New article by Leif Holmlid Makes the Case for Ultra Dense Hydrogen as Dark Matter

Thanks to Camilo Urban for the following post.

Leif Holmlid just got published an open access article that proposes theory from experimental results to explain Dark Matter as being formed by ultra dense hydrogen, and provide experimental basis for a reinterpretation of red shift and cosmic background noise that put the Big Bang idea to rest.

In certain ways is parallel to Mills hydrinos, and besides the monumental cosmological implications it also has monumental energy production implications.

Link here:

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10509-019-3632-yhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10509-019-3632-yhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10509-019-3632-y

Abstract:

50 experimental publications exist on ultra-dense hydrogen H(0) from our laboratory. A review of these results was published recently (L. Holmlid and S. Zeiner-Gundersen in Phys. Scr. 74(7), 2019, https://doi.org/10.1088/1402-4896/ab1276). The importance of this quantum material in space is accentuated by a few recent publications: The so called extended red emission (ERE) spectra in space agree well (L. Holmlid in Astrophys. J. 866:107, 2018a) with rotational spectra measured from H(0) in the laboratory, supporting the notion that H(0) is a major part of the dark matter in the Universe. The proton solar wind was shown to agree well with the protons ejected by Coulomb explosions in p(0), thus finally providing a convincing detailed energy mechanism for the solar wind protons (L. Holmlid in J. Geophys. Res. 122:7956–7962, 2017c). The very high corona temperature in the Sun is also directly explained (L. Holmlid in J. Geophys. Res. 122:7956–7962, 2017c) as caused by well-studied nuclear reactions in H(0). H(0) is the lowest energy form of hydrogen and H(0) is thus expected to exist everywhere where hydrogen exists in the Universe. The so called cosmological red-shifts have earlier been shown to agree quantitatively with stimulated Raman processes in ordinary Rydberg matter. H(0) easily transforms to ordinary Rydberg matter and can also form the largest length scale of matter, with highly excited electrons just a few K from the ionization limit. Such electronic states provide the small excitations needed in the condensed matter H(0) for a thermal emission at a few K temperature corresponding to the CMB, the so called cosmic microwave background radiation. These excitations can be observed directly by ordinary Raman spectroscopy (L. Holmlid in J. Raman Spectrosc. 39:1364–1374, 2008b). A purely thermal distribution from H(0) and also from ordinary Rydberg Matter at 2.7 K is the simplest explanation of the CMB. The coupling of electronic and vibrational degrees of freedom observed as in experiments with H(0) gives almost continuous energy excitations which can create a smooth thermal CMB emission spectrum as observed. Thus, both cosmological red-shifts and CMB are now proposed to partially be due to easily studied microscopic processes in ultradense hydrogen H(0) and the other related types of hydrogen matter at the two other length scales. These processes can be repeated at will in any laboratory. These microscopic formation processes are much simpler than the earlier proposed large-scale non-repeatable processes related to Big Bang.

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US Dept. of Energy Funds Nuclear-to-Hydrogen Project

An article in Power magazine reports on how the U.S. Department of Energy has recently decided provide funding for a project ($3.6 million) of US nuclear power company Exelon and partner company Nel Hydrogen of Norway, who will build a hydrogen production, storage and utilization system at an existing nuclear power production facility.

The official description on the DoD award document is:

Demonstration of Electrolyzer Operation at a Nuclear Plant to Allow for Dynamic Participation in an Organized Electricity Market and In-House Hydrogen Supply Demonstration of Electrolyzer Operation at a Nuclear Plant to Allow for Dynamic Participation in an Organized Electricity Market and In-House Hydrogen Supply Demonstration of Electrolyzer Operation at a Nuclear Plant to Allow for Dynamic Participation in an Organized Electricity Market and In-House Hydrogen Supply

More on the project can be found at the Power website here:

https://www.powermag.com/exelon-is-exploring-nuclear-power-plant-hydrogen-production/https://www.powermag.com/exelon-is-exploring-nuclear-power-plant-hydrogen-production/https://www.powermag.com/exelon-is-exploring-nuclear-power-plant-hydrogen-production/

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New Journal Article: “Oxygen and Silver Nanoparticle Aerosol Magnetohydrodynamic Power Cycle” (Randall Mills and N. Nansteel)

A new article by Randall Mills and M Nansteel of Brilliant Light Power has been published in the Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering.

Reference:

R. Mills and M. Nansteel, “Oxygen and Silver Nanoparticle Aerosol Magnetohydrodynamic Power Cycle”
Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 8, Iss. 2, No 216.

https://brilliantlightpower.com/pdf/MHD_Paper_082719.pdf

From the Abstract:

Since the MHD efficiency may approach W=1, the electrical conversion of the power of the plasma into electricity may approach the efficiency of pressure-thermal to kinetic energy conversion wherein the corresponding nozzle efficiencies of 99% have been realized.A novel thermodynamic cycle enables closed liquid magnetohydrodynamic power conversion of thermal power into electrical power at a power density that is orders of magnitude higher than previously possible at an efficiency approaching unity.

