US Navy new LENR patent application (25/03/2021)

  • Their new technique, called small-molecule serial femtosecond X-ray crystallography, or smSFX, supercharges traditional crystallography with the addition of custom-built image processing algorithms and an X-ray free electron laser (XFEL). The XFEL, built from a fusion of particle accelerator and laser-based physics, can point X-ray beams that are much more powerful, focused, and speedy than other X-ray sources for crystallography. The entire process, from X-ray pulse to diffraction image, is completed in a few quadrillionths of a second.

    “It’s diffraction before destruction,” said Daniel Paley, an MBIB project scientist and author on the team’s new paper, published today in Nature. “The idea is that the crystal is going to explode instantly when it’s hit by this beam of photons, but with a femtosecond pulse, you collect all the diffraction data before the damage occurs. It’s really cool.”

  • Specially in regards to the claims of plagiarism, which I have to say, unfortunately I think are very well founded at least in part. A paragraph in the description of this newly published application is unforgivably similar to one on the granted application of Rossi.

    Lawrence Forsley NAVY JWK GEC NASA et al

    These two are the first Navy cold fusion patents granted for review. They are also the only two listed under the full name of Lawrence Parker Galloway Forsley.


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  • The post about Oliver Barham et al from the Navy's Indian Head facility investigating LENR once again... is apparently encouraging...

    2009 November Defense Intelligence Agency (LENR report) DIA-08-0911-003

    With contributions from: Dr. Patrick McDaniel, University of New Mexico; Dr. Pam Mosier-Boss, U.S. Navy SPAWAR/Pacific; Dr. Michael McKubre, SRI International; Mr. Lawrence Forsley, JWK International; and Dr. Louis DeChiaro, NSWC/Dahlgren. Coordinated with DIA/DRI, CPT, DWO, DOE/IN, US Navy SPAWAR/Pacific and U.S. NSWC/Dahlgren,VA.


    2011/12 Officials of the Navy on Guam, including Capt. John V. Heckmann Jr., CO of Naval Facilities and a professional engineer, attended the GEC briefing.


    The GEC board of directors, Khim says, includes some well-known Washington D.C. Players, including former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci, former Congressman and Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, and former U.S. Congressman Tom Davis, among others.


    Global Energy Corp. is proposing to build a 50-megawatt plant as a pilot project on Guam, on a build, operate and transfer basis for which GEC would obtain its own financing.


    2013

    Acknowledgements

    This work was funded by the SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific ILIR and S&T Initiatives Programs, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and JWK Corporation. The authors would also like to thank Dr. G. Phillips, nuclear physicist, retired from the Naval Research Laboratory, US Navy, Radiation Effects Branch, and P. Carbonnelle fromUniversité catholique de Louvain for valuable discussions in interpreting the optical data. It was G. Phillips who first pointed out the existence of triple tracks in our CR-39 photomicrographs. The authors acknowledge the contributions of Dr. S. Szpak, retired from SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, who pioneered the Pd/D co-deposition process. This manuscript has been co-authored by National Security Technologies, LLC, under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25946 with the US Department of Energy. The United States Government retains and the publisher, by accepting the article for publication, acknowledges that the United States Government retains a non-exclusive, paid-up, irrevocable, worldwide license to publish or reproduce the published form of this manuscript, or allow others to do so, for United States Government purposes.

    Technology

    GeNiE Reactor technology is based on 20 years of experimental research by Global Energy Corporation, JWK International, and SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego scientists and engineers.

  • Another discussion reminded me of the Barsoum paper and I wanted to know if there had been any development about it and sadly no, the paper is still there at Scipedia, but I could not find anything new about this publication, nor from Roshdy Barsoum of more recent authorship. I did find a picture of him, that I had not seen before, Just by reading his paper and his RG page, I had thought he was in his mid 50s but it seems he is probably in his late 60s or even his early 70s.


    I am still baffled of why a Researcher with a very distinguised career would have decided out of the blue to write such a controversial paper as he did, and publish in such a marginal venue as Scipedia.


    Here is the image, Roshdy Barsoum is the one on the left, this was around 2015, when he received a prize for his patented innovation (a light blast resistant armor based on an elastomer containing hollow metal balls)


    Rear Adm. Mat Winter, chief of naval research, presents the Vice Adm. Harold G. Bowen Award for Patented Inventions to Dr. Roshdy Barsoum, left, from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and Mr. Phillip Dudt, from the Naval Surface Warfare Center…
    Download this stock image: Rear Adm. Mat Winter, chief of naval research, presents the Vice Adm. Harold G. Bowen Award for Patented Inventions to Dr. Roshdy…
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    I certainly Hope to see LENR helping humans to blossom, and I'm here to help it happen.

