Excess Heat Production Reported in New Mizuno Replication (Hokkaido University of Science)

Jed Rothwell has posted an updated paper on LENR-CANR website which reports how Dr. S. Saito and two assistants at Hokkaido University of Science in Japan have measured excess heat in a replication of the Mizuno Nickel-Palladium experiment.

https://www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/MizunoTsupplement.pdf

Here is a quote and image from the paper:

Figure 4 shows the results of an excess heat test. By coincidence, the total heat measured in
the air flow is about the same as input power; around 500 W. (In other words, the blue line
happens to reach the orange line.) However, as shown in the calibration, if there were no excess
heat, the blue line would be lower, at 350 W instead, so the reaction is producing about 150 W.

At 8,000 s, the heat increases abruptly, even though input power is stable. At 35,000 s heat
increases to ~510 W, above the orange line, and then falls back at 40,000 s, even though there is
no change in input power. Such perturbations never occur during stable calibrations, so the
increased power comes from a reaction, rather than input power.

Figure 4. Input and output power during an excess heat test

Neighborhood Evacuated After Man Reported Being Burned by ‘Quantum Physics Generator’

Various news outlets are reporting an incident that took place in a Columbus, Ohio neighborhood in which emergency responders and nuclear experts were dispatched to a home after a man called 911 reporting having been burned by “radio frequency burns” while operating a “quantum physics generator” in his garage.

Nuclear experts were brought to the scene following the mention of alpha waves and a particle accelerator. Radiation testing was done but nothing hazardous was found.

Here’s a  link to an article about the incident from the website of the Cincinnati Enquirer

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/12/05/emergency-crews-investigating-report-possible-small-nuclear-reactor-ohio-garage/2625141001/

Quote from the article:

“A 911 call Thursday led to a precautionary evacuation of an entire street in a Northwest Side neighborhood in Columbus over concerns about a possible small nuclear reactor and alpha waves reported by a resident who said he sustained burns in his garage on the device. In the end, authorities found no hazard. The man will undergo a mental-health examination and may face charges of inducing a panic.”

Book: Uncovering the Missing Secrets of Magnetism (Ken Wheeler)

The following post has been submitted by Martin.

Ken Wheeler’s book on magnetism is worth a look at by anyone interested in understanding the
LENR phenomenon in my view. His views on science are unconventional to say the least.

Going back to the ‘greats’ of Maxwell, Tesla, and Steinmetz he revives both the consideration of both
dielectricity and the ether theory. His principle claim is that magnetism has to do with space
expansion and movement, and dielectricity has to do with counter-space (the ether), and inertia.
Electricity is the conjunction of the dielectric and magnetic and is to magnetism what dielectricity
is to mass/gravity. The image below should hopefully ring a few bells!

Obviously there are many on here with a good working knowledge of contemporary scientific
theory. I have no idea to what extent his ideas may appear crackpot to those with a good
knowledge of physics, etc., but I think that if his theory helps suggest or provoke interesting
thoughts then it doesn’t matter if it can be shown to be wrong.

His experiments with magnets and his explanation of the forces at work seemed relevant to the discussion here so I thought it worth posting here. His book can be found here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Uncovering-MissingSecrets-Magnetism-Exploring-ebook/dp/B00NQS0DM8

And he does many videos on YouTube under the name Theoria Apophasis.

 

SPACE . EARTH . HUMAN . Update (Bob Greenyer)

Thanks to Bob Greenyer for posting this comment in the Always Open thread.

SPACE . EARTH . HUMAN . is coming

Translation and proof reading finished (pending notes from Author). Book layout has begun.

Parkhomov in his book, calculates that you need approximately 100V + to start synthesising Neutrinos of the slow type needed for LENR. Now, hold that in mind when you look at Mondaini’s work here

Look at the threshold when the reaction changes. Now,

e + v + p + p > D

electron + slow neutrino + proton + proton > Deuterium

http://www.nanosoft.co.nz/results/select_*_from_FusionAll_where_E1eqHandE2eqHByMeV.html

This results in D and the abundance of OH that Mondaini, Ohmasa and Stankovic observed in their solutions/gasses and that Mondaini physically observed on his hands and from radio spectra.

