Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Dear Friends, 

As many other realist people, I hate statistics because anybody can lie so efficiently with it- see but I am using it extensively to discover hidden, important correlations.
Take for example the most accessed papers on my blog during the last month:

Sep 27, 2014, 2 comments
Dec 27, 2014, 6 comments

I wrote many papers- perhaps too many, motivated by my flaming discontent with the situation,
but also because many things happen- then why exactly this technical "actionable parameters" paper:


has such success?

I believe in the Wisdom of Crowds (despite/or just for the sake of my Septoe: "The wisdom of crowds lies in their diversity" and I know my many silent readers have understood a basic LENR truth- the great problem is that we miss actionable parameters in the PdD experiments.
With other words, the systems are not manageable.

Actually this was discussed more in detail in life-or-death paper:


Here I have analysed two high level very advanced Pd D papers, one by SKINR  and the other by ENEA, Vittorio Violante and an international team.

NOW a new, great paper written by a team lead by Violante has surfaced on the Web and this one is the subject of my writing of today:
RF detection and anomalous heat production during electrochemical loading of deuterium in palladium

Authors: Vittorio Violante, Emanuele Castagna, Stefano Lecci, Guglielmo Pagano, Mirko Sansovini, Francesca Sarto


The production of excess power during electrochemical loading of palladium with deuterium was discovered in 1989 by Prof Martin Fleischmann and Prof Stanley Pons. In this article a picture of the research activities performed to correlate the effect and the material status is given. The structures of the electrochemical interface during the excess event and in the absence of excess power are compared, revealing a resonant equivalent circuit when the electrode is active. RF signals have also been detected when the anomalous heat production takes place


In context, the first author is a very prestigious leading Italian LENR researcher. appears as first author of 23 papers in  and126 times in the following great Italian CF review:


He is the greatest expert in Pd metallurgy and morphology, the "creator" of the legendary cathode 64 of Energetics, one of the participants at this meeting at the Europen Parliament and very recently, the LENR scientist who discussed with Bill Gates about- very probably- funding of LENR. A LENR  VIP at the n-th power!

His research strategy is well known, it is Materials Science for Understanding the Fleischmann Pons Effect- LENR- an idea that is also the spirit of the coming ICCF-19.
The materials science idea is well presented in the following article:

The Study of the Fleischman and Pons Effect through the Materials
Science Development
V. Violante∗, F. Sarto, E. Castagna, S. Lecci and M. Sansovini
ENEA, Unità Tecnica Fusione, CR Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi, 45-00044 Frascati (Rome) Italy
M. McKubre and F. Tanzella, SRI International Menlo Park, CA, USA
J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. 8 (2012) 60–74

The state of the palladium metal has been identified on the basis of statistical data to play fundamental roles in producing the Fleischman–Pons excess heat effect. The deuterium loading dynamics and its equilibrium concentration are mostly controlled by the metallurgy; a minimum threshold loading (D/Pd ∼ 0.9) is necessary to observe the excess. The crystallographic orientation is also correlated with the phenomenon such that mainly 100 oriented samples gave the highest reproducibility. A specific cathode surface morphology, identified by means of the power spectral density function, represents an additional identified condition to observe the
effect. Materials specimens respecting the characteristics described above have been used to obtain a transportable reproducibility.
Designed materials giving excess power have been produced but the amplitude of the signals and full reproducibility are not yet achieved. Other features of the material such as the nature and content of impurities and defects seems to be crucial in obtaining the required palladium characteristics.

Now back to the paper analysed today. A colleague in LENR< Ed Pell has written a bright short presentation of it:

"This paper is both wonderful and awful. On the positive side, it demonstrates that many factor influence cold fusion and that many physical outputs and changes take place. On the negative side, it is a hodge-podge of one off measurements. To build understanding we need to know A as a function of B, parametrized results over a broad range of values. This is an excellent initial paper. I hope they will continue to measure and report. There are enough variables here to study for years to come."  Thanks, Ed!

The truth is that an immense quantity of high quality analytical work is invested in this paper.
However the correlations with the results are not well defined/definiable

However some interesting aspects are revealed:
 "excess power is characterized by a dramatic changing of the electrochemical interface, leading to a resonant phenomenon occurring into identified resonating structures, which highlights the
importance of investigating surface/interface equivalent electric circuits. In addition it turns out that nanoporous structures have been identified on the active samples. An RF signal emission has been observed during the excess power production but such a signal has been obtained
also when the excess power was absent, showing that RF emission is not the effect of the excess but perhaps the cause"
It is about a dynamic phenomenon at the surface of the palladium and such a thing was easy to predict even in 1992. However it is a long way to go to reproducibility, intensification, scale up  and control. Sorry, PdD!

Other things are prepared or have happened today.
See at ECatWorld: 

MFMP Design New Dog Bone Core                                                              

The following is nice french language LENR paper:
Les réactions nucléaires à basse énergie: demande de brevet US; Japon, Norvège, Italie et Bill Gates
Posted on 06/01/2015 by Jean-Claude Cousineau

 Gene's killer sentenced after 10 years, human justice is so slow: Connecticut Man Sentenced in Murder of New Hampshire Physicist

See you tomorrow, friends, now I am poisoned with palladium, I think



  1. Thanks for your effort to share LENR work you are involved with Peter!

    1. Thank you!
      Couldn't you contribute with a personal LENR opion/idea/initiative?

  2. Dr Gluck you had mentioned that there were interesting things coming from Dr Hideo Kozima in Japan, we are looking forward to this update, and Thank you for your excellent LENR Blog.

    1. Dear A.,

      Hideo Kozima is a very smart and polite good man. You can write him and put your questions directly:
      Hideo Kozima
      Cold Fusion Research Laboratory
      597-16 Yatsu, Aoi, Shizuoka 421-1202, Japan

      Best wishes,