LENR Cities Suisse SARL : interview of George de Montmollin in a Swiss newspaper

  • an article in french

    https://www.gewerbezeitung.ch/…eux-sur-la-fusion-froide/

    feature George De Montmollin, of LENR Cities Suisse.


    Here is the google translate link:

    https://www.gewerbezeitung.ch/…eux-sur-la-fusion-froide/

  • Replication is not expensive/sophisticated.

    Probably can be done in any chemistry lab equipped with an EDAX

    How many of these labs are scattered around the world...upwards of 50,000??


    I suspect the experimental budget was a few euros maybe even centimes ( inherited money)


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    A copper cathode and a stainless steel anode were lowered into a strong Na2CO3 electrolyte in water. An anodecathode

    voltage of four hundred volts was applied yielding an anode current of approximately five amperes. Initially, the

    electrolyte was clear with some gas bubbles rising into the atmosphere at both the anode and cathode corresponding to

    the normal water electrolysis. Also, the copper cathode shred colloidal grains into the fluid. The colloidal electrolyte eventually

    turned cloudy with plasma still visible. The copper cathode was considerably shortened due to the shredding of particles

    that entered into the colloid. The colloidal electrolyte was later stored in a glass bowl for a few days. The colloidal

    particles sedimented at the bottom of the bowl.

    3.1. Chemical states of a copper electrode

    The ‘‘pure copper” blank electrode was analyzed for surface chemical contamination as shown in Fig. 2. Apart from small

    oxide concentrations and organic carbon deposits on the surface, the purity of the blank copper sample is shown to be of

    satisfactory quality.

    An energy dispersive spectra was taken near the copper electrode tip after being treated by the plasma in a lithium

    hydroxide electrolyte.

    An ordinary electrolysis was performed employing a pure tungsten cathode and a stainless steel anode in a distilled water

    electrolyte. A SEM-EDX picture of the blank tungsten rod is shown in Fig. 7. At a high voltage of about a half kilovolt, the very

    low conductivity of the electrolyte yielded a current of about five milli-amperes dependent on the state of disrepair of the cathode.

    The currents were much too low to produce an electrolyte plasma. Before the electrolyte turned yellow, at least inpart due to

    tungsten oxides, the chemical cell was run for about ten hours. The resulting electrolyte plated out in part on the cathode and in part on the anode.

  • evidence on the copper cathode tip .Lithium to beryllium.

    I have never been very impressed with the Widon Larsen theory but no doubt there are not many nuclear physicists reviewing papers in "Engineering Fracture Mechanics". If there had been they would sure have noticed that the proposed "electro-weak lithium cycle cycle of neutrons" to produce 4He is not a cycle at all! And its proposed first step is impossible because 6Li fissions to form fast tritons when interacting with neutrons! And fast tritons in a deuterated system will produce fast penetrating neutrons. Oops!

  • Like Sweden.. Switzerland uses few fossil fuels

    Little incentive to back LENR.

    On the other hand, Switzerland is one of the leaders in the development of solar cell technology including the dye-sensitized solar cell developed by Michael Gratzel (https://phys.org/news/2013-07-…s-rival-conventional.html) , the more recently developed perovskite solar cells (https://www.sciencedaily.com/r…/2017/09/170928142002.htm), as well as multi-junction solar cells (https://www.nrel.gov/news/pres…r-efficiency-records.html).

  • quizzical wrote:

    "On the other hand, Switzerland is one of the leaders in the development of solar cell technology"


    Its big neighbor Germany is putting in lots of those shiny things.


    R&D funding is often more about perceived socio-political reality.


    LENR funding needs to overcome a perception problem.

  • Renewable energy in the form of solar cells and wind turbines are central to China's strategy to corner the energy business. This tech requires lots of rare earth elements that only China can now supply. In the very near future, if you want clean energy, you will need to get it from China.