Keith_McClary wrote:That's mostly dozens of items each from a handful of names.Rune wrote:That's pretty much well-established by hundreds of researchers worldwide.
All those papers are featured on the The International Society for Condensed Matter Nuclear Science site; those papers are relevant as hell to the membership of the Society. "CMNS" is yet another name for the these classes of poorly understood nuclear phenomena - call it LENR, LANR, CMNS... it all refers to the same thing. All the papers listed there are relevant to the subject. Many deal with measurement accuracy and technique.
The literature (depending on the year published) counts 70 - 100 scientific papers directly creating and measuring the excess heat phenomenon.
What is the origin of the name of the Society?
It is difficult to trace the origin, but the historic Jones' 1989 paper, Nature 338 p 737 "Observation of cold nuclear fusion in condensed matter" certainly stimulated many similar titles. According to Prof. Xingzhong Li, the phrase "Condensed Matter Nuclear Science" was suggested at a meeting of the ICCF-9 International Advisory Committee and he adopted it as the title for the conference proceedings. Subsequently the title was adopted for the electronic journal as announced at ICCF-10 Condensed Matter Nuclear Science. The Society's name may be abbreviated to ISCMNS.
Bill Collis made a public call for an International Cold Fusion Society at the Asti workshop in 1999 and this was repeated by Jean Paul Biberian at ICCF-8 in 2000. Further discussion took place at ICCF-10 in 2003, and the first formal Presentation on a possible society was was made in November 2003 at ENEA, Frascati (Italy).
Condensed matter nuclear physics is not a new science. It includes neutron and muon physics, fields which are of interest to CF (but often overlooked).
Why have you avoided "Cold Fusion" in the name of the Society?
Condensed Matter Nuclear Science is about multiple anomalies and it is unlikely that these can be explained by just one class of nuclear reactions be they fusion or fission. "Cold Fusion" is a widely used name of software and could be a source of confusion.
Why do we need a Society at all?
Experience shows that organizing any scientific initiative on an personal basis can place unreasonable burdens on the individuals concerned. For example, to organize a meeting, the organizers need to advance deposits on the conference hall, hotels and restaurants etc. Attendees benefit from discounts without taking any of the risks. It is not appropriate that these risks are taken by organizers who may be donating their time free of charge. Of course there are many other initiatives which the Society intends to take - organizing meetings is just one example.
The community needs an organization that is democratic and seen to be democratic. Democracies necessarily have to respond to their members and tend to provide better service. Because democratic organizations can claim to represent their members they are able to negotiate with other institutions including government from a stronger position.