As I said at ICCF-22, the 10 Yen coin was cut like a laser, at least in part, because the OH, IMHO, self-mased (Microwave ovens heat your food by vibrating the OH bonds in water – rest is obvious).

In the case of Mondaini’s observation of Si formation from Al, this is just Al fusion with the resulting D inside the EVOs.

http://fusfis.org/fusions?element1=D&element2=Al&limit=50

http://www.nanosoft.co.nz/results/select_*_from_FusionAll_where_lbE1eqHorE1eqDrbandE2eqAlByMeVDesc.html

D is far more favourable energetically.

The Holy Grail of Plasma Energy ready for fighting Climate Change? (LENR-Energy.info)

The following post was published on the LENR-Energy.info site and is reposted here by permission. Link to the original article is: https://lenr-energy.info/uncategorized/holy-grail-of-plasma-energy/

The global public is not aware yet. Also not Greta Thunberg and the climate movement nor the large majority of world leaders and main parts of science and enterprise-communities. Only a limited number of dedicated researchers and global followers are aware and already know that November 23, 2019, could become a great day in the history of science. The day for the first unofficial announcement of a successful practical implementation of a new revolutionary version of a clean plasma energy process. When confirmed it should be expected to become a major tool in the fight against climate change. Note that clean here stands for no harmful radiation or emission from either process, fuel or waste.

The Quest for Holy Grail of Plasma Energy

When the claims the last days published by Andrea Rossi, CEO of Leonardo Corp, will be proven true, the long quest for ideal clean plasma energy seems to have been crowned by a final success. This type of new clean nuclear energy is normally referred to as Cold-Fusion or more recently also as LENR energy.The new clean energy module Ecat-SKL is described as a further developed version of the Ecat-SK, which was presented already last January. The new SKL plasma generator module ( L for Leonardo), while only needing a battery to start from, was on November 23 claimed to be successfully running 24/7 completely disconnected from any input power and still continuously generating electrical power and heat at kW level. The below list of recent claims from Andrea Rossi, when proven true, could make Ecat-SKL the ideal clean plasma energy source so very much needed in the fight against climate change :

Environment-Friendly

– No direct CO2 emissions
– No hazardous radiation emitted
– No radioactive waste or fuel
– Very low CO2 footprint [kg/kWh] from generator and fuel
– Used fuel will be renewed in a factory process

Cost-Effective

– WITHOUT any need for external power ( heat or electric) SKL module can run 24/7 delivering kW levels of energy, more than 70% of it as electricity and the rest as heat
– The amount of electricity versus heat is user selectable
– Very low consumption of low-cost and factory renewable fuel ( NI-Li-H )
– Easy to combine (serial/parallel) unlimited numbers of modules to any required
power level
– Modules are low-cost design and fully prepared for mass production

What remains now as the next step is for Leonardo Corp. to arrange a live demonstration and performance test in the presence of trustworthy external parties.The fact that running the SKL generator module requires no outside wired connection at all should make it quite easy to arrange a convincing demonstration. Given the performance of Ecat-SKL, this remarkable source of energy will fit virtually any single application where there is needed electricity and/or heat. And this in every case without any external supply from power lines or heating.
The full implications of this new technology when fully proven and realized will be more than revolutionary.

All Concerned about our Planet Need to Know

We are now already many involved around the world eagerly waiting for more information on how this new clean plasma energy will be managed to an optimal positive impact on climate change. While waiting for that, we should immediately take any opportunity to spread this encouraging news further to all people we know as also being concerned about the environment, climate change and the whole future of our civilization. There is no need to wait for the full verification of this or any other energy project.

