Japan LENR Updates


  • This is a strange website. It is rather amateur, and bombastic. Bombastic such as where it says: "January 24, 2019 became a day engraved in the history of mankind." The author is Kazuo Oyama. I have never heard of him. The Google translation is okay, although confusing. The first sentence came out:


    Oyama, president of Wednesday, March 20, 2019, will speak at the Japan Atomic Energy Society on "Metal Crystal Confinement Fusion Reactor" above.


    SHOULD BE:


    On March 20, 2019 (Wednesday), company president Oyama will speak at the Japan Atomic Energy Society on "Metal Crystal Confinement Fusion Reactor" (described above).


    It definitely says "cold fusion." The author has renamed that "Metal Crystal Confinement Fusion" but he says this is better known as "cold fusion."

  • There have been many promising developments taking place in Japan. So many, that we have had some member feedback suggesting it get it's own dedicated thread...as we have with Russia. Here it is. If you want to link here to an older, Japan related discussion for reference, feel free to do so.

  • Good idea for a separate thread on Japanese LENR - they certainly see the advantage of cold fusion or metal crystal confinement fusion over ITER type magnetic confinement if it can be made to work reliably - so are funding it accordingly.

  • https://translate.google.fi/tr…%2F%2Fooyama-power.com%2F


    https://ooyama-power.com/corporate_outline.html


    Anyone hear of this company, or owner before? Claims they have been doing CF research since 2010:


    The history of Oyama Power's cold fusion research

    Starting cold nuclear fusion research in 2010, we have been specialized in research and development of metallic crystal confinement nuclear fusion reactor from 2016.

    A metal crystal confinement type fusion reactor is a cold fusion reactor in general terms.

    For the future of humanity, we need to advance development as a national strategy toward practical reactor in the future.

    It is necessary to revise the current status of concentrating R & D resources in a magnetic field confinement type nuclear fusion reactor, and to correct it to develop the metal crystal confinement nuclear fusion reactor.

    I would like to ask for your continued support.


    November 25, 2017 The CF Study Group, abbreviated JCF, announced "Metal Crystal Internal Fusion Mechanism".

    The mechanism includes a "binary star nuclear model", and it is assumed that ion beams flutter in a metal crystal causing a nuclear reaction.

    According to the theory, cold fusion is broadly divided into "ignition reaction" and "combustion reaction". "Ignition reaction" is the DD nuclear fusion due to the tunnel effect, neutrons and tritium generated during the electrolytic experiment are caused by the reaction.

    "Combustion reaction" is a nuclear fusion chain reaction that leads to 2α reaction, in which 6Li is formed as an intermediate product.

    Refer to P55 of JCF 18 Proceedings .


    At JCF on November 9 and 10, 2018, "6 Li amount necessary for nuclear fusion mechanism" and "Pd cathode inner fusion mechanism" have been announced.

    The former publishes the estimated value of 6 Li necessary for starting the cold fusion reactor from the sample data of Tokyo Institute of Tech. Makoto Fumiaki (Makoto) et al., And the latter on the nuclear power potential for establishment of "nuclear fusion mechanism in metal crystals" did.

    Please refer to JCF 19 - 7 and 17 of JCF 19 ABSTRACTS for the program.

    For details, please check in the "cold fusion reactor" published in March.


    What uses this fusion chain reaction is a metal crystal confinement type fusion reactor.

    I finally succeeded in starting the experimental furnace of a metal crystal confinement type nuclear fusion reactor (cold fusion reactor) on January 24, 2019.


    Oyama Power Corporation

    Representative Director Kazuo Oyama Location: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Corporate number 4011101037760

    Established Heisei 16, Heisei 28 - April 2008 Company name change from JOHO Co., Ltd.

  • Oyama patent.. Thanks to G. Verhoefen for the link.


    https://patentscope2.wipo.int/…ate%20Desc&maxRec=3476518


    In view of the above, an example of a nuclear fusion reactor according to the present disclosure is a nuclear fusion reactor comprising a vessel as a furnace body, a metal heat generator that solid-dissolves deuterium contained in the vessel, and a heater that is housed in the vessel, Deuterium gas in an amount capable of dissolving 0.005% to 5% deuterium in a solid solution ratio, and a mechanism for irradiating the metal heating element with an ion beam. The metal of the metal heating element does not include amorphous or liquid metal having no crystal structure. In a nuclear fusion reactor having such a configuration, a metal heating element in which deuterium is dissolved in solid solution is activated by some form of irradiation with an ion beam, thereby generating heat.

