world public, has ever heard of the term LENR ( Low Energy Nuclear Reactions). Still, the truth is that for many years already a number of dedicated scientists have been eagerly working to find out if LENR could be mastered into a clean source of renewable energy. Many from this limited worldwide community and its supporters have believed so for several years and now even more after the recent first public demonstration of industrialized LENR Energy in practical use The presentation included the first-ever industrially produced LENR generator module continuously producing 20kW of heat energy as well as further details about function and performance. Also, the commercial conditions and initial strategy for worldwide expansion was presented.

If the presented advantages from practical use of LENR energy are even close to being confirmed, Jan 31, 2019, could definitely mark history in the long-term fight against  Climate Change.

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Infinity SAV Thread

Since there have been some posts in various threads, and as George has specifically requested it, here’s a thread about Infinity SAV, a South Korean company that I had not heard of until just recently. Infinity SAV claims it has successfully built a generator that operates using permanent magnets and bifilar coils; they also make induction heaters.

I thought I’d put up a dedicated thread here so comments and discussion can happen in one place.

A Facebook post talks about a recent demonstration they have carried out in South Korea.

The company’s website is here: https://infinitysav.com/

Their YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq_qGHzYorAsR4sYi3m50sA

“The secret of Rossi revealed?” (Video)

I received the following from a reader regarding a new video made bb Russian physicist Igor Danillov titled “The Secret of Rossi Revealed?”. The reader provides a translation from Russian into English, admitting that there could be mistakes.

The secret of Rossi revealed?

Video of the Russian physicist Igor Danillov from 12 February 2019:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR6QNjG_HJU

 

Igor Danillov proposes a hypothesis for the Rossi effect.

He examines this figure on the website of Vessela Nikolova:

http://www.ecat-thenewfire.com/blog/unveiling-physics-inside-e-cat/

His colleague Sergey Tsvetkov supposes that with the help of argon it becomes possible to achieve this enormous quantity of energy. In the reactor itself there is a thin wire of about 1 mm, which is about 1.5 cm long.

Igor thinks that the argon, which on the figure is connected only with the control panel, could be the source of Rossi’s secret.

According to the Hydrino theory, in a normal situation the hydrogen can not pass in a lower position. But in some special conditions such positions are accessible and we can achieve maximum output of 137 squared x 13.6. 13.6 is the energy of ionization of the hydrogen.

But in which conditions is this possible? If we have argon or helium in an energized condition, energy of 4 x 13.6 eV is radiated and when this energy is dissipated on the electrons of the hydrogen, these electrons can pass to this lower position.

In this connection there is a theory of Celani, the Italian physicist. He tries on this way to explain the classical work of Randell Mills.

So, in normal situation the hydrogen can’t pass in lower position. But when we heat it and mix it with helium or argon, then these lower positions become accessible.

In the theory of Celani there is a hypothesis about the electron’s structure. It is supposed that if on the electron energy of 4 x 13.6 eV is dissipated, the electron can pass to such “inner” positions. This inner, lower position in the hydrogen’s atom become accessible for it.

The recipe of Randell Mills is very simple: the hydrogen is mixed with helium or argon, then through this mixture electric currency is passed, a discharge. When we pass powerful electrical currency, the helium or argon ionize themselves, and going to the basic condition they radiate energy, this energy is dissipated to the electrons of the hydrogen and these electrons, or part of them, go to the lower position and radiate enormous quantity of energy.

In this theory we don’t speak about the Coulomb’s barrier. So is the Randell Mills’ plant working.

So Igor expresses the hypothesis that this is valid also for Rossi’s reactor. There is a composition of aluminium hydride and nickel and it is immersed somehow in argon. Then there occurs discharge and in this reactor runs the described process. The energy is very big, in the range of MeV, which gives this enormous power output.

So, Igor’s advice to the experimenters: they could try to replicate this. If you have a plant with COP=2, try to add argon and a discharge. And let us see, perhaps there really will begin such reaction and there will be really a huge energy output as in E-Cat.