The global many, now fighting for a future and still seeing no real actions, need to become aware that something is really happening. That there is going on a lot of serious work on a new clean and revolutionary energy source and that more than just promising results are recently reported.

Particle X17 Could be Evidence of “Fifth Force” of Nature

Thanks to neitsnie for the link to a CNN article reporting that a research team from the Institute for Nuclear Research at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Atomki) led by physicist Attila Krasznahorkay claim to have observed a particle they call X17 which they think could connect our visible world with the world of dark matter. They found the particle when they observed how light emitted from an excited helium split at an angle of 115 degrees, which is not in keeping with the laws of known physics. Previously they had observed electrons and positrons splitting from a beryllium-8 atom at 140 degrees, again unusual according to physics.

These findings are leading some to conclude that there is a fifth force of nature at work (in addition to gravity, electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force.

The CNN article titled “A ‘no-brainer Nobel Prize’: Hungarian scientists may have found a fifth force of nature” is here:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/22/world/fifth-force-of-nature-scn-trnd/index.html

The news article references a paper on Archiv.org titled “New evidence supporting the existence of the hypothetic X17 particle”

https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.10459

Abstract:

We observed electron-positron pairs from the electro-magnetically forbidden M0 transition depopulating the 21.01 MeV 0 state in 4He. A peak was observed in their e+e angular correlations at 115 with 7.2σ significance, and could be described by assuming the creation and subsequent decay of a light particle with mass of mXc2=16.84±0.16(stat)±0.20(syst) MeV and ΓX3.9×105 eV. According to the mass, it is likely the same X17 particle, which we recently suggested [Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 052501 (2016)] for describing the anomaly observed in 8Be.

Heliogen Achieves Breakthrough Temperatures from Concentrated Sunlight for Industrial Processes (Press Release)

Thanks to readers who have mentioned recent news reports about the announcement from a Pasadena, California-based  company named Heliogen who claim to have been able to generate temperatures of over 1000 C from a concentrated solar plant. Heliogen’s website lists Microsoft founder Bill Gates, a well-known investor in zero-carbon energy technologies, as one of its backers.

Below is a press release from Heliogen which explains more about their project.

Heliogen Achieves Breakthrough Temperatures from Concentrated Sunlight for Industrial Processes 

https://heliogen.com/press-release-heliogen-achieves-breakthrough-temperatures-from-concentrated-sunlight-for-industrial-processes-with-momentum-toward-commercial-hydrogen-fuel-creation/

Heliogen, the clean energy company that is transforming sunlight to create and replace fuels, today announced its launch and that it has – for the first time commercially – concentrated solar energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius. At that temperature, Heliogen can replace the use of fossil fuels in critical industrial processes, including the production of cement, steel, and petrochemicals, dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions from these activities. This singular scientific achievement was accomplished at Heliogen’s commercial facility in Lancaster, California.

Heliogen’s mission is to create the world’s first technology that can commercially replace fossil fuels with carbon-free, ultra-high temperature heat from the sun and to transform sunlight into fuels at scale – taking a major step towards solving climate change. Its heat technology represents a key technical breakthrough for concentrated solar thermal. Previous commercial concentrating solar thermal systems have been designed to reach temperatures of up to only 565 degrees Celsius – useful for power generation, but insufficient for many industrial processes. Many of these processes require much higher temperatures, which have traditionally been reached through the burning of fossil fuels.

The potential impact of Heliogen’s patented technology is massive. With temperatures from its concentrating solar thermal technology exceeding 1,000 degrees Celsius, Heliogen will be able to replace the fuel that generates greenhouse gas emissions from industrial processes with solar energy for the first time. For instance, cement production – one of the industrial processes well suited to Heliogen’s technology – alone accounts for more than 7 percent of global CO2 emissions.

In addition to industrial process heat, Heliogen’s technology roadmap calls for temperatures up to 1,500 degrees Celsius. At that temperature, Heliogen can perform CO2-splitting and water-splitting to make 100 percent fossil-free fuels such as hydrogen or syngas.

