Thursday, October 15, 2015



Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried"  (Frank Tyger)

The theory paper du jour- by Lundin and Lidgren- see below, seems to be the result of search for such new ways.


1) Sill about PdD- not confounding points of view is the Ego Out's standard definition of intelligence. My wise Australian friend Doug Marker (author of this "remarkerable" paper about LENR theory 
He says:

The real issue there is one of some researchers being convinced that PdD is ahead in helping come up with a theory and that the theory is what is important to them. It is not an unreasonable point of view for a researcher.
So, the PdD people tend to be more interested in find that first.

That's true, our brains are programmed for "understand first, do later" and it is so fine to hope in aan "universal" LENR theoryand indeed we know so much about PdD!
2) W11 has started in Toulouse- 8 papers today including the great theory breakthrough of Jean-Francois Geneste, the great weapon in our fight against the Big Bad Orthodox Physicists. My curiosity works in hyper-turbo regime, my patience is all negative- but I cannot hope to get today echos of this event. Are  there target ohysicist in the auditorium at AIRBUS and how re they reacting?

The other papers are also very interesting.

3) I am looking with total empathy to the Lundin Lidgren theory paper, commenting has started, it will be presented at AIRBUS W11. I will read the paper later this evening. I think for any theory we have to ask if it is actionable? Does it give LENR a handle, a steering wheel? How? A great achievement for Swedish science, however I still think their colleagues ho made the Lugano test - have to repeat it i.a. to give more guarantee to the theorists that they are not hunting invisible pink isotopic shifts.  Just a bit more certainty please!

Swedish scientists claim LENR explanation break-through
The whole paper:

Nuclear Spallation and Neutron Capture induced by Ponderomotive Wave Forcing 

1 Rickard Lundin and 2 Hans Lidgren 
1 Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Box 812, 981 28 Kiruna, Sweden 
2 Le Mirabeau, 2 ave des Citronniers, MC 98000, Monaco (
Dated: 12 October 12, 2015) 

We demonstrate that nuclear energy may be derived from a two-stage process: 
1) thermal neutron spallation induced by resonant Ponderomotive wave forcing, and 2) isotopic transmutations by thermal neutron capture of heavier elements.

While the former (spallation) consumes energy, the latter (neutron capture) produces energy, the combined process leading to a net energy output. The combined process is here labeled Resonant Isotopic Transmutation of Nuclides, RIToN. The main empowering process producing neutrons, as well as enabling centralized attraction, is the ponderomotive Gradient/Miller (G/M) force. The G/M force has three unique properties, it: 
(1) is induced by electromagnetic wave penetration into matter. 
(2) Has a bipolar singularity at wave resonance, attractive below-, and repulsive above resonance. 
(3) Is charge neutral, i.e. positive ions and electrons are jointly forced in the same direction. 
Fast neutron spallation, an important criterion for RIToN, requires efficient wave acceleration, i.e. waves at frequencies at/near particle resonance Two suitable elements are considered for neutron spallation in the RIToN process, deuterium and lithium. From the process 2 H —> H and 7 Li —> 6 Li, and their differences in binding energy, neutrons may be derived at the expense of an energy input 2.25 MeV and 7.25 MeV respectively. The subsequent capture of free neutrons is besides favoring isotopes with high neutron capture cross-sections, also highly dependent on the magnitude of the G/M force. A number of isotopes capable of releasing excess energy, and having reasonably high neutron capture cross sections are feasible, such as 58Ni —> 62 Ni, and 40Ca —> 42Ca. Furthermore, the excess energy from thermal neutron capture leads to a chain-reaction; enhanced spallation, further enhanced energy production etc, leading to an almost self-sustained process. 

Essentially no new physics but a little-known physical effect describing matter’s interaction with electromagnetic fields — ponderomotive Miller forces — would explain energy release and isotopic changes in LENR. This is what Rickard Lundin and Hans Lidgren, two top level Swedish scientists, claim, describing their theory in a paper called Nuclear Spallation and Neutron Capture Induced by Ponderomotive Wave Forcing (full length paper here) that will be presented on at the 11th International Workshop on Anomalies in Hydrogen Loaded Metals, hosted by Airbus in Toulouse, France."

Good comments here:

Public Announcement 
 On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 (10:30 AM PDT), Sveinn Ólafsson of the Science Institute, Physics Department, University of Iceland will present a 40 minute seminar/colloquium at SRI International (SRI, founded as Stanford Research Institute) in Menlo Park, California, entitled, "Ultra-dense Hydrogen and Low Energy Nuclear Reactions" (LENR), representing research he has conducted with Leif Holmlid from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 
The talk will be geared towards a scientific/technical audience but Sveinn will make every effort to address those that have little or no previous knowledge of Muon/Particle Detection and Ultra-dense Hydrogen. 

For about 10 minutes after Sveinn’s presentation, Alan Goldwater representing the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project (MFMP, headed by Bob Greenyer), will present experimental work/techniques being conducted on reproducing/replicating results obtained from researchers such as Andrea Rossi & Alexander Parkhomov. 

The final 10 minutes of the 1 hour long colloquium will be open to asking questions. Although there is no direct evidence at this time that Ultra-dense Hydrogen/Materials are responsible for the replication attempts being conducted by MFMP, the project is closely considering these possible materials in their ongoing open-ended research, as a cause of anomalous heat in replicating those experiments, amongst other explanations. So far, there is no conclusive evidence of anomalous heat by MFMP. Originally, these talks were planned to be held at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA hosted by myself, but a change in venue has occurred and Fran Tanzella at SRI International has graciously accepted hosting the talks there. 

Attendees should NOT come to either the front desk (333 Ravenswood Ave.) or the employee entrance. If there is no parking in the Building G parking lot there usually is some across the street at the Menlo Park city parking lot. Here are identical links to the actual SRI International Announcement of the CML Seminar (Room G-124) that has been posted locally (courtesy of Fran & attached to the end of this document if in PDF Form): 

! Also see it here:
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4) Cold Fusion Technology – A Third Choice In Nuclear Energy

5) Tech entrepreneurs are investing in fusion — do they know something we don’t?

6) Rossi from the frontline:
Andrea Rossi
October 15th, 2015 at 10:03 AM

Judy Forsythe:
Now it’s 11.00 a.m. of Thursday Oct 15th inside the computers container.
The 1 MW E-Cat is stable, the measurements substantially constant; the E-Cat X is so far maintaining an extremely promising behaviour: we hope it will enduremore than the former attempts. As I already did, the E-Cat X is working in a separate lab of Leonardo Corp.
Warm Regards,

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