Russ George on “Goldilock’s Fusion”

Russ George has updated his Atom-Ecology website with a new post (http://atom-ecology.russgeorge.net/2018/08/14/goldilocks-fusion/) which gives a little more information about the testing that he is carrying out with his reactors, and has come up with the phrase “Goldilocks He writes:

Cold fusion fuel must be not only well heat sunk the reacting hot materials have to be dilute so that they don’t stay too cold, or get too hot, but make porridge that is just right . . . My present observations of coupling of the gamma and heat-producing reactions at a considerable distance make this process all the more mysterious. It is surely not neutron coupling. Some preliminary looking for anomalous magnetic effects offer hints but nothing on a grossly observable magnetic scale seems to be present. If there is a magnetic entanglement it is taking place via some here-to-fore unknown transfer medium. Does the magnetic force present itself as both a wave and particle?

“Today six cold fusion reactors are baking atom-ecology fuel mixtures and are reliably producing periodicity in both the cold fusion heat and gammas. It would seem that the reactions are self-moderating as well as being responsive to my chef’s tender care. It is a Goldilock’s reaction, the fuel pellet must be not to cold and not too hot, but just right for the optimum reactivity.”

Alan Smith, who is working alongside Russ, and whose lab Russ is working in, has been posting some comments here, and on this thread on the LENR Forum, regarding their work, and answering questions from interested followers.

Russ George Reports Production of Excess Heat from Rice-size Fuel Grains.

Russ George is reporting on his Atom-Ecology website that he has been consistently been seeing ‘heat after death’ in experiments he has been running in Alan Smith’s Looking for Heat lab near London.

The article is titled : “Glimpse of the end of the fossil fuel/fool age”, link is here: http://atom-ecology.russgeorge.net/2018/08/08/glimpse-the-end-of-the-fossil-fuel-fool-age/

Russ states that he has been using small rice-grain size fuel pellets made “out of incredibly cheap and common materials” to heat a test bench reactor of several kilograms, and that he has been seeing gamma rays being produced over a period of about 100 days. In addition, he says has seen these fuel pellets producing heat in a cyclical fashion ranging from hot to not-so-hot.

He provides this image to show the cooling curve of one of his fueled reactors (red trace) after the power input has been turned off, compared to an unfueled one (green trace). The fueled reactor is shown to be delivering 25+ watts of heat output.

Russ says that the construction of his fuel pellets can be taught to the poorest of the world, and that he believes soon (in months rather than years) the world can start to end its dependence on fossil fuels, and the harmful effects of their emissions and waste.

Thanks to Russ for sharing more of his work. Clear demonstration ofeExcess heat is what many people have been hoping for in LENR experiments. I am sure there will be a lot of interest amongst LENR followers in how he is achieving his results, and I would expect there is more to come.

To The Stars Academy Announces ADAM Research Project for Exotic Technology

Thanks to Jason Cook for sharing the following announcement from To The Stars Academy which has been posted on their website here: https://dpo.tothestarsacademy.com/blog/an-introduction-to-the-adam-research-project

To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science Announces The ADAM Research Project, an Academic Research Program Focused on Exotic Materials for Technology Innovation

From time to time, various sources have collected material samples reported to have come from advanced aerospace vehicles of unknown origin (popularly known as UAP – Unidentified Aerial Phenomena – or UFOs.) Those sources include private citizens, foreign aerospace investigatory committees, aerospace operators and government organizations. As these materials have come to light, they can be made available for inspection.

Given the potential significance of such findings, To The Stars Academy has made it a Tier-1 priority to use its resources to subject these materials to detailed and rigorous scientific evaluation whenever feasible. As soon as TTS Academy is notified that materials are available, a thorough effort will be made to document their origin and credibility, followed by the establishment of chain-of-custody procedures and ownership protocols. In addition to reviewing the materials for their potential significance as evidence of exotic origin, the analysis will evaluate materials for such characteristics as exceptional strength, lightweight build and any unusual advanced properties that potentially could contribute to the development of exciting new technologies in the future.

As a first step, TTS Academy has established a contract with EarthTech International, Inc., (www.earthtech.org) a well-respected research think tank in Austin, Texas, to evaluate the properties of the available materials. Under the leadership of Dr. Harold E. Puthoff, a former Senior Advisor and Subcontractor to the Pentagon’s AATIP program (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program) and current VP of Technology for TTS Academy, EarthTech is well-positioned to head up this materials research plan.

