The 2019 LANR/CF Colloquium at MIT March 23-24, 2019 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Two Days of Data, Info, and Science of Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reactions,
Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, and Quantum Electronic Energy Production
Overview: 30 Years of Scientific Confirmations of LANR/CF - Program is tentative and still developing.
I. Experimental Confirmations of LANR/CF
A, Energy Production:
Excess Heat/Tardive Thermal Power (Heat after Death)
Helium Production/Other Products
Distinguishing Optical/Radiofrequency/Acoustic Signatures
Engineering Methods of Activation/Control
Engineering of Applied Magnetic Field Intensities
B. Energy Conversion:
Stirling Engines/Propulsion Systems
Thermoelectric Conversion/Direct Electrical Generation
II. Other Experimental Support for LANR/CF
Supporting Confirmations (eg Fract. And Comb Phonon Expts)
III. Theories Supporting/Consistent with LANR/CF
IV. Engineering Applications from/of LANR/CF
V. Reconciliation of Success with Policy/Obstruction
Updates will eventually be at the COLD FUSION TIMES website
China’s losing its taste for nuclear power. That’s bad news.
Once nuclear’s strongest booster, China is growing wary about its cost and safety.
I do not know how we missed this company, but they are solid, well funded, and have some of the most respected names in LENR behind them. Call it what you will...Muon Catalyzed, UDD, whatever...it is all in the LENR family as far as I am concerned. And when they have names like Holmlid, Olaffson, and Gunderson ( who Mizuno recently gifted a reactor to) backing it, they have to be taken seriously. Not much on the internet about them, but here is one translated article about them:
GU Ventures company UltraFusion Nuclear Power is merged with Norrønt Fusion Energy
Press Release • May 08, 2018 14:51 CEST
GU Venture Incubator Company UltraFusion Nuclear Power AB, founded with Professor Leif Holmlid at Gothenburg University, has collaborated with Norrønt Fusion Energy AS. The purpose is to combine companies' results, to resource efficiency and speed up product development of the new merger reactor.
UltraFusion Nuclear Power AB ("UltraFusion") is based on fusion research by Leif Holmlid, Professor Emeritus at Gothenburg University, and is owned by him and GU Ventures. UltraFusion managed to experiment experimentally with a new, functional small-scale fusion process that works and gives energy over break-even, which means that more energy comes out of the system than it is supplied. It's a unique result that has been very difficult to show earlier. It was published in a scientific journal (AIP Advances 5, 2015) and was attracted to press internationally. After that, work has continued and several new results have been achieved and patented.
Norrønt Fusion Energi AS ("Norrønt") has in parallel built up its own prototype and demonstrator, partly differently designed but based on the same research. It shows the same unique results. For more than three years, Ultra¬Fusion and Norrønt have had cooperation, which has now led to the merger of companies. The main reason for the merger is that resources should be used in a more efficient manner and that the next version of the fusion reactor can be obtained faster.
"Leif Holmlid has gone a different way from the major international merger projects with regard to what is called cold merger. Thanks to his choice to do that, it has produced extremely interesting results. Now we want to show that it also works on a larger scale. Together with Norrønt, we will reach the target faster, "says Roger Cederberg, chairman of UltraFusion.
Dr. Dag H. Zeiner-Gundersen and PhD student Sindre Zeiner-Gundersen lead the research and commercialization in Norrønt in Norway.
"The Nordic Alliance with Norrønt is now conducting extensive research and commercialization efforts to produce clean and efficient energy from ultra-low deuterium, a form of hydrogen. We are now working on optimizing and scaling up technology for a number of industrial applications, Dr. Day H. Zeiner-Gunder.
Fusion is an energy source that potentially can make a major contribution to the host's energy and replace coal and oil.
Discussion here Norront Fusion Energy AS
New article based on an interview with BEC, and they have the latest inside data from the company. Lots of good info in there, so read it all.
As a bonus, they go on to make the case that LENR is a worthwhile phenomenon to study. This is a good holiday gift to the field.
Discussion here Brillouin Energy Corporation (BEC) updates.
"A team of scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences has recently turned cheap copper into a material that is almost identical to gold. The material is expected to reduce the use of rare, expensive metals in factories. Scientists developed this material by shooting a copper target with a jet of hot, electrically charged argon gas. The fast-moving ionized particles blasted copper atoms off the target. ...
this new material can’t be used to make fake gold. The reality- its density will remain the same as like as ordinary copper ...
This new method can inject a large amount of energy into copper atoms and made the electrons more dense and stable. Moreover, it can resist high temperatures, oxidization, and erosion.
