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  • A nuclear fusion start-up backed by billionaire Jeff Bezos raised more than $100 million to help design and build a demonstration power plant.


    The company lined up $65 million in Series E financing led by Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Pte, and is getting another $38 million from Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund, General Fusion Inc. said in a statement Monday. It’s now attracted more than $200 million in financing.


    Canada-based General Fusion is one of about two dozen companies seeking to commercialize nuclear fusion technology. It relies on the same process that powers stars, generating huge amounts of energy by fusing small atoms into larger ones. While it holds out the promise of cheap, carbon-free energy, researchers have been working for decades to overcome significant technical hurdles.


    “The world is pivoting toward fusion as the necessary complement to other technologies which, collectively, will enable the carbon-free energy future we all need,” Chief Executive Officer Christofer Mowry said in the statement.



    https://www.bloomberg.com/news…0-million-for-demo-system

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    “The world is pivoting toward fusion as the necessary complement to other technologies which, collectively, will enable the carbon-free energy future we all need,” Chief Executive Officer Christofer Mowry said in the statement.



    https://www.bloomberg.com/news…0-million-for-demo-system


    Alan or others, I'm not familiar with this tech but they are using shockwaves. Does this tech have overlap with LENR?

  • Dennis Bushnell of NASA, still speaking positive about LENR. Some other good information in the article, so read it all:

    https://medium.com/@timventura…-spaceflight-315210742679


    "Additionally, there’s also low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR), which we’re working on here. We’ve got 22 years and hundreds of experiments now on low-energy nuclear reactions which indicate that this is real. Plus, we now have a theory that indicates that it’s condensed-matter nuclear physics.

    So LENR appears to be collective effects, not particle physics. It seems that you can get around Coloumb barrier by forming ultra weak neutrons using heavy electrons. This not only enables you to form the neutrons, but also convert the gamma radiation from beta-decay into thermal energy so that you don’t need as much radiation protection. LENR is expected to be anywhere from 20,000 to 3 million times chemical efficiency, and if we can get that in place it will truly revolutionize space."



    Discussed here NASA: New Paper about Experimental Progress

  • Thank you to rubycarat for bringing this to our attention:-


    A new book published by Elsevier gathers the latest results from leading scientists in the field CMNS and their thirty-year study of cold fusion. CFAdvancesIn_cover.jpg

    Edited by University of Marseilles physics professor and JCMNS Editor-in-Chief Jean-Paul Biberian, Cold Fusion Advances in Condensed Matter Nuclear Science will be released January 17, 2020. Pre-orders can be made on the Elsevier book page here.

    Over the last decade, rapid growth in the CMNS field has generated a huge amount of data from a diverse set of experiments. Here, that data is systematized within chapters written by the experts in their respective domains. Coming in at 398 pages, the book’s price is worth every bit.

    “I decided to split the book into four categories,” says Jean-Paul Biberian, “electrolysis, gas phase, transmutation and theories, which according to me, is more adapted to current understanding.”

    Contributing authors include Melvin Miles, Edmund Storms, Michael McKubre, Pamela Mosier-Boss, Jean-Luc Paillet, Vladimir Vysotskii, Tadahiko Mizuno, Hiroo Numata, Jean-Paul Biberian, Francesco Celani, Yaduhiro Iwamura, Jirohta Kasagi, Mahadeva Srinavasan, and Peter Hagelstein.

    Researchers and students new to the field will appreciate the historical summary along with the overview of fundamental concepts important for understanding the effect today.

    Table of Contents

    1. Production of helium in cold fusion experiments

    2. Review of Pd/D co-deposition

    3. Electrochemical loading to produce the Fleischmann-Pons heat effect (FPHE)

    4. Fundamentals of isoperibolic calorimetric measurements in cold fusion experiments

    5. Can clean and stable deuterium loading and well-tailored microstructure improve reproducibility?

    6. Gas phase

    7. Electrically induced anomalous thermal phenomena in nanostructured wires

    8. Experimental procedures for excess heat generation from cold fusion reactions

    9. Heat generation experiments using nano-sized metal composite and hydrogen gas

    10. Screening energy for low energy nuclear reactions in condensed matter

    11. Review of permeation-induced nuclear transmutation reaction

    12. Effective LENR and transmutation of stable and radioactive isotopes in growing biological systems

    13. Trasnmutations and isotopic shifts in LENR experiments

    14. The basic nature of the cold fusion effect

    15. Models based on phonon-nuclear coupling

    16. A study on electron deep orbits by quantum relativistic methods

    17. Universal mechanism of LENR in physical and biological systems on the base of coherent correlated states of interacting particles

    The book was originally the initiative of Alexander Gromov, who invited Biberian to be co-editor. Gromov worked to convince Elsevier to publish the book, but soon after, he had to resign.