Rossi Provides E-Cat Theory Outline

Andrea Rossi answered a question on the Journal of Nuclear Physics today asking him to explain in a few words what his theoretical thinking was about the E-Cat effect.

This is his reply:

Andrea Rossi
July 18, 2018 at 5:13 AM
Prof:
Standard Model:
elementary particles are tiny vibrating waves, quantistically defined, in a particular field.
When the temperature reaches the mass of an elementary particle, waves are formed corresponding to those elementary particles.
When the field of these elementary particles resonates with another field during their interaction, new waves can be raised in the second field corresponding to its temperature and if a third field is resonating with these two fields, further particles are raised corresponding with its temperature.
This is what I an consider to be tha base of my effect and I also am convinced that the “source field” is made by electrons, the resonating ones are of virtual e.p. and their antiparticles. Due to the fact that the source field has a T=1-2 eV, this explains why we do not have strong radiations during the thermalization process.
Carl-Oscar and I are preparing a series of heavy experimentation to prove this.
Maybe I am wrong. I think to be right.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

This seems to be a theoretical framework Rossi has been settling on for quite some time now, and he has mentioned previously that he and Carl-Oscar Gullstrom are planning experiments to test this hypothesis, although he has not reported carrying out any of these experiments yet.

Rossi: E-Cat SK-Powered Gas Turbine ‘Power Density is the Highest I ever Reached’

Andrea Rossi seems to be concentrating his efforts now on developing the 100 kW E-Cat SK reactor, which he reports he is combining with a gas turbine. Here’s a Q&A on the subject from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today:

Chuck Davis

Dr Rossi:
1- do you already have a gas turbine operating?
2- if yes, which dimensions vs power?
Regards,
Chuck Davis

Andrea Rossi

Chuck Davis:
1- yes
2- the power density is the highest I ever reached. Premature to give numbers.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Rossi has said previously that the ratio in size of the 1 kW QX to the 100 kW SK is 1:10 which, if true, would make the power density of the SK 10 times that of the QX. There will of course be losses when combining the SK with a gas turbine, but even if the turbine was only 20 per cent efficient, it would be twice the power density of the QX.

Steven Karels asked Rossi about how they are dealing with the very high temperatures the E-Cat SK is reportedly producing:

Steven N. Karels
July 14, 2018 at 3:40 AM
Dear Andrea Rossi,

It is difficult for me to envision of 100kW eCat SK reactor that can sustain the temperatures you report without damaging or melting the containment structure. Is the containment structure transparent?

Andrea Rossi
July 14, 2018 at 5:04 AM
Steven N.Karels:
The gas turbine configuration resolves the problem. We are working on this issue for other configurations.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Still, Rossi has said that the SK is not ready for production, and apparently they will have to make a decision at some point whether it will be launched as an initial product. When I asked him whether the SK and QX both need to be ready before they can do a product launch he replied, “No. If the SK will not be ready, we will start with the QX anyway.”

New Patent Applications from Industrial Heat Published

Thanks to John Littlemist for bringing attention to new patent applications from Industrial Heat that have been published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Thanks also to Lou Paggnuco who found them and posted them on the LENR Forum here.

U.S. Patent Application 20180193816 — July 12, 2018

DESIGNS OF EXOTHERMIC REACTORS

Inventors: Letts; Dennis G.; (Austin, TX)
Applicant: Industrial Heat, LLC Raleigh NC US
Filed: August 22, 2017

ABSTRACT: An exothermic reaction chamber includes at least one of an annular sleeve hosting a hydrogen-absorbing metal, and an electrode having either an outer diameter greater than 50 percent of the reaction chamber bore diameter, perturbations formed on the electrode outer surface, or both. The anode-to-cathode distance may be varied by controlling either or both of the thickness of the annular sleeve and the electrode diameter. Perturbations on the electrode outer surface, which facilitate electrical discharge, may be formed by winding wire around the electrode in a helical pattern, by machining the electrode, or by drilling holes through the electrode and inserting metal rods having pointed or rounded tips into the holes. Both by reducing the anode-to-cathode distance and via perturbations on the outer surface of the electrode, electrical discharge is enhanced. Electrical discharge may drive more hydrogen (deuterium) ions into the hydrogen-absorbing metal, enhancing the efficiency of exothermic reactions.

http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=1&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20180193816.PGNR.&OS=dn/20180193816&RS=DN/20180193816

Excerpts: “Exothermic reactor power is proportional to the volume of hydrogen-absorbing metal.”

