ARPA-E LENR funded projects news and updates

  • .“We got our impetus from the Google paper appearing in Nature,” says Carl Gotzmer, Indian Head’s Chief Scientist.

    The Department of Energy is the parent organization of ARPA-E.

    Team Google now has three CMNS technology patents, the latest with the DoE at LLNL

    We were talking about the first two Team Google 'cold fusion' patents here on the Forum couple of months before the Google paper's appearance in the Nature article.

    One month before the Nature articles, I posted an extensive LinkedIn article about the two Google Inc. LENR patents, Munday labs and skillsets of the inventors.

    We've been talking about the Department of Defense patent for a few months now.

    I guess we are a small part of any type of Manhattan style project talking amongst each other about these patents. Looking at the data and the research from all of the government's groups.. and partners... the analysis of extensive written documentation of all the work they have done that preceded the writing and filing of the patents, long before the general public is aware of the patent program. As it should be.... still.

    ARPA-E is good news

    ARPA-E - Wikipedia

  • Lead scientist on the project was Carl Gotzmer. He was quoted here RE: Media/News/Video Library-No discussions please

    And the Lead Physicist on the USNavy Indian Head lead project is Lou DeChiaro, whom we we have followed here for years. Good to see all these people still involved.

    The US military is throwing a lot of expertise at solving LENR as this report shows. When someone like NEPS*NewEnergy says we need a new Manhattan Project approach to LENR...well maybe we already have something close when including all the various US agencies (NASA, DOE, and maybe soon ARPA-E) that have been involved.

    Yes, also "NSWC Indian Head plans to publish their initial results on their LENR experiments and reviews of data by the end of the year (2021)" (…on-once-taboo-cold-fusion). Unfortunately, that didn't happen.

    Still, the plans for next steps seems positive:

    "Whats next?
    Submission of results to peer-reviewed chemistry journal
    Outside replication studies to determine whether results are repeatable

    Follow-on work with multiple additional & redundant nuclear detectors"

  • Rome, Italy vs Indian Head, 1998 vs 2022 - a VERY slow motion film with integrating devices [X-ray film vs CR-39].

    Anyway, not the big showers declared in US 8419919. Larry and Pam excitement for co-deposition [or "fast" co-deposition at Indian Head] appears as ever a bit over the top.

    PII: S0022-0728(98)00147-8 - GozziDxrayheatex.pdf

  • I had missed this, maybe not news for everyone!.

    Toward a LENR reference experiment" F. Metzler at the ARPA-E Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions Workshop

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  • DoE manages ARPA-E

    This is from 2019 Team Google and the DoE so I suppose it belongs here and



    We thank Dave Fork, Ross Koningstein, and Matt Trevithick (Google LLC) for stimulating discussions.

    Raw data and analysis scripts will be made available upon request.

    My hope is researchers here have done so or soon will.

    Investigation of light ion fusion reactions with plasma discharges

    Journal of Applied Physics 126, 203302 (2019);
    orcid.png T. Schenkel1,a), orcid.png A. Persaud1, H. Wang1, P. A. Seidl1, orcid.png R. MacFadyen1,C. Nelson1, W. L. Waldron1, orcid.png J.-L. Vay1, orcid.png G. Deblonde2, orcid.png B. Wen3, Y.-M. Chiang3, B. P. MacLeod4, and Q. Ji1


    The scaling of reaction yields in light ion fusion to low reaction energies is important for our understanding of stellar fuel chains and the development of future energy technologies. Experiments become progressively more challenging at lower reaction energies due to the exponential drop of fusion cross sections below the Coulomb barrier. We report on experiments where deuterium-deuterium (D-D) fusion reactions are studied in a pulsed plasma in the glow discharge regime using a benchtop apparatus. We model plasma conditions using particle-in-cell codes. Advantages of this approach are relatively high peak ion currents and current densities (0.1 to several A/cm2) that can be applied to metal wire cathodes for several days. We detect neutrons from D-D reactions with scintillator-based detectors. For palladium targets, we find neutron yields as a function of cathode voltage that are over 100 times higher than yields expected for bare nuclei fusion at ion energies below 2 keV (center of mass frame). A possible explanation is a correction to the ion energy due to an electron screening potential of 1000 ± 250 eV, which increases the probability for tunneling through the repulsive Coulomb barrier. Our compact, robust setup enables parametric studies of this effect at relatively low reaction energies.


    Work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) was funded by Google LLC under CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, Nos. FP00004841, FP00007074, and FP00008139) between LBNL and Google LLC. LBNL operates under U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. We thank Takeshi Katayanagi and Peter “Chip” Kozy for technical support. We thank Dave Fork, Ross Koningstein, and Matt Trevithick (Google LLC) for stimulating discussions. Raw data and analysis scripts will be made available upon request.

  • I had missed this

    Thanks for posting this again

    I've been studying it repeatedly due to it's importance to the field.