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Bob Greenyer to Speak on LENR at IEEE Meetings in Madison, Wisconsin, Sept 4-5, 2019

The following post has been submitted by Thomas Kaminsky.

Bob Greenyer, A researcher for the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project (MFMP) will be at Sector67 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA on Wednesday, September 4th from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM to answer any questions you might have about his research efforts, or about replication. MFMP is dedicated to Open Science, with all of their research efforts open access and not patented. He will also speak Wednesday at 5:30 PM at the Helen C. White Hall.

Please Register (just a head count) here:

Replicators Workshop: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/203789

Overview: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/202724

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LENR — Low Energy Nuclear Reactions — may provide the world with limitless, inexpensive, carbon-free energy. Once called “Cold Fusion” and debunked as “Junk Science”, LENR has recently become a hot topic. Recently, Google invested $10Million in an MIT Lab attempting duplication. The Department of Defense and US Government has patented several devices, one of which is being commercialized by Global Energy Corporation, a spin-off of DoD Researchers. NASA has ordered a compact Fission/Fusion reactor based on LENR technology. LENR has now progressed from fiction to fact as a number of scientists and engineers around the world work on the technology.

A number of organizations around the world are attempting to duplicate LENR reactions. Bob Greenyer, a volunteer with the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project, has studied many of the approaches and will be available to talk about the details of replication. Bob has either been a direct part of replication efforts, or has visited replicators around the world. Come and join a discussion with Bob on replication efforts. His in-depth knowledge of the technology can help replication efforts get a fast start. Here are some of the efforts he has been involved with:

Dog-Bone: A MFMP replication effort to duplicate Andrea Rossi’s Lugano LENR Reactor.
LION: An independent replication of a nickel-diamond deuterium fueled reactor.
LION-2: A duplicate of the LION Reactor.
Parkhomov: A Russian Research Lab’s replication of Andrea Rossi’s reactor.
Suhas Relkar: A High Power Ultrasonic/Electrical Discharge LENR fueled reactor.
OHMASA Gas: A Japanese Researcher’s LENR Charge-Cluster generator exhibiting LENR reaction signatures.
Mizuno: A Nickel-Deuterium Reactor with detailed plans available.

Here are links to some of the replication efforts:

Mizuno Replication

Mizuno Supplementary Info

Second Mizuno Replication

LION2 Replication Details

Google June 2019 Nature publication

Review of US Governmental LENR Patents

 

Pico-Scale Physics and the E-Cat (Stephen)

The following comment was posted by Stephen on this thread.

After Andrea Rossi’s recent response on JONP I’ve been taking a look again at his paper. But this time with out preconceptions about the kinds of processes behind LENR.

It’s not easy as the paper is incredibly information rich and covers areas of physics which are difficult to grasp and integrate. But I think I’m beginning to get some of it even if I still have someway to go to understand it all.

It’s interesting that he really is discussing pico scale physics not nuclear physics or normal atomic physics. And in particular of dense pico scale structures. He talks about the surface areas of reflective surfaces in these dense structures at scales similar to the wave lengths of the particle waves involved and the implications in Casmir forces etc. he talks about light cones of relativistic particles and the implications of that for interactions. If I’m beginning to understand right it’s these structures that are responsible for his process and extraction of energy rather than from the nuclei themselves. Perhaps nuclei are involved to enable the structure and for the particle resonances them selves but if so it’s not the kind of processes we normally think of with LENR I might be wrong as I’m only beginning to start to understand most of what he wrote in that paper but if i am getting it I understand his wish to distinguish it from how we normally think of LENR. It has to be considered and understood words don’t give it justice if true.

Anyway I really recommend leaving behind preconceptions and reading that paper again to try and understand what it is really saying. I’m only beginning to start to understand parts of it perhaps my thoughts miss understood something. I’m very curious what others think about it.

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Rossi: The E-Cat is not Cold Fusion or LENR

For many years, Andrea Rossi has stated numerous times that the E-Cat does not operate on principles of cold fusion, preferring the label LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions) to describe it. However, in recent comments on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, he says that LENR is now an incorrect description.

Here are some of his recent comments:

Andrea Rossi
August 23, 2019 at 11:08 PM
Rodney Nicholson:
besides semantic interpretations, the issue is that what I am learning from experiments is totally strange to what is intended by Cold Fusion and LENR.
We are seeing long range particle interactions. Our work and our most recent theoretical discoveries, after our experiments, have presently nothing in common with all has been done and is being done in the Cold Fusion-LENR community.
That’s all and is a fact.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Andrea Rossi
August 23, 2019 at 4:25 AM
Fox:
LENR is a so wide definition, that it is not a definition and it makes a lot of con-fusion. Since this term is commonly used to connotate “cold fusion”, I prefer to say we are out of it, also to be honest with the recent development of our R&D. Isotopic changes do not imply fusion.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Andrea Rossi
August 22, 2019 at 2:11 PM
Giovanni:
No. I arrived to think that cold fusion does not exist.
At this point of our theoretical and technological development, after 20 years of hard work, we think that cold fusion does not exist. I am sorry, but I feel us lightyears far from the LENR community, to which we, actually, never belonged. My effect depends on atom’s potentials that have nothing to do with cold fusion or LENR. This, by the way, is clearly put in evidence in my paper here:
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/330601653_E-Cat_SK_anf_long_range_particle_interactions.