Heliogen is able to achieve these breakthrough temperatures as a result of its technology that uniquely uses advanced computer vision software to hyper-accurately align a large array of mirrors to reflect sunlight to a single target. The firm’s founder and chief executive officer is Bill Gross, a lifelong entrepreneur and founder of Idealab. The Heliogen team includes scientists and engineers from Caltech, MIT, and other leading institutions and is based in Pasadena, California.

Heliogen is working with Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN), a global leader in the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. Parsons, Heliogen’s strategic partner, has more than a decade of experience with the development and implementation of innovative solar thermal projects. “As a company, we deliver sustainable solutions to our customers and we look forward to bringing Heliogen’s breakthrough technology to scale with our industry partners,” said Michael Chung, Vice President of Energy Solutions, Parsons Corporation.

“The world has a limited window to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Bill Gross, CEO and Founder, Heliogen, and Founder and Chairman, Idealab. “We’ve made great strides in deploying clean energy in our electricity system. But electricity accounts for less than a quarter of global energy demand. Heliogen represents a technological leap forward in addressing the other 75 percent of energy demand: the use of fossil fuels for industrial processes and transportation. With low-cost, ultra-high temperature process heat, we have an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to solving the climate crisis.”

“Today, industrial processes like those used to make cement, steel, and other materials are responsible for more than a fifth of all emissions,” said Bill Gates. “These materials are everywhere in our lives but we don’t have any proven breakthroughs that will give us affordable, zero-carbon versions of them. If we’re going to get to zero-carbon emissions overall, we have a lot of inventing to do. I’m pleased to have been an early backer of Bill Gross’s novel solar concentration technology. Its capacity to achieve the high temperatures required for these processes is a promising development in the quest to one day replace fossil fuel.”

Other investors in Heliogen include venture capital firm Neotribe and Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the Los Angeles-based investor and entrepreneur, through his investment firm, Nant Capital, a division of NantWorks. Neotribe’s founder and managing director, Swaroop ‘Kittu’ Kolluri, and Dr. Soon-Shiong have joined Heliogen’s board of directors.

“For the sake of our future generations we must address the existential danger of climate change with an extreme sense of urgency,” said Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman and CEO of NantWorks, and member of the board of directors, Heliogen. “I am committed to using my resources to invest in innovative technologies that harness the power of nature and the sun. By significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and generating a pure source of energy, Heliogen’s brilliant technology will help us achieve this mission and also meaningfully improve the world we leave our children.”

“It’s not hard to improve upon another’s idea, but it takes a truly innovative mind and superhuman effort to create something entirely new and groundbreaking,” said Swaroop ‘Kittu’ Kolluri, Founder of Silicon Valley VC firm Neotribe Ventures, and member of the board of directors, Heliogen. “We enthusiastically support entrepreneurs in their quest to disrupt the status quo by solving complex and deeply impactful problems that result in lasting change. Bill Gross and the team at Heliogen have done exactly that, solve a complete problem in a bold new way that will make the world a better place.”

About Heliogen

Heliogen is a clean energy company focused on eliminating the need for fossil fuels in all sectors of the economy. Heliogen’s mission is to create the world’s first technology that can commercially replace fossil fuels in industrial processes with carbon-free, ultra-high temperature heat from the sun and to transform sunlight into fuels, including hydrogen, at scale. Heliogen was created at Idealab, the leading technology incubator.

For more information about Heliogen, please visit heliogen.com.
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Replication Attempt of Ultrasonic Indium (Kedaz)

Thanks to Kedaz for submitting the following comment.

We have been starting a replication attempt of the Ultrasonic Indium today and the initial measurements is included in the following document and more will be added later on.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DzkEFTYZUQ85AcAp2T6ffUzB8qunkLGnSbvE99mAWCQ/edit

The samples was prepared in a class 1000 clean room environment. The indium was cleaned 1min in 10% HCL and rinsed in DI water and dried in nitrogen. 3 pce of the indium foil was immersed in ultrasonic bath in DI water and 1 pce kept as reference.