    I can see these steps being taken to robustly and selectively engineer the lattice, engineer the known energy sequensies... etc. Address unknowns along the way. Others are doing this with success. Metzler does a superb job laying it out. Sharing data and working together in research efforts will establish clear directions and accelerate the field. I guess most know this...

  • ARPA-E ALPHA Program

    Program Description:

    Fusion energy holds the promise of cheap, clean power production, but up to now scientists have been unable to successfully harness fusion as a power source due to complex scientific and technological challenges and the high cost of research. ARPA-E’s ALPHA program seeks to create and demonstrate tools to aid in the development of new, lower-cost pathways to fusion power and to enable more rapid progress in fusion research and development.

    Innovation Need:

    Fusion has been pursued for decades because it is perhaps the ideal power source, with abundant fuel, effectively zero emissions, manageable waste, and minimal proliferation risk. However, researchers have yet to achieve a self-sustaining, controlled fusion reaction that consistently produces more energy than it consumes. Fusion is a nuclear reaction where two small atoms like hydrogen combine to form a larger atom and produce an enormous amount of energy as a byproduct. In controlled thermonuclear fusion, these reactions are facilitated by heating and confining fusion fuel in the form of a plasma, which is created when a gas absorbs enough energy to separate the electrons from the nuclei, making it susceptible to electric and magnetic fields. It requires a great deal of energy to attain the temperatures and pressures required for fusion, and confining plasmas to sustain these conditions is a monumental technical challenge. Most mainstream fusion research currently focuses on one of two approaches to confining plasmas: magnetic confinement, which uses magnetic fields and lower-than-air ion densities, and inertial confinement, which uses heating and compression and involves greater-than-solid densities. The ALPHA program aims to create additional options for fusion research by developing the tools for new, lower-cost pathways to fusion, and with a focus on intermediate densities in between these two approaches. These new intermediate density options may offer reduced size, energy, and power-density requirements for fusion reactors and enable low-cost, transformative routes to economical fusion power.

    Potential Impact:

    ALPHA project teams will develop and build prototype tools that demonstrate new methods of reaching fusion conditions and that build the scientific and technological basis for future reactor designs. ALPHA teams will not develop complete fusion reactors in this program, but if successful, innovations created in this program will open the field of fusion research to a broader range of approaches by a variety of institutions, both public and private, facilitating more rapid progress toward economical fusion power. Although the technical challenges for fusion are immense, the opportunity it could provide for a stable energy future is unparalleled.

  • ARPA-E: Extraordinary 2-day Workshop on LENR-AHE. Overview and Some Key Presentations - ResearchGate

    Jul 5, 2022 — The objective of this workshop was to explore compelling R&D opportunities in Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR), in support of developing .. Link…nd_some_key_presentations

    November 2021


    Conference: ANV7 Multi-disciplinary Workshop


    • Francesco Celani INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
    • C. Lorenzetti
    • Giorgio Vassallo, Università degli Studi di Palermo
    • Enrico Purchi, Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca
    • S. Fiorilla
    • S. Cupellini
    • M. Nakamura
    • P. Cerreoni
    • Renè Burri, Free Academy of Modern Physics, Switzerland.
    • P. Boccanera
    • A. Spallone
    • E. F. Marano

    Project: Anomalous Heat Effects

    Lab: Francesco Celani's Lab

    9 Collaborators

    • S. Cupellini
    • Francesco Celani
    • Giorgio Vassallo
    • Enrico Purchi
    • Renè Burri
    • S Fiorilla


    Zitterbewegung LENR Theory

    Lab: RPLab (Rapid Prototyping Laboratory)

    • Giorgio Vassallo
    • Francesco Celani
    • Antonino Oscar Di Tommaso

    Goal: Understanding Low Energy Nuclear Reactions starting from a Zitterbewegung electron model.

  • Да, получается, а потом ни чего... У Челани жена японка...

    Нефть - это кровь планеты, надо сделать модель планеты и мы получим генератор Тарасенко, эта энергия покорит вселенную! :lenr:

  • Who is James Martinez? He thinks cold fusion developments in Europe are "very hush hush." I have never seen a hush-hush cold fusion paper, except perhaps whatever they are doing at Texas Tech. (Nothing, as far as I know.)

    The interviewer David Gornoski is a conspiracy theorist who believes all kinds of nonsense about mRNA vaccines and so on. Such people do not understand science.

  • James Martinez claims that about a major news is to be presented from Arpa-E in the middle of February 2023.

    Around 17 minutes into this pod. (Yes, we've heard this before)

    James Martinez has been involved in producing the film The belivers

    Not sure what "pretty major announcement in mid February" means, but all I expect to hear is who teamed up with who, and how much money they will get. ARPA-E looking for "Teaming Partners" UPDATE - Replication Attempts - LENR Forum (

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