Igor offers this hypothesis for consideration and for experimental examination. Here there are no nuclear reactions, simply the hydrogen’s electrons pass to lower positions.

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Request for ECW Readers About LENR Papers

The following request has been submitted by David H. Bailey

I operate a blog, and two or three times in the past we have reported on the E-Cat and other LENR projects. My co-author of previous blogs (Borwein) has now passed away, but I am still operating the blog, now called MathScholar.org.

I have thought about writing an update on LENR, and still might, but one obstacle always gives me pause: In writing for a scientific audience, say for some of my mathematics, mathematical physics or computational science colleagues, they would expect to see peer-reviewed papers and reports. Without a list or synopsis of such papers, given the overall skepticism surrounding the field, it would be hard for me to say something that would be taken seriously by the blog audience.

I think there are such papers, but I don’t know where to find such a list. In his blog post of 16 Jan 2019, Mats Lewan mentioned this listing:
https://www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/RothwellJtallyofcol.pdfbut it is dated 2009 and thus is now ten years out of date. Besides, it focuses on the “classical” Pons-Fleischmann experiments, whereas the work of Rossi is a rather different sort of experiment, and it is not at all clear that those earlier papers are relevant. Besides, the classical Pons-Fleischmann experiments don’t have a lot of credibility, to say the least, among scientists (unfairly, in my view, but…).

The Lugano report, which is what got my attention to the field initially, was very interesting, but is now five years old, and, even more importantly, was never published in a peer-reviewed forum, so could not be included in such a list. Parkhomov appears to have done some interesting work, but, again, as far as I am aware the available items on his work are mostly viewgraph presentations and technical reports, not full-fledged, peer-reviewed journal publications. Also, from time to time, new journal / conference papers relating to LENR have been mentioned on your site, but, frankly most of these, from what I have seen, are either theoretical explorations or are only speculatively connected to Rossi-class LENR.

Mind you, I still think Rossi has something, and so do several other projects, notably Brillouin and Brilliant Light Power.

But I really need to cite a list, say, of the top 10 or 20 high-quality, peer-reviewed papers on the topic — experimental (not just theoretical) results published in reasonably prestigious, peer-reviewed journals or conference proceedings. Without such a list, it is hard for me to say anything about LENR developments that would be taken seriously.

Do you think one of your readers might be interested in assembling such a listing? Perhaps with input from others? That would be a very useful project, in my view, if someone would be so kind as to undertake it.

“Spontaneous Generation of Heat in Recently Hardened Steel” (1917 Paper)

Thanks to sandy_r for pointing out this paper, originally published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A. in April 1917.

The title of the article is “Spontaneous generation of heat in recently hardened steel” authors are
Charles F. Brush and Robert Abbott Hadfield.

Abstract
The object of this paper is to show that various kinds of steel, including carbon tool steel, “high speed” tungsten-chromium steel, and other similar iron alloys, after being quenched at a high temperature and hardened, spontaneously generate heat for at least several weeks in appreciable and measurable quantity, the rate of generation of course steadily diminishing. The paper is divided into two sections. First the research work relating to this discovery which originated with one of us (Brush) and which in the second part has been further experimented upon and verified by one of us (Hadfield). As the paper contains important new facts of much interest, it seems desirable that the results should be brought before the Royal Society.

Link to the full article is here: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rspa.1917.0013

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“Andrea Rossi proposed collaboration with Russia” (Video)

A reader has alerted me to a new video that has been produced in Russian by Igor Danailov titled “Andrea Rossi proposed collaboration with Russia”

The reader provides this description:

10 February 2019

The Russian physicist Igor Danailov states in this video:

“Mr. Andrea Rossi has empowered me to make a proposal to my audience. This is about a collaboration on production of his generator E-Cat SK direct in Russia and on the sale of heat on the Russian market…”

Now Igor Danailov asks for help to find appropriate Russian businessmen and institutes for the developing of this proposal.

Hopefully we will get some help understanding this better from Russian speaking readers.

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Video: E-Cat SK COP Calculations

Thanks to Roland for the following comment about a new video posted on the ecatskdemo.com site: