Leading Russian popular chemistry magazine “Himiya i Zhizn” (“Chemistry and Life”) has just published an article about LENR in its August issue. It is a review of the field of LENR and surprisingly for a scientific magazine article, it is not negative at all. It calls for the need to find a theoretical explanation of excess (anomalous) heat. Chemistry and life is a serious magazine published in Russian for scholars, professionals, students and members of the general public interested in chemistry. The article is in Issue 8 of the Chemistry and Life magazine, and is not linked to yet on its website, but is available to subscribers (http://www.hij.ru/read/)
The article is titled “Forbidden Transmutations of Elements” and the authors consulted Stepan Nikolayevich Andreev, a PhD physicist from Institute of General Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, to acquaint them with the field of LENR. The article takes the position that the field should be taken seriously, and pays particular interest to the results of the Lugano E-Cat test report which reports both excess heat production and changes in the isotopic makeup of elements in the fuel.
Some excerpts (Google translated):
Today we can say that there are a fair number of experiments, the results of which can not be explained in terms of generally accepted views. And the task of science does not shy away from them, and dig and try to get to truth. The position of “it can not be, because it can never be” is convenient, of course, but it can not do anything explain. Moreover, incomprehensible, inexplicable experiments can be harbingers of discoveries in science as has happened. One such — hot in the literal and figurative sense — are those in the so-called low-energy nuclear reactions, which are now referred to as LENR – Low-Energy Nuclear Reaction.
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The processes occurring in the reactor could not be nuclear governmental fission as fuel consisted of stable compounds. Nuclear fusion reaction also excludes are, because from the perspective of modern nuclear physics dark
ture 1400 ° C is negligible to overcome the Coulomb force repulsion ray nuclei. That is why the use of
sensational term “cold fusion” for such such processes – an issue that is misleading.
Perhaps here we are faced with the manifestations of the new type reactions, which occur in the low-collective
nuclear-energy conversion elements belonging to the fuel. Estimates of the energy of these reactions gives the value of the order ka 1-10 keV per nucleon, ie, they occupy an intermediate position between “normal” high-energy
nuclear reactions (energy greater than 1 MeV per nucleon), and chemical reactions (energy of about 1 eV per atom).
So far, no one can explain satisfactorily This phenomenon, and the hypothesis put forward by a variety of the authors do not hold water. To set the physical mechanisms of the new phenomena we must fully explore the possible manifestations of such low-energy nuclear reactions in various experimental productions and summarize the findings.
The full article is not yet available online, I have seen only an copy in Russian which a reader forwarded to me, that is so far not available on the website. But this does seem to be an article that takes LENR seriously, and advocates for further study in the field.