LENR Essay Wins U.S Naval Institute Award

Thanks to E48 for uncovering an interesting tweet by Lewis Larsen:

The United States Naval Institute sponsors an annual essay contest on The Emerging & Disruptive Technologies.

The winners are announced here:

https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018-04/ceo-notes-come-our-annual-meeting

First Prize: “An Ace for All Seasons: As Third Offset Technologies Mature, Aspiring Naval Aviators Need to Be Ready to Lead Autonomous Systems into Battle”

By Lieutenant (j.g.) Mark Jbeily, U.S. Navy

Second Prize: “Low Energy Nuclear Reactions: A Potential New Source of Energy to Facilitate Emergent/Disruptive Technologies”

By Michael Ravnitzky

Third Prize: “Artificial Intelligence for Distributed Lethality”

By Lieutenant Commander Jacob Wilson, U.S. Navy

The NAVSEA (Naval Sea Systems Command) Facebook page has a picture of Michael Ravnitzky receiving the award.

So far I have been unable to find a copy of the essay, but the tweet above says it will be posted at some point in the future.

LION-AG Active Run Started (Alan Goldwater)

The following post has been posted by Alan Goldwater of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project

LION-AG active run started at 23:50 UTC on 7 April. The streaming data is available at

https://plot.ly/~QuantumHeat/33/lion-ag-temperature-power/

Plotly update is pretty slow, so be patient and it will eventually show the moving graph of temps and power.

The fuel load and core construction is as close to the LION-provided description as possible, but with added thermocouples for measurement of the core temperature. Five calibrations were performed, showing good stability and power resolution of around 5 watts. The initial program is a 48-hour linear ramp from 100 C to 800 C, followed by a soak period or temperature cycling, depending on conditions at that time. Full details of the experimental setup will be made available shortly.

AlanG

“Multeity of Nuclides Arising in the Process of Cold Nuclear Transmutations” (New A.G. Parkhomov Paper

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”


Abstract:

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:

http://www.unconv-science.org/pdf/e2/parkhomov2-en.pdf

Rossi: ‘Enormous Improvements’ in the E-Cat QX, ‘ Now our module is very close to be ready to be reproduced massively’

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.

Anonymous
March 29, 2018 at 5:05 AM
Will you have also a module reactor of the Ecat QX with a power of 1 kW?

Andrea Rossi
March 29, 2018 at 10:18 AM
Anonymous:
Yes.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Frank Acland
March 29, 2018 at 10:49 AM
Dear Andrea,
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?

Andrea Rossi
March 29, 2018 at 11:08 AM
Frank Acland:
We will give detailed information on this issue at the presentation of the product.
Warm Regards
A.R.

Frank Acland
March 29, 2018 at 12:43 PM
Dear Andrea,
I understand about not giving specific details, but can we assume you have made improvements in the E-Cat QX recently?

Andrea Rossi
March 29, 2018 at 1:09 PM
Frank Acland:
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.
Warm Regards
A.R.

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.

“LION – is it the Basis for a $bn+ Industry?” (Bob Greenyer)

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:

https://steemit.com/steemstem/@mfmp/lion-is-it-the-basis-of-a-usdbn-industry-part-2-of-lion-2-mixed-core-fragment-analysis

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.

New Inflow: Russian Company Claims LENR Success

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:

http://newinflow.ru/eng.htm

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

“Investigation of the characteristics of MagnetoToroElectric Emanations with the help of photographic film detectors” (Russian Paper)

The following post has been submitted by Max Nozin

A group of articles have been posted on this Russian website:

The last 2 articles deserve special attention (They are in Russian but Google translate should work fine).
Since one of the authors specializes in radiation detection it is very exciting to see the track patterns they registered on photo emulsion as similar to the EVOs in Bob Greenyer’s experiments:

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

Second article is titled “Registration of Higgs boson at home”:
Authors: V.Yu. Tatur  , A.L. Shishkin  , V.A. Baranov  , V.A. Panyushkin
You do not have to question theory behind their ” МТЭИ” objects (Magneto Toroidal Electrical Radiation) . Just replace it with EVO for now.
Cheers,

New Energy World Symposium Postponed

Mats Lewan has published a post on his New Energy World Symposium website, announcing the postponement of the symposium that had been scheduled for June in Stockholm, Sweden.

https://new-symposium.org/2018/03/16/the-new-energy-world-symposium-will-be-postponed/

Here is an excerpt:

After some time of discussions and considerations, I have today decided that the New Energy World Symposium, scheduled to have taken place in June 2018 in Stockholm, will be postponed to a later date, yet to be defined.

The main reason is that several people, including some of those who are working with the development of LENR based technologies which is the main focus of the symposium, have asked me to wait until there’s a product in the market. This would make the event more relevant given that it turns to a wide audience wanting to get a better understanding of the consequences of such a disruptive energy technology—clean, compact, carbon-free, cheap and abundant.

Since there are good reasons to believe that a commercial LENR based energy product could be launched within a year or so, I find it reasonable to listen to this argument, and I will be looking forward to continuing the planning for the event while a product launch is getting closer.

Hot Hot Cat: Large E-Cat SK ‘Reaches 11000C+ (1 eV)’

Andrea Rossi has reported that he and his team is currently testing out a much larger version of the E-Cat QX, which he has named the E-Cat SK (after Sven Kullander).

Rossi was asked on the Journal of Nuclear Physics what temperature he was reaching with the E-Cat SK, and he responded: “1 eV (circa), measured by means of the spectrometer.”

Xavier Pitz followed up with this comment:

Xavier Pitz
March 20, 2018 at 4:50 AM
Dear Andrea,

Could you please elaborate on the temperature measurement in eV ?
I’d like to understand how “hot” is 1eV, and I’m only used to °C or K.

Is 1eV really equals to 11604.5250061657 kelvin [K] like I could read here :
https://www.translatorscafe.com/unit-converter/en/energy/11-65/electron-volt-kelvin/ ?

If it is really is so hot (that’s hotter than the average (5778 K) temperature of the Sun when excluding solar flares), I think those who are still calling it “cold” fusion really have to find another name for it 🙂

eV Regards,

Xavier

/

Rossi replied:

Andrea Rossi
March 20, 2018 at 8:11 AM
Xavier Pitz:
Yes, 1 eV=~ 11 600 K ( 11 873 C )
The T of our sun is between 15 and 1 millions K, with cold areas at ~5-6 000 K
I agree on the fact that ” cold fusion ” is not a proper definition, LENR is better.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

All to be confirmed of course, but if this is reality, and the COP is high, then this is another impressive development. Although I had thought that the 2600 C (600 C on the secondary circuit, after the heat exchanger) of the E-Cat QX would have been plenty hot enough for most practical needs.

LENR/Cold Fusion Research in India (Article in Hindu Newspaper)

Thanks to Mats Lewan for posting a link to an interesting article from The Hindu newspaper, published in India, that looks at developments in the field of LENR/Cold Fusion in India.

The title of the article is “India Warms to Cold Fusion”, the link is here: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-warms-to-cold-fusion/article23282443.ece

The article explains that there are at least three research projects underway in the field in India. The article states that so far none of the groups has announced making a breakthrough in terms of bulletproof verification of excess heat production, however one team at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kanpur does claim verification of transmutations.

From the article:

“In our electrolysis experiments, we have found irrefutable evidence of new elements and isotopes forming that can happen only through nuclear reactions. But heat measurements are tough to verify and peers will deny their veracity,” says Professor K. P. Rajeev of IIT-Kanpur.