Patent by Hans Lidgren Rickard Lundin for transmuations

  • Mats Lewan just reported that the patent application of a LENr reactor developed by Ludin and Lidgren, based on their theory around Ponderomotive force, is now public .


    He made an article on their new theory, refering to a patent, recently published

    https://worldwide.espacenet.co…20161026&DB=&locale=en_EP


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    ponderomotive forces at resonance frequencies shake out neutrons from elements such as deuterium and lithium


    This looks like quite naive explanation for me given the fact, that just the neutrons shouldn't interact with EM waves and that the cold fusion works even with normal hydrogen, which doesn't contain any neutrons.
    Otherwise this patent would probably collide with many nickel-lithium based patents already existing, because it adds nothing very new into an experimental arrangement.

  • The Lidgren-Lundin hypothesis suffers from problems similar to those of Widom and Larsen and Brillouin.

    • If you have free neutrons (in the case of Lidgren-Lundin, from spallation), large numbers of those neutrons are going to escape the apparatus, as the neutron capture cross section is always finite, and you need gobs of neutron captures to account for power on the order of watts.
    • Neutron capture is indiscriminate, and many unstable isotopes are produced as a result, which will have half-lives in some cases of many, many years. This is the basis of neutron activation analysis and one of the sources of the radioactivity in spent fission fuel that necessitates special containment facilities.
  • This is in the granted (Aug 25, 2015) "Fluid Heater" patent:


    http://www.google.com/patents/US9115913


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    While nickel is particularly useful because of its relative abundance, its function can also be carried out by other elements in column 10 of the periodic table, such as platinum or palladium.


    Darden's interview where Palladium is mentioned on September 2015. He was referring to the above patent:


    http://fortune.com/2015/09/27/…-energy-nuclear-reaction/


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    Q: So you’re optimistic?


    A: Yes, In fact, Rossi was awarded an important U.S. patent recently, which is part of what we licensed, covering the use of nickel, platinum or palladium powders, as well as other components, in his heat-producing device. This is one of very few LENR-related patents to date.


    BTW, platinum does not normally form hydrides. It is formed at several GPa of pressure.


    https://www.researchgate.net/p…rties_of_platinum_hydride