Indian Newspaper Predicts Cold Fusion to Power Homes

Another Indian newspaper article looks at the state of LENR/Cold Fusion research and predicts that it won’t be too long until the technology is developed to a point where it will be able to provide power for domestic purposes at very low cost.

The article was published today (Mar 26, 2018) in The Pioneer and is titled “Cold Fusion to Power Households” — link here:

Here is an excerpt:

After 30 years, Japanese scientists have come out with reports that substantiate observations made during the cold fusion experiments. A research group including scientists of Toyota, Nissan Motor, Universities of Tohoku, Kobe, Kyushu and  Nagoya have found that heat energy was released at room temperature. Professor Emeritus Akito Takahashi, who led the teams has an answer for questions raised by scientists like late Dr Raj. “It could be multi-body fusion occurring at an extremely small space,” said he.

Eminent cardiologist Dr B M Hegde has already pointed out that transmutation of potassium to sodium happening in human body is akin to release of heat energy during cold fusion. The research group expects that it was possible to generate 1 kilowatt of heat, which is two orders of magnitude larger than the present reactions, by improving the structure of the sample, increasing the amount reactant, devising changes to the temperature conditions.

One of the experts consulted for this article is Indian nuclear phyiscs Mahadeva Srinivasan, who was the former Head of Neutron Physics Division at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Mumbai who is now a private LENR consultant.

He was recently interviewed by Ruby Carat of Cold Fusion Now for her series of podcasts talking to people working in the LENR field.

He told Ruby that he has been trying almost single-handedly trying revive LENR research in LENR after Cold Fusion had been largely dismissed by the scientific community. He has focused his efforts recently on trying to interest members of the current BJP Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and has had some success with this approach, with limited funding being made available from the Ministry of Renewable Energy to get four LENR research groups started in India. He tells Ruby that three out of four of the groups are currently working on Parkhamov-style experiments with nickel powder and hydrogen, but expects them to try with deuterium also.

Ruby’s interview with Dr. Srinivasan can be heard here:

  • Jonas Matuzas
    • artefact

      “It is important to note that high value of COP=2÷10 was obtained in this PVR namely.The value COP = 0.5÷0.7< 1 was obtained in a straight gas flow (non-swirl flow). So, swirl flow plays an important role in obtaining high COP in PVR."

      • Bob Greenyer

        As it should.

  • psi2u2

    One of the reasons I have believed since about 2011 that LENR is real, is the worldwide distribution of the researchers who have pioneered in this field. While their results have often been far from identical, they have all seen one or another glimpse at least of a reality we are only now starting to comprehend, at the intersection of physics and chemistry, that truly seems to have enormous implications. If you couple those to the other revolution, the EM-drive, it appears that we are the verge of seeing Star Trek becoming actually possible. What an exciting time for these researchers!

  • georgehants

    Good that they are predicting again Cold Fusion use for those that most need it, something I have long given up hope for from Rossi.

  • Gerard McEk

    I know about efforts and patents of the Japanese companies in the LENR field, but they are mostly about transmutations. This article in the Indian paper refers to a publication of these companies about heat production and that is new for me. I haven’t seen any publication of these companies about this recently. Maybe Japanese ECW readers could find this?

  • Carl Wilson

    How much attention is the Indian newspaper article getting? I have a rough measure for keeping track: The Google News website allows one to set up a customized “section”. I set up one for “LENR, Cold Fusion”. It’s not much help in keeping track of significant developments but gives some help, I believe, in tracking what is getting general attention. I don’t have a good handle on how the Google New algorithms operate but I suspect that significant traffic in India might be keeping said news item in play.

  • Bob Greenyer

    “It could be multi-body fusion occurring at an extremely small space” – Akito Takahashi


    • Bruce Williams

      Bob, I have been an admirer & also a (very small) financial contributer to your efforts. The above comment is opaque, like many of your statements. Please think carefully before you comment otherwise you may lose the support that many of us wish to give to the advancement of LENR. Good luck with your efforts, but please be more clear in what you say.

      • Bob Greenyer

        I hope I have clarified it a little with my edit and comment to CO. I think his answer is a very good one – that is what I meant – I always got in to trouble sending text messages whilst trying to be funny, still have much to learn.

        Perhaps, if I can actually publish the presentation I have been working on the past two weeks tomorrow – it may be VERY clear why I responded the way I did.

        • Stephen

          If I remember right Andrea Rossi and Norman Cook’s original paper assumed the Lithium 7 being excited to a higher energy state before acquiring the extra proton and decaying to 2 alpha. If I recall correctly this state optimized this kind of decay. In his later additions he also talked about a “reverse Mossbauer effect” somehow generating resonances in higher but matched energy levels. I think Carl Oscar Gulstrom also was considering nucleon pairs energized to higher levels in some of his earlier work. What was missing for me was how these resonances and were stimulated and energized. It is not a trivial problem as very specific coupling between energy with very narrow band width and conservation of spin parity states needed to be resolved. To me either a very intense strong broad source of energy or a very strong highly tuned source of of energy would