Thursday, February 11, 2016



Learning is about more than simply acquiring new knowledge and insights; it is also crucial to unlearn old knowledge that has outlived its relevance. Thus, forgetting is probably at least as important as learning.” (Gary Ryan Blair)

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. (Carl Sagan)


a) An example of focusing on the crucial information.

My LENR info search did not start well this morning- few papers, no events, Googlr Search has sent info not relevant for "our" LENR.  Liquid Epoxydised Natural Rubber
is not in my sphere of interest despite the fact that in 1963 at the SOLVENTUL entreprise when I met my wife,then student at Chemistry second year, I was the head of an epoxy-plasticizer pilot plant.

However exploring the information rich LENR Forum I have discovered a gem idea-
John Littlemist thinking about the ETIAM patent application. Knowledge gems are not what they seem- or do not seem what they are. The ETIAM patent application, I would bet, is not based on a real process or on experiments, the company itself is strange nobody had proofs that it is active/functional. As far I know, nobody from "our circles" has discussed with Pekka Soininen the author of that patent application. It is a Scandinavian LENR mystery, almost so great but not so disturbing as why the Swedish Lugano Testers have NOT  reproduced the Rossi process in a new convincing form. (we can add Giuseppe Levi to them).
John Littlemist seems to like the spirit of the patent that says  possibly very smart and even true things - on the level of principles:

LENR excitation is done by polarizing the dielectric ingredient in the reactor!

Etiam Inc. patent application has been public since May 2013. According to the application, following 3 ingredients are needed in the reactor in order to get LENR:

- hydrogen gas
- dielectric material
- active hydrogen material: a metallic material capable of forming interstitial metal hydrides and/or electrically conductive metal hydrides (nickel, titanium, platinum etc.)

4th ingredient, apparently beneficial but not mandatory, is the Rydberg catalyst.

LENR reactions are initiated at the nanoscale (at least one dimension smaller than about 100 nm) by the combination of three control factors: sufficiently high hydrogen gas pressure in the reaction container, sufficiently high temperature in the reaction container and the polarization of a dielectric material.

Depending on the dielectric material, the polarization is done by utilizing:
- variable temperature
- mechanical vibration, e.g. by an ultrasonic source
- static or variable magnetic field

See please what my friend AXIL has answered- added to this - in his column below:

I am very grateful to John Littlemist (unfortunately I don't know him personally)  for inspiration.
First: the way to solve the LENR problems - both those connected to understanding and to use is to find out the crucial principles and apply them well.
These principles will come first from engineering and materials science and only later from nuclear physics. The perhaps best one is the Hadjichristos Principle: 
"Make Hydrogen more reactive, and Metal more receptive".
I wrote about this - for example here:

Second- also a valuable illuminating idea: the patent is based on what Pekka Soininen has concluded based on the study of the LENR literature- patents, papers
discussions, other "sources" and using his experience and logic has imagined those principles. It could- why not? happen that paradoxically, what he says can be true even if it is not real! In a speech (not about LENR) I have once stated that three lifetimes do not suffice for us learning all the subtle shades of difference between "real" and "true"
We have not so much time, so let's focus on the Crucial Principles of LENR Engineering.

b) Andrea Rossi tries to make us a bit happier
See below please.


1) Etiam Inc. patent application in a nutshell

2) According to Jean-Paul Biberian today two important French publications. La Tribune and Les Echos will publish papers about LENR (Fusion Froide) based om interviews with him. I still cannot see them in the Internet edition but hope to get them later with the help of French friends.

paper under copyright but positive, see please at LENR-Forum a short presentation

3) Rossi: Leonardo Corp has New Factory Dedicated to E-Cat X Production
4) The professor says, in Norwegian.that Cold Fusion needs 2 (two) miracles
NTNU-professor om kald fusjon: – Krever ikke bare ett mirakel, men to

5) Fleischman Project gets More Celani Material
I am taking this cum grano salis- waiting for further confirmations.

