Italian Contribution to LENR
by Gianni Albertini- UNIVPM-Italy, Domenico Bassani- SIDOM-Italy, Fabio Cardone -CNR-Italy
Among the news of “The Scientific Alliance”, recently a contribution was published concerning LENR: “Low Energy Nuclear Reactions may have much more potential than is generally realised, suggests The Scientific Alliance.” by Martin Livermore (http://www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/news/nuclear-con-fusion/).
While we congratulate the author for introducing the subject, we notice an added final note: “Cambridge Network does not endorse the content that members contribute and this posting may be seen as contentious”.
We also noticed that no further comment was published offering a general view of the now-a-day international situation of the research on the subject.
In this contest, we would like to add some information concerning the Italian contribution.
In fact, a recent document of the USA House of Representatives (Report 114-537, 4th of May 2016; an extract can be found in http://www.newnuclearscience.eu/it/documents-it.html, the full text in https://www.congress.gov/114/c…pt537/CRPT-114hrpt537.pdf) declares that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) “has also assessed that Japan and Italy are leaders in the field” for what concerns Low Energy Nuclear Reactions.
Thus Italy is the sole country of Europe recognised as leader in the field.
We remark some recent steps confirming this Italian leadership:
- Last month (1-4 November 2016) Francesco Celani (INFN-LNF –Italy) was invited at the United Nations City Geneva to talk about “LENR Progress and Cooperation Plans” in the framework of the 25th Anniversary of the World Clean Energy Conference (WCEC) (http://www.newnuclearscience.e…uments/relaz_F.Celani.pdf in http://www.newnuclearscience.eu/en/documents-en.html )
- In a recent paper entitled “Energy spectra and fluence of the neutrons produced in deformed space-time conditions” by F.Cardone and A. Rosada - Modern Physics Letters B (MPLB) Volume No.30, Issue No. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0217984916503462 - the energy spectra and the fluence of neutrons produced in LENRs were measured the first time. This is a huge result after tenths of years of investigations on LENRs.
- In the paper “Nuclear Metamorphosis in Mercury” by F. Cardone, G. Albertini, D. Bassani, G. Cherubini, E. Guerriero, R. Mignani, M. Monti, A. Petrucci, F. Ridolfi, A. Rosada, F. Rosetto, V. Sala, E. Santoro, G. Spera, International Journal of Modern Physics B Vol. 29 (2015) 1550239 (DOl: 10.1142/S0217979215502392) the conditions of local Lorentz invariance breakdown, which were assumed to occur in a previous experiment of neutron emission from a sonicated steel bar, were reproduced in a system made of a mole of Mercury. After three minutes, a part of the liquid transformed into solid state material, in which isotopes were found with both higher and lower atomic mass with respect to the starting material. Changes in the atomic weight without production of gamma radiation or radionuclides were thus made possible.
- The paper “Deformed Space-Time Reactions and Their Phenomenology” by G.Albertini and D.Bassani, Physics Journal Vol. 1, No. 3, 2015, pp. 382-387 (http://www.aiscience.org/journal/pj) shows that those experimental results, obtained in the last years, that are not fully accepted by the scientific community due to their mismatch with the currently accepted theories, can find an explanation in the framework of the Deformed Space-Time Theory (DST-Theory). In particular some of its phenomenological consequence are put in evidence, which are common features of the different experimental observations. This theory is proposed to assume the role of unifying different fields, identified by using different names over the years: Cold-Fusion, Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, Piezo-Nuclear Reactions and Energy Catalyzer. From this unifying vision, suggestions can derive for future investigations. In fact, in order to check if the observed phenomena could be the consequences of underlying nuclear DST-reactions, the four main phenomenological characteristics can be checked: occurrence of an energy threshold; change of atomic weight; anisotropic emission of nuclear particles in intense beams having very short life span and absence of gamma radiation.
The results were also presented, discussed and appreciated at the “10th International Symposium Honouring Mathematical Physicist Jean-Pierre Vigier”, held in Italy (2016, July 25-28). In particular, professor Brian Josephson (Nobel awarded, University of Cambridge) appreciated them.