Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ – Sept 22, 2020

On Tuesday, September 22 2020, Tesla Motors will hold a much-anticipated event billed as ‘Battery Day’ as part of their annual stockholder meeting. The event has been delayed a few times this year, but they are now ready to make some important announcements.

Elon Musk has been building the anticipation, saying that “many exciting things will be unveiled”, and there has been considerable speculation about what will be revealed. Some people are thinking that Musk will talk about a ‘million-mile’ EV battery that over its lifetime of charging and discharging, would be able to power a vehicle to run for one million miles.

His latest tweet about Battery Day is this:

Musk and Tesla have never really expressed interest in LENR-related topics, but they are all about transforming the energy landscape in positive ways, so I think that many readers here will be interested in learning what Battery Day is all about, and thought it might be a good idea to put up a thread about it.

The Battery Day event will be streamed live on the Tesla website starting at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Link here: https://www.tesla.com/2020shareholdermeeting

European Consortium CleanHME (Clean Hydrogen Metal Energy) Formed to Develop Energy from Hydrogen-Metal and Plasma Systems

A number of ECW readers have posted about a European consortium of private and public entities, including some universities, called CleanHME (which stands for Clean Hydrogen Metal Energy), which has received an EU grant that will allow it to operate for the next four years.

The website of CleanHME is http://www.cleanhme.eu

Here is their stated objective from their website:

“CleanHME shall develop a new, clean, safe, compact and very efficient energy source based on Hydrogen-Metal and plasma systems, which could be a breakthrough for both private use as well as for industrial applications. The new energy source could be employed both as a small mobile system or alternatively as a stand-alone heat and electricity generator. We plan to construct a new compact reactor to test the HME technology during the long-term experiments and increase its technology readiness level. A comprehensive theory of HME phenomena shall be worked out as well.”

There will be a kick-off event held at the University of Szczecin in Poland, September 23-25 2020.

This link provides more details about this event, and how to make travel arrangements:

http://www.cleanhme.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CleanHME-kick-off-circular.pdf

Here is the planned program from the above link.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME
September 22, 2020: Evening Welcome Banquet (place to be specified)
September 23, 2020, Papieża Jana Pawła II 22 a, Szczecin: Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, Clean
Energy from Hydrogen-Metal Systems, Hot Nuclear Fusion
September 24, 2020, Wielkopolska 15, Szczecin: Structure of the CleanHME, Presenta+on of the
Work Packages, Discussion, Conference Dinner
September 25, 2020, Wielkopolska 15, Szczecin: Research Managing and Reporting, Financial
Managing and Reporting, General Assembly and Steering Board Meetings

University of Texas Press Release: “Decades-Old Mystery of Lithium-Ion Battery Storage Solved”

The following press release was published by the University of Texas at Austin on September 2, 2020. Original story at this link: https://news.utexas.edu/2020/09/02/decades-old-mystery-of-lithium-ion-battery-storage-solved/

AUSTIN, Texas — For years, researchers have aimed to learn more about a group of metal oxides that show promise as key materials for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries because of their mysterious ability to store significantly more energy than should be possible. An international research team, co-led by The University of Texas at Austin, has cracked the code of this scientific anomaly, knocking down a barrier to building ultra-fast battery energy storage systems.

The team found that these metal oxides possess unique ways to store energy beyond classic electrochemical storage mechanisms. The research, published in Nature Materials, found several types of metal compounds with up to three times the energy storage capability compared with materials common in today’s commercially available lithium-ion batteries.

By decoding this mystery, the researchers are helping unlock batteries with greater energy capacity. That could mean smaller, more powerful batteries able to rapidly deliver charges for everything from smartphones to electric vehicles.

“For nearly two decades, the research community has been perplexed by these materials’ anomalously high capacities beyond their theoretical limits,” said Guihua Yu, an associate professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Cockrell School of Engineering and one of the leaders of the project. “This work demonstrates the very first experimental evidence to show the extra charge is stored physically inside these materials via space charge storage mechanism.”

To demonstrate this phenomenon, the team found a way to monitor and measure how the elements change over time. Researchers from UT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Waterloo in Canada, Shandong University of China, Qingdao University in China and the Chinese Academy of Sciences participated in the project.

At the center of the discovery are transition-metal oxides, which are compounds that include oxygen bonded with transition metals such as iron, nickel and zinc. Energy can be stored inside the metal oxides — as opposed to typical methods that see lithium ions move in and out of these materials or convert their crystal structures for energy storage. And the researchers show that additional charge capacity can also be stored at the surface of iron nanoparticles formed during a series of conventional electrochemical processes.

