Here’s a press release from Dr. Stoyan Sarg that I think ECW readers might be interested in.
Cold Fusion and Nanotechnology – a new opportunity in energy research
The workshop Nanotechnology and Energy Systems in the upcoming conference Nanotek-2014 provides an opportunity for meeting researchers in the field of cold fusion (LENR)
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PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 17, 2014 – TORONTO, Canada — The advancement in cold fusion (LENR) based on nickel-hydrogen, where the nickel is in a form of nanopowder, brings a new synergy between nanomaterials and energy. This could be a new subfield in the fast expanding field of nanotechnology.
After the pioneering research of Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann reported in 1989, the interest in cold fusion resulted in the creation of a large international LENR community. While the initial research was based primarily on palladium and deuterium, the output results were quite modest and controversial. The situation significantly changed when the focus was shifted to another pair of elements – nickel and hydrogen. The experimental results showed a significant increase of output power when the nickel is in a form of nanopowder at a suitable reaction environment.
In the last few years significant progress was made by some researchers, who demonstrated an output heat power in the range of kilowatts at coefficient of performance greater than three [http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.3913; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHEtnTO3h6s&feature=c4… ]. The promising results bring new requirements, such as the selection of the nickel isotopes, the preparation of the nickel nanopowder, the use of a metal hydride for the hydrogen storage, optimization of the reaction environments and gamma shielding by advanced materials using nanofabrics. This requires synergy among several nanotechnology fields.
The new phenomenon raised the attention of some academic groups who initiated periodical meetings, for example, The 2014 Cold Fusion [LANR] Colloquium at MIT: http://coldfusionnow.org/2014-cold-fusionlanr-colloquium-…
The succsss in the experimental field provoked a new theoretical approach with the intention to provide useful practical recommendations: http://gsjournal.net/Science-Journals/Essays/View/4805
OMICS Group’s 4th International Conference on Nanotek & Expo will be held during December 01-03, 2014, San Francisco, USA with a theme ‘Challenging Aspects and Frontiers in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology’. The conference is expected to draw several eminent scientists on nanotech from across the globe. The researchers who intend to present a talk at Nanotek-2014 must submit their abstracts until April 18, 2014. http://nanotechnology2014.conferenceseries.net/cfa.php
Dr. Stoyan Sarg Sargoytchev