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  • What does "fired up"

    Fired up means something like impassioned or in the case of a steam engine fired up with fossil fuel..


    the new energy minister has been out in the cold since 2013 since his party lost the election


    Chris Bowen is probably acting up a little bit in front of the cameras..now that his party is back from the wilderness

    He says there is no silver bullet.... but perhaps palladium together with silver samarium and other rare earths plus deuterium may be more eonomical than silicon solar

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    Neighboring Atom Collisions in Solid-State High Harmonic Generation

    by R Zuo · 2021 · Cited by 3


    Abstract

    High harmonic generation (HHG) from solids shows great application prospects in compact short-wavelength light sources and as a tool for imaging the dynamics in crystals with subnanometer spatial and attosecond temporal resolution. However, the underlying collision dynamics behind solid HHG is still intensively debated and no direct mapping relationship between the collision dynamics with band structure has been built. Here, we show that the electron and its associated hole can be elastically scattered by neighboring atoms when their wavelength approaches the atomic size. We reveal that the elastic scattering of electron/hole from neighboring atoms can dramatically influence the electron recombination with its left-behind hole, which turns out to be the fundamental reason for the anisotropic interband HHG observed recently in bulk crystals. Our findings link the electron/hole backward scattering with Van Hove singularities and forward scattering with critical lines in the band structure and thus build a clear mapping between the band structure and the harmonic spectrum. Our work provides a unifying picture for several seemingly unrelated experimental observations and theoretical predictions, including the anisotropic harmonic emission in MgO, the atomic-like recollision mechanism of solid HHG, and the delocalization of HHG in ZnO. This strongly improved understanding will pave the way for controlling the solid-state HHG and visualizing the structure-dependent electron dynamics in solids.


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    Ultrafast Science
    The Open Access journal Ultrafast Science, published in association with Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, is a platform for cutting-edge and…
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  • I posted this on The Playground. A few friends said it is relevant to advanced CMNS solid state fusion development and may be worthy of its own thread 🧵


    How might this paper relate to traditional fusion energy development is the question in our minds. Not being physicists, its posted here for review and initial reactions and comments. If it is relevant to CMNS Solid State Atomic and Fusion energy development...

    A dedicated thread for in depth discussion will be started.


    Thanks [email protected]


    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

    Volume 46, Issue 27, 19 April 2021, Pages 14581-14591

    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy


    "Nanogap Plasmonic Field Enhancement on Hydrogen-Absorbing Transition Metals"


    Nanogap plasmonic field enhancement on hydrogen-absorbing transition metals
    The electromagnetic field enhancement factors by gap plasmons between two spherical metal particles are calculated for hydrogen-absorbing transition m…
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    Abstract

    The electromagnetic field enhancement factors by gap plasmons between two spherical metal particles are calculated for hydrogen-absorbing transition metals Pd, Ti, and Ni, and reference noble metals Au, Ag, and Cu, in air, H2, or vacuum, and H2O. The dependence of the field enhancement factors on the metal species, the field wavelength, the electric field polarization, the separation of the two metal particles, and the observing location is systematically investigated. Field enhancement is observed significantly large in the gap of two metal particles and sensitive to the particle separation, but insensitive to the position in the gap, indicating a geometric flexibility for applications. The spectral peak field enhancement factors for Pd, Ti, and Ni do not compete with those for Au, Ag, and Cu, but do in the microwave regime. For the electric field parallel to the bipartite alignment, the field enhancement factors in the gap for Pd, Ti, and Ni are observed as large as several hundred and ten thousand for the separation-to-radius ratios of 0.1 and 0.01, respectively, for a wide wavelength region spanning from the visible to the infrared.


    The large field enhancements in the nanogaps of hydrogen-absorbing transition metals observed in this study can potentially be utilized for various energy applications, such as hydrogen storage, sensing, and nuclear fusion.