The study is published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances on Saturday."
(making electrons more dense and stable ???)
The recently discovered deposit is enough to "supply these metals on a semi-infinite basis to the world," the study's authors wrote in the paper.
There's enough yttrium to meet the global demand for 780 years, dysprosium for 730 years, europium for 620 years, and terbium for 420 years.
The cache lies off of Minamitori Island, about 1,150 miles (1,850 km) southeast of Tokyo. It's within Japan's exclusive economic zone, so the island nation has the sole rights to the resources there.
"This is a game changer for Japan," Jack Lifton, a founding principal of a market-research firm called Technology Metals Research, told The Wall Street Journal.
"The race to develop these resources is well underway."
Dec. 31, 2018 Happy New Year!
The 2019 Cold Fusion/Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reactions Colloquium
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Cambridge, MA) - March 23, 24 2019
AGENDA: LANR Science and Engineering:
From Hydrogen to Clean Energy Production Systems
The 2019 Lattice-Assisted Nuclear Reactions (LANR)/Cold Fusion Colloquium at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) will be held on Saturday,
March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2019.
The meeting will be focused on the science and technologies, on the metallurgy, material science,
electrodynamics, and quantum aspects of cold fusion and the lattice assisted nuclear reactions
[LANR(***)] - vectored, through engineering, to safe energy production components and devices, some
dry, aqueous and gaseous, without penetrating ionizing radiation and with no significant radioactive waste.
[updates will be at the COLD FUSION TIMES web site: http://world.std.com/~mica/cft.html
ICCF Conference Page Reorganized
I put all of the ICCF Conference information on one page at LENR-CANR.org. The indexes are at the bottom of the page, so you can scroll through them, or jump to them from the links at the top of the page. See:
This makes it easier to keep track of which volume of the JCMNS has an ICCF Proceedings in it. They are:
ICCF JCMNS Volume 16 8 16 continued 10 17 13 181 15 19 19 20 24
I left out ICCF-14. I have now added it. The direct link is:
I don't think I have the ICCF-13 book. For some reason I do not have the ICCF-15 papers in my database. I just didn't bother to add them. I might do that sometime.
It was a lot of work to install these new indexes, but I had to do it anyway because they upgraded my ISP server and everything stopped working. Someday, an upgrade to the internet may wipe out all access to knowledge and end human civilization. Not only did my index system fail, WordPress upgraded to a new method of editing, the Gutenberg Experience, which automatically converted the pages as I wrote them, making it impossible for me to insert links to the indexes. (Hint: you have to use the <!-- wp:shortcode --> block type. If you know that means, you don't need help from me, and if you don't know, you can't do it.)
Good work Jed. As for the ICCF-13 Book, I have been searching for it for some time, but no luck so far. Maybe a reader here knows of (or can locate) a copy?
I have a copy of the ICCF-13 proceedings. It was Yuri's conference in Sochi ( jun25-jul1. 2007)
However the book is very heavy 1.6 kg and long 816 pages.
Our post office wants 36 GBP to get it to the US. ouch !
If you want to wait, I'll bring it with me to Bill's conference in September.
Happy New Year Pete.
I could only find the TOC and the abstracts
narod site refers to
abstract book is there too
but there seems to be no URL for proceedings.
NewEnergyTimes have critics
but not proceedings
I don't know much about that demo. I started paying attention with the demos that Lewan promoted and "supervised" which IIRC started some weeks after that one You know, the ones where the dry steam was wet, the hose from the reactor went into a wall, and no blank run or calibration was performed, all the while two huge heaters, one around the ecat and the other occupying its center, were connected to the mains via a controller which Rossi was filmed tweaking during a run to make the water boil. Remember that video? Want to see it again?
To properly comment upon the Ecat affair, it's essential to know with precision which was the entire sequence of demo and tests performed during the first year of public activity. I post again the following jpeg, which shows all these tests:
As you can see, 11 tests are listed, all those for which some public information are available. For each of them, a small picture of the tested devices is accompanied by the the date (in red), the name of the main reporter (in green) and some notes (in black)
The 11 tests are subdivided in three rows, one for each Ecat model.
The first line refers to the first and most famous Ecat model, which had 4 external band resistors and one internal cartridge resistor for a total electric power of about 1500 W. The calorimetric performances of all these first 3 tests have been documented by Levi.
The first two tests, held on December 16, 2010 and January 14, 2011, are described as Test 1 and Test 2 respectively in the calorimetric report of UniBo (1&2a), which was published on internet as official document (1&2b). The January 14 demo is the most important and documented Ecat test, the one that let it be known in the world, thanks to the three videos which shows every phase of that event (2c1-2-3).
