George Miley Team Reports Superior Energy Gain in Pressurized Nano-Particle Reactors

Thanks to Daniele Passerini of, who has posted an abstract a presentation given by a team led by George Miley (Lenuco LLC) from the program of the NETS (Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space] conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Feb 23-26, 2015.

The abstract reads in part:

“Several companies Announced progress on gas loaded nickel nano-particle units designed for MW size plants. Others, including Lenuco LLC in collaboration with the NPRE (Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering) department at the U of Illinois, are working on development of small 10’s of kW units. Physically These power units are very simple. Special Ni alloy nano-particles are Placed in a pressure vessel Which is then pressurized to 60-100 psi with hydrogen to initiate the reaction. With pressure control, These units are expected to run for several years, before replacement of the nano-particles is required two [due] to buildup of transmutation products. Replacement is simply done by substitution of a new cylinder containing fresh particles while the particles are used for recycled use in fresh nano-particles. Our results in terms of energy gain from the pressurized nano-particles are Among the best reported in the field to date.

The main obstacle to development of a practical unit is Preventing the hot nanoparticles from overheating and sintering together, limiting unit run time. Thus present work is focused on Overcoming That problem.”

What we don’t read here is any performance data from these reactors, which would be very interesting to examine. My understanding is that these are relatively low power reactors — but that once pressurized they don’t require any additional energy input.

I have sent a request to Dr. Miley to find out if he can share any more information on this topic.

  • Bob Greenyer

    Good news

  • Zeddicus Zul Zorander

    Well MSM, how long till you finally pick up the fact that an energy revolution is happening right under your nose?

  • They should ask Parkhomov now 😉

  • Jouni

    Fresh ideas concerning the control of such overcritical reaction are needed, I think.
    Rossi is propably controlling the coolant flow in addition to other controls, whatever they are.
    What size of reaction vessel would be best regarding the reaction and the conduction of heat (radiation) would be optimal, regarding the control hmm. Silver nanoparticles are good heat-conductors, how to control the flow??

  • Obvious

    Indeed. Stars did not make heat until they were removed from the outer firmament sphere… Wait. No one has visited another star to confirm that they are not affixed to a giant sphere, and are hot instead of cold…

  • Mike Henderson

    Wait a minute. You mean the recipe for cold fusion is “put micron sized Ni powder in modestly high pressure Hydrogen” ???

    Catalysis chemists have been doing that for more than a century. Inside calorimeters, even. How could they possibly have missed a nuclear reaction throwing copious amounts of anomalous heat???

    • George Miley, like many cold fusionist, has his own recipe for nano-particles. He picked up where Patterson left off, trying to improve Patersons beads. His system also loads hydrogen gas then it drains while a second system loads, on and on. It’s always given me a lot of reassurance Miley was working on a CF device just in case the Ecat gets delayed.

    • mcloki

      It might need the lithium.

  • Gerrit
    • It always bothers me when people like this compare Cold Fusion with perpetual motion. It’s a jump from chemical to nuclear reactions, at least a million times different of an energy reaction, just like (with fission) a small amount of uranium powering a city.

      • bachcole

        I left a message saying that to equate LENR to perpetual motion machines is to say that nuclear power plants are perpetual motion machines. But don’t worry about him. He is like a dinosaur who notices a large meteor going by.

  • NT

    I agree…

  • bfast

    “Krivit criticized Miley” oooh, I’m shaking in my boots. Krivit is pretty famous for criticizing.

  • Nicholas Cafarelli

    I was the person who linked the paper. I used to work for Exxon. I did not witness the event described by Roy Halle who wrote the article for the Oil & Gas Journal. — Be neither a believer nor a skeptic; be an experimenter.

  • Allan Shura

    Easy enough to replace coal and wood for a six month winter.