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U.S. Patent Application 20180197643 — July 12, 2018

Monitoring and Controlling Exothermic Reactions Using Photon Detection Devices

Inventors: Morris; Julie A.; (Flower Mound, TX) ; Murray; Joseph A.; (Raleigh, NC)
Applicant: Industrial Heat, LLC Raleigh NC US
Filed: October 26, 2017

ABSTRACT: A method includes vacuuming an environment containing a low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) system and flowing a gaseous material into the environment. The method includes heating the reactor to a first temperature range and applying a voltage to an electrode passing through a core of the LENR system. The method includes imaging one of the core or the system with a spectrometer and determining that the core is at a desired temperature based on the imaging.

http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=1&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20180197643.PGNR.&OS=dn/20180197643&RS=DN/20180197643http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi…0197643&RS=DN/20180197643

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U.S. Patent Application 20180193815 — July 12, 2018

PLASMA FREQUENCY TRIGGER

Inventors: Letts; Dennis G.; (Austin, TX)
Applicant: H IP Holdings Limited, St. Helier GB
Filed: June 6, 2017

ABSTRACT: An exothermic reaction of hydrogen/deuterium loaded into a metal or alloy is triggered by controlling the frequency of a hydrogen/deuterium plasma in a reaction chamber. The plasma frequency is controlled by adjusting its electron density, which in turn is controlled by adjusting the pressure within the reaction chamber. An exothermic reaction is generated at certain discrete plasma frequencies, which correspond to the optical phonon modes of D-D, H-D, and H–H bonds within the metal lattice. For example, in palladium metal, the frequencies are 8.5 THz, 15 THz, and 20 THz, respectively.

http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=1&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20180193815.PGNR.&OS=dn/20180193815&RS=DN/20180193815

Electric Universe Conference in UK to Feature SAFIRE Team Leader Childs

Thanks to Steve Taylor for posting the following about an upcoming presentation about the Electric Universe project. Many readers will recall that the SAFIRE (Stellar Atmospheric Function In Regulation Experiment) project is connected with the Electric Universe project. The SAFIRE team is carrying out experiments to test the ‘Electric Sun’ theory.

In a presentation made last year the SAFIRE team reported about an anomalous heat event that occurred inside their experimental reaction chambers in which a tungsten probe used to measure reaction temperatures was vaporized when the input power at the time was only 182 W.  The presentation can be seen on this video:

Steve Taylor posted this:

There is a presentation coming July 7 thru 11 in Somerset, UK. Montgomery Childs [SAFIRE team leader] will be one of the speakers. It is part of the Electric Universe Reconnect 2018 conference. I do hope they will tell what progress has been since August last year. Maybe this should be highlighted in a current post.

Details about the upcoming presentation can be found here:

http://www.electricuniverseuk.com/events.html#os

Offer of Assistance to LENR Researchers (Gerold S)

The following post has been submitted by ECW poster Gerold.s  If anyone would like to get in touch with Gerold outside of this site, please let me know (ecatworld@gmail.com) and I will forward your contact information to him.

I recently made publicly a proposal to support individual, (serious) researchers with our competencies. Please to the following post:

http://e-catworld.com/2018/03/16/idea-to-publicly-share-lenr-technology-gerold-s/

The feedback was vague and unfortunatley unconcrete. However, I am not giving up 😉 and we are still open to support (serious) experimenters and researchers who have a need in mechanical manufacturing technologies.

I am already aware that different individuals of the community have different opinions and might not want to work together with others, because of some personal differences. But we want to stay open for all members, because I think we all have – hopefully – the same goal.

We are willing to work together with anybody in the field of LENR, who has a need for manufacturing technologies like CNC milling, lathing or TIG welding. Additionally we are currently looking into machining of glass ceramics like

BN (boron nitride) and others, which seem to play a vital role for LENR reactor components, because of the unique features of BN.

