Japan LENR Updates

  • Depends on how it pans out, the market could be small until LENR becomes generally accepted by the mainstream, during which time there would be intense competition between companies some of which might collapse - look how the Japanese took over the British motorcycle industry flooding the market with their whining low torque high revving engines - and after Fukushima they are more highly motivated to exploit the potential of cold fusion with government backing while the West is wasting most of its time and money on pointless hot fusion projects which are going precisely nowhere. How would US companies cope with a sudden flood of cheap LENR heating devices as advertised on Clean Planet's website?

  • Watch out all other LENR companies - looks like Clean Planet are about to clean the floor with their competition - or is it just more hype from Yoshino's media factory?

    The Japanese look as if they are in the lead, but some over at BLP think they are only at the level Mills was during his Thermacore days. That what they are seeing are actually Hydrino reactions, and won't progress much further because they are working under the assumption it is LENR.

  • Could be, but I'm beginning to think both the hydrino and ultra dense hydrogen are really only transition states invented by R.M. and Holmlid to desperately try to account for the excess energy they released from their experiments - both are correct but are only formed from Rydberg Matter condensed down to form a low density of fusion reactions only occurring between H or D nuclei close together sufficiently to tunnel their Coulomb barriers - not produced en masse as proposed so would not release significant hydrino/UDH reaction energy. Very low temperatures and 500 GPa pressures are required to compress matter down into this state, eg in the centre of Jupiter or in the synthesis of metallic hydrogen. Or in other words all the energy released comes from cold fusion which arises from D-e-D, D-e-p or p-e-p low rates of reactions where e can be either a 'heavy electron' or muon, categorically proven to draw such nuclei together to < 1 pm resulting in fusion release of excess energy and all the expected fusion products. Accumulation of these within the reactor core then propagate further fusion reactions so chain reactions and melt-downs are possible, especially if gammas react with ultra dense/hydrino D-e-D to release further 'heavy electrons' and muons. Maybe Holmlid observed D-e-D-e-D-e-D-e....(n) polymer chains prior to their fusion?

  • .....and further if UDD solely consisted of D-e-D-e,,,, (n) polymer chains a spontaneous level of 'heavy electron' or muon release would be expected which would be accelerated by laser stimulation (as observed). The spread of MeV particle energies due to laser ranges from 700 to 1300 with a peak at 1000 MeV possibly suggesting lower and higher energy electrons mixed with muons which might be expected to have a narrower range around 1000 Mev?

  • BTW, the site translates reasonably well with Google. I suppose JedRothwellcan tell us how well.

    Not bad, except:

    "And in the heart "reaction parts" that support this fever phenomenon, uniqueness is introduced everywhere."

    "Fever phenomenon" (発熱現象 hatsunetsu genshou) should be "heat production phenomenon." In cold fusion jargon, it would be "excess heat." But, as it happens, "hatsunetsu" means a medical fever in ordinary Japanese. You can't blame the Google-bots for getting this wrong. "Reaction parts" (with the English word "parts") is what it says. Your guess is as good as mine as to what that means.

    People expect too much from Google translate, given the present state of the art. Especially this guy:


    I say it is amazing that it works at all.

    Regarding this webpage, it is PR blather, not science. Regarding Clean Planet, I have a low regard for them, because they threatened to sue me for pointing out problems with their MIT presentation.

  • "And in the heart "reaction parts" that support this fever phenomenon, uniqueness is introduced everywhere."

    Let me take a crack at translating the Japanese. The Google version is literal. This calls for freer approach and some extra words. Original text:


    I guess:

    "Furthermore, the "reactant" at the heart of the device that produces the excess heat phenomenon incorporates an unparalleled unique approach to every aspect of the design."

    Actually, it says "a unique approach like no other" -- rather redundant.

    The language is typical of an advertisement in a trade magazine, for a technical product. It is written in polite, formal mode, the way you talk to a stranger or customer. Whereas a scientific paper or a newspaper report is written in plain, informal, impersonal mode, the way you talk to yourself.