A broad range of transition metals can unlock this extra capacity, according to the research, and they share a common thread — the ability to collect a high density of electrons. These materials aren’t yet ready for prime time, Yu said, primarily because of a lack of knowledge about them. But the researchers said these new findings should go a long way in shedding light on the potential of these materials.

The key technique employed in this study, named in situ magnetometry, is a real-time magnetic monitoring method to investigate the evolution of a material’s internal electronic structure. It is able to quantify the charge capacity by measuring variations in magnetism. This technique can be used to study charge storage at a very small scale that is beyond the capabilities of many conventional characterization tools.

“The most significant results were obtained from a technique commonly used by physicists but very rarely in the battery community,” Yu said. “This is a perfect showcase of a beautiful marriage of physics and electrochemistry.”

MEDIA CONTACT
Nat Levy
Cockrell School of Engineering
e: nat.levy@utexas.edu

Brilliant Light Power Preparing for Field Trials of 250 kW ‘Primary Energy Source’

Here is a link to a new business presentation that has been published by Brilliant Light Power in which they state that they are moving forward with field trials of a heating product.

https://brilliantlightpower.com/pdf/Overview_Presentation.pdf

Here are some quotes from the document.

Under their ‘About Brilliant Light Power’ heading:

“We have developed a new zero-pollution, primary energy source applicable to essentially all power applications that we are preparing for thermal field trials at a scale of 250 kW and an
extraordinary power density of 5MW/liter.”

Regarding their ‘Path Forward’ they state:

“Our priority development goal is to further conduct on-site field trials through this Fall at 250 kW scale.”

“We plan to support target partner and customer field trials shortly thereafter with the objectives of (i)doing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) strategic partner deals initially with a heat exchanger OEM and a microturbine OEM, and (ii) achieving discounted green power pre-sales to become profitable.”

They describe a recent test:

“The SunCell® was submersed in an 850-liter tap water tank that was initially at room temperature. The SunCell® molten gallium internal temperature remained steady at about 500°C which is a typical operating temperature of a steam turbine power plant. A manifold of water jets maintained a stable external cell temperature while avoidance of localized hot spot formation on the walls was solved using a ceramic liner. The run duration was extended to 104 hours to compete the continuous operation duration trial.”

Brilliant Light Power emphasizes that the thermal market world wide is worth $8 trillion, and they believe that their SunCell product is suited to this market, considering it a ‘Cash Cow’ able to produce energy at ‘dirt cheap’ $20-200 per KW depending on the application.

Georgia Tech Research Scientist: LENR Research is ‘Serious Scientific Work’

Thanks to Teppo for pointing out a new article posted on the Medium website titled ‘“Cold Fusion” may not be fusion: Low Energy Nuclear Reaction research continues on the fringes’ written by Tim Anderson who is Principal Research Scientist at Georgia Tech (in Atlanta, Georgia, USA).

https://medium.com/the-infinite-universe/cold-fusion-may-not-be-fusion-2e7238f38b80

Anderson takes the phenomenon of LENR seriously and acknowledges that since the early days of Pons and Fleischmann, ‘hundreds’ of experiments have shown the production of excess heat, and ‘dozens’ have produced transmutation of elements and production of tritium.

He pays particular attention to the experiments done at the US Space and Naval Warfare Center (SPAWAR) in which researchers discovered neutron production in a deuterium/palladium electrolysis experiment.

He seems to be convinced that LENR is a field worth exploring, which is quite refreshing to hear from a research scientist at a public institution. His article concludes with this:

“In conclusion, as with the early attempts to achieve powered flight, we must both understand the mechanics and be able to produce a reliable technology to exploit it for the common good. Even then, there is a lot we don’t know. What is clear is that the work being done is serious scientific work, even if it operates on the fringes of acceptable scientific research.”

NASA: Lattice Confined Nuclear Fusion

Thanks to Greg Goble for sending the following post:

NASA posted an important improved version of the Lattice Confinement Fusion web page. It can be accessed now and includes two new videos. I’ve included an interesting attendant IEEE Spectrum
article; whose growing comment section is worthwhile for your readers to tune-in to, too.

