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    New Interview Video posted!


    The team at LENR-Forum.com is pleased to let our members and readers know that a new video is available for viewing at our Youtube Channel in the following link:



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    This time we had the honor of interviewing Jacques Ruer, French Engineer and long time active researcher of LENR.



    He is one of the founders and currently the president of the French Society of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science [SFSNMC], and is a familiar figure in the LENR community. A regular attender and presenter at many conferences including the regular ICCF conferences held across the globe, Jacques kindly consented to be interviewed by the LENR forum team for our ‘Meet The Experimenters’ video series.



    Educated at the Ecole Centrale in Paris, France, Jacques has since worked in the fields of metals and metallurgy and as Deputy Director of Technology Development for Sapient, a large global company in the energy business involved in everything from the supply of drilling equipment to the latest in wind and solar systems. Recently retired and thus free to pursue his passions, he has decided to devote his full time to the field of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science Research.


    In this interesting interview, Jacques tells us about the reasons that led to the founding of the SFSNMC, the success of the third version of the bi-annual symposium of the SFSNMC in November 2020 (held in virtual mode and with great attendance, in spite of the technical challenges it presented), his expert techical opinion about the challenges of air calorimetry for LENR experiments, and also delves in his personal approach to the LENR field as an Engineer, while letting us know his cautiosly optimist hopes for the short term future of this fascinating field.



    Don't forget to like, subscribe and take part of the action in the comments of the video and also at the dedicated thread at http://www.LENR-forum.com, while you can always find other interesting interviews in our youtube channel!

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    MEET FRANCIS TANZELLA interview just published!



    Great news for our members and readers. We had the honor of interviewing Francis Tanzella, one of the "household" names in the LENR field, and who has been working in many of the research teams that have been able to succesfully replicate the results of Fleischmann and Pons, and has met and worked with many of the greatest minds behind the development of Cold Fusion LENR, and beyond.



    Francis Tanzella is a Chemist and Principal Scientist with the Energy Research Center in Northern California. He first confirmed the Fleischmann and Pons Anomalous Heat Effect at SRI International's lab in Menlo Park, California in 1989. There, along with a team led by Michael McKubre, he correlated the excess heat generated in palladium-deuterium cells to the amount of helium produced by the cell, among other LENR discoveries. Frank Tanzella has also evaluated and tested the Brillouin Hot-Tube energy generator now in development by Brillouin Energy Corporation and continues to evaluate various technologies vying to find the recipe to clean energy from the hydrogen in water.


    Francis Tanzella, as portrayed by Matt Hottwarth in "Discover Cold Fusion" by Ruby Carat and Matt Hottwarth, Curtiss Press.



    In this interview Francis updates us about how things are going on Brillouin Energy and the fascinating engineering challenges that represents turning Brillouin's Intellectual Property into a commercializable device, while still not having a deep understanding of the theoretical aspects and finding ways to create the very specific conditions in which the reaction works.


    We also get to know a brief glimpse about other projects he is involved in, within LENR and outside the field.


    We then get a peek into the personal side, the fascinating characters he has had the honor to meet in all these 32 years, and the friendships that he has forged, how he cultivates them, and how he has managed to take part and be a key member of many of the most succesfull LENR projects and teams with people from all around the world.


    We hope you enjoy this interview and get this important first hand update, about one of the companies that is probably closer to become the first one to put a LENR device in the market.


    Godspeed, Francis, we loved interviewing you and hope to have you again back soon with great news!!!


    You can watch the interview in the following link:



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    Until the next one!


    The LENR-FORUM Staff.


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    MEET SVEINN ÓLAFFSON video interview just published!


    In the next installment of our MEET THE EXPERIMENTERS Series, our members and readers are invited to get acquainted and updated with the fascinating work of Dr. Sveinn Ólaffson.


    Dr. Sveinn Ólafsson is a Research Professor at the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at University of Iceland. Along with teaching young PhDs, Dr. Ólafsson worked in hydrogen storage research. From his work in Hydrogen, when he first learnt about the ideas of Dr. Leif Holmlid proposing his finding of ultra-dense hydrogen (UDH), he suspected that this could be the phenomenon behind Cold Fusion, and joined efforts with Dr. Holmlid, being one of the two persons, along Sindre Zeiner-Gundersen, that has been able to reproduce independently most of Dr. Holmlid's observations about the properties of UDH.


