Tuesday, March 3, 2015



You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.  (Ayn Rand)

There is growing evidence that embracing diversity — in all its senses — is key to doing good science. But there is still work to be done to ensure that inclusivity is the default, not the exception. ("Nature") 
Special Issue: http://www.nature.com/news/diversity-1.15913?WT.mc_id=EMI_NATURE_1409_DIVERSITYSPSUBALERT_PORTFOLIO

This special issue of Nature came just in time, I wanted to discuss with you Diversity of LENR.
(remember the Six Pillars of LENR+ are: 
Otherness, Complexity, Diversity, Metamorphosis, Dynamicity and Creativity.
We have two lines: Fleischmann-Pons (PdD) started as wet and Piantelli (NiH) started as dry gas phase. In principle both could be extended along the temperature scale up to (probable) the melting point of the metal (1455 C for Ni, 1555 C for Ni). However here I have to tell that Piantelli has made the experimental discovery with nickel however he always speaks about transition metals (all work)
For Ni the scale of temperature was explored- from ambient in wet system, in meantime almost forgotten- to the HotCats- the most popular in my circles.

According to the Storms theory, the main variants of LENR all the variants of LENR are ruled by the same Laws, all take place in optimal size nano-cracks and are based on hydrotons. This means that if you know everything about PdD than you are already a good expert in the Piantelli process, the Warm Cats and the Hot Cats.
(Here please allow me an intermezzo- I heard yesterday that one of the smartest techno-scientist from the field has became an independent scientist (euphemism for "retired") and work with PdD gas phase. Will he make a palladium Hot Cat? This could be quite interesting- if it works but also if it does not work at all.
It is good to see a new idea in PdD- as far I know Leslie Case has tried typical hydrogenation catalyst temperatures. Perhaps Dennis Cravens can tell more--- how long and hot is the way to the Pd Hot Cat?
OK, I think diversity rules in LENR-land.
To connect this idea to what happens  these days and what we know or guess or wsh to be true, I am waiting from the HotCat- Rossi-Lugano-Parkhomov type replications- MFMP rdprcislly:
a) to confirm the high power- energy densities obtained at Lugano;
b) to demonstrate that this high temperature process is different from the one used in the Warm Cats- as those from the 1 MW plant

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Bob Greenyear for his excellent preseantation at Moscow, bravissimo! and to wish all he best for the arrival of his second child!


MFMP in Moscow:

Cold Fusion (LENR) Refuses to Die: Will This Be Peak Oil At Last?:

This is really pragmatic and pragmatically realist, a must for LENR+ replicators: http://ni.comli.com 

A new E-Cat book was published:
Hot-Cat 2.0: How last generation E-Cats are made
Let's see- fastissimo- if it says something relevant scientifically and technically


The Nanoplasmonic theoretical interpretation of the most recent Parkhomov experiment on 27th/28th FebruarySee
In the plasmonic theory of the LENR+ reaction there are two possible sources from which the LENR reaction spring: the Static Nuclear Active Environment (NAE) and the Dynamic NAE.
The Static NAE reaction is pinned on the surface of the nickel powder where the the tubercles provide a phase mask that form polariton solitons on the surface of the powder.

The Dynamic NAE are formed when plasma cools and form nano-particles, These nano-particles aggregate together as they cool and provide the phase mask for polariton soliton formation.
There is now experimental analysis that discounts that the nickel powder has contributed any power to the LENR reaction. From a theoretical standpoint, this could be explained by the lack of proper sized particles used in the experiment and also the lack of tubercles on the surface of any nickel particle no matter its size.
This may mean that there has been no value added to the LENR reaction from Parkhomov type nickel particles: these particles are LENR inert. For Parkhomov, his LENR+ reaction is only carried by Dynamic NAE.
The dynamic NAE contribution begins to be felt when nano-particles begin to form and aggregate. It looks like this particle formation process begins within a temperature range of between 1110C to 1130C when lithium aluminum hydride is used as the secret sauce.
All the LENR power may be only coming from nano-particle lithium and/or hydrogen aggregations. Experimentally, it looks like the power produced by the dynamic NAE establishes its mode of power production in a very short time frame as an explosive burst of power.
One of the possible mechanisms that is generated by the nickel particles is the establishment of a Bose Einstein condensate within the polariton soliton ensemble. The lack of functional nickel micro particles might be the reason why a decreasing heater resistance is not seen in recent Lugano replication attempts as has been seen in the Lugano test. This lack of condensate development many be causing instability in LENR power production from the dynamic NAE.