So is it time for us to make a distinction between LENR and LRPI? I have to say, I don’t pretend to understand what is going on, and maybe it is not that important. What’s important is whether we can have an alternative energy production technology that is clean, safe and more efficient than currently available sources. I think we’ll get there somehow.

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New Video: BLP SunCell ‘Steam Production Run’

Here’s a new video published by Brilliant Light Power on YouTube. The video description states:

Time Lapsed, One Hour Duration Steam Production Run POWERED BY THE SUNCELL®
The SunCell® was submersed in a 120 gallon, vigorously stirred water tank that was initially at room temperature. The SunCell® internal temperature remained steady at about 400°C which is a typical operating temperature of a steam turbine power plant. The run duration was limited only by the thermal tolerance of the water tank.

Unfortunately no data is provided about energy input or output (although showing boiling water does help), so no COP can be calculated. I hope that information will be forthcoming)

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Independent Assessors Mark Down Woodford Fund Based on Industrial Heat Stake

An article on the Yahoo UK Finance website today reports how Woodford Investment Management’s Woodford Patient Capital Trust fund has been devalued by independent assessors after they had written down the value of its stake in Industrial Heat. The overall valuation of the fund was reduced by around £30m.

From the article: “The board of the Woodford Patient Capital trust said in July that it was considering removing Woodford as manager of the trust and was holding conversations with other money managers.”

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/neil-woodford-woodford-patient-capital-industrial-heat-write-down-080746342.html

Since Industrial Heat has reportedly been largely invested in LENR/CF research, this is not a very good reflection on the field in terms of its commercial potential.

Mizuno Replication Announced

Jed Rothwell has made the following announcement on the Vortex-l mailing list.

I am pleased to report a replication of Mizuno’s experiment by H. Zhang:

https://www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/ZhangHreproducti.pdfhttps://www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/ZhangHreproducti.pdfhttps://www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/ZhangHreproducti.pdf

Excess heat started at ~4 W and has now reached 9.6 W. Be careful when
comparing this to the original experiment, because the mass of nickel mesh
is smaller.

The calorimetry is MUCH better than Mizuno’s. It is splendid.

Mizuno expressed some reservations about these results because the heat
peters out after 2 or 3 hours. He thinks this might be caused by “impure
gas in the reactants or slight differences in nickel.” I do not think this
is a problem because:

1. Zhang ran several times with a mesh that produced no heat (p. 18).
2. I think the total heat release is too large to be explained as impure
gas.
3. The reaction is getting stronger between the second and third runs,
from 4 W 20 kJ up to 9.7 W 47 kJ. If this were caused by gas coming out of
the nickel mesh, I suppose it would fade away. He does not open the cell or
change the mesh between runs.
4. Zhang replaced the deuterium gas with argon. That killed the
reaction. I hope he did not clobber it permanently! Yesterday he told me he
went back to deuterium, but it is still dead.

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Company Claims ‘Huge Quantities’ of Hydrogen can be Extracted From Oilfields, Leaving Carbon in the Ground

An article on the Phys.org website reports about a company, Proton Technologies, which claims to be commercializing a process that can extract ‘huge quantities’ of hydrogen from oil fields in an emission and pollution-free manner.

https://phys.org/news/2019-08-scientists-hydrogen-gas-oil-bitumen.html

Scientists from the University of Calgary developed the process, and has entered into an agreement with Proton Technologies Inc.  which holds the patent for the process.

Proton Energy calls the process ‘Hygenic Earth Energy’ (HEE), and they provide this description:

Oxygen-enhanced air is produced at the wellhead, and then injected deep into the reservoir through an ‘Oxinjection Well‘. Gases, coke and heavier hydrocarbons are oxidized in place (a process known as In-Situ Combustion). Targeted portions of the reservoir become very warm. Where necessary, the temperatures are heightened further through radio frequency emissions.

Eventually, oxidation temperatures exceed 500°C. This extreme heat causes the nearby hydrocarbons, and any surrounding water molecules, to break apart. Both the hydrocarbons and the H2O become a temporary source of free hydrogen gas. These molecular splitting processes are referred to as thermolysis, gas reforming and water-gas shift. They have been used in commercial industrial processes to generate hydrogen for more than 100 years. In HEE these processes are controlled through the timing and pattern of oxygen injection and external heating.

http://proton.energy/hygenic-earth-energy/

Proton Energy CEO is quoted in the article, saying:

“This technique can draw up huge quantities of hydrogen while leaving the carbon in the ground. When working at production level, we anticipate we will be able to use the existing infrastructure and distribution chains to produce H2 for between 10 and 50 cents per kilo. This means it potentially costs a fraction of gasoline for equivalent output”