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.

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

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.

Video: A New Type of Penetrating Radiation (Alexander Shishkin)

A new video by Bob Greenyer of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project examines a paper presented by Alexander Shishkin in October 2018 titled ‘A New Type of Penetrating Radiation’ in which a new type of radiation is proposed. J.A. Crowther, in 1921, proposed a form of radiation termed ‘J’ radiation. Shishkin names the radiation ‘MagnetoToroElectrical Radiation’ (MTER), and could be detected as traces on photographic film, and are potentially dangerous to biological material unless appropriately shielded.

Pomeroid Model of LENR Reactions

I received the following from John Brandenburg

Attached is an abstract of a theory I will be discussing at the upcoming IEEE LENR workshop in Madison WI on Jan 31 2019. The theory is conjectural at this stage,but is based on well established work in hadron particle physics and my own recent work on a “Bohr Model” of field unification called the GEM theory, where it appears a long-range branch of Strong Force is possible.

The Pomeroid Model of LENR
J.E. Brandenburg, Kepler Aerospace

The phenomena of LENR, particularly the evidence for fusion reactions at much lower temperatures, but
much higher densities, than that seen normally in plasmas, can possibly be explained by a long-observed
long-range “branch” of the Strong Interaction seen in particle experiments, called a “Pomeron.”

Pomerons are photon-like meson particles proposed to explain the much higher than expected cross-
section for proton-proton scattering. Their presence was observed early in low energy experiments
involving colliding beams and grew in importance as energy was increased. Unlike conventional Pion
mediated Strong interactions, which drop off rapidly at distance greater than a nucleon radius ( 1.4 fm) and energies greater than a few GeV the Pomeron interaction appears to carry the Strong interaction to much larger distances and to increase dramatically at energies greater than 10 GeV. The Pomeron can
now be explained in terms of QCD as a quark-antiquark pair, a meson, forming from a high energy
photon. The creation of a Pomeron-like meson field in a region with two protons or a proton and
neutron can be expected to create a Strong Nuclear force forcing the particles together even if they are separated by much farther than many nucleon radii. However, in order for this to happen, in present
Pomeron Theory, (1) virtual high energy photons from the Quantum ZPF (Zero Point Fluctuation) will
have to Delbruck scatter (2) off of virtual photons making up the Coulomb fields of the protons. This
bizarre photon-photon scattering mechanism appears possible at significant rates due to the high
density of high energy photons in the ZPF and increased cross section of photon-photon scattering with
energy(3). It would create LENR also when connected with very high local densities of hydrogen seen in
local crystal defects in LENR materials. In addition, the phenomena of the Strong interaction being due
to Pion fields, created between protons, coming about due to ZPF photons scattering off of the
Coulombic self-energy photons near the protons, is already a model that yields the Pion masses
straightforwardly from the GEM unification theory (4), and suggests that the Pomeron is simply a high
energy branch of the conventional Strong nuclear force. Therefore, the Pomeron may provide a means
of generating a long-range branch of the nuclear force to explain LENR observations, however, such a
model requires that high energy virtual phenomenon can have dramatic effects on low energy
phenomena, connecting LENR with such exotic subjects as Dark Energy in the Cosmos.

(1) https://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-ph/9808486.pdf
(2) M. Schumacher, Rad. Phys. Chem. 56 (1999) 101.
(3) https://arxiv.org/abs/1111.6126
(4) http://www.jmess.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/JMESSP13420148.pdf

Article in Danish Ingeniøren Newspaper on E-Cat Presentation

Thanks to a Danish reader for sharing a link to an article from Ingeniøren, a Danish weekly newspaper that covers engineering topics.

The title of the article is (translated) “Italian inventor: Now I am ready to supply heating systems based on cold fusion”; the link is here:

https://ing.dk/artikel/italiensk-opfinder-nu-jeg-klar-at-levere-varmeanlaeg-baseret-paa-kold-fusion-223715

The article provides on overview of what took place at the demonstration, and provides this conclusion:

“All in all, we weren’t much wiser about whether E-Cat SK is the answer to the world’s energy problems, which Rossi’s most keen fan club believes, or whether it’s cheating and scam.

“The next step must be that an independent third party is allowed to test the system and that one or more customers stand out with their own experiences. Until then, it would make sense to maintain a healthy skepticism.”

Norwegian Defense Research Institute Report: Condensed Matter Nuclear Science — Fiction of Reality

Thanks to Sverre Haslund for pointing out a report mentioned in the new Aftenposten article that was published in June 2018 by the Norwegian Defense Research Institute (FFI) titled Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, Fiction or Reality. The author is Jon Øistein Hasvold.

Link is here: https://www.ffi.no/no/Rapporter/18-00678.pdf

The document is mostly in Norwegian, but below is an English Google translation of the conclusion.

Jon Hasvold writes:

“My personal opinion is that LENR is a real phenomenon that one must follow the development of. Alternatively, one has to believe in a conspiracy of independent scientists at many different levels
institutions. That a heat development that cannot be explained by traditional chemical thermodynamics can take place is, in my opinion, documented beyond any reasonable doubt.

