ICCF-22 (Sept. 8-13) News/reports/opinions

  • Just trying to make sense out of it - the SDP (Super Deep Penetration) phenomena might also be accounted for by piezoelectric sand crystals fracturing as they bombarded armour-plated tank iron plates releasing neutrons which subsequently cause transmutations. To what extent SDP sand penetration mechanisms can be compared to ultrasonic cleaning remains to be seen.

  • My suspicion is that if transmutation occurred, it was induced by cavitation shock impacts on the material. The foil is 0.33 mm thick, with half-wave phonon resonance through the sheet of ~7.3 MHz. That is sufficiently above the ultrasonic stimulus that direct mechanical effects are not likely. The ~1.5% cleaning additive contained Sodium, Sulfur and Nitrogen, but no Calcium or Silicon. Those elements could have been from a contaminant inclusion in the foil, so their detection is not proof of transmutation and further study is needed.


    Your caution is commendable.


    In this case the evidence for transmutation - when compared with contamination - is weak. The extra elements are "typical" contaminants.


    It makes me realise the gulf between LENR opinion and normal science opinion on "transmutation" experimental results.


    If you reckon the world is full of nuclear reactions, stimulated in various ways, with non-exotic isotopic results and without clear radioactive products then you can happily hypothesise any low level contamination as being not contamination but LENR.


    Don't expect anyone without that prior conviction that abnormal (in the sense of no unnatural isotope or high energy products) nuclear reactions occur will be even 1% convinced by this.


    THH

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    THHuxleynew, have you read the extensive work of the Italian group led by Dr. Fabio Cardone? They have been doing experiments with ultrasonic cavitation since 2000, published a respectable number of peer reviewed papers, and one theoretical book published by Springer.


    I attach here the first paper of a series of three that deal with cavitation induced transmutation in mercury, and the link for the issue of the IJCMNS where the third paper of the series was published. The second is not available with open access but it was shared by Dr. Cardone with me.


    I think the papers are self explanatory but the possibility that the significant transmutation reported in this case was contamination is specifically ruled out methodologically and analytically.


    https://www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/BiberianJPjcondensedz.pdf

  • This is what happens when Hg is exposed to neutrons - work from 1941, the level of transmutations is very, very low (ppb) but its interesting that Cardone et al obtain less Au than Pt suggesting alpha particle ejection (which is in itself a fusion reaction) in preference to proton ejection. The likely mechanism how ultrasound stimulates nuclear effects has been suggested by A Widom et al,



    The products of the transmutation of mercury by fast (Li+D) neutrons were investigated. Three radioactive gold isotopes were found to be formed by the n−p reactions: 65-hour Au198, 78-hour Au199, and a new unassigned electron emitter with a period of 48 min. Three radioactive platinum isotopes were observed and attributed to n−α reactions in mercury: 29-min. Pt199, 19-hour Pt197, and a new activity with an 80-min. half-life. The latter period was also observed in deuteron and fast neutron bombardment of platinum, but was not found in slow neutron irradiation of platinum. Radioactive mercury isotopes with 43-min., 25-hour, and 50-day periods were observed in the fast neutron irradiation of mercury. The 43-min. and 25-hour activities were also formed by bombarding platinum with α-particles. Difficulties in the assignment of the 80-min. Pt and the 43-min. and 25-hour Hg activities are discussed.

    Transmutation of Mercury by Fast Neutrons

    R. Sherr, K. T. Bainbridge, and H. H. Anderson
    Phys. Rev. 60, 473 – Published 1 October 1941
    From A.Widom et al
    We have employed the standard model of weak interactions along with the known theory of piezoelectric materials to explain the experimental evidence that fracturing piezoelectric rocks produces neutrons. We have also explained why such fracturing processes produce microwave radiation. The elastic energy micro-crack production ultimately yields the macroscopic fracture whose acoustic vibrations are converted into electromagnetic oscillations. The electromagnetic microwaves accelerate the condensed matter electrons which then scatter from protons to produce neutrons and neutrinos. This work also may have implications for a better understanding of radiative processes associated with earthquakes [24, 26].


    Acoustic vibrations=ultrasound?? I still don't see why Cardone et al have to invoke DST as some woolly explanation -DST only occurs in cosmological - level gravitational fields (eg near black holes in Galactic ArticleReferencesCiting Articles (40)PDFExport Citation

    ABSTRACT

    The products of the transmutation of mercury by fast (Li+D) neutrons were investigated. Three radioactive gold isotopes were found to be formed by the n−p reactions: 65-hour Au198, 78-hour Au199, and a new unassigned electron emitter with a period of 48 min. Three radioactive platinum isotopes were observed and attributed to n−α reactions in mercury: 29-min. Pt199, 19-hour Pt197, and a new activity with an 80-min. half-life. The latter period was also observed in deuteron and fast neutron bombardment of platinum, but was not found in slow neutron irradiation of platinum. Radioactive mercury isotopes with 43-min., 25-hour, and 50-day periods were observed in the fast neutron irradiation of mercury. The 43-min. and 25-hour activities were also formed by bombarding platinum with α-particles. Difficulties in the assignment of the 80-min. Pt and the 43-min. and 25-hour Hg activities are discussed.

    • Received 13 August 1941

    DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRev.60.473

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    Dr Richard , well, Cardone’s et al DST is not a whim, they have been able to steer their experiments using their DST theory, so at least some part of it might be on the right track. They have reported some of the transmutation products from mercury in the range of grams per kilogram (Br and Ti) so DST is not a bad approximate as far as they can tell. They control the Ultrasound energy exposure according to 4 thresholds that need to be met in order to have a strong effect. Failure to meet those thresholds (which is the control experiment) results also in transmutations, but in a completely less unambiguous form.

  • Even supergravity's inventor has serious concerns about its validity in the real world:


    That may just be a reflection of the limitation of our particle accelerators: We might have to build something significantly bigger and more powerful than Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which revealed the Higgs boson.

    If we do that, and the gravitino still remains elusive, then supergravity may just be a beautiful theoretical idea, and "not a theory of Nature," van Nieuwenhuizen said.


    The usual 'When we have a bigger collider' excuse! You just don't need DST to disprove/verify Cardone's experiments - maybe there is some patent application lurking in the background which requires some exotic theory to distinguish it as original work?

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    That is expressly stated in each of the papers about mercury transmutation that I mentioned, so no surprises there.


  • Special Feature: SAFIRE PROJECT 2019 UPDATE


    Has anyone heard of the Safire Project?

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    Apparently they have discovered how to cause LENR using gas discharge while not acknowledging the existence of LENR. This is very good work that is well presented. If the people doing work on LENR had been so well funded and so well supported by such talented people, the LENR problem would have been solved by now.


    The claim for complex transmutation is especially important, which is similar but not identical to the transmutation reported by people studying LENR. The challenge is to figure out how this process works in view of the large Coulomb barrier and the need for the reaction to be exothermic. I proposed a mechanism when the possible reactants were known. Here in this work the reactants are not revealed, so the problem can not be solved based on this video. Can more information be obtained?



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    Special Feature: SAFIRE PROJECT 2019 UPDATE

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    Indeed Storms, it has its own thread. This is very interesting and has far deeper implications. The SAFIRE project was intended to test the so called “electric sun” model as proposed by a minority group of researchers building upon the ideas of Alfvén and Juergens that what powers stars and galaxies is not gravity but electromagnetism, an idea more broadly called plasma cosmology and popularized as “the electric universe”. This project has validated many of the postulates of the Electric Universe proponents. The Electric Universe more vocal scientists are Dr Wallace Thornhill and Dr. David Tallbot.


    The people that executed the SAFIRE project (Aurtas Ltd., which is an engineering consultant company) were hired as independent consultants to test the electric sun model. The transmutation and excess energy found were not expected by the team, but Wallace Thornhill recently made a two part presentation about the results in their YouTube channel, and in the second part of it you can see clearly they had been aware of transmutations and excess heat would be eventually found, since the 1980s.

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    Storms, you can see the second part of Thornhill’s presentation here, it addresses LENR starting at around 7:40 in the video, worth to take a look at the whole video but in that time stamp LENR is adressed directly from the particular EU and stellar formation perspective.


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    Thanks. The PDF report is easier to follow than the video.

    Yes, however this pdf is missing much more information on the transmutations they found and the video presentation posted by Ed Storms, which was led by Montgomery Childs, which is 12 minutes short of an hour long, and goes into much further detail about the transmutations found. They found all these results around 2016, but they were so stunned that went to great lengths to prove to themselves they were not wrong before telling to the rest of the world.

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    Collis in his introductory, made a complimentary note of how many Russians were there. It may have been a record turnout for them at an ICCF? Good to see them get more involved with their western/eastern counterparts. Lots of good LENR research going on over there, and it needs to be better reported on.


    Reminds me; anyone know where SERGEI went? Have not seen him here in a while.