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  • Eric Walker

    Replied to the thread Alternative takes on physics.
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    Not an alternative view on physics, but still interesting: the following paper gives an excellent and accessible description of the experimental verification of a conflict between the predictions of quantum mechanics, on one hand, and the predictions of…
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    That's odd. I have some direct evidence that a couple of Rossi supporters are about to be 'committed' - but it's a big secret, so i can't say anything at all about it, especially on such a public forum...
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    Replied to the thread Electron-assisted fusion.
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    (Quote from Debarium)


    One possibility for understanding PdD electrochemical results: there's almost invariably a platinum anode. Platinum includes 0.012 percent platinum-190, which is an alpha emitter. Perhaps there's something about the action of…
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    Let me enlarge upon the difficulties you face in applying results of the mainstream electron screening experiments to PdD LENR. Assume 1 W excess power produced from a small palladium electrode. Now assume that the power is…
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    Opinions differ greatly. This depends upon who you ask.
  • Eric Walker

    Replied to the thread Electron-assisted fusion.
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    (Quote from Debarium)


    I think you minimize the difficulties. The connection to PdD LENR requires a stretch of the imagination:
    • Not just fewer gammas, but practically no gammas in PdD LENR.
    • Not just fewer than 50 percent neutrons/3He, 50 percent fast
  • Eric Walker

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    (Quote from Max Nozin)


    Two authorities Mead cites in support of parts of his description of photons are Feynman and Einstein. (Not sure to what extent they were/would be on board with his particular account.)
  • Eric Walker

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    Max Nozin , perhaps there's a specific detail in Mead's description that doesn't sit well with you that you can shed some light on?
  • Eric Walker

    Posted the thread Alternative takes on physics.
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    My dad has been sending me links to thought-provoking articles that approach topics in physics from unusual angles. I thought some here might enjoy the discussions and be able to comment on them, so I'm starting this thread to share some of the links.
  • Eric Walker

    Replied to the thread Electron-assisted fusion.
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    Recall that these electron screening experiments, while interesting, are not yet obviously related to LENR as observed in the PdD system. In the screening experiments, the usual branching ratios are seen (or are assumed to be seen), including energetic…
  • Director,

    What kind of director are you? At least not for a Nuclear Physics Research Institute, I presume.

    I see that you refer to Edward Storms above. I suppose you mean Edmund Storms.
    (Yes, I know you where a little groggy!)

    Here is an Ed thread:
  • Eric Walker

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    Empiricism is important to stick to if one is concerned to get to the truth of a technical or scientific matter. That is obviously and repeatedly precluded in this case. Once one steps beyond empiricism in this context, one is in the realm of faith. …
  • Director . A very good read, you have really done your homework on this! If I might make one small criticism, it would help forum members not familiar with these ideas if you could give a few references for some of your key items of information.
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    Here is what I am working on for treatment. The lecture bottle gas is He right now and will be changed to be H2. Also, I am showing an alumina reactor tube going through the coil. The processing will be done in a fused quartz tube that is the same…
  • Eric Walker

    Replied to the thread Clearance Items.
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    Word to people spoiling to start petty squabbles: take note of your brethren with the locks on their profiles.
  • Eric Walker

    Liked mgspan’s post in the thread Clearance Items.
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    Very interesting discussions. I did research at Cornell in plasma physics back in the '70s, when hopes were high for some sort of hot fusion method of producing energy. The last 40 years I have been doing other hi-tech stuff and did not really follow…
  • Eric Walker

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    (Quote from mgspan)


    Not sure if this is the best source for a discussion of the Pons and Fleischmann experiment per se, but Ed Storms gives a good review of the field since 1989 in his book "Science of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction." (Caveat: somewhat…
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    No, don't please!

    When the LENR reaction starts the mercury will splatter all over the room including you ||
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    Well, they are not as common as they used to be. During the Edo period, cats often disguised themselves as women in order to play tricks on people, or to kill them. You could sometimes tell these were actually cats and not women,…
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    Thank you Shane.

    Nobody has done this trick before, unless they use micronised Al powder and some fairly expensive and nasty chemicals. On a bigger scale, reducing scrap cans to hydrogen and sodium aluminate with sodium hydroxide is trivial chemistry.…