New – ‘Lattice Confinement Fusion’ Website (at NASA)
https://www1.grc.nasa.gov/space/science/lattice-confinement-fusion/

Videos

‘The GRC Team’s LCF Journey’

‘Nuclear Fusion Reactions in Deuterated Metals’

Publications

‘NASA Detects Lattice Confinement Fusion’

https://www1.grc.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/Lattice-Confinement-Fusion-POC-with-PRC-links-July-17-Final-3.pdf

‘Novel Nuclear Reactions Observed in Bremsstrahlung-Irradiated Deuterated Metals’ NASA/TP-20205001616
https://www1.grc.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/TP-20205001616-Experiment-Paper-Final.pdf

‘Nuclear Fusion Reactions in Deuterated Metals’ NASA/TP-20205001617
https://www1.grc.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/TP-20205001617-Theory-Paper-Final.pdf

IEEE Spectrum article 05 Aug 2020

“Spacecraft of the Future Could Be Powered By Lattice Confinement Fusion” By Michael Koziol
-nuclear fusion tokamak not included- (note that it’s in the URL)

https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/nuclear/nuclear-fusiontokamak-not-included

Its google snippet is interesting as well:

“NASA researchers demonstrate the ability to fuse atoms inside room-temperature metals. … In fact, all they needed was a bit of metal, some hydrogen, and an electron accelerator. The team believes that their method, called lattice confinement fusion, could be a potential new power source for deep space missions. Aug 5, 2020”

Paper: “Progress Toward an Understanding of LENR-AHE Effects in Coated Constantan Wires in D2 Atmosphere: DC/AC Voltage Stimulation” (Celani/Vassallo)

Thanks to a reader for alerting me to a paper that was published last month on ResearchGate:

Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343322725_Progress_Toward_an_Understanding_of_LENR-AHE_Effects_in_Coated_Constantan_Wires_in_D2_Atmosphere_DCAC_Voltage_Stimulation

Title: “Progress Toward an Understanding of LENR-AHE Effects in Coated Constantan Wires in D2 Atmosphere: DC/AC Voltage Stimulation”

Authors: Francesco Celani, Georgio Vassallo

Abstract:

This paper presents a summary and some deeper details about the experiments presented at the 22nd International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science (ICCF22). It reports on the experimental study of LENR phenomena in Constantan (Cu55 Ni44 Mn1) from its inception in 2011 to the most recent experiments. Using an empirical approach we identified the effect of surface modification of the Constantan wires with coatings comprised of elements that enhance the absorption behavior, and oxides with low work function for electron emission. We also explored certain geometrical arrangements of the wires such as knots and coils in order to induce local thermal gradients and predictable hot-spots. Moreover, the DC polarization of the wires by a counter-electrode proved to be a versatile approach to induce non-equilibrium conditions that are essential for Anomalous Heat Effects (AHE), especially when a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) is produced. From the review of experiments summarized in this article, we obtain indications that the main parameter controlling the AHE is the flux of reactive species through the surface of the loaded material. As a consequence, all other external conditions of the reactor core (voltage-current, temperature, pressure, electric field stimulations, DC and/or AC external fields), can be seen as co-factors that enable a flux of active species through surfaces and in the bulk of the materials. Although most of the tests are in agreement with a possible flux model, some results still lack an interpretation, probably due to limits of the experimental setup.

From the Conclusion section of the paper:

From the collected data the following conclusions can be drawn.

(a) The AHE occurrence is correlated with fast loading or unloading of the wire. In the case of unloading however, after a short time, the AHE vanishes.
(b) When loading/unloading occurs slowly, AHE is significantly reduced.
(c) A state of oscillation seems to be the most efficient since it produces AHE for a longer time with respect to fast loading or unloading (especially when a dielectric barrier discharge occurs).
(d) Loading and unloading occurrence, as assumed from R/R0 and variation in reactor pressure, strongly supportthe key role of deuterium flux (see [14] for a definition of flux).

There are additional external conditions, such as high temperature, low pressure, purity of the gas that facilitate the AHE

Comments on the ‘Rossi Effect’ (Eric Ashworth)

The following post has been submitted by Eric Ashworth.

Anonymous
July 26, 2020 at 2:46 AM
Dear Andrea,
in your paper
http://www.researchnet.net/publication/330601653_E-Cat_SK_and_long_range_particle_interactions
you cite: “In paragraph ‘Nuclear Reactions in Distant Collisions’, E.P. Wigner hilights their importance in nuclear transfer reactions: ‘The fact that nuclear reactionsof the type 197Au+14N -> 198Au+113N take place at energies at which colliding nuclei do not come in contact is an interesting though little -advertised discovery”: can you explain where is the link of this discovery with the theoretical bases of the Ecat SK operation ?