It was obvious that that that the ultrasonic treatment made severe damages to the indium. It was also discovered a metalic grains in the bath after the treatment.

On the reference sample (untreated) a EDS analysis could only detect Indium.

Most time was send on the treated samples searching for traces. Even though the surface was heavily damaged we had difficulties finding signs of transmutation. After some search we finally found an area where we could find O, AL, Ni, Fe and Ti. Most significant was 82% Ni in one spot and 14% Al in a nearby spot.

Indium

https://www.ebay.com/itm/99-995-indium-foil-50mmx-50mm-x-0-25mm-2pcs-free-shipping/283561719366?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

Article: “Materials Advances Result from Study of Cold Fusion”

Thanks to LION for pointing out this new article published in the November issue of the MRS Bulletin, available at the following link:

https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/6DF79E2F5317AE9DCA6AE9284132F288/S0883769419002604a.pdf/div-class-title-materials-advances-result-from-study-of-cold-fusion-div.pdf

Philip Ball, writer for Nature, writes about the Google-sponsored research project to re-explore the field of cold fusion. This article focuses mainly on the materials science aspects of the research, particularly on the process of hydrogen loading of palladium which many cold fusion researchers consider a key for producing an environment in which fusion can occur.

Ball looks at potential benefits of this research in terms of material science, for example, how hydrogen loading could have applications in hydrogen storage technology, and even in the pharmaceutical industry for deuterating drugs.

ARPA-E Provides Funding to Support Lower-Cost Fusion Energy Concepts (News Release)

Thanks to Sam for sharing this news release published yesterday by the US Department of Energy’s APRA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy).

https://www.energy.gov/articles/department-energy-announces-30-million-fusion-energy-rdhttps://www.energy.gov/articles/department-energy-announces-30-million-fusion-energy-rdhttps://www.energy.gov/articles/department-energy-announces-30-million-fusion-energy-rd

ARPA-E Provides Funding to Support Lower-Cost Fusion Energy Concepts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy today announced up to $30 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, Breakthroughs Enabling THermonuclear-fusion Energy (BETHE). BETHE projects will support the development of timely, commercially viable fusion energy, aiming to increase the number and performance levels of lower-cost fusion concepts.

“Successfully developing lower-cost fusion energy concepts would ensure U.S. leadership in this potentially game-changing energy technology,” said ARPA-E Director Lane Genatowski, “Deployable, commercially viable fusion would offer reliable, low-carbon power.”

Controlled fusion has long been viewed as an ideal energy source, given its potential for the generation of energy that is safe, clean and abundant, but the technology’s development has been hindered by technical challenges and costs. The BETHE program seeks to address these challenges through a focus on increasing the number and performance levels of lower-cost fusion in three research areas: A) new, lower-cost concept development; B) component technology development to lower the cost of more-mature fusion concepts; and C) improvements to and application of existing fusion R&D capabilities to accelerate the development of multiple concepts.

The program will also have a technology-to-market focus, aiming to develop a path to fusion commercialization through public, private, and philanthropic partnerships.

The BETHE program will build off of ARPA-E’s first fusion program, Accelerating Low-Cost Plasma Heating and Assembly (ALPHA). Projects in the ALPHA program focused on the development and prototyping of components and tools to demonstrate methods of reaching fusion conditions. While some of these technologies have garnered interest by private fusion companies, more work and technical achievements need to be done to meet performance milestones or develop a grid-ready fusion demonstration. The BETHE program builds on ALPHA by seeking to mitigate the daunting scientific and technical risks facing lower-cost fusion concept developers.

For more information on ARPA-E’s BETHE program, click HERE. To apply for funding, visit ARPA-E eXCHANGE HERE.

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