    In this interview we are taken through a fascinating presentation that Dr. Ólaffson uses to illustrate his answers to the questions of our interviewing team.


    After a brief introduction Dr. Ólaffson takes Us through the fantastic voyage of discovery starting for the interesting and not entirely well understood characeristics of the Hydrogen Rydberg state, and how it's theorized to form the ultra dense state. From this he proceeds to left us green with envy of the absolutely georgeous and state of the art new laboratory reactors and instruments he has been able to implement since has received funding to proceed with the research.


    The main Instrument used to detect and accurately identify the particles emitted by UHD when stimulated with high power laser pulses of brief duration.


    He also explains how he has been able to reproduce most if not all of the signals and results of Dr. Holmlid, but has come to some different conclusions that he needs to verify, as the results of using improved equipment can lead to different, surprising and intriguing interpretations.


    We get an exclusive when Dr. Ólaffson shares with us some never before published images of the puzzling behavior of the laser pulse as it approaches the UDH target, results that generate more questions than answers.


    A short sequence of video is shown to us to illustrate some observations of traces in the cloud chamber, which provides a hint that what is produced by stimulating UHD with the laser pulses, is more complex than muons.


    Dr. Ólaffson also shares with us the next steps and questions that he aims to answer with the ongoing research, to be performed in the next 2 years with the funding secured.


    We hope you enjoy this interview about this fascinating, promising and hughly successful in publishing approach to LENR.


    The LENR-Forum Team was honored to have this opportunity and is proud to be able to share this video with our following community. We wish Dr. Ólaffson the best and hope to get great news from his research in the short term.


    You can watch the interview in the following link:


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    and remember to take part in the discussion of our MEET THE EXPERIMENTER SERIES Here:



    Until the next one!

    The LENR-FORUM Staff.

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    New interview with Francesco Celani posted!


    In the newly released chapter of our MEET THE EXPERIMENTERS Series, we got the pleasure of talking with Italian Physics Experimentalist Professor Francesco Celani, who is currently member of the CleanHME European Union funded project.


    Dr. Francesco Celani is a physics experimentalist with a long career in conventional nuclear physics, focusing in particle emissions, sensitive measurement techniques, and the development of new sensors. Francesco has worked at CERN and ENEA, he also worked on establishing the reality of the low background neutron counts that led to the Grand Sasso laboratory being certified for nuclear research. Discoverer of the "rate effect" of photo multipliers, he also was one of the first to observe higher temperature capability behavior in superconducting junctions that were found to have certain impurities, but only to have his discovery rejected by a commission formed to analyze it, because superconductors working at these higher temperatures were (at that time) believed to be impossible, a phenomenon effect that, only a year later, was discovered independently by two German scientists that went on to win the Nobel prize for their work.

    It was when he was still working in superconducting materials that the announcement of Fleischmann and Pons was made in 1989, and he soon got involved in Cold Fusion, now LENR, initially looking for neutron emissions, where he discovered the need for non equilibrium conditions to be associated with the higher neutron counts, which has been an essential part of his research in this field, and for which he has kept finding strong evidence for maintaining and stimulating his interest in this research up to now, and into the foreseeable future.


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    From left to right: Letts, Celani and Evans showing the constantan wire reactor at NIWeek, in 2012. Image Credit: Dennis Letts.


    In this interview Dr. Celani explains to us the reasons for focusing in the use of constantan and hydrogen instead of Pd and Deuterium.


    He also comments on the progress of the CleanHME project, its challenges and opportunities, and how he feels that this project has brought LENR research to the mainstream and has helped LENR researchers to gain respect from other fields of research.


    We also get to know interesting details of how the research on the reactor proposed by his team has been evolving in these years, and the current focus of the research associated with the flux of the hydrogen gas in the metal matrix, to enhance the production of excess heat.

    The latest findings of his research team, that will be presented at ICCF23, are related to this need of keeping hydrogen in permanent flux through the constantan wire, which is achieved with high power, brief duration electric pulses to enhance the anomalous heat production, which has resulted in the reactor now being capable of working at much higher temperatures and obtaining remarkably reproducible, and significantly higher amounts of excess heat, which is exactly what we are all hoping for!


