Saturday, September 26, 2015



At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past. (Maurice Maeterlinck)

There are moments in our lives when we find ourselves at a crossroads; afraid, confused, without a road map. The choices we make in those moments will define us for the rest of our days.  (Lucas Scott)


LENR is at a crossroad. I would not repeat Woody Allen's classic saying about a dilemmatic crossroad see:

but now it is about a very asymmetric choice: it is between a multi-lane highway classic LENR described in many hundreds of publications vs. a narrow path with narrow chance, meandering and in part lost in haze or smoke. Very risky.I think it is the good path- so I am alone with my incredible SiX Pillars.
HOWEVER it is not only about me. It is something much more important: my Blog is affiliated, honorary and temporary to a powerful association, LENR Cities as questions generator and initiatives testers- they have a real great Global Plan that deserves worldwide attention and full support of the LENR community. My Global Plan is a kind of pilot for their one. Perhaps the ordeal of my heretic ideas will be instructive in some sense.Believe me it is the time for major decisions and for accelerating and reinforcing organized, well thought actions. Is a global plan the way? We think it is necessary and be a guide, however Jed Rothwell has expressed some guides: 

I have not heard of a scientific breakthrough that came about because of principles and plans. Such things cannot be planned. Things like the Manhattan Project are more engineering than science.
I suppose plans may be okay, but the last thing you want in science is organization, hierarchy, or putting anyone in charge. It has to be chaotic and unstructured, or people such as Watson and Andraka will never be given a chance.  (about this  young Andraka Jed has given:

I would respond that is about more than 1 breakthrough, it is about programs, collaborations, about systematic hard work, about Integration as opposed to the tragic fragmentation of this not very happy field, about some order discipline 
It is about a holistic vision of LENR

In my essays I have stated that LENR needs new ideas and smart approaches. Is this true? Jed says:
It remains to be seen whether we need new ideas or whether the ones we have already can explain and control the reaction.
This is also an old dispute with Ed Storms who thinks that the huge knowledge accumulated for the Pd D system can be also applied for the NiH system. He says:
You are right, most facts apply to the PdD system.  The first challenge is to apply the facts to an explanation for LENR operating in the PdD system.  I have done this. Next, we need to see if the explanation for the PdD system can also explain the facts in the NiH system. To do this, we need to first ASSUME the PdD and NiH systems both cause LENR by the same mechanism and see if this assumption fits the facts. 

My Six Pillars idea- a different, overly complex, extremely diversified, inherently dynamic LENR that needs deep transformations to become useful and critically depends on bright creativity- OK, it is not popular yet. Jed Rothwell says and asks in the same time:

In his most recent Blog posting, Peter Gluck makes a number of assertions about the nature of cold fusion: that it is complex, diverse, and that it will require new physics to explain, and so on. I do not think these assumptions are justified. No one knows the nature of cold fusion. Until a theory emerges and is shown to be correct, we will have no idea whether cold fusion is complex or simple, or whether old physics or new physics can explain it. Let's see who is right.

The greatest gain from this discussion is an idea of Ed Storms which has to be promoted by all means of communication:

We need a Copenhagen Conference.  We need to get the major players together and arrive at a common understanding and an explanation having features most people can accept.

Not an easy task but it has to be grafted on the Global Plan(s)


1) E--Cat X Reactor Down Again, Rossi Still Very Optimistic

Nuclear science and engines of the airplanes of the future. Elements of the theory of LENR with the analysis of their possible use as power sources for advanced airplanes
authors M.Ya. Ivanov, V.P. Kokorev- affiliations shown

 Рresents an overview of several missions that exploit the capabilities of a Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) aircraft propulsion system. LENR is a form of nuclear energy and potentially has over 4,000 times the energy density of chemical energy sources. It does not have any harmful emissions or radiation which makes it extremely appealing. The global reliance on crude oil for aircraft energy creates the opportunity for a revolutionary change with LENR. LENR will impact aircraft performance capabilities, military capabilities, the environment, the economy, and society. Although there is a lot of interest in LENR, there is no proven theory that explains it. Some of the technical challenges are thermal runaway and start up time. A non dimensional aircraft mass (NAM) ratio diagram is used to explore the aircraft system design space. К. Keywords: Low Energy Nuclear Reactions LENR, aircraft performance, aircraft power plant, non dimensional aircraft mass (NAM)

Ask questions to David Daggett of Phonon Energy

E-Cat the energy of the future: in Czech language

Small-scale nuclear fusion may be a new energy source

Not new but in the science news!

An original experimental idea:

Powder Flame : Mixing LiAlD4 and Pd - YouTube


a) To invest any hopes in the domain below Debye temperature for any metal'”

Besides nickel(450K), the other group 10 elements: palladium(274K) and platinum(240K) have a Debye temperature below the freezing point of water. Gold(225K) and silver(165K) have a Debye temperature close to the freeing point of CO2. Only Holmlid’s substrate of choice, Iridium(420K), has a Debye temperature on a par with nickel.

But there is something wrong with this assumption about Debye temperature. This assumption was violated with respect to Iridium since Holmlid got muons to appear under florescent light in his Lab at room temperature.

On the other hand, the muons could have been produced by potassium(91K) and/or solid hydrogen(?K).

AXIL is right, surface dynamics is much more than a single temperature value for  a metal and enters in action at higher tyemperatures when atoms are diffusing on the surface.


Do You Fall Prey to the Einstellung Effect in Problem Solving?
Instructive for LENR too.

A smart quote sent by Alain Coetmeur "No one understood better than Stalin that the true object of propaganda is neither to convince nor even to persuade, but to produce a uniform pattern of public utterance in which the first trace of unorthodox thought immediately reveals itself as a jarring dissonance." 
Allan Bullock
Six Pillas of LENR is disonant.

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