I received an email from Alexander Parkhomov where he let me know about a new article that has been published in the International Journal of Unconventional Science.
The title is “Multeity of Nuclides Arising in the Process of Cold Nuclear Transmutations”
It is shown that a huge variety of nuclides arising as a result of cold nuclear transmutations isthe result of energetically favorable rearrangements o fnucleons.
Link to the full article is here:
After a long absence due to illness, Peter Gluck has posted on his Ego Out website, and since he is addressing the LENR community at large I thought I would repost his message here.
I am temporarily able to think and I want to tell you the following:
I am unable to get and send information because I cannot read or write. My daughter helps me and my blog partner, Georgina.
I fear that there will be no energy revolution as it was the information revolution which is a great success. I fear that LENR will die and disappear. Nothing is certain regarding LENR-technology, even that it does NOT exist. I am desperate. The Miamy Trial – Rossi vs. Darden is a complete mistery, but it seems Rossi has not lost the trial. What will bring the future to LENR? In this blog I have told many times what I think about Pd/D and Ni/H etc., and I have not changed my opinion.
What have we to do? Is any hope lost?
Your old friend,
Peter, this is my brief reply to you. I am glad you are home, and have the help you need to post again. Thank you for all your efforts and work over the years, and I do hope you feel better and are able to contribute more as time goes on.
Personally, I don’t think that LENR will die and disappear. I am optimistic. I think there is enough interest from talented and determined persons to keep working at the problem until success comes. We have various groups and individuals working in private and in public who are trying to understand and develop the technology, that I think sooner or later the breakthrough that you are hoping for will come.
My best guess is that Andrea Rossi will be the first person to bring the technology into the commercial sector. I think he has the technological prowess and the necessary determination and force of will to do it.
While I think we can be sure that Rossi won’t be giving help to his competitors, but if he (or anyone else) can bring forward a working LENR product, then we will know that technologically it can be done — that it is not impossible — which I think will cause interest in the field to greatly increase.
I don’t think it’s possible for us to make predictions about the exact timing of these things, you never know what holdups may occur, but I’m optimistic that in the end we’ll see success.
My best wishes to you!
Here are some exchanges from the Journal of Nuclear Physics yesterday which perhaps can help us get an idea of Andrea Rossi’s current level of confidence regarding his goal of industrialization of the E-Cat.
March 29, 2018 at 5:05 AM
Will you have also a module reactor of the Ecat QX with a power of 1 kW?
March 29, 2018 at 10:18 AM
March 29, 2018 at 10:49 AM
Does your answer to anonymous mean that the 1 kW will be the standard rating of the QX reactor now? Or will there be different QX sizes? If so, which will be the first one you will produce?
March 29, 2018 at 11:08 AM
We will give detailed information on this issue at the presentation of the product.
March 29, 2018 at 12:43 PM
I understand about not giving specific details, but can we assume you have made improvements in the E-Cat QX recently?
March 29, 2018 at 1:09 PM
Enormous. Exponential for what concerns the development of a module industrializable and the industrialization itself. Now our module is very close to be ready to be reproduced massively.
I found it interesting that here Rossi confirmed that there will be a 1 kW QX reactor, whereas previously the largest one mentioned was 80 W. So it sounds like there has been a new development or breakthrough. Of course not very much to go on, but it’s interesting that Rossi is sounding even more confident than before about industrial production starting up.
Thanks to Engineer48 for posting the following:
The US NAVY SPAWAR has a nice LENR patent: from 2013:
Should be fairly easy for MFMP or others to replicate.
US NAVY seeks to license their LENR tech and to engage in collaborative research [Title: “Particle generator
Produces alpha and beta particles as well as protons, neutrons, deuterons, soft X-rays, gamma rays, and tritium”:
“This invention is a reproducible method of generating particles through the electrolysis of palladium in heavy water. The invention consists of an electrochemical cell composing an anode, a cathode, and magnets within an electrolyte solution of palladium dissolved in heavy water. To initiate the particle generating process, a power source supplies a constant current to the cell body through the partially immersed cathode and anode for a specified period of time. The current causes the deposition of palladium particles onto the cathode element due to the evolving deuterium gas during electrolysis. These periods of current may be repeated for a variety of different values, and for different period lengths dependent on the needs of the materials. This process can be customized based on the most productive cycles for each specific reaction.”
Bob Greenyer of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project has published a new video and a new post on the MFMP’s Steemit blog a new post analyzing the LION 2 reactor which was sent to Bob in a rather destroyed state by its maker (who goes by the name of LION here on E-Cat World).
Bob’s video can be seen here:
The Steemit post can be read here:
Bob’s conclusion is here:
The LION 2 reactor appears to have been transmuting Cr found in the Kanthal A1 heater wire, via addition of Deuterons through Mn to Fe. If so, this represents a high nuclear transmutation yield process that begins with easily obtainable, safe, off the shelf elements and industrial materials with the products not able to have radioactivity of any kind after the 50Cr is imploded to stable isotopes. Further study of other pieces of heater wire / flakes need to be conducted with mass spectrometry and magnetic resonance techniques to confirm this finding via determining isotopic concentrations, especially 57Fe.
