“Sacred cows make the best hamburgers” (Mark Twain)
The usual, let’s say traditional, totems and taboos of the Cold Fusion /LENR field/movement have generated the certainty that the phenomena are real and many interesting scientific data, however no usable energy. It increasingly seems these symbols/concepts are ripe for a rather radical metamorphosis and replacement.
The situation of the initial positives: palladium is good, it has to be combined with deuterium, electrochemistry is the way, pure scientific method will create all the solutions for research and development- seem to be too weak and fragile; ugly facts are increasingly eroding and destroying them.
Recently something much unexpected, even unbelievable has happened: the last sacred cow- NUCLEAR is marching vigorously toward slaughter house, suggesting me a title for this essay.
It is not difficult to write volumes about the complex and diversified relationships between excess heat release and nuclear signals in many-many CF/LENR experiments. However, the conclusion is simple: thermal and nuclear phenomena coexist but it is very difficult to find a univocal correlation between them and no causal relationship could be established. Melvin Miles’s 22 years old experiments in which heat and helium are relatively commensurate, needs new solid and extended proofs. Do not forget the 1 = 0 rule! Thermal and nuclear phenomena are usually just simply parallel; the founders have opted for nuclear because all the possible and even impossible chemical reactions from the successful systems could not explain the quantity of heat energy released in the few successful experimental systems. If not chemical, then what? Only nuclear can explain so much heat- quantities sufficient to be a problem but not to be a solution.
The snobbish ambition of Cold Fusion to be as nuclear as hot fusion was used by ill-willed, envious, closed-minded and by simply prudent skeptics to stigmatize and pauperize and marginalize our field- but this is history and will be ended when
the first commercial metal-hydrogen based generators will enter the market. To be nuclear is not a virtue per se for a source of energy- ask your ecologist friends.
It is fascinating to follow how fast data indicating that the “cold fusion is nuclear axiom’ will fade away- it is about an idea whose
time has arrived. See the messages coming from Defkalion, study
the discovery and process building, explaining work done by our colleague Axil Axil. Or why not? Take a look to this blog for Nanoplasmonics.
Jeane Manning has brightly understood the essence of the Defkalion process and has described it in her new Infinite Energy paper see please: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.infinite-energy.com%2Fimages%2Fpdfs%2FManningIE110.pdf
“However, readers who are aware of nanoplasmonics—a
new area of science dealing with the interaction of photons
with matter including nuclei or sub-nuclear particles—will
be interested to read how scientists at the Defkalion Green
Technologies (DGT) lab now describe phenomena that they
see happening in DGT’s excess-heat-producing Hyperion
product. Instead of using the term low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR), DGT has been calling the process HENI—heat energy from nuclear interactions. A recent breakthrough
resulted in a change; instead of the “N” standing for nuclear,
it now stands for nanoplasmonics. I expect that this simpler
interpretation of the phenomena could help with the public
image of this field and its products. Could it also build
alliances with other academic fields.”
Coincidence or not- the nuclearity/non nuclearity problem was discussed very intensively on our forums. However, not very openly still.
Our colleague Felix Scholkmann, author of a really good study about Andrea Rossi has signaled today this paper that demonstrates the formidable possibilities of nanoplasmonics:
Plasma Nanoscience: from Nano-Solids in Plasmas to Nano-Plasmas in Solids
This month will take place an important event- ICCF-18 and I will ask you, dear readers- take it
Survey regarding ICCF-18
1-What do you think, which interesting questions will be put and which important problems of the field will be raised at ICCF-18?
2- What answers will be given and solutions will be presented to the issues from 1?
3- Globally, ICCF-18 will be characterized better by Change or by Continuity?