    In practical metallic material systems, it is important to account for such a gap-plasmon effect because nanoscale gaps commonly exist, for instance, on rough metal surfaces and in metal particle aggregates.

  • Explanation

    "Rocket scientist and my friend Jonathan King tells me in plain English what is Cold Fusion (Low Energy Nuclear Reaction - LENR) and what's the big deal in it. Video shot in Los Angeles, CA"



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    Dr. Michael Clarage of the Safire project takes us on a walk through the very edges of science to see if we can figure out what will change about the models that we hold so dear today. What is the Safire project working on, and how will it change our understanding of the stars, the galaxies, and everything else? What if we're living in a conscious universe? How would that force us to see the world differently? What's the role of light in biology? It's a wild ride, so buckle up!!

    #safireproject #electricuniverse #plasma
    00:01:44 What's the latest news on the Safire project?
    00:11:44 What is the electric model for star formation?
    00:18:37 Living universe cosmology
    00:21:09 A source of electricity from beyond the stars?
    00:25:13 The difficulty of detecting coaxial currents on the galactic scale
    00:32:12 What is a plasma?
    00:42:35 The crazy thing life does with light
    00:46:39 Supernovas as a sign of life transforming
    00:48:39 All bodies emit light - but what is it for?
    00:50:21 Experimental evidence for morphogenic fields
    00:53:58 The light basis for disease?
    00:58:38 Electromagnetic modes of DNA repair
    01:00:07 Is Rupert Sheldrake onto something?
    01:01:54 What biophotonics can tell us about the fundamental principles of life
    01:05:44 What does this mean for astrology?
    01:08:33 Audience question lightning round!
    01:08:51 What is Energy?
    01:12:53 Is the Universe an open or closed system?
    01:14:21 How does our understanding of entropy need to evolve?
    01:24:02 Does science have a moral compass?
    01:32:30 Will it be possible to repair the human genome's environmental damage before extinction?
    01:33:31 What will be the effect of a Carrington-level event on modern civilization?
    01:37:37 What are the biggest problems with the contemporary model of the atom?

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  • Alan Smith

    The Royal Society of Chemistry

    "There’s Still Plenty of Room at the Bottom"

    BY KATSUHIKO ARIGA 19 MAY 2021

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    The next step in nanotechnology is to develop nanoscale objects into functional materials. For this, we need nanoarchitectonics – a concept proposed by Masakazu Aono at an international conference in Tsukuba, Japan in 2000. The term nanoarchitectonics refers to the discipline (‘nics’) of architecture in the nanoscale. The aim is to architect materials with precise structures, designed to give high levels of performance, from nanoscale units such as atoms, molecules and nanomaterials. It is a nanoscale-version of building construction or machine manufacturing. - end quotes

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  • Yuya Oaki


    Yuya Oaki is an Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Chemistry, Keio University, Japan. He received his Ph. D. in 2006 from Keio University and worked at the University of Tokyo as a postdoctoral fellow. His current research interests are layered materials, nanosheets, and conjugated polymers with 2D anisotropy and their applications, such as batteries, catalysts, and sensors.


    Machine learning is combined with these experimental study based on small data.


    His research was highlighted by the Chemical Society of Japan Award For Young Chemists for 2015. He also works as a Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) PRESTO project researcher from 2016.



    Kosuke Sato


    Kosuke Sato is a Postdoc Researcher of the Organic Material Chemistry Group in Sagami Chemical Research Institute. He received his PhD in Engineering from Keio University in September 2017 under the direction of Associate Professor Yuya Oaki. He studied about morphology control and electrochemical applications of conductive polymers with a research fellowship for young scientists (DC1) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

    His current research interests include organic electrodes


    for energy related applications,


    organic semiconductor materials, and materials informatics for effective exploration of functional compounds.