If confirmed, this technology has the potential to form the basis of a multi-billion dollar nuclear waste and contamination treatment industry that is much needed, especially for those living around the pacific given both Fukashima and Enewetak Atoll. It also may be able to synthesise commercially important elements profitably making it a desirable experiment for first time LENR researchers.
Many of us wonder how things are progressing in Andrea Rossi’s stated goal to start production of his E-Cat plants this year. As is typical, we get very few details of what is going on behind the scenes at Leonardo Corp., but once in a while Rossi gives a bit of a status update. Today on the the Journal of Nuclear Physics was this exchange:
March 26, 2018 at 8:14 PM
Can you give us an idea, after the first quarter of 2018, what is the percentage of accomplishments of:
1- perfection of the module to industrialize
2- industrialization system
March 27, 2018 at 7:39 AM
I had asked Rossi earlier what were the main tasks that needed to be accomplished before industrialization could start, and he responded:
March 26, 2018 at 1:45 PM
I prefer not to enter in these particulars, but what is troubling us more is the definition of all the particulars of the modules before a bulk production: if you make an error in this issue you get the errors in all the modules, with the consequences you can imagine.
But many other issues remain and I want not to disclose them.
If you are going to produce anything automatically, you obviously have to get the automation procedures just right, or you will mass produce faulty products, which would be disastrous. The 40 per cent figure is clearly just a ball park estimate, getting to 100 per cent this year still seems very optimistic to me as I imagine there are all kinds of things that could delay things. Unforseen circumstances lead to even the most sophisticated and experienced companies pushing back product launch dates, so it would not be at all surprising to see that happen in this case.
Thanks to Max Nozin for posting a link to a Russian company called New Inflow which was founded in 2009, and since then have been carrying out both theoretical and experimental research in the LENR field.
The company’s website is published in Russian and English here:
The website states:
Company’s currently held experiments are based on generation of plasmoid formations in swirling gas flow which are created by various impulse-modulated discharges and subsequent utilization of generated heat.
Experimental laboratory setups are developed and simulated with the help of new mathematical models and methods.
As of today, the following main results in the LENR area were achieved by the “New Inflow” company:
- LENR effects were confirmed in several lab experiments. This fact is consistently proved by conducted measurements using up to date diagnostic equipment;
- heat COP of devices created in “New Inflow” is 600% to 800%;
- results of chemical elements transformation are also obtained;
- devices created in the “New Inflow” may run on a wide range of materials, and are not limited to costly ones such as Pd and Ni.
The following paper has been apparently written by people associated with this company. “High effective heterogeneous plasma vortex reactor for production of heat energy and hydrogen” published here http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/980/1/012040/pdf
Another Indian newspaper article looks at the state of LENR/Cold Fusion research and predicts that it won’t be too long until the technology is developed to a point where it will be able to provide power for domestic purposes at very low cost.
The article was published today (Mar 26, 2018) in The Pioneer and is titled “Cold Fusion to Power Households” — link here: http://www.dailypioneer.com/nation/cold-fusion-to-power-households.html
Here is an excerpt:
After 30 years, Japanese scientists have come out with reports that substantiate observations made during the cold fusion experiments. A research group including scientists of Toyota, Nissan Motor, Universities of Tohoku, Kobe, Kyushu and Nagoya have found that heat energy was released at room temperature. Professor Emeritus Akito Takahashi, who led the teams has an answer for questions raised by scientists like late Dr Raj. “It could be multi-body fusion occurring at an extremely small space,” said he.
Eminent cardiologist Dr B M Hegde has already pointed out that transmutation of potassium to sodium happening in human body is akin to release of heat energy during cold fusion. The research group expects that it was possible to generate 1 kilowatt of heat, which is two orders of magnitude larger than the present reactions, by improving the structure of the sample, increasing the amount reactant, devising changes to the temperature conditions.
One of the experts consulted for this article is Indian nuclear phyiscs Mahadeva Srinivasan, who was the former Head of Neutron Physics Division at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Mumbai who is now a private LENR consultant.
He was recently interviewed by Ruby Carat of Cold Fusion Now for her series of podcasts talking to people working in the LENR field.
He told Ruby that he has been trying almost single-handedly trying revive LENR research in LENR after Cold Fusion had been largely dismissed by the scientific community. He has focused his efforts recently on trying to interest members of the current BJP Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and has had some success with this approach, with limited funding being made available from the funding from the Ministry of Renewable Energy to get four LENR research groups started in India. He tells Ruby that three out of four of the groups are currently working on Parkhamov-style experiments with nickel powder and hydrogen, but expects them to try with deuterium also.
Ruby’s interview with Dr. Srinivasan can be heard here: http://coldfusionnow.org/cfnpodcast/
The following post has been submitted by Max Nozin
A group of articles have been posted on this Russian website:
Title: “Investigation of the characteristics of MagnetoToroElectric Emanations with the help of photographic film detectors”
Authors: A.L. Shishkin, V.A. Baranov, A.V. Vinogradova, V.M. Dubovik, V.Yu. Tatur
Authors: V.Yu. Tatur , A.L. Shishkin , V.A. Baranov , V.A. Panyushkin