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    News on the progress in the replication of Frank Gordon's LEC


    In this week's Newsletter we have even more great news to share with our readers and members. The device invented by Frank Gordon known as the LEC, which has been shown to be possibly producing direct current and voltage from LENR, is being replicated live at LENR-Forum by our verified forum member Stevenson, who has already been able to discard that the effect is any kind of Galvanic current, and is also beginning testing with hydrogen soon. Frank Gordon has also updated us with news of other succesful replications and the amazing possibility of being able to reproduce the effect with simpler and cheaper electroplating. Follow and take part of this interesting, and quite possibly, easy to replicate development here:



    Until the next one!

    The LENR-FORUM Staff.

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    All ICCF 23 abstracts and video availabe for viewing:


    The ICCF 23 held virtually from Xiamen - China this week achieved some major milestones, and we will spend some months to fully absorb the extent of what was presented.


    Major improvements in reproducibility of excess heat, advances in theoretical understanding, new ways to stimulate the reactions, and new approaches in material preparation all contribute to the advancement of the field, which is also reaching recognition in terms of mainstream interest and funding from private and public sectors. It has taken 32 years to right many wrongs, but it seems we are finally reaching a threshold of reproducibility and independent validation of already known approaches that can potentially boost LENR interest and acceptation into the mainstream.


    You can find all the abstracts/papers and video presentations of the talks and posters at the following link, (it requires login but the information is available after registration).


    http://ikkem.com/iccf-23.php


    We look forward to read your opinions and debate about this important event for the development of the LENR field in the following thread at http://www.LENR-Forum.com



    Until the Next One!!!


    The LENR-Forum Staff.

  • New Interview with Alan Smith about his replication of the the LEC posted!


    Today we are proud to share with the LENR community the latest installment of our "Meet the Experimenters / Cold Talks" series in which we get a hands-on and frontline replication update from our very own Alan Smith at his laboratory, who has teamed up with Matt Lilley to join the increasing number of researchers that has been able to independently verify the so called LEC effect (Lattice Energy Converter) being developed by Frank Gordon and Harper Whitehouse.



    Alan Smith in his lab showing us a fresh out of the bath iron plated brass electrode for a quick LEC experiment. Image Credit: LENR-Forum Staff.


    For those that may be new to the concept, the LEC is a relatively simple to build experiment that produces a baffling effect: the creation of an spontaneous, small, but sustained and steady voltage and current, between electrodes co deposited with hydrogen by electrolytic means (so far has worked with Palladium but also with Iron!). The effect is consistent and very repeatable, but it has so far eluded a complete explanation.


    Join Ruby Carat and David Nygren as they interview Alan Smith about his recent participation in last months 14th IWHALM (held from August 29th to September 1st in Assisi, Italy), where Alan presented the concept and his early work on the LEC, and where the LEC replication (which was also presented in parallel by Jean Paul Biberian) took a centerpiece role, specially because of the relative simplicity and the high repeatability, which makes this effect potentially one of the most important breakthroughs in the field. One that can be verified and repeated by everyone interested.

    Alan Smith, talking directly from his laboratory, presents to us one of the stages of the LEC experiments he and Matt Lilley have been performing, and attempts a brief demonstration that seems to momentarily produce 350 millivolts...showing again the robustness of the LEC effect, even in the precarious conditions of an onscreen experimental demonstration.


    Alan then proceeds to provide us with an overview of his current thoughts on how the LEC works. His main hypothesis is that the hydrogen co-deposited under strain within the metallic lattice, is producing some type of low energy nuclear reaction that, in turn, gives rise to the production of a weak radiation emission robust enough to ionize the gases between the electrodes (separated by a very narrow gap), thus creating the voltage that is being measured, which can then be harnessed to perform work.

    Alan also discusses the chances and possibilities of this ever becoming an useful system for energy production, and -with some engineering improvements, some potential uses in the short term.

    We also get a brief but encouraging review of the ongoing replications, including the increasing number of LENR researchers that have already replicated the experiment, and explains how this number could increase significantly in a very short term.


    Some other very similar, and potentially linked and paralell developments, as Fabrice David's "Fusion Diode", are also briefly mentioned and discussed in relation to the LEC.


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    And also keep updated, and let us know your questions and insights about the LEC and its development, in the dedicated thread here:


    Until the Next one!

    The LENR-FORUM Staff.



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