“Cold Nuclear Fusion Developments” (New Journal Article by E.N. Tsyganov)

Thanks to Dods for providing a link to this new article that has been published in the journal Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms

The title is “Cold Nuclear Fusion Developments”; the author is E.N. Tsyganov.

Abstract:

Chemical energy sources (oil and gas) will run out in the next 30–50 years. In addition to the depletion of these sources, there is a so-called greenhouse effect, which imposes severe restrictions on the use of chemical fuel. Nuclear reactors use uranium and hope to use thorium reserves of fissile materials that will last for no more than 100–200 years. In addition to poor safety record of nuclear reactors, the problem of burying radioactive nuclear reactor waste for a period of thousands years has not have a reliable solution.

During the last 25–30 years, so called cold nuclear fusion processes in conductive crystals have been developed. This paper discusses the main features of such processes.

Link is here: http://www.sciencedirect.com.ezproxy.grifols.com/science/article/pii/S0168583X17304184

  • radvar

    Nice, readable paper, briefly covering Rossi, Parkhomov and Brillouin, among others.

    This line caught my eye: “Fig. 8 shows that the Coulomb barrier transparency increases by about 65 orders of magnitude”

    Not so impossible after all. Turns out it’s cuz the little doohickies aren’t just all teeny round billiard balls. Who’da thunk it?

    • Kevmo

      65 orders of magnitude. …. That’s something that should be shouted on the rooftops.

  • cashmemorz

    What caught my interest is the discussion where it says” “The situation is complicated by the fact that the ambitious and expensive attempts to find a solution to the problems of controlled thermonuclear fusion, which have lasted for more than half a century, have gone too far for a quiet termination.” If LENR/cold fusion or condensed matter physics based synthesis, wins this race, what will all those caught up in hot fusion do with their careers? Will those specializing in the cold version be willing to accommodate them as technical assistants after holding back the cold version? I can see that there will be very few “good will” approaches to “their kind”. I have worked in several companies that were closing shop for one reason or another. I could feel the preparation for getting out early before the “golden handshake” time arrived to force one out onto the street. As a part time agency employed design specialist, I had the proverbial “fly on the wall” advantage of seeing it all come down without the disadvantage of being part of the business politics and rug being pulled out from under the feet of long term employees. That is the gut wrenching scenario I see that will be the first disruptive effect of LENR. My suggestion is for “that kind” is to change career direction now, and get out of hot fusion while the getting is good.

    • radvar

      Not to be overly cynical, however, I suspect all that laser, particle beam and magnetic field technology will have military applications.

      Just need a good portable source of electrical power. Wonder where they will find that?

      • Pekka Janhunen

        It is true that almost every tech currently used in civil big science, space tech and such has also important military applications. For example NIF is called as a fusion project, but real reason is that it can simulate conditions in nuclear explosion which is necessary because of the test ban treaty. Many other examples, you listed some.

    • Axil Axil

      When I was beginning my study of physics, the head of the physics department told the incoming class that with the background we were to get, it would take only one year to change fields. In this new day of accelerating change, flexibility is paramount.

  • cashmemorz

    What caught my interest in the “Discussion” where it says: “The situation is complicated by the fact that the ambitious and expensive attempts to find a solution to the problems of controlled thermonuclear fusion, which have lasted for more than half a century, have gone too far for a quiet termination.” If LENR/cold fusion or condensed matter physics based synthesis, wins this race, what will all those caught up in hot fusion do with their careers? Will those specializing in the cold version be willing to accommodate them as technical assistants after holding back the cold version? I can see that there will be very few “good will” approaches to “their kind”. I have worked in several companies that were closing shop for one reason or another. I could feel the preparation for getting out early before the “golden handshake” time arrived to force one out onto the street. As a part time agency employed design specialist, I had the proverbial “fly on the wall” advantage of seeing it all come down without the disadvantage of being part of the business politics and rug being pulled out from under the feet of long term employees. That is the gut wrenching scenario I see that will be the first disruptive effect of LENR. My suggestion is for “that kind” is to change career direction now, and get out of hot fusion while the getting is good.

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  • Omega Z

    I don’t think Rossi is this vain.

    I believe Rossi has some form of “Melanoma” and the toupee is to cover the surgery.

    https://www.lenr-forum.com/attachment/1533-rossi-quark-whiteboard-jpg/?thumbnail=1

    • Anon2012_2014

      “I believe Rossi has some form of [disease] and is covering up”

      BS. I think his wife told him he looks better in the wig. It’s true. He looks good for a 70 year old. His weight is stable and healthy. The wig makes him look 10 years younger. He use to be a long distance runner. He appears to benefit from continuing to exercise into what most people call old age. Good for him.