    “I found myself alone as the only editor of the book,” says Biberian. “The publisher was kind enough to give me more time than planned, and I believe it is good timing for such a book.”

    He contacted authors to contribute during a busy time when research breakthroughs were being reported at multiple conferences and meetings. Laboratories like Brillouin Energy have been steadily increasing excess heat with their prototype generator, while scientists such as Tadahiko Mizuno have reported commercially-viable excess heat now being verified by independent evaluators.

    Order a copy of Cold Fusion Advances in Condensed Matter Nuclear Science on the Elsevier book page here.

  • I don't know if this theory article from Peter Kalman has been posted yet..august 2019


    Based on our recent theoretical findings (Phys. Rev. C 99, 054620 (2019)) it is shown that proton

    and deuteron capture reactions of extremely low energy may have accountable rate in the case of all

    elements of the periodic table.

    Certain numerical results of rates of nuclear reactions of two final fragments

    of extremely low energy are also given. New way of thinking about low-energy nuclear reactions

    (LENR) phenomena is suggested. Possible explanations for the contradictory observations announced

    between 1905-1927 and possible reasons for negative results of ’cold fusion’ experiments published

    recently by the Google-organized scientific group (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-

    019-1256-6) are given.

    "

    V. CONCLUSION

    Based on the recent theoretical results [9] it was shown that a huge number of nuclear reactions

    may have significant rate even if the kinetic energy of the colliding particles is down to that of room temperature.

    The necessary condition to reach accountable rate is that the productn1n2n3, i.e. the product of the number density of

    the assisting particles and the number densities of the reacting particles, should reach appropriately high value.

    Since the participants of possible nuclear reactions can come from the whole periodic table of elements,

    it is advised to drop old stereotypes in thinking about LENR and a new approach is necessary to understand what is going on in this field.



    "https://arxiv.org/pdf/1907.05211.pdf

  • Well, there is at least one major error there- relating to this extract from the end of section 2 on page 4. I published that picture (below) - but the cylinder is hydrogen - the N mark is legit- I researched it at the time. - the colour codes are for H2.


    " In the experiments on powdered N i − H − LiAlH4 systems after 2011 N2 gas buffer was also applied. (There was an N2 gas container visible in an unpublished internet-picture so it is of great probability that in order to avoid H2 explosion buffer gas N2 was used."


  • Ab initio models of atomic nuclei: challenges and new ideas

    ERC funded review from Andreas Ekstrom , Chalmers U,Gothenburg Dec 2019


    Currently, ab initio modelling of atomic nuclei face two main challenges: We have limited knowledge about the details of the interaction between nucleons,

    which in turn limits our ability to predict nuclear properties. Given a microscopic description of the interaction between nucleons inside a nucleus,

    a quantum mechanical solution of the nuclear many-body problem is exacerbated by the curse of dimensionality State-of-the-art theoretical analyses of experimental data indicate

    a large and non-negligible systematic uncertainty in the description of bulk nuclear observables, ..

    Given the high-precision of modern many-body methods, much of this uncertainty can be traced to the description of the interaction potential.


    https://arxiv.org/pdf/1912.02227.pdf

    God Bless Andreas with a new dimensionality..in the NY


  • Here is Vol. 30 of J. Condensed Matter Nuclear Science. The papers are from the 13th International Workshop on Anomalies in Hydrogen Loaded Metals, Oasi di Greccio (Lazio, Italy), 5–9 October 2018. But there are only four papers. There were many more presented at that conference. I gather the others are stuck in peer-review or some other stage of preparation.


    https://www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/BiberianJPjcondensedzc.pdf

  • Final FY20 Appropriations: National Science Foundation

    Low-energy nuclear reactions. The House report encourages NSF to “evaluate the various theories, experiments, and scientific literature surrounding the field of LENR,” which is most associated with the pursuit of cold fusion. It also directs NSF to “provide a set of recommendations as to whether future federal investment into LENR research would be prudent, and if so, a plan for how that investment would be best utilized.”


    https://www.aip.org/fyi/2020/f…tional-science-foundation



    Nothing will come of this.


    Discussed here Where is the LENR goal line, and how best do we get there?