    [0020]
    Ion beam accelerator (mechanism) is not particularly restricted and ion accelerator is a typical one. Other than that, radio isotope emitting a particle beam and strong α ion beam by α decay 210 Po and the like can be cited as emitting . Also, in the case where a relatively large dose is not required , it is highly safe to use a metal such as an alloy containing relatively inexpensive depleted uranium or americium ( 241 Am) as a thin plate and to be adjacent to a metal heating element, It is possible and reasonable. In addition, although another α-ray dose is irradiated as an ion beam, uranium glass or a tungsten electrode bar with thorium for welding and the like can be cited as one which is generally distributed.

    [0021]
    Also, the ion beam introduction port with a part of the metal heating element exposed on the surface of the container also corresponds to "a mechanism for irradiating the metal heating element with an ion beam". That is, by irradiating the ion beam introduction port with an ion beam, it is possible to irradiate the metal heating element with the ion beam. In this case, it is preferable to provide an openable and closable lid at the ion beam introduction port. This makes it possible to prevent deuterium from diffusing from the ion beam introduction port and being discharged to the atmosphere as a gas. Further, it is preferable to provide a deuterium impermeable layer (deuterium diffusion preventing layer) having a thickness to the extent that the ion beam can pass through the ion beam introduction port because the same effect can be exerted. Examples of substances constituting the deuterium impermeable layer include metals such as Fe, Cu, W, Cr, Mo, Al and inorganic materials such as clay crystals.

    [0022]
    In the above structure, the metal heating element may be formed by dissolving lithium in an atomic ratio of 0.0005% to 1% in a portion or the whole portion to which the ion beam is supplied.

    [0023]
    Further, in the above-described configuration, in the metal heating element, a part in which the lithium is solid-solved faces the deuterium gas, and even if a substance that radiates the ion beam is mixed in the deuterium gas Good. As the gas that emits the ion beam, for example, a gas having low reactivity emitting α-rays can be mentioned, and more specifically, radon gas can be exemplified. Since Radon gas is contained in the atmosphere and new buildings, it is not necessary to consciously mix Radon gas into deuterium gas, for example, making a large furnace is "to emit an ion beam to deuterium gas Mixing substances ".

    [0024]
    Further, in the above-described structure, it is preferable that the ion implantation apparatus further comprises an installation table to which a substance that emits the ion beam is attached, and in the case where the metal heating element is placed, a substance that radiates the ion beam is a part As shown in FIG.

  • Patent excerpt.

    Swirl like a binary star

    seems to imply that gravity is involved

    I'd like to see Ooyama's maths for that

    Since the metal heating element has a crystal structure, a channeling phenomenon occurs,

    whereby the α ion beam is deflected between the crystal planes of the metal heating element and interstitial atoms solidly dissolved in the metal heating element It is guided exactly to the nucleus of deuterium which is.

    Since the energy of the α ion beam is large, it approaches the nucleus beyond the Coulomb barrier of the atomic nucleus of deuterium solid-solved as an interstitial atom, routes these nuclei with nuclear force, and ions Make it into a beam.

    Similarly, the generated 2 H ion beam is guided to the atomic nucleus of the interstitial atom deuterium due to the channeling phenomenon.

    Therefore, if the energy amount is appropriate, the two 2 H nuclei swirl like a binary star form a coalescing star nucleus. If the energy of the generated 2 H ion beam is too small, it can not exceed the Coulomb barrier of the nucleus of deuterium, and conversely, if the energy of the generated 2 H ion beam is too large, It is highly possible that it can not be captured by the nuclear power of 2 H and that the continuous star nucleus will not be formed. [0041]

    The binary star nucleus formed in this way has the same momentum as the momentum of the 2 H ion beam before forming the binary star nucleus, so it becomes an ion beam passing through the same channeling path.

    On the other hand, since the 2 H nucleus having a positive charge is rotating in the same direction , the continuous star nucleus emits magnetic force lines. Therefore, when the binary star nucleus travels through the metal, eddy current occurs and strong stopping power works.

    As a result, if the concentration of 2 H in the metal heating element is low , the consecutive nucleus stops without colliding with the 2 H nucleus, takes in the surrounding electrons as it is as a binary star nucleus, and as a pseudo atom, the crystal structure of the metal heating element In between the lattices.