    Nanoarchitectonics for Conductive Polymers Using Solid and Vapor Phases

    Yuya Oaki ORCID logo*a and Kosuke Sato ORCID logoab

    a Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, 3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 223-8522, Japan. E-mail: [email protected]

    b Organic Materials Chemistry Group, Sagami Chemical Research Institute, 2743-1 Hayakawa, Ayase, Kanagawa 252-1193, Japan


    Received 1st April 2022 , Accepted 21st April 2022 First published on 22nd April 2022


    Abstract

    Conductive polymers have been extensively studied as functional organic materials due to their broad range of applications. Conductive polymers, such as polypyrrole, polythiophene, and their derivatives, are typically obtained as coatings and precipitates in the solution phase. Nanoarchitectonics for conductive polymers requires new methods including syntheses and morphology control. For example, nanoarchitectonics is achieved by liquid-phase syntheses with the assistance of templates, such as macromolecules and porous materials. This mini review summarizes the other new synthetic methods using the solid and vapor phases for nanoarchitectonics. In general, the monomers and related species are supplied from the solution phase. Our group has studied polymerization of heteroaromatic monomers using the solid and vapor phases. The surface and inside of solid crystals were used for the polymerization with the diffusion of the heteroaromatic monomer vapor. Our nanoarchitectonics affords to form homogeneous coatings, hierarchical structures, composites, and copolymers for energy-related applications. The concepts using solid and vapor phases can be applied to nanoarchitectonics for not only conductive polymers but also other polymers toward a variety of applications.


    Source

    Nanoarchitectonics for conductive polymers using solid and vapor phases - Nanoscale Advances (RSC Publishing) DOI:10.1039/D2NA00203E

  • Nanoarchitectonics?


    Anyone know of this field being represented in Solid State Atomic and Fusion Energy research and development?


    Seems to me that the teams from Japan would be working together, ie Nanoarchitectonics and Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, LENR, LEC, LCF etc...


    Nothing about nanoarchitectonics at LENR CANR or elsewhere in our field that I can find...

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  • "In this special Science and U episode, David Gornoski is joined by physicist Dr. Weiping Yu and Carl Page, President and Cofounder of Anthropocene Institute, for a conversation on the coming Cold Fusion revolution"


    Science and U: Carl Page, Dr. Yu on the Coming Cold Fusion Revolution - A Neighbor's Choice by David Gornoski
    In this special Science and U episode, David Gornoski is joined by physicist Dr. Weiping Yu and Carl Page, President and Cofounder of Anthropocene Institute,…
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    Discussed here ICCF-24 updates and other Anthropocene/ARPA-E news - Page 16 - Players - LENR Forum (lenr-forum.com)

  • ARPA-E: Funding Opportunity Exchange (energy.gov)


    The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA–E) is considering issuing a new Exploratory Topic under Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) DE‐FOA‐0002784 and DE‐FOA‐0002785 to solicit applications for financial assistance in pursuit of hypotheses-driven approaches toward realizing diagnostic evidence of Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) that are convincing to the wider scientific community. A goal of this Exploratory Topic will be to establish clear practices to rigorously answer the question, “should this field move forward given that LENR could be a potentially transformative carbon-free energy source, or does it conclusively not show promise?”


    ARPA-E acknowledges the complex, controversial history of LENR beginning with the announcement by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons in 1989 that they had achieved deuterium-deuterium (D-D) “cold fusion” in an electrochemical cell.[1] DOE reviews in 1989 and 2004 both concluded that the body of evidence to date did not support the claim of D-D fusion, but that research proposals on deuterated heavy metals should be evaluated under the standard peer-review process. This has not happened, in part because LENR was largely dismissed by the scientific research community by 1990.[2] Nevertheless, many groups from around the world continued to conduct varied LENR experiments on minimal budgets and to report evidence of excess heat and nuclear reactions (including neutrons, tritium, 3He, 4He, transmutation products, and isotopic shifts) in hundreds of reports/papers.[3] However, repeatability of the key evidence over multiple trials of seemingly the same experiment remains elusive to this day.[4]


    This may be due to limitations in experimental or diagnostic techniques, lack of awareness and/or control of the key triggers and independent variables of LENR experiments, or other reasons. Furthermore, results were typically not reported with the level of scientific rigor required by top-tier research journals. As a result, LENR as a field remains in a stalemate where lack of adequate funding inhibits the rigorous results that would engender additional funding and more rigorous studies.