      Now … if he can only provide an open source demo kit of his product while he is still “young”. Entropy ticks on all of us …

      • Omega Z

        Andrea had surgery right after the GPT was completed. He had additional surgery just a few weeks ago. Now he has had a 3rd.

        I have a friend who was balding who was an avid bike rider. He developed a melanoma and went through 2 seperate surgeries. He now wears a beret when out in the sun.

        Fortunately, these melanoma’s are highly treatable if discovered and treated early.
        —————————————————————————–
        Andrea Rossi
        April 24, 2017 at 6:53 PM

        Robert Curto:

        The purpose was to remove a thing that was not good. It has been the third intervention and I hope it will be the last.

        Tomorrow I return to work in my factory, therefore now I am well.

        Do not worry: I will be here when the E-Cat will be massively diffused. We are going to win all of our battles at any cost.

        Warm Regards, A.R.

        • Anon2012_2014

          All older people get minor skin cancers like they get colon polyps. That’s the genetic entropy in our DNA. Removing them is routine maintenance. Unfortunately Ing. Rossi had a recurrence twice. This happens. But fortunately skin is highly plastic and he can wear a hat or a wig. I hope they got it all and that he is physically fine.

          • Omega Z

            Yes, He has been wearing a toupee/wig. That was the link in my 1st post.

      • Warthog

        I can offer a different explanation. Having now lost sufficient hair to adopt the “skinhead look” (shaved head), I now understand why guys will wear a bad toupee…..without hair, your head gets damned cold.

      • LesioQ

        That gift to humanity would make him forever young, if pictured with his gift appropriatly …

  • Omega Z

    I don’t think Rossi is this vain.

    I believe Rossi has some form of “Melanoma” and the toupee is to cover the surgery.

    https://www.lenr-forum.com/attachment/1533-rossi-quark-whiteboard-jpg/?thumbnail=1

    • Anon2012_2014

      “I believe Rossi has some form of [disease] and is covering up”

      BS. I think his wife told him he looks better in the wig. It’s true. He looks good for a 70 year old. His weight is stable and healthy. The wig makes him look 10 years younger. He use to be a long distance runner. He appears to benefit from continuing to exercise into what most people call old age. Good for him.

      Now … if he can only provide an open source demo kit of his product while he is still “young”. Entropy ticks on all of us …

      • Omega Z

        Andrea had surgery right after the GPT was completed. He had additional surgery just a few weeks ago. Now he has had a 3rd.

        I have a friend who was balding who was an avid bike rider. He developed a melanoma and went through 2 seperate surgeries. He now wears a beret when out in the sun.

        Fortunately, these melanoma’s are highly treatable if discovered and treated early.
        —————————————————————————–
        Andrea Rossi
        April 24, 2017 at 6:53 PM

        Robert Curto:

        The purpose was to remove a thing that was not good. It has been the third intervention and I hope it will be the last.

        Tomorrow I return to work in my factory, therefore now I am well.

        Do not worry: I will be here when the E-Cat will be massively diffused. We are going to win all of our battles at any cost.

        Warm Regards, A.R.

        • Anon2012_2014

          All older people get minor skin cancers like they get colon polyps. That’s the genetic entropy in our DNA. Removing them is routine maintenance. Unfortunately Ing. Rossi had a recurrence twice. This happens. But fortunately skin is highly plastic and he can wear a hat or a wig. I hope they got it all and that he is physically fine.

          • Omega Z

            Yes, He has been wearing a toupee/wig. That was the link in my 1st post.

      • Warthog

        I can offer a different explanation. Having now lost sufficient hair to adopt the “skinhead look” (shaved head), I now understand why guys will wear a bad toupee…..without hair, your head gets damned cold.

      • LesioQ

        That gift to humanity would make him forever young, if pictured with his gift appropriatly …

  • Nixter

    This “loss of hair” issue bears close watching, we have been warned of exotic particles like muons being present under certain circumstances. Axil thinks this may be a limiting factor in LENR deployment. I hope Dr Rossi’s hair loss is due to a skin melanoma and not anything like exposure to undetermined energies or particles. I predict (hope) that as a deeper understanding of the LENR effect developes, conditions, techniques and parameters can be manipulated to mitigate unwanted effects while enhancing desired ones.

  • Nixter

    This “loss of hair” issue bears close watching, we have been warned of exotic particles like muons being present under certain circumstances. Axil thinks this may be a limiting factor in LENR deployment. I hope Dr Rossi’s hair loss is due to a skin melanoma and not anything like exposure to undetermined energies or particles. I predict (hope) that as a deeper understanding of the LENR effect developes, conditions, techniques and parameters can be manipulated to mitigate unwanted effects while enhancing desired ones.
    While others in the past gained knowledge by “tickling the dragons tail”, Rossi might have inadvertently smashed the dragons tail with a large, heavy sledgehammer. He may have awakened something too big, too large to immediately understand.