“For F&P type reactions, the documentation is very convincing. At the same time, it is clear that much doubtful experimental practice of the e-cat type is discussed online. The technology referred to is often trivial simple and suitable for garage chemists, but what is desirable thinking and what is substance is often difficult to determine. The commercial value of unrestricted access to energy is high, which can tempt for overselling. If a LENR process becomes commercially viable, new issues arise; the energy development is MeV per atom while ordinary chemical reactions are measured in eV per atom. (Or in more common units for chemists: Gigajoule per mole against kilojoules per mole).

“The process must be able to be tamed and if successful, it will lead to a revolution both civilian and military. market. It suggests that the development of a LENR reactor is anything but trivial. Not least, high local energy development can cause material technical problems so that the substrate for the reaction is destroyed. (Some MeV per atom reacted is definitely more than what is handled by chemical reactions). McKubre’s claim is that developments in the field today are limited by the lack of talent, not the lack of money. Removing the “pathological” stamp from CMNS could help young researchers to work with CMNS in the future as well.”

Rossi on the Energy Gain of the E-Cat in Spectometer Signature

During my time in Miami getting ready for the presentation, Andrea Rossi was showing particular interest in one portion of the video of the spectrometer readings that were shown at the presentation, and he asked for a section to be enlarged, which he commented on during his remarks:

He stated this during the presentation:

“This particular will be of interest to scientists, if any, are listening to us. In this section of the spectrometer that here has been enlarged, we have a signature of 437.2 nanometers and this signature is important because it is a possible indication of the existence of picometric aggregates whose high density, I think, is at the origin of the energy gain and should be this thing that turns up the reactions of the effect.”

I asked him if he could provide something in writing about this and he sent this:

” This photo of the spectrum shows the peak at 437.3 nanometers. It is a very important signature, because, as I wrote in my article on Researchgate here, in paragraph 4, the presence of this line in the E-Cat SK plasma spectrum is a possible indication of the existence of neutral picometric aggregates  generated by the effect of virtual particles pairs “

Brillouin Energy Awarded Patent For Its Potentially World Changing Fusion Reactor (Press Release)

The following is a press release from Brillouin Energy Corporation published here:

Brillouin Energy Awarded Patent For Its Potentially World Changing Fusion Reactor
European Union Issues Patent for Controlled Electron Capture Reaction

January 31, 2019 08:15 AM Eastern Standard Time

BERKELEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brillouin Energy Corp., a leading company in the Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) field, announced that it has obtained a significant Patent associated with its design for a potentially world-changing “Hydrogen Hot Tube”, or “HHT™” reactor system from the European Union Patent Office. The Patent, which has been issued for a crucial component of the HHT reactor system, the “Controlled Electron Capture Reaction” (CECR) for “Energy Generation Apparatus and Method”, is dated September 26, 2018.

EU Patent awarded for Brillouin Energy’s Controlled Electron Capture Reaction (CECR) associated with its world-changing #HHT reactor system is another step forward for making clean energy available and affordable to everyone.

Brillouin Energy has made significant progress since the last quarter of 2017, when it was making a few Watts of controlled LENR (excess) reaction heat on a consistent and repeatable basis. In the last five months, the Company has reached the stage where it is now reliably able to produce 50 to 60 Watts of controlled LENR (excess) reaction heat with a Coefficient of Power (COP) consistently over 2.25 times (2.25X energy output vs. energy input) within its HHT™. As these COP results continue to rise, Brillouin Energy’s CECR technology continues to move closer to being able to power up to 30,000 homes for one year on the amount of hydrogen contained in the volume of an average glass of water.

“We are on the cusp of a new era of cheap, abundant and reliable power from LENR-based systems, at a time when the United States and many other countries are re-examining their approaches for supporting clean energy technologies,” said Robert W. George, Chief Executive Officer, Brillouin Energy.

The CECR Patent issued by the EU is one of the Company’s primary patents describing the underlying physics for controlled pulsed power stimulation of an LENR reaction. It outlines the practical technique for inducing and controlling the reaction within a metallic lattice. The reaction produces a large amount of thermal energy, and an extremely small amount of inert (harmless) helium. Other than this primary heat output, there are no toxic, radioactive or CO2 byproduct emissions of any kind.

Brillouin Energy’s HHT™ reactor system is designed to operate at temperatures between 100°C to 700°C depending on application. It uses a very small amount of hydrogen gas with a nickel-metal catalyst to produce LENR heat on a highly controlled basis. This will be suitable in meeting industry’s needs for clean, cheap modular heat and power at the point of demand.

About Brillouin Energy Corp.

Brillouin Energy is a clean-technology company based in Berkeley, California, USA, which is developing in collaboration with former senior LENR scientists from SRI International, an ultra-clean, low-cost, renewable energy technology that is capable of producing commercially useful amounts of thermal energy from LENR.

For further information about Brillouin Energy Corp., please contact:

David Firshein, Chief Financial Officer dnf@brillouinenergy.com +1-415-419-6429

Contacts
Grant Draper, Managing Director Grant@CapstreamX.com +1-415-745-0254