    For these reasons, ARPA-E has over the past 2+ years revisited the history of LENR as a field, studied the literature, released a general RFI[5] on nonconventional fusion approaches (that received many LENR-related responses), and held a LENR workshop.[6] The workshop was attended by 100+ people, including long-time and newer LENR researchers, non-LENR researchers from adjacent research disciplines, and other interested stakeholders. Institutions represented at the workshop included government laboratories/FFRDCs, top research universities, and private companies. The information gathered and received by ARPA-E, including from reputable experts at prestigious U.S. academic institutions, laboratories, and private corporations, supports the decision to proceed with the announcement of this Teaming Partner List.


    As described in more detail below, the purpose of this announcement is to facilitate multi-disciplinary teaming, especially among but not limited to LENR researchers and nuclear diagnostic experts. ARPA-E believes that such teaming will improve the chances of advancing the field of LENR. The FOA will provide specific program goals, technical metrics, and selection criteria. The FOA terms will be controlling. For the purposes of the Teaming Partner List, the following summarizes current planning for the FOA:

    Based on its claimed characteristics, LENR may be an ideal form of nuclear energy with potentially low capital cost, high specific power and energy, and little-to-no radioactive byproducts. If LENR can be irrefutably demonstrated and scaled, it could potentially become a disruptive technology with myriad energy, defense, transportation, and space applications, all with strong implications for U.S. technological leadership. For energy applications, LENR could potentially contribute to decarbonizing sectors such as industrial heat and transportation (~50% of U.S. and global CO2-equivalent emissions).


    This forthcoming ARPA-E Exploratory Topic program aims to build on recent progress in the field,[7] with strong emphases on testing/confirming specific hypotheses (rather than focusing only on replication), identification and verifiable control of experimental variables and triggers, more comprehensive diagnostics and analysis, access to broader expertise and capabilities on research teams, and an insistence on peer review and publication in top-tier journals. To accomplish this goal, ARPA-E is looking for diverse interdisciplinary teams to obtain convincing empirical evidence of nuclear reactions in an LENR experiment through two possible categories:

    A) LENR Experiments: The goal of this potential category would be to conduct LENR experiments through careful selection of specific, testable hypotheses that can be supported or retired upon the collection of correlated, multi-messenger nuclear diagnostics. Proposed LENR experiments would have a well-articulated connection to prior published LENR evidence. Principal Investigators would be expected to have a strong publication record of experimental work in leading journals, and at least one seasoned LENR practitioner (e.g., someone who has conducted and published results on LENR experiments) should be included on the team. Organizations and project teams interested in this potential category would either directly incorporate specialist capabilities described below or anticipate collaborating with one or more Capability Teams.

    B) Capability Teams: The goal of this potential category would be to provide specialist support to LENR experiments, including but not limited to nuclear diagnostic detectors and capabilities, materials fabrication, elemental/isotopic sample analysis, statistical analysis, experimental design and related modeling, and calorimetry (note, however, that calorimetry would likely not be acceptable as a sole or primary diagnostic).


    As a general matter, ARPA–E strongly encourages outstanding scientists and engineers from different organization, scientific disciplines, and technology sectors to participate in this Exploratory Topic. Multidisciplinary and cross-sector collaboration spanning organizational boundaries enables and accelerates the achievement of scientific and technological outcomes that were previously viewed as extremely difficult, if not impossible.