Since we are an educational institution our primary focus is rather an educational than financial, meaning that we

will cover the manufacturing costs and we only seek to share material and transportation costs for components to be manufactured and delivered. These terms are valid for anybody who is on an experimenting / prototype stage (non-profit stage). If confidentiality is an issue, we would be open to discuss the details.

I have contacted a few individuals, also Bob Greenyer from MFMP (this is already spread publicly) with whom we arranged on a collaboration agreement. So far I have received some feedback of interest, but no concrete requirement or project proposal to collaborate on.

Gerold.s

Explaining Lugano (Bob Greener)

Bob Greenyer has published a new video titled “Explaining Lugano” in which he reviews the isotopic analyses that were found in the fuel/ash analysis of the 2014 Lugano test of the E-Cat. Bob reminds us that the main findings were that Al disappeared, all Ni isotopes migrated to 62 Ni, and the lithium ratios had inverted from natural ratios.

Bob has commented here on ECW: “Like the previous explanation of Parkhomov’s 4.2GJ, 5400h experiment published Wednesday morning, I present a simple explanation of the ash found after the LUGANO experiment, using most energetically favourable paths at FusFis.org

Bob’s slideshow is here:

Explaining-Lugano-by-FusFis-dot-org

The video can be seen here:

Proposed EU Copyright Law Could Drastically Change Internet Sharing and Publishing

I don’t normally get involved in broad societal issues on this site, but I have been reading about an issue that has caught my attention which I think could affect the sharing of information on sites like E-Cat World.

The European Union is in the process of revising copyright laws, and many people are alarmed about the impact that passage of the law as it is drafted at this point could have on the sharing of information online. The main focus of attention is Article 13 of the Copyright proposal of the European Commission which would seemingly drastically curtail fair use, which is the doctrine that certain copyrighted material can be used in limited ways without permission from copyright holders. I haven’t had time to dig deeply into all the legal ramifications, but what many observers are saying is that if the law is implemented it could drastically change the way the internet operates.

https://www.communia-association.org/2018/05/22/council-parliament-edge-towards-finalizing-positions-article-13-remains-mess/

Here are some comments from Mozilla on the topic.

Despite several failed attempts in countries across Europe (e.g. in Spain and Germany), the Commission has proposed introducing a new pan-European copyright for press publications, sometimes referred to as “ancillary copyright” or a “neighbouring right”, which would create new copyright for snippets of online content. That would mean anyone sharing a link with text, like a news headline or a short blurb about the article, could be charged a license fee from the publisher responsible for the content.
Worst of all, these restrictions would last for 20 years! What’s the last piece of online content that you looked at that was 20 years old?!

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This proposal throws the idea of balanced copyright out the window, as it would make all open platforms liable for the actions of their users, enforce a particular type of business model (e.g. licenses), and impose mandatory filters, all with no safeguards to preserve copyright exceptions, or the rights of users.

These measures would in practice require monitoring and filtering of everything that European citizens upload to content-sharing services from social media sites (like Twitter and Facebook), outlets for creative expression (like YouTube, DeviantArt, SoundCloud, and Tumblr), to informational sites (like Wikipedia and the Internet Archives), to open source software repositories (like GitHub). It would be the responsibility of these services to play judge, jury, and executioner for copyright enforcement — businesses large and small could be held liable for the content their users access and share.

https://changecopyright.org/en-US/impact#creator-innovator

There will be a meeting of MEPs on the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) of the European Parliament on June 20/21 where they will vote about their opinion on the law. Whatever they agree on will go forward to negotiations with the European Council.

According to EDRi, a Europeian association of civil and human rights organisations, the JURI committee does not yet have enough members against the proposed changes to block their passage, with some members being still undecided.

https://edri.org/

Here’s a video that has been recently published that discusses the issue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvXOfq3AB8s&t=4s

There are a number of other sites covering this issue, urging EU citizens to let their Members of the European Parliament what they think about these proposed changes. However, as with many such complex governmental deliberations, most people are unaware of what is happening and what it could mean. While I haven’t looked into the issue in depth, from what I have read, if these changes go into effect, it could mean big changes for the internet, and how information is published online. I just wanted to do my part to let readers know that this is an issue and that there is a little time for people to let their opinions be know.