The key to successful high powered LENR+ engineering is the production of hydrogen Rydberg matter (HRM) or one of its related topologically chemical compounds that possess the same crystallographic structure, that being a long linear string of hexagonal crystal planes.

Central to this production method is the application of high pressure to hydrogen in the formation of HRM. In the Sun and the interiors of the large gas planets, it takes the application of approximately 250,000 atmospheres of pressure to compress hydrogen to the point where HRM will form. Hydrogen has a complicated phase diagram as a function of pressure and temperature. To produce HRM in the lab where the ambient temperature is constant, pressure is the operative variable that once as its constraints are met will result in the generation of HRM in the lab setting.

To understand how past LENR production methods fit into the pressure/HRM meme, both to palladium/deuterium and Nickel/hydrogen LENR methods are based on generating high pressure hydrogen to meet the minimum pressure generation requirements. The Etiam Inc. patent application calls out a number of HRM fabrication techniques that allows HRM to be produced in the Lab environment that involve lowering the pressure required for HRM formation.

1 - Using molecular bounds in transition metals to compress hydrogen through capillary action. Palladium absorbs hydrogen where molecular bound compression increases as the percentage hydrogen loading increases.

For nickel which does not absorb hydrogen, nickel requires sintering or surface preparation to open up lattice cavities or cracks that allow hydrogen to penetrate into the nickel where it is compressed by molecular bounds.

2 – The use of lithium and/or other alkali metals to lower the pressure requirements for HRM formation by 400%. Other low work function additives like rare earth oxides can be used as an addition as seen in the Lugano fuel particle.

3 – The use of quantum mechanically based hexagonal crystal catalyst such as graphite, mica, and/or quartz as a quantum mechanical template to format the hexagonal crystal structure of HRM. Holmlid uses graphite. Rossi uses mica. And the referenced patent uses powdered quartz.

4 – The use of cavitation as a way to increase pressure in the metal lattice that holds the HRM in compression.

5 - The use of a low voltage electrostatic stimulation to help in the HRM formation process.

6 - The use of an electric arc to induce a shock wave to increase pressure in HRM formation.

7 – Time. The formation of HRM is constrained by probability when the pressure of formation is marginal. The uncertain principle allows the pressure to increase as a result of the uncertainty in the distances between the hydrogen atoms in the crystal. It is possible that the pressure for HRM formation to reach formation levels even if the sum of the production methods doesn’t meet the minimum pressure threshold. Of course, the closer the pressure threshold is to the formation threshold, the more probable HRM formation becomes.

Once HRM is created and released by the lattice, it is electrostatically attracted to the surface of the nickel or palladium micro particles where it is loaded with Surface Plasmon Polaritons (SPP) produced at the boundary surface between the transition metal and the dielectric (hydrogen) using infrared photon pumping. The SPP is quasiparticles that produces an intense EMF covering on the surface of the HRM which causes the LENR reaction through the destabilization of the protons and neutrons in the nucleus.

In Holmlid's case the photons are visible and green in color or ultraviolet in the case of ambient fluorescent lighting.


  1. Thanks Peter! Watching (and reading) with interest : - )

    1. thanks- can you say a bit more about you?

    2. I guess I am an LENR-Lurker ; - ) Rob Jones in Birmingham Alabama, USA. I started reading science websites as a defense against all the political stuff that was driving me crazy. I have high hopes for LENR---also watching Lawrenceville Plasma Physics as they tinker with their dense plasma focus fusion device. End up on Ego-Out quite a bit reading all about things I have no clue about but I do love new buzz words! Hope you are having a good year! Rob

    3. Thanks dear Rob. Feel free to sk any question from me directly


  2. P.T. Barnum said;" There is a sucker born every minute." Apparently many LENR folks were born under the same zodiac sign as Andrea Rossi.

    1. excuse me dear Bru=ian "zodiac" (and astrology) is a banned word at Ego Out