  • A little story:


    During the same (25 year old) project that I mentioned in “the other discussion”, I also had the chance to get to know an older member of staff from a UK university that had been contracted to help us with some rather specialist instrumentation. He’d worked at the university as a lecturer, and research supervisor, for many years – and it turned out that this was probably going to be his last formal “external” project task before retirement.


    We spent many hours alone together, in an underground “instrumentation bunker” (as the trials involved explosives), so we had ample opportunity to chat. At one point I managed to steer our conversations onto possible anomalous data from tests on metallic surfaces that were subject to explosive impact – which I knew he had worked on. He told me about a couple of incidents on projects where readings had made no sense to anyone – and so the research was simply stopped, and never published.


    One was during an attempt at a classic “positron beam surface activation” wear study – when instead of the expected progressive decrease in gamma monitor readings, the radiation intensity actually increased with the rate of erosion. The other was when an SEM study, intending to record material transfer from various explosive compounds onto an impacted metallic surface, recorded a large bunch of elements that were neither part of the original surface material, nor within the explosive chemical mix. In both cases the funding for the projects didn’t include any money to “pursue anomalies”, so the tests were simply halted – and any remaining funds spent on something else.


    This chap was always troubled by these anomalous results – which had been officially blamed on instrumentation problems, and contamination, respectively. However the instruments had subsequently checked out OK, and he could not find any sensible route for contamination.


    Over the years, he had continued to keep his concerns to himself – not pushing for the university to carry out extra relevant research on topics that might be deemed controversial. After all, he had a family to feed, and did not dare risk damaging his employability – especially during times of staff reductions and redundancies (which were a constant threat during that time). I got the distinct feeling that if it hadn’t been for (a) his impending retirement, and (b) the way that I had been able to tackle the subject without appearing judgemental, he would have never mentioned any of this to anyone.

    I am still baffled of why a Researcher with a very distinguised career would have decided out of the blue to write such a controversial paper as he did, and publish in such a marginal venue as Scipedia.

    To me, the Scipedia draft (and it is only a draft) indicates that Barsoum hasn't really been following the wider developments in the CF/LENR field over the decades since 1989. Unfortunately he just seems to be promoting his own pet hypothesis - with little in the way of supporting experimental or observational data. I would be surprised if a paper based on this draft would ever make it through any form of peer review process.


    Was his self-referenced paper (ref. 1) ever published anywhere? Does he even still have the rights to use his employment title, given his age?


    Maybe his hypothesis has been "brewing" in his mind for many years, or maybe it is just some recent brainwave prompted by the odd related incident with the half-dead battery. Either way, I would agree that it seems a strange route to take.

  • The Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project performed EDS analysis of a 780 m/s projectile impact test and found interesting elemental anomalies. The idea was to replicate the bismuth projectile results from Usherenko, but the rifle from volunteer experimentalist Dave wasn’t powerful enough. Anyway they got very interesting results even at that relatively low speed.

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    I certainly Hope to see LENR helping humans to blossom, and I'm here to help it happen.

  • Was his self-referenced paper (ref. 1) ever published anywhere? Does he even still have the rights to use his employment title, given his age?

    This is the closest I know of, the same title is in the reference section in some 2020 and 2021 papers in which Barsoum is mentioned in the “acknowledgements” section.

    https://www.lenr-forum.com/attachment/17108-a490-pdf/

    I certainly Hope to see LENR helping humans to blossom, and I'm here to help it happen.

  • Somewhere. It's been a few years since I read all this stuff. I'll have a dig around.

    Cheers. It looks like they run a small bore ballistics range - but that seems to be for 'flesh and bone' stuff.


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    n.b. you always have to careful with any published military research (and especially anything that originates from East of the old iron curtain), as it often includes a whole muddy sea of counterintelligence disinformation that is intended to confuse and deflect the 'enemy' into spending valuable research funds on bogus "threats".

  • n.b. you always have to careful with any published military research (and especially anything that originates from East of the old iron curtain), as it often includes a whole muddy sea of counterintelligence disinformation that is intended to confuse and deflect the 'enemy' into spending valuable research funds on bogus "threats".

    Agreed. But Usherenko published this in a metallurgy journal- he was running a steel foundry. From what I remember the story goes he was examining the heavy frontal armour of T-52's destroyed in the Yom Kippur war, and when he started sectioning it saw these deep tracks caused by sand grains.


    ETA- Usherenko is still publishing a lot- this link should take you to more of his papers. But google super-deep penetration and you will get more tech than porn (for once).


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