Friday, January 27, 2017



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Today we celebrate and discuss metallic hydrogen, an other smart form of this element that knows well how to behave when under high pressure.



f any of your readers are seriously interested in investigating the system described in the patent (below) we at have aroung 1kg of nickel-coated ceramic foam purchased by a good friend in a NASA 'surplus equipment' yard sale. If any serious researcher would like some, I have a few free 50 gram samples to give free of charge 'to the cause.' Interested? If so please contact me via the website. 

1.-United States Patent Application - 20170025191 - January 26, 2017
Material arrangement for fusion reactor and method for producing the same
Applicant: Airbus DS GmbH
A material arrangement for a fusion reactor comprising at least one material which is configured as a foam-like carrier material for condensable binding and fusing of hydrogen. 


AXIL went in to great detail to show how I have not done a proper job supporting my model and how the polariton explains the LENR effect. Once again, he, like other theoreticians, claim I have no idea what I'm taking about. We clearly have an inability to communicate largely as result of our training, he in physics and I in materials science. Also, we clearly do not share the same information about how LENR has been observed to behave. While I may not understand physics as well as AXIL, I do understand what has been observed about the behavior of LENR thanks to having studied the entire literature and studied the effect in the lab for 27 years, with many of the results being unpublished. 

My approach is based on several assumptions, that clearly differ from the assumptions AXIL makes. While I acknowledge my starting points as assumptions, AXIL seems to think his assumptions are true and they show that my approach is wrong. I find discussions with people who take this approach to be unproductive. Rather than exploring my assumptions and trying to see if they lead to important insight, the ideas are rejected and my abilities and knowledge are questioned. I have no doubt that AXIL is smart and knows a great deal about physics. The question is whether this knowledge applies to LENR. For example, the concept of nano Plasmonics and Spintronics is real and valuable. The question we are trying to answer is whether the concept applies to the LENR process. 

AXIL, if you want to engage in a useful discussion, I suggest you try to learn and understand exactly what I'm saying. I ask you to accept my assumptions for the sake of discussion and see where they take the discussion. You might be surprised about what they can explain and predict. 



Peter, when I first proposed the idea of the Hydroton, I described the structure as metallic hydrogen.  This idea was ignored.  It was ignored because the idea of the crack was rejected without any effort to understand what I was proposing and its implications.  The rejection was universal.  Now the idea of metallic hydrogen is getting some traction and support for the crack idea is growing.  Once these ideas are accepted, the logic path they reveal will be accepted and explored.  Then I will welcome an apology.  

The collection of D that is able to fuse must assemble in a unique condition in the material. This is an absolute requirement. The structure people describe as metallic hydrogen can not form just anywhere. It needs a special condition in which to form. We know, based on a century of materials science, what kind of conditions are preset in a crystal structure.  Various conditions have been suggested and explored. None are consistent with observed behavior - except cracks of a critical gap as I suggested. 

Nevertheless, AXIL and other people keep suggesting ideas having no relationship to what is observed or what is required based on simple logic and known facts.  I have given up trying to change their minds. As has been the case with all new discoveries, opinions are only changed when the idea is made so obvious, it can not be ignored by even the most stubborn.  Apparently intelligence and knowledge do not help a person change their mind.  Apparently, most people simply  can not do this unless they are forced to change by overwhelming experience they can not ignore.  In my case, I have had this experience in the lab. You have not. 

Acceptance and understanding does not result from adding random ideas that appear to be good.  The ideas have to be logically related to each other and to what is known, both about nature in general and about the LENR phenomenon in particular. This logical connection is not be created by you or by AXIL. So, we continue to disagree.


1) Airbus Continues Engagement in Cold Fusion, Files Patents for ‘Fusion Reactor’ and ‘Fusing Ultra-Dense Hydrogen’

2) More cold fusion, LENR, brace yourself...

3) Mats Lewan (LENR) and Roger Shawyer (EmDrive) in World Affair Journal

4) Fusion froide : la fin du p├ętrole et le pactole ?