The question by Anonymous refers to colliding nuclei. From my own understanding and that provided by Andrea Rossi there are no collisions between nuclei. Andrea says the distance involved in the interactions is between the atomic and nuclear scale, in other words it involves a reaction totally unfamiliar with present day academic understanding i.e. entailing a major problem in the understanding of LENRs.

The Compton wavelength is not a fixed wavelength but variable with regards the value of the gravity that produces the wave. The content of the energy of the wave is dependent upon the magnetic force. What magnetic force?. The magnetic force of a Casimir which is an effect produced between two integrating gravity values i.e. a manufactured gravity value either artificial or as that in nature. These gravity values can be referred to as either exotic vacuum objects (EVOs) or virtual particles (VPs) or that of a ballerina. Whichever is preferred all contain a specific gravity value with a magnetic force of attraction dependent upon the magnitude of their zero point of gravity/energy.

An EVO is basically a gravitational transformer with a magnetic attractive force that gravitates hydrogen within and because of magnetic law courses ejection out at a Compton wavelength pertaining to the magnitude of its zero point gravity i.e. the further in, the further out due to a transition of its energy and the greater its velocity the greater its penetration on any surrounding material substance that results in a breakdown of atomic substance into that of active wave energy. It’s a natural process in nature that when artificially produced provides an almost unlimited amount of cheap clean energy. When fully understood as a reaction involving the understanding of gravity and how it transitions energy. The mechanics of the process will be as easy to understand as the workings of a battery and its electrical effects.

Regards Eric Ashworth

The Unifying of Gravity with Energy (Eric Ashworth)

The following paper has been submitted by Eric Ashworth.

The Unifying of Gravity with Energy:

Introduction:

This paper is about energy as understood from the perspective of understanding gravity. Gravity is energy and energy is gravity. There is nothing other except that which it constructs. This no doubt you could find difficult to believe but the statements to be made can be substantiated by geometry, maths and an embodied mechanical mechanism referred to as a ‘Bipolar Unifying Field Oscillator’ (B.U.F.O.)
that is able to demonstrate the understanding in a practical way.

To understand energy you need to understand the complete cycle that involves understanding the conservation of energy. This paper will not deal with the atomic structures as they are well understood as being involved with the permutations of the hydrogen atom i.e. complex mathematical formulae. What it will explain is hydrogen and its direct relationship to the basic format of gravity. In other words, the format of the hydrogen atom is a micro image of the Cosmos with regards its geometry, maths and states i.e. active and static.

Also this paper will deal with the Exotic Vacuum Object (E.V.O.) and the part they play in the
geometric manipulation of the hydrogen atom whereby the curvature forces transition to linear forces and the linear forces transition back to curvature forces. This two stage transition provides an understanding of the Conservation of Energy with regards potential energy and kinetic energy and
has a direct involvement with the recent new source of energy obtained from Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (L.E.N.Rs) as that demonstrated by Andrea Rossi.

Also it will in tandem explain how an ElectroMagnetic drive (E.M. drive) generates propulsion in outerspace for interplanetary commuting. These technologies when fully understood will open up new frontiers in the understanding of energy of which there is nothing other than and therefore this paper will be incomplete to those wishingfull disclosure on every level i.e. I will make a statement without in-depth elaboration even though such statements can be elaborated upon because the subject can become too intense and overwhelming. Therefore this paper has had Occam’s Razor applied to it and can be considered to be in skeletal format but nevertheless informative.

The unifyiing of gravity

https://e-catworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/The-unifyiing-of-gravity.pdf

COVID-19 Thread 6/16/2020 (Steroid Dexamethasone Found in Trial to Reduce Risk of Death in Severe COVID-19 Cases))

Here’s an excerpt from an article on Yahoo News about results of a clinical trial carried out in the United Kingdom in which a steroid was used to treat people suffering with COVID-19:

‘A cheap steroid called dexamethasone has been found to reduce the risk of death by up to one-third among coronavirus patients with severe respiratory complications, University of Oxford researchers have said.

‘Scientists working on the Recovery Trial found the drug could benefit patients on ventilators or oxygen, but had no effect on those who did not need help breathing.

‘“Based on these results, one death would be prevented by treatment of around eight ventilated patients or around 25 patients requiring oxygen alone,” researchers said in a statement.

‘Matt Hancock, the health secretary, tweeted: “This global first exemplifies the power of science.”

“I’m absolutely delighted that today we can announce the first successful clinical trial for a treatment for Covid-19,” he added.’

Full article can be read here:

https://news.yahoo.com/dexamethasone-life-saving-coronavirus-drug-122100332.html