Other- but ours because they are relevant

Gapingvoid has signalled this- today:
Start With Why - Simon Sinek TED talk

Scientists trick the light fantastic:
The plasmonic devices are coming


  1. Straw man argument, Peter. Storms' theory is considered, by him, to apply to NiH as well as PdD, but there is the rub: how does one make the necessary conditions? One might know perfectly well how to do it with PdD and still not know how to do it with NiH, it's a different material and will handle differently.

    1. Make many, well sized cracks- it solves the same problems for PdD and NiH. What does it explain in one case and the another?
      In the name of our friendship and for the sake of the truth we both are searching for, please do not use such contentless formuklas as straw man argument- not the case here. Thank you.

  2. How does Ed Storm's theory explain why the reaction needs a temperature of 1100C to begin.

    1. There is many LENR process with temperature below even 100C, even if temperature seems to help LENR.

      Some happen in just warm metal film like on zeolites ...

      the mechanism of LENR is either very different miracles, or a conserved miracle that happen in many various conditions.

      I think we shoudl separate two claims in Edmund Storms "explanation of LENR".

      the first part is acknowledging few observations :
      - that LENR happen in very different situation,with many various excitation, temperatures, compositions,
      - that there is negligible neutrons and energetic gammas
      - that free neutrons are partially thermalized even if slow
      then propose heuristics
      - that there is conservation of miracles
      - that nothing can shield neutrons and gammas at 99.9999999%
      - that energy cannot be concentrated in the normal lattice that would be disrupted (note that this does not eliminate huge evanescent waves proposed by electroweak theory based on SPP)

      then some negative conclusions
      - that it cannot happen in the normal lattice
      - that energy is concentrated in a quantum object insulated from the lattice or the chemical context, the NAE
      - that energy is slowly accumulated in the NAE
      - that energy is slowly dissipated by the NAE by quantum below MeV level
      - that the reaction involve hydrogen nucleus and electrons, fused/merged in a geometrically symmetric way, so that no neutrons nor MeV gamma are produced.
      - that the NAE is build by chemistry phenomenon in uncommon chemical situation.

      beside that the hydroton is a proposal for what is the NAE, and how the energy of the fusion is slowly dissipated by the quantum transition of the NAE via a collective phenomenon...

      My naive vision is that many ideas previously proposed, like thetrahedral phenomenons, BEC, heavy electrons, SPP, can be proposed as component of the NAE theory...

      Critics of Hydroton should not be mixed with critics of
      - the NAE idea (vs lattice or clean surface)
      - aneutronic/boundedneutrons reaction (vs neutron shielding)
      - multiple sub MeV quantum from NAE (vs shielded MeV)
      - conservation of miracle (vs multiple independent LENR phenomenons)

      I won't be surprised if Hydroton is replaced by theories inspired from experience theorists like Widom, Kim, Takahashi, Hagelstein, Meulenberg... but the NAE concept, aneutronic fusion, geometric symmetries, collective effects, and single miracle seems to be unavoidable.

      I agree with Peter also on the fact that there is a huge difference between the weak reactions observed in electrolysis, in zeolites, thin films, and the self-maintained reaction of LENR+, as with the runaway reactions observed by F&P "hole in the table".

      however I don't see it as different miracle, but as the difference between will-o'-the-wisp, jet reactor and forest fire.