The third test, started on February 10, 2011, was an initiative of PD, whose aim was to demonstrate that the energy output was incompatible with any possible chemical source hidden somewhere in the Ecat components, as explained by Levi in a first interview to Lewan (3a). Its results were first anticipated by Rothwell on Vortex (3b), then Lewan published a second interview in which Levi reported the main outcomes of the test (3c). Other information are contained in an Rothwell's analysis posted by Josephson on PhysicsForum (3d) and that presumably he got directly from JR. The only 3 known pictures of this test were published on 22 passi (3e-3f) along with some very interesting details on the experimental data reported in some comments posted by Passerini, who was present during the night between the 10th and 11th of February.
The second row includes the four public tests which were performed with a smaller version of the previous model. Each one of the four small Ecats aligned on a board were equipped with 2 resistors, an inner cartridge and an external band, probably derived by the dismantled first model. for a total electric power of about 800 W.
The 4th test, the first with this model, was held on March 29, 2011, and was first documented by Essen and Kullander in a travel report published on NyTeknik (4a), which subsequently was published as a report signed by all the participants (4b). Some more information and photos about this test and, in general, about the reasons of the Swedish professors involvement in the Ecat affair are contained in the Kullander lecture held on November 2011 (4c).
The next two tests, the 5th (April 19, 2011) and the 6th (April 28, 2011), were documented by Mats Lewan (5a, 6a). His reports are quite good and reveal for the first time the maximum capacity of the yellow pump used in almost every test of 2011. The second test has been also filmed by Lewan. The video (6b) shows the hose which goes into a blue bucket, while the reactor was "stable, … stable".
The 7th test, the last with the small Ecat, has been documented by Krivit in his videos shot on June 14, 2011. The first video (7a) includes the test and shows the hose going into the wall, from which, after being pulled out, escapes a weak steam flow barely visible on the background of the Levi t-shirt. The second video (7b) shows the calculation made by Rossi in the presence of Focardi which was confirming the results.
The third row is dedicated to the testing of a completely different Ecat model, a tank type model called also ottoman or Fat-cat. In this case the operating way is totally different and the trick is revealed by its weight, which allows to store a large quantity of heat in order to simulate a prolonged "heat after dead" operation. The main characteristics of this Fat-cat were already outlined by Rossi during a answer-question session hosted by NyTeknik on March 2011: https://www.nyteknik.se/energi…1308#conversion-122831618
The first documented test of this Ecat model, the 8th of the sequence, was held on July 7, 2011, but was revealed 3 months later, on the eve of another test, by the blog 22passi, which published a report written by Stremmenos (8a).
The first Fat-cat to have been publicly shown had been that used in the 9th test, held on September 7, 2011. This test was again documented by Lewan in a technical report (9a) and in a video (9b).
The last test of a single Ecat, the 10th of the series, was a public demo held on October 6, 2011. It was the 4th and last in 2011 nicely documented by Lewan with the usual technical report (10a) attached to an article published on NyTeknik (10b). There are many videos which shows this test: one shot by Lewan (10c), another published by ecatdotcom (10d). Other two videos are in Italian: one filmed by a RCDC, a local radio, with interviews to many protagonists (10e) and another published by Focus, an Italian main stream scientific journal, whose journalists were present at the event (10f).
The last and 11th test of the year was the famous 1 MW demo, performed on October 28, 2011, whose results are summarized in the acceptance report signed by Fioravanti, here transcribed by Rothwell on a mail to Vortex (11a). The video shot by Lewan is still available on YouTube (11b).
I hope that this resume will be useful to better identify the role and understand the responsibilities of all the many protagonists of this story.
Abd put this together, and many thanks to him for the effort. It makes for a great reference when researching, and then talking about the IH vs Rossi lawsuit. All the depositions from all the characters, put on one page. You could write a good book from this alone, or just a browse through on a rainy day.
From rubycarat - a new podcast.
COLD FUSION NOW! has posted a new item, 'Edmund Storms on the Cold Fusion Now! podcast' on https://coldfusionnow.org Edmund Storms on the Cold Fusion Now! podcast January 13, 2019 10:19 PM -- Nuclear chemist and former Los Alamos National Laboratory rocket scientist Dr. Edmund Storms has been researching cold fusion/LENR since 1989 and talks with Ruby Carat on the Cold Fusion Now! podcast about this new area of science founded by Drs. Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons.
Edmund Storms is widely considered one of the foremost researchers in the LENR field[. View the latest post at https://coldfusionnow.org/edmu…e-cold-fusion-now-podcast