Friday, July 31, 2015


Complexity is the prodigy of the world. Simplicity is the sensation of the universe. Behind complexity, there is always simplicity to be revealed. Inside simplicity, there is always complexity to be discovered (Gang Yu)

The problem of simplicity in science is  a philosophical one and it is not an easy one. See please the paper/booklet at OTHER.
Also you can learn a lot of things, what's true quite contradictory but in part complimentary from these 97 smart quotations:
The main difficulty arises from the fact that the concept of simplicity itself  is very complex and is very specific for each case as description and a challenge for measurement.
The problem of simplicity in Science is a pragmatic one, in my opinion all the problems are actually complex and therefore overly simplistic hypotheses are doing harm-useless being worse than bad.
When even the most complex multi-parameter scientific facts are engineered in technologies, the processes have to be made simple usable, easily manageable.


Dr, Edmund Storms, author of the best LENR science books- and of many instructive papers also a great all round LENR experimentalist, has decided to demonstrate the validity of his original theory by direct planned experiments. He covers all the expenses from his personal founds. Given the position of this theory in the LENR field, this is an experiment of potential historic, game changing importance.
Ed's theory and my ideas are in contradiction, however this is not more relevant now. It is my pleasant duty to wish Ed success in his bold endeavor.

The experimental plan of Ed Storms:

To interested colleagues,

I'm starting a relatively rare kind of  project for this field.  I have designed and built a Seebeck type calorimeter for the purpose of testing a theory, in this case my theory.  First, an attempt will be made to achieve reproducible heat production by applying my theory to the treatment of palladium-based samples.  The treatment will be designed to create cracks in which I propose the LENR process takes place.  Once an active sample is obtained, it will be studied as the cathode in an electrolytic cell placed in a calorimeter. A variety of behaviors will be explored including loading behavior, emission of photon radiation, effect of temperature on energy production, and the effect of laser light.  The cathode can be rotated with respect to the GM detector and the laser to determine whether the angle of emitted or applied radiation relative to the surface is important.

Based on my theory, I predict that all occasions when LENR is observed, the same mechanism is operating. Therefore, information obtained using PdD would apply to all other materials and isotopes of hydrogen found to produce the same phenomenon.  The electrolytic method is chosen for this study because it is the most explored and best understood of the various methods known to initiate LENR. Nevertheless, the calorimeter would permit use of any other methods for initiating the effect, but on a small scale.   The size of the sample is not important as long as accuracy of the measurement is sufficient large.  The calorimeter used here is designed to have very high accuracy, which will be demonstrated in due course.

The following predictions will be explored:

1. The hydrogen isotope composition achieved by the material only affects the rate of the reaction by affecting the availability of hydrogen to the NAE, with a significant rate being possible at low compositions when the amount of NAE is sufficiently large.
2. The rate of the LENR reaction is affected by temperature only as result of how it effects the diffusion rate of hydrogen through the material.
3. Photon radiation will be emitted when LENR occurs, with a particular relationship between the angle between the surface and the detector.
4. The rate of the LENR reaction already underway can be increased by application of laser light, with an increased reaction rate as the energy of the light is increased. An enhanced effect can be expected when the frequency matches the dimension of an active crack.
5. Generation of excess energy does not require extended electrolysis when the NAE is created in advance.

The results of this study will be submitted  to this discussion group periodically. I do this to both educate as as to help me assemble my own thoughts about what I find.   Because this work is self-funded, I'm not restrained by a funder who is only interested in making money from the work.  Nevertheless, if this work is successful in achieving the stated goals, I would hope to receive significant support to explore the phenomenon in more detail. Also, these reports will make replication easier if someone were so inclined.

To start the process, a description of the apparatus is attached. This report describes the construction and physical layout of the calorimeter.  The next report will describe the calibration and the general behavior of the tool, followed by studies of various behaviors of PdD. Because only one person is involved in all aspects of this study -a person has to eat, sleep, and have a life- I will not have time to answer many questions.  Hopefully the reports will contain enough detail to make the results understandable.
I hope you will find this effort interesting and useful. 
Ed Storms

The description of the calorimeter is attached. We will create a link to it.


Low Energy Nuclear Reaction occurring in hydrogen loaded wire by Songsheng Jian
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Andrea Rossiagain positive/negative
July 31st, 2015 at 7:46 AM

Steven N. Karels:
We will give due information about the performance data after the tests on course will have been completed. So far I can only, responsibly, say that the results at the end of the tests on course could be positive, as I hope, but also could be negative. It is obvious that in this situation it would be plethoric to talk of COP.
Warm Regards,

Andrea Rossi from the front
July 31st, 2015 at 7:38 AM

Frank Acland:
Now at 08.30 a.m. of Thursday July 31st the 1 MW E-Cat is going stable, presently in ssm. Today at 03.12 a.m. we had a problem in one of the 4 reactors, I can’t disclose the nature of. It has been repaired in about 4 hours and at 07.12 the repaired reactor has been put again in operation. During the reparation the power of the plant has been reduced down to 750 kW,
Warm Regards,


Simplicity in the Philosophy of Science


  1. I certainly applaud Ed Storms initiative.
    That is how good result can be obtained.
    To hell, with the bureaucrats I fund myself, take the risk because I believe.
    I think Rossi started out withe same gusto.
    I wsih someone had the capacity to start out along other lines of thought.
    I hope you will keep us informed. Thanks Peter.

    1. good positive, or good negative, it will make LENR advance.

  2. To which discussion group??

  3. Another comment on E-Cat World - we need more info on this Russian claim I think!
    We have seen this DC claim before & AC current spikes through heating coil proved controllable & initiative of LENR reaction with oscillating B magnetic fields moving electrons & ions locally in fueil elements. The Chinese admit that large DC steps are necessary to initiate (ssm) LENR mode for short periods of time. EM like used by Godes at Brillioun Corp & Rossi TRIAC control are intiators & controllers of these reaction. They have to move the SPP points of reaction local to the Ni surface or in the Li plasma to have controllable LENR, period. IMHO! Like Tommy Smothers ounce said I won't jump off that bridge again when the piano player tells me next time. One on lenrforum thinks they may be experiencing Ni/Al thermal reaction destroying fuel elements, just maybe? Wait & see with more info!

    1. Dear Jim,

      I think facts are more specific in LENR. I would wish Brillouin success but I think it is a separate technology.
      Abut EM stimulation in Lugano-Parkhomov experiment the information is contradictory. My idea to use molten metal for heating the reactor- wireless heating, nada stimulation is not tested.