5) How Cold Fusion could change the world
A book for download

6) There were published the reporta preaented at the Seminar held at PFUR on Jan 26, 2017
1. 16-00 – 17-00  Prof. M.Ya. Ivanov, V.K. Mamaev  Aviation Institute, Moscow: "Entropy in technical physics"

2. 17-00 – 18-00 G. I. Shipov Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Institute for Vacuum Physics, Moscow "Dynamics of the inertia fields"

7) LENR revolution in process, cold fusion

8) LENR Rossi Information Vine


 Harvard Scientists Create Metallic Hydrogen, "Holy Grail" Metal with Revolutionary Potential

Metallic hydrogen, once theory, becomes reality

Metallic Hydrogen Created, a Possible Superconductor, Ending Quest

For this metal, electricity flows, but not the heat
Law-breaking property in vanadium dioxide could lead to applications in thermoelectrics, window coatings
Date: January 26, 2017
Source: DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Scientists have discovered that electrons in vanadium dioxide can conduct electricity without conducting heat, an exotic property in an unconventional material. The characteristic could lead to applications in thermoelectrics and window coatings.

Scientists unveil new form of matter: Time crystals
Physicists repeatedly tweaked a group of ions to create first example of a non-equilibrium material
Date:January 26, 2017
Source:University of California - Berkeley
Normal crystals, likes diamond, are an atomic lattice that repeats in space, but physicists recently suggested making materials that repeat in time. Last year, reseachers sketched out the phases surrounding a time crystal and what to measure in order to confirm that this new material is actually a stable phase of matter. This stimulated two teams to build a time crystal, the first examples of a non-equilibrium form of matter.

Taking materials into the third dimension
Date:January 26, 2017
Source:Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
To create more efficient catalysts, scientists would like to start with porous materials with controlled atomic-scale structures as random defects can hamper performance. Now a team has created a one-pot method that produces the structures.


The Need for Generalists, Part 2

Life is not only Chess and Go- do not forget poker (and Bridge perhaps)
Why Poker Is a Big Deal for Artificial Intelligence

I want to see this myself:

Half of the World’s Energy Must Come From Renewables by 2060


  1. Ed Storms is spot on with his note that 'metallic hydrogen' has been very well mentioned in cold fusion work for a very long time. That the recent news is laying claim on the creation of 'metallic hydrogen' for the first time is quite preposterous. It smacks of 'gaslighting' and 'fake news' to use the present day vernacular. One has to assume that the physics community is scrambling to lay claim on the territory so well defined and described in countless cold fusion experiments to say nothing of theory. I also tend to agree with Ed that Axil's contributions in the theoretical vein are useful but he suffers from the usual theorist pomposity. Really only experimentalists with a long track record are worth listening to.

  2. Hi RG
    I was wondering also if they were scrambling.
    But if that is the case at least they are doing something.
    It is good to know there are people like you keeping tabs on things so credit is given
    to the ones who deserve it.


  3. Ed Storms theory is fine as far as it goes but it is not taken far enough. Ed’s whole cloth invention of the Hydroton is not compatible with the current description of metallic hydrogen that Holmlid lays claim to. The Holmlid description has not been adopted by Ed Storms, for if Ed did understand what Holmlid is saying, the entire nature of Ed’s ideas about Cold Fusion would change. First of all, cold fusion has nothing to do with fusion. The cold fusion process involves the decay of nuclear matter into subatomic particles, the meson.

    In a post here on Ego Out, on Friday August 15, 2014 titled “Fundamental Causation Mechanisms of LENR” I predicted that LENR involved the production of mesons catalyzed though the application of nano-magnetism to the nucleus. Brian Ahern deserves honorable mention here.

    At first, caught up in the “fusion delusion”, even Holmlid believed that fusion was happening in his experiments. But in his latest paper, the culmination of years of research into metallic hydrogen, Holmlid recognizes the energies involved in the LENR reaction are far more powerful than fusion is capable of generating. It is through a deep understanding of the structure of metallic hydrogen that progress in LENR theory will spring from

    If Ed Storms would take Holmlid’s description of metallic hydrogen to heart, he would also understand what Holmlid is saying. More importantly, Ed would stand on the threshold of revising the entire concept of what modern science is based upon. This includes the proper understanding of superconductivity, the flaws in general relativity and its description of gravity, the true nature of the fundamental forces of nature, the failures in supersymmetry, what dark energy and dark matter really are, and how matter and the forces that affect matter are derived from the inherent nature of space time as a fundamental description of the universe. If Ed, the Carl Sagan of LENR, its great communicator, could get his head around these concepts, he would move progress immeasurably in both LENR and in science in general.