    A Teaming Partner List is being compiled to facilitate the formation of new project teams. ARPA-E intends to make the Teaming Partner List available on ARPA–E eXCHANGE (https://ARPA–E-foa.energy.gov), ARPA–E’s online application portal, starting in July 2022. Once posted, The Teaming Partner List will be updated periodically, until the close of the Full Application period, to reflect the addition of new Teaming Partners who have provided their information.


    Any organization that would like to be included on the Teaming Partner list should complete all required fields in the following link: https://ARPA–E-foa.energy.gov/Applicantprofile.aspx. Required information includes: Organization Name; Contact Name; Contact Address; Contact Email; Contact Phone; Organization Type; and brief description of your Background, Interest, and Capabilities.


    By submitting a response to this Announcement, respondents consent to the publication of the above-referenced information By facilitating and publishing this Teaming Partner List, ARPA-E is not endorsing, sponsoring, or otherwise evaluating the qualifications of the individuals and organizations that are self-identifying themselves for placement on this Teaming Partner List. ARPA-E reserves the right to remove any inappropriate responses to this Announcement (including lack of sufficient relevance to, or experience with, the technical topic of the Announcement). ARPA–E will not pay for the provision of any information, nor will it compensate any respondents for the development of such information. Responses submitted via email or other means will not be considered.


    This Announcement does not constitute a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). No FOA exists at this time. Applicants must refer to the final Exploratory Topic, expected to be issued in August 2022 under the FOAs noted at the beginning of this Teaming Partner List, for instructions on submitting an application, the desired technical metrics, and for the terms and conditions of funding.

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  • I wonder if AI could be used to analyse the results of LENR experiments to try to more precisely unravel what is going on.

    Back in 2017 Google Inc. developed Optometrist for hot fusion research and I wondered if It would be useful for LENR research. Many view aspects of LENR as nano hot fusion. Now Google Inc.is developing CMNS energy technology, S-SAFE, at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory with the Department of Energy. Two patents have been filed last year during this partnership. Are they using Optometrist or the Artificial Intelligence created by LLNL for assisting fusion researchers. Perhaps both... Here are two recent articles about these capabilities.


    Daydreaming

    LLNL is inviting all LENR researchers to utilize their AI and fusion research and nano technology laboratories. - end daydreaming



    "A Computer Algorithm that Speeds up Experiments on Plasma" - Phys.org

    Nov 16, 2021 — To that end, they have created what they call the "optometrist's algorithm." In its most basic sense, it works like an optometrist attempting to ...

    A computer algorithm that speeds up experiments on plasma
    A team of researchers from Tri Alpha Energy Inc. and Google has developed an algorithm that can be used to speed up experiments conducted with plasma. In their…
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    "LLNL Establishes AI Innovation Incubator to Advance Artificial Intelligence for Applied Science"

    Dec 20, 2021 — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's AI Innovation Incubator (AI3) ... energy systems, “self-driving” lasers and fusion energy research.

    LLNL establishes AI Innovation Incubator to advance artificial intelligence for applied science
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has established the AI Innovation Incubator (AI3), a collaborative hub aimed at uniting experts in artificial…
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  • I'm thinking this is the think tank to listen to. They put together the best article about ICCF-24 so far, 'Going Green Quick'. A must read. Definitely fit for a future thread and food for a S-SAFE X Prize slogan...


    Going Green Quick!

    Carbon ZERO by 2050!

    All Together Now


    More about EraNova Institute:

    Dick Samson - EraNova Institute Director

    What EraNova offers — A survivable new era
    EraNova is a small think tank with a big mission: showcasing key companies that are pursuing an “impossible” goal…
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    What EraNova offers...

    A survivable new era!

    EraNova is a small think tank with a big mission: showcasing a few key organizations that are pursuing an “impossible” goal: saving civilization from environmental, technological, and social suicide — our present course.


    The Article


    GOING GREEN QUICK: International conference features new fusion ...

    Jul 7, 2022 — GOING GREEN QUICK: International conference features new fusion technology to fix climate change NOW. On the heels of billion-dollar ...