    You cannot say anything in Japanese without revealing your social connection to the listener, in two dimensions, or spectra I guess you would call them: politeness and familiarity. That's built into the grammar. You can be polite and familiar, or obnoxious and familiar, or obnoxious but formal (like a Victorian era British snob), or neutral but formal . . . and so on. What you cannot do is say anything without revealing how you think you stand in comparison to the person you address. So it is great way to insult people! You don't even need bad words, and indeed the language has a paucity of them, even though it has at least two and sometimes a dozen words for everything else under the sun.

  • Anomalous Heat Burst by CNZ7 Sample and H-Gas
    Toyoshi Yokose2
    , Akito Takahashi1*, Koh Takahashi1
    , Yuichi Furuyama2
    1 Technova Inc., 100-0011 Japan,
    Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University, 658-0022 Japan
    *Corresponding author
    Abstract We have been studying anomalous heat effect (AHE) by the interaction of nano-composite
    CNZ (Cu1Ni7/zirconia) sample and H-gas at 200- 300°C RC (reaction chamber) condition. In this paper,
    we report a large heat burst (ca. 130 W peak by oil-flow calorimetry) event by CNZ7 sample (ca. 1kg,
    Cu1Ni7/Zirconia) and H-gas interaction under elevated temperature. Specific energy of reaction seems
    very much larger than 6.5 eV/H-transferred. From the rise time data of RTD4, TC2 and Pr for the heat
    burst, we conclude that the main part of heat pulse occurred in ca.100s and real peak power was ca.3
    kW. After the heat burst event, small (2-3 W) excess power level sustained for a day. Then we increased
    the H-gas pressure of SC (storage chamber) to ca. 1.0MPa to feed to RC with [120, 80] W heaters
    condition; we then started to observe rather slow H-absorption with significant endothermic condition.
    After saturation of H/Ni ratio, we increased RC temperature to have observed weeks-sustaining excess
    thermal power (ca. 12-14W in earlier weeks).

  • Be nice if the Google gang could replicate this excess heat by testing out some of their Cu/Ni/ZrO2 nano particle samples. Or do they want to carry on living in the 'Dark Age of Fossil Fuels'? Surprised they haven't explored more cutting-edge nanotech expts like the Japanese.

  • So now they're working on how to sustain this heat burst for extended periods - increasing the mass or density of the reactants Cu/Ni/ZrO2 loaded with H or D would seem to be the obvious answer - to some super-critical level.

  • From Yokose et al.:

    "Optimum procedures for calcination of melt-spun amorphous metal ribbons and mortaring degree are important, but will be disclosed in future due time."

    That is annoying! Why would they hold this information back? Do they not want people to replicate? Why publish if you don't want people to replicate? Perhaps they want to establish priority.

  • This way of preparing the catalyst is probably easier (for large quantities). In other catalytic reactions (eg methanol production) adding in about 1/7 Cu to Ni is known to enhance catalytic activity.

    The PSf1 sample consists of Pd nanoparticles embedded in silica balls with
    diameter of several tens of nm. The detailed description of this sample will be published
    elsewhere. The CNS3 sample consists of CuNi10 nanoparticles supported by the
    mesoporous silica (mp-silica) PC700G fabricated by Admatechs Co. Ltd. The sample
    was synthesized from a solution of nickel chloride and copper chloride containing the
    mp-silica powder as a suspended material to adsorb Ni and Cu in mesoscopic pores.
    After filtration, the mp-silica was annealed at 800 °C for 3 hrs. Each sample containing
    8.4-g-Pd (PSf1) or 1.2-g-Cu and 11.4-g-Ni (CNS3) occupied the 500-cc volume of the
    reaction chamber (RC) without any filler

  • mesoporous silica (mp-silica) PC700G fabricated by Admatechs Co. Ltd.

    For CNS,the silica may contain trace elements...


    Celani has found that the iron impurity in his silica was contributing to the LENR activity..

    now he is adding other elements...strontium,potassium.

    For the CNZ the zirconium may contain trace elements.. Hafnium, Yttrium Yb... which the zircon ore is rich in.

    Making a cake is easy... the spices are what matters

  • Main ingredients have their importance also famous additives therefore the most important remains stages sequence about Lenr process.