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  • mjtrac Replied to the thread The perpetual “is LENR even real” argument thread..

    (Quote from Curbina)

    When fishing, it helps to put a worm on the hook, rather than fish repellent. We all have limited time. "Jed Rothwell keeps a list" is not a worm. I described a suitable worm, and am done here. Thank you for your replies, and…
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  • mjtrac Replied to the thread The perpetual “is LENR even real” argument thread..

    I will view this, as an "informable person," not as evidence of your superior understanding but as something quite different.

    Folks at the "informable person" level simply have to rely on consensus, for we have no way to analyze things except by going on…
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  • mjtrac Replied to the thread The perpetual “is LENR even real” argument thread..

    And surely you've offered this collection to every science journalist, so either all science journalists are part of the conspiracy to suppress this research or none wish to risk their reputations against the conspirators. I have no reputation to worry…
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  • mjtrac Replied to the thread The perpetual “is LENR even real” argument thread..

    Please point me to the link at which Jed Rothwell maintains his collection of replicated experimental results. I apologize in advance for requesting the hand-holding.
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  • mjtrac Replied to the thread The perpetual “is LENR even real” argument thread..

    Alan Smith> It began not as a way of depriving the world of cheap and clean energy, but of ensuring that the available money for fusion research went to the hot fusion crowd.

    OK. Let's hypothesize that US fusion researchers collectively put their grant…
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  • mjtrac Replied to the thread The perpetual “is LENR even real” argument thread..

    Yes, I am referring to the Staker paper. You are saying that the reality of the phenomenon is no longer in dispute. Perhaps I am just thick, but what that would mean to me is that the subject would be taught in particle physics and/or other classes,…
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  • mjtrac Replied to the thread The perpetual “is LENR even real” argument thread..

    On the Useful Papers thread, within the past month, a link was provided to a paper which asserts reliable replication of Fleischmann Pons. Ignoring the paper's discussion of theoretical issues, the paper also lays out a series of steps that ought to…
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  • mjtrac Replied to the thread The perpetual “is LENR even real” argument thread..

    Jed, thanks for your reply. It would be silly of me to argue that corruption cannot exist in science. But wouldn't the sort of thing you describe just lead to people plagiarizing the potentially world changing results regularly discussed here, or…
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  • mjtrac Replied to the thread The perpetual “is LENR even real” argument thread..

    There are so many separate issues here. Getting press attention, getting the attention of funders, publicizing various results. I think the way science is taught may be an issue; what is taught as science is the relatively stable views of reality that…
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  • I believe the Nobel Prize is often considered a bit of glamour, and I expect it is on offer to the first person or group able to (1) produce multiple copies of a device which generates substantially more heat or electricity than a chemical explanation…
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  • mjtrac Replied to the thread MIZUNO REPLICATION AND MATERIALS ONLY.

    Thanks, Jed, for offering that explanation. Personally, it simply doesn't strike me as believable, but that's not to say it's not true. The explanation depends upon the idea that someone has hit upon a hard-to-find proof of something that most people…
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  • mjtrac Replied to the thread MIZUNO REPLICATION AND MATERIALS ONLY.

    > The only strange thing is that so many scientists are overlooking such wide cases of reactions. There is no magic and all these experiments are perfectly repeatable. Yet there are good tools to study them for over 40 years.

    I find it strange that…
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  • mjtrac Replied to the thread USEFUL PAPERS THREAD.

    (Quote from Alan Smith)

    To jump to the report's conclusions: they used a much cheaper material than Palladium (Constantan, an alloy of copper and nickel), and they observe anomalous heat.

    (1) It was experimentally demonstrated that the “old” beneficial
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  • mjtrac Reacted with Thanks to RobertBryant’s post in the thread USEFUL PAPERS THREAD.

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    I think Staker is showing some kind of temperature uncertainty..
    it doesn't matter since its down in the 200K region.. I think his electrolysis was at RT..
    Broadly speaking, the phase change stresses/dislocations are …
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  • mjtrac Replied to the thread The perpetual “is LENR even real” argument thread..

    Thanks, that's a helpful picture, but why do the D/H electrons leave home and not hang around their nucleons, when I'd have thought that a nearby positively-charged nucleon was irresistible?
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  • mjtrac Replied to the thread USEFUL PAPERS THREAD.

    Thank you. I'll look at the earlier papers. When I look at the dotted lines beginning around .67 on the horizontal axis, I think of my plain-old-physics classes and graphs of temperature vs time, where temperature stops rising as a phase change takes…
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    The alpha and beta phases are certainly described that way. In my opinion it's not really correct (though convenient) to call these phases, since they are both examples of a disordered solid phase. As a solution containing different…
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  • mjtrac Replied to the thread The perpetual “is LENR even real” argument thread..

    Thank you, Alan. That's very helpful in trying to visualize what is believed to be happening as more D/H enters a lattice. I'll describe my layperson's mental image and perhaps you'd be kind enough to say what might/might not fit where? I picture the…
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  • mjtrac Replied to the thread The perpetual “is LENR even real” argument thread..

    Thank you! So would it be fair to say that "phase" in this case is referring to a particular ordered arrangement of atoms and vacancies which may exist at particular ratios of deuterium to palladium in particular temperature and pressure zones? And…
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  • mjtrac Reacted with Haha to Frogfall’s post in the thread USEFUL PAPERS THREAD.

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