Monday, March 4, 2013


The advent of LENR+ has caused a cognitive earth-quake in the world of LENR. This reaction may seem slow for the witness but history, which has learned many strange things from itself, will judge it probably as normal. It depends on who will write this history.
This week for example, Ed Storms who wrote the best LENR reviews ever, has presented an up-to-date variant of his own theory and has emphasized the holistic nature of the process:
“All parts of the model must work together as a logical whole.  Each part is essential for the process to be consistent with what is observed.”

Here comes a great question: how many parts?  We are steadily learning that there are more parts we have imagined. In 1991, I was thinking about 3 features topology, nature, mechanism of Cold Fusion, however admitting recognizing that each of these are actually not simple at all and have to be sub-divided in space and in time. I was taught lessons of complexity by Piantelli, Defkalion and recently by our colleague Axil who knows a lot about domains of physics and nanosciences that I am not able to grasp, to evaluate, to think professionally about, to work with, Anyway, the hard study of Axil’s writing and comments on my blog have helped me to understand that LENR is NOT like a song with say, melody, lyrics, rhythm. Take my all favorite song:
or so many other wonderful songs from all the corners of this small planet, I confess I have tried to make a list but I could not stop so I had to apply the cut-the-Gordian-Knot method but at least I have enjoyed a portion of good music.
LENR+ (the kind that works) is more “longer” and complicated than a song, and it has action, therefore it is as complex as an opera- see please: or my own classical writing which I have not named “Opera Music, mon amour” from forgotten reasons:
Actually how many LENR operas exist? Some of our colleagues believe it is de facto only one basic opera with the same libretto and the same music only the cast (names) is changed.
Simplifications are known in the world of opera see e.g. this definition: Opera is when... 'a tenor and soprano want to make love, but are prevented from doing so by a baritone.' Even over-simplifications have been tried as opera plots in One Sentence:                                                   
But these do not work and in the mirroring metaphor LENR+ is much more than the love story of Hydrogen and Nickel with no baritone interfering. It is a basso, Rydberg helping and lots of other roles decisive, secondary, positive, negative moving around singing
their mode. A good conductor, a creative opera director, first class
orchestra- all have to help the talented singers. It is useless to try to deepen this analogy. We will listen to some very good LENR operas soon. One of them is about a hero named Plexciton and the action (wild!) takes place in a country named Nanoplasmonics, we will see resonances, amplifiers other interesting things.
Not more simple songs as “Break through the Barrier” this could be just an aria in the grand opera.

It is possible the last act of the opera will be about something weird
as zero-point energy, space-squeezing or vacuum mining. This morning I have received very interesting news from LENR’s cousin
who has written an opera entitled “Extreme Cavitation”
I think it will be very useful to discuss with this cousin about operas, his libretti are different, his music is perhaps too noisy, but he has ideas. Some reasons to seriously discuss with Nanospire- see below.

The Google of Nanotech cracks Cold Fusion:

Energy News

Nanospire on Harnessing Cavitation Zero Point Energy.

Cavitation Competition in LENR:

California Company working on Small Scale Hot Fusion for US Department of defense:

Will Mark and Serge come to ICCF-18?

LENR composers- unite and write good operas!



  1. As amazing as cavatation is, it lacks some of the melodic themes that can make it a great LENR opera.

    The obstacle lies in the central role of water as the star of the show.

    As well as water sings as a soloist, it cannot harmonize with the other members of the cast, and water is a "prima donna" who does not perform well with others.

    For one thing, water sets a limit to the amount of heat that can be applied to the reaction. Ultimately, it is heat that keeps radiation under control and works to rapidly stabilize the isotopes produced by the reaction.

    To illustrate this, the first Papp design was a cavatation engine. Like Nanospire it used water as the main reactant.

    Even though the first Papp design operated at a higher temperature than does the LeClair process, it was unsatisfactory for Papp’s purpose. Papp decided to rework his concepts.

    In his second design go-round decades later, Papp changed his design to use and all gas approach. This produced large amounts of heat, but only in a nano-second timeframe. The gas was cooled in the expansion side of the cycle.

    The Papp reaction is a cavatation process that happens in gas and not water.

    LeClair would do well to use another medium for cavatation instead of water to get the heat up and the radiation down. I suggest he experiment with liquid fluoride ionic salts to replace water.

    LeClair must remove the production of high level nuclear radiation from his process to be competitive in the LENR marketplace.

    Somehow, LeClair must get the heat up and the associated electron density increased significantly.

    LENR is a difficult field because of the number of operas that can be written, some great and some not so great. To be able to give the composer advice on how to correct his composition will be one of the great new occupations of the emerging LENR paradigm.

    An aficionado of the fine art of LENR design cannot help but be amazed at the genius involved with even the most rudimentary examples, the greatest operas are truly breathtaking in their beauty..

    1. Dear Axil,
      I will try to ask Mark or Serge to reply. However my impression is that their opera is very different and Water
      plays a different role via bubbles (space wher temperatures can be awfully high. In LENR I am also hydrophobic - the presence of water in the FP cells makes PdD even more the "runt of the litter" (friend Abd has kindly called my attention to this expression. However water is a huge generator of surprises. I realized this when working with very very high (250atm, than 1000 atm) water for cleaning
      reactors and pipes) and very pure water for the manufacture
      of transistors (water is an universal solvent, almost this contributes to the Pdisaster.
      However Nanospire has revealed new facets of water's personality.