    Since the two nuclei of deuterium, which are charged particles constituting the binary star nucleus, will continue to be accelerated by nuclear forces, they gradually lose energy due to braking radiation and gradually approach each other, and finally they Two nuclear nuclei of deuterium collide to produce nuclear fusion. [0042] At this time, since nuclear nuclei of deuterium have already lost a part of energy due to braking radiation or the like, the reactions of the above formulas (A) and (B) are not caused and correspond to the formula (C) The reaction is preferentially generated, and as a result, 4 He is generated. In this case, the remaining energy is also transformed into kinetic energy for almost whirling, and when kinetic fusion occurs, this kinetic energy is released as a phonon, so it is released by the reaction of formula (C) The energy of gamma rays is low. As mentioned above, metal heating elements are heated by receiving eddy currents, bremsstrahlungs, and phonons during the period from binary nucleus formation to nuclear fusion. In other words, by reacting nuclear nuclei of deuterium via the binary nucleus formation, neutron rays with high permeability and high energy gamma rays are not emitted and thermal energy can be efficiently extracted by the following equation "Gentle nuclear fusion" represented by equation (1) can be realized.

    2 H + 2 H → 4 He (1) [0043] Then, 4 He generated by such nuclear fusion becomes intact interstitial atoms and accumulates in the crystal structure of the metal heating element, and when a 2 H ion beam is guided to the 4 He nucleus, the formation mechanism of the aforementioned binary star nucleus , A binary nucleus formed by the atomic nucleus of deuterium and atomic nucleus of helium is formed and "gentle nuclear fusion" represented by the following formula (2) occurs to generate 6 Li. 2 H + 4 He → 6 Li (2)


  • Maybe Ooyama will show evidence of

    the real jigsaw pieces in his new book

    but right now there is just theory.

    from JCF18

    http://jcfrs.org/file/jcf18-proceedings.pdf


    Good to see this Kazuo Ooyama is the real deal. His paper is on pg 55. Should make for an interesting presentation to the Japan Atomic Energy Society on Mar 20, where he will basically be telling a bunch of physicists that cold fusion is real. Got to give the man credit for being brave. Walking right into the lions den so to speak. Unless that is, the Japanese nuclear scientist community is more accepting of LENR?

  • I heard about 2 years ago the with the advent of 'Clean Planet oversight of the LENR program in Japan was to be handed over to the Japan Atomic Energy Agency - I don't know if this happened or not, but my source said that if it happened, every LENR development and all research would in principle be classified unless the JAEA decided otherwise. In actual fact the JAEA publishes a lot of ITER -related papers itself, so maybe this won't be a big problem.

  • I heard about 2 years ago the with the advent of 'Clean Planet oversight of the LENR program in Japan was to be handed over to the Japan Atomic Energy Agency

    There is no oversight of LENR in Japan. Every researcher does whatever he feels like. It is a free country, after all. The government does not even know about many projects.


    Perhaps you mean oversight of projects funded by the government, or pseudo-government organizations such as NEDO. They provide "sparrow's tears" levels of funding to a few researchers (as they say in Japanese).


    Clean Planet seems to want to monopolize the research, but other researchers tell me they are no interested in this arrangement.

  • I did say I didn't know if control was actually passed over to JAEA, but I do know that a few years back doing so was being discussed by influential members of the Diet.

    That seems unlikely to me. Because, as I said, it is a free country. The government has no authority to "pass control" of research, any more than the governments of the U.S., Canada or the UK do. It would violate the Constitution and many laws. Influential members of the Diet to not discuss actions that would violate laws.


    No doubt there are a few areas of research such as weapons or poison gas that the government controls, but cold fusion is not among them.

  • Influential members of the Diet to not discuss actions that would violate laws.


    And you would know this? As they make the laws, it is not impossible that they would make one especially for this. But is seems they did not, to that extent, Jed is quite right. In fact I never said he was wrong.

  • And you would know this?

    Yes. I am quite familiar with Japanese society. Diet members openly discussing illegal and unconstitutional laws would get in huge trouble in the mass media. They would be tossed out in the next election. The government has recently got in huge trouble for undercounting samples in government economic reports. This has been national nightly news for weeks. That is a low bar for scandal. It is not even strictly illegal as far as I know. Just sloppy. See:


    https://asia.nikkei.com/Econom…an-s-data-scandal-spreads


    As they make the laws, it is not impossible that they would make one especially for this.

    If they were to do that:

    1. I would definitely know about it.
    2. It would be headline news in Japan, and pretty soon everywhere else, because it would be tacit admission that cold fusion is real. You don't make laws to regulate experimental errors. Since the whole Japanese physics establishment and just about every energy agency in Japan says that cold fusion is pathological science and it does not exist, for them to pass a law regulating it would be astounding. It would be in the mass media.