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SeaGypsy wrote:Because it's in the same category as 'Alien abduction'
Nuclear researchers attempt to locate new source of renewable energy
Not long ago, the idea that a scientist could generate energy using little more than a beaker of water, a bit of metal and some electricity was met with widespread skepticism.
Today, so-called low-energy nuclear reactions, or LENR, are being recorded in laboratories around the world. Scientists from the Naval Research Laboratory, the National Energy Laboratory of Italy, as well as research teams in France, Japan and Israel have all observed the phenomenon — a wallop of heat when electricity is applied to palladium, nickel or platinum submerged in deuterium-enriched water.
Many scientists are convinced that a new source of clean, cheap renewable energy is within reach. But the experiments to generate the heat don’t always work, and when they do, experts can’t agree why.
MU researchers are trying to understand the physical science behind the heat effect. Last February their research received a monetary boost via a $5.5 million gift from philanthropist Sidney Kimmel.
Harnessing heat reaction
Figuring out why anomalous heat is generated is only one piece of the puzzle, said David Robertson, professor of chemistry and associate director of research at the Reactor. Scientists need to nail down the specific conditions under which the heat effect can be repeated.
Right now, the success rate is roughly 20 percent, according to Robertson. That means that four of five experiments fail to generate the heat. Identifying and correcting those mistakes could uncover the secrets that lead to an alternative form of energy.
“Quite frankly, our technology has gotten to the point where, if we can reproduce the excess heat effect and we know what’s going on, we know how to harness it,” Robertson said. “That’s not the hard part.”
SeaGypsy wrote:Because it's in the same category as 'Alien abduction' and ET communication. There is no real evidence to back up what these kooks are saying. Demand evidence, get lumped with the 'conspiracy against free energy'.
Italian high school teacher and engineer Ugo Abundo has released detailed plans thru the Italian blog 22Passi on how to build an LENR reactor like the one designed, built, tested and patented by himself and a group of professors and students at the Leopoldo Pirelli High School in Rome. The reactor is an electrolytic cell much in the tradition of the one first built by Dr. Martin Fleishmann and Dr. Stanley Pons at the University of Utah in 1989. However, modifications have been made and the current device most closely resembles a Ohmori-Mizuno cell, an early test cell built by 2 Japanese researchers with those respective surnames. The cell has been further modified by Eng. Abundo and his group to include a proprietary cathode that serves as the “heart” of the unit. This cathode has been patented. However, accordingly to Eng. Abundo, the purpose of this patent is not to protect intellectual property rights per se, but more to ensure that no one else patents this device and subsequently attempts to prevent others from replicating it.
Reportedly the Athanor cell produces energy at a coefficient of performance (COP) of 4, or 400% over the input energy. By comparison, Andrea Rossi’s e-Cat reportedly has a COP of 6 and the device of rival Defkalion, the Hyperion, has a COP of 20. But, rest assured, the goal of the Pirelli HS Group is not to compete with Rossi or Defkalion, but to widely disseminate this technology in hopes of definitively providing proof of principal to a skeptical world.
It may be download and/or opened by clicking here.
Rune wrote:Athanor: Open Source LENR Steps Forward
>> This is the sort of experiment that most chemistry labs could probably
>> replicate with very little cost in a few days, and I imagine many will try.
> It took Mizuno months of practice to make this work. He went through
> hundreds of cathodes. Even after that it was difficult for him. Perhaps
> this new technique is easier. I hope so.
> As I noted, Mizuno's experiment exploded violently, producing far more
> energy than can be explained from the input power. All of the gas before
> the explosion was vented, so there was no chemical fuel available. The
> experiment came close to seriously injuring Mizuno, driving a large piece
> of glass into his neck next to the carotid artery. There was another person
> present. Both Mizuno and this person were deafened by the sound for several
> hours. The University ordered him to stop doing the experiment after that.
> He never did it again.
> See the photos and report here:
> - Jed
We experienced an explosive energy release during a conventional electrolysis experiment. The cell was a 1000 cc Pyrex glass vessel that has been in use for 5 years. It contained 700 cc of 0.2 M K2CO3 electrolyte; a platinum mesh anode; and
a tungsten cathode wire 1.5 mm in diameter, 29 cm long, with 3 cm exposed to the electrolyte. The estimated heat out
was 800 times higher than input power, based on the data recorded up to the moment of the event. There were many elements deposited on the electrode surface. The major elements were Ca and S and the total mol was roughly estimated as 10-6.
cipi604 wrote:There is no proof pro or contra LENR yet.
Rune wrote:Actually, it's pretty strongly established that the LENR heat phenomenon exists and is real in the laboratory.
cipi604 wrote: Waiting doesn't cost you anything as long nobody asked 'you' for money. Thanks
Alcassin wrote:That's a pure lie. Give me one independent paper.
This book is a summary of selected experimental and theoretical research performed over the last 19 years that gives profound and unambiguous evidence for low energy nuclear reaction (LENR), historically known as cold fusion.
In 1989, the subject was announced with great fanfare, to the chagrin of many people in the science community. However, the significant claim of its discoverers, Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, excess heat without harmful neutron emissions or strong gamma radiation, involving electrochemical cells using heavy water and palladium, has held strong.
In recent years, LENR, within the field of condensed matter nuclear science, has begun to attract widespread attention and is regarded as a potential alternative and renewable energy source to confront climate change and energy scarcity. The aim of the research is to collect experimental findings for LENR in order to present reasonable explanations and a conclusive theoretical and practical working model.
The goal of the field is directed toward the fabrication of LENR devices with unique commercial potential demonstrating an alternative energy source that does not produce greenhouse gases, long-lived radiation or strong prompt radiation. The idea of LENR has led to endless discussions about the kinetic impossibility of intense nuclear reactions with high coulomb barrier potential. However, recent theoretical work may soon shed light on this mystery.
There is no hope
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This is the definitive work on low energy nuclear reactions. No fusion researcher should be without this book. It provides a newcomer to the field a rapid comprehensive exposure to the scientific work to date, provided with more than 1000 references, and is a valuable continuing resource. Dr. Edmond Storms is one of the leading experts in the field. He began work in the field in 1989 at Los Alamos National Laboratory, under DoE funding, and continues experimental work in his private lab following retirement. He has testified before congress on cold fusion. The book covers his personal experiences with cold fusion and what is known about cold fusion in general, including where it occurs, what influences its behavior, how it is initiated, and how it is measured. The book includes explanations of the phenomena by leading theorists, as well as discussion of limitations to the known theories. It also includes a useful set of appendices, including one on construction of a Seebeck calorimeter. This book will become increasingly important as awareness of the reality of low energy nuclear reactions becomes commonplace.
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