  4. -stanford-energy-club-nuclear-energy-community-kickoff-lenr-panel MFMP

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  6. Peter - your arguments with Ed Storms seem to be predicated on proving him wrong by pointing at Rossi's successes with Nickel. Since you believe that Rossi is telling the truth, that follows.

    Since I regard Rossi's measurements as seriously flawed, but that Martin Fleischmann's data was good, I take a different approach. What should be remembered is that JM's Palladium alloy was developed by them as a proprietary material to filter Hydrogen. You can filter Hydrogen using a film of normal Palladium (it's the normal way of purifying it) but with the absorption of Hydrogen in the material the Palladium lattice breaks down and cracks, so the (expensive) filter would have a short working life. JM wanted an alloy that didn't break down and lasted a lot longer before failure, and so developed their alloy to do precisely this. Fleischmann chose this alloy for its ability to not crack, and this seems to me to be a key point. What is special about the cracks that undoubtedly form in this alloy? The method of producing this alloy is, as far as I know, still proprietary, although I would expect that the actual atomic percentages in in are known.

    I would expect that those cracks are small and will generally self-heal. That is after all what JM would have needed for their Hydrogen-filtering systems. The self-healing process would require that the cracks remain narrow and bellow a critical size.

    Ed Storms is thus correct to focus on the physical conditions of the cracks, since unless the correct alloy is used there is no gain in Pd/D. What particular atoms (other than the major lattice of the Pd) pin the cracks and stop them from spreading? Do we have a triangular crack from the surface or (as I'd suspect) a lenticular crack under the surface that will thus apply great pressure? In such a lenticular crack, we can envision the Deuterium under even greater pressure as it approaches the limits of the crack.

    It is useful to go back to the beginning and consider why Fleischmann chose the material he did. Given that AFAIK Ed storms has not yet produced a reliably-repeatable working LENR system, it's likely that some of his ideas are not correct, but I'm certain he's on the right path and that there is a good chance he'll find the correct answers. It would certainly be foolish to reject his ideas.

    Believing Rossi's data, though, and trying to draw conclusions from it, seems to be the wrong path.

    1. Dear Simon,
      Your message is inspiring even because I disagree with what seems to be your main point I am cpmbing rejection of Ed's theory with my ideas re how Rossi works.

      But for weak results the system as such is the fault Ed is a great experimentr.
      It is rue only in a small paprt I would reject nanocracks-Hydroton slow release evn with no LENR+ existingor imagined.
      I will try to tell more in my Editorial today
      For weak results the ssytem as such is the fault not Ed who is great experimenter.

    2. Peter - at least I'm making you think about why. That's important, since it's too easy to forget the reasons Fleischmann started this in the first place.

      I accept that you will continue to believe that Rossi has the answers even though if any of the previous versions of E-Cat had performed as claimed then there would be people who would pay him astronomical sums to be able to manufacture them, even knowing that he was bringing out a better version soon. Being the first to market would bring a lot of profits. Still, all those earlier (and proved working) versions have been abandoned, including the one used for the Doral test since the 20W QuarkX is the current thrust of research. Does this really make sense to you, and is it the way you yourself would handle an invention that would free the world from polluting power sources?

      Pweet has written some good comments pointing out the illogicalities, so I shouldn't need to repeat them.

      Given the P+F meltdown, subsequent scientific effort has been aimed at getting a reliable reaction with small quantities. Judging by the Thermacore meltdown there may be a critical mass and we don't know how big it is, for either Pd/D or Ni/H. To say therefore that the results are weak is disingenuous - they are trying to find out why it happens at all. Once we have a reliable and repeatable experiment and method, then we can get to larger quantities and produce more heat. As with Brillouin, a small but reliable reaction is worth a lot. Dead researchers may be dramatic, but I'd rather they stayed alive and worked for longer.

  7. Axil said

    In a post here on Ego Out, on Friday August 15, 2014 titled “Fundamental Causation Mechanisms of LENR” I predicted that LENR involved the production of mesons catalyzed though the application of nano-magnetism to the nucleus. Brian Ahern deserves honorable mention here

    What do you say about this Brian.

  8. /Science/2017/0127/Solved-Cracking-the-code-of-metallic-hydrogen

  9. They did learn something from Pons & Fleischmann, did they not?

    Oh, blimey.