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  • "

    Ian Langmore studied the mathematics of inverse problems under Gunther Uhlmann at the University of Washington

    . After his PhD, he worked on probabilistic methods for inverse problems in transport with Guillaume Bal at Columbia.

    At Google, Ian worked on Bayesian modeling for local search algorithms, before moving on to the inverse problem of plasma state reconstruction.

    This places him happily at the intersection of applied probability, software engineering, and physics,

    all with a real-world purpose. His secret goal is to use rigorous mathematics in engineering. "


    https://research.google/people/IanLangmore/

  • New Google USPTO patent --


    United States Patent 10,566,094 February 18, 2020


    Enhanced electron screening through plasmon oscillations


    Abstract

    Enhanced Coulomb repulsion screening around light element nuclei is achieved by way of utilizing electromagnetic (EM) radiation to induce plasmon oscillations in target structures (e.g., nanoparticles) in a way that produces high density electron clouds in localized regions of the target structures, thereby generating charge density variations around light element atoms located in the localized regions. Each target structure includes an electrically conductive body including light elements (e.g., a metal hydride/deuteride/tritide) that is configured to undergo plasmon oscillations in response to the applied EM radiation. The induced oscillations causes free electrons to converge in the localized region, thereby producing transient high electron charge density levels that enhance Coulomb repulsion screening around light element (e.g., deuterium) atoms located in the localized regions. Various systems capable of implementing enhanced Coulomb repulsion screening are described, and various nanostructure compositions and configurations are disclosed that serve to further enhance fusion reaction rates.


    http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi…,566,094&RS=PN/10,566,094

  • the google search page shows illustrations

    https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190043624A1/en

    It seems to be just an application, and I don't see much practical results.

    The style of illustration looks like it is a patent application following a lab finding?

    What do you think?

    Note that it involves LED light and THz source... I connect it to the work of Dennis Letts.

  • I wonder if TG have actually made a working reactor system based on this patent. The nanoparticles setup described is remarkably similar to Takahashi at al's distribution of CuNi or Pd/Ni nanoparticles distributed as 'islands' on a Zirconia base so since this has been now shown repeatably to produce excess heat

    there's a high probability that this TG proposed device will also work. But why no examples of this working device in the patent? Possibly the Thz EM stimulation is provided simply by heating the Takahashi samples up to 300 deg . C. Interesting that two unrelated groups are coming up with similar nanoparticles designs at the same time, throwing in some KFeO2 catalyst to increase the probability of fusion by quasi-neutron or H* formation in addition to electron screening completes the picture!:)

  • I wonder if TG have actually made a working reactor system based on this patent. The nanoparticles setup described is remarkably similar to Takahashi at al's distribution of CuNi or Pd/Ni nanoparticles distributed as 'islands' on a Zirconia base so since this has been now shown repeatably to produce excess heat

    there's a high probability that this TG proposed device will also work. But why no examples of this working device in the patent? Possibly the Thz EM stimulation is provided simply by heating the Takahashi samples up to 300 deg . C. Interesting that two unrelated groups are coming up with similar nanoparticles designs at the same time, throwing in some KFeO2 catalyst to increase the probability of fusion by quasi-neutron or H* formation in addition to electron screening completes the picture!:)

    If the rate of interaction, efficiency, density and intensity of the many pico-chemical reactions between hydrogen isotopes, electrons, catalysts and hydride forming transition metals were kindled I don't think we would need the fusion/fission/annialation reactions! We are playing with smoldering embers that can arise with engineering, becoming powerful engines!

  • I wonder if TG have actually made a working reactor system based on this patent. The nanoparticles setup described is remarkably similar to Takahashi at al's distribution of CuNi or Pd/Ni nanoparticles distributed as 'islands' on a Zirconia base so since this has been now shown repeatably to produce excess heat

    there's a high probability that this TG proposed device will also work. But why no examples of this working device in the patent? Possibly the Thz EM stimulation is provided simply by heating the Takahashi samples up to 300 deg . C. Interesting that two unrelated groups are coming up with similar nanoparticles designs at the same time, throwing in some KFeO2 catalyst to increase the probability of fusion by quasi-neutron or H* formation in addition to electron screening completes the picture!:)


    There was a publication a little while ago from Berlinguette's team, with David Fork as a co-author, that related to palladium nanoparticles and hydrogen absorption. It's of course speculation, but it certainly seems like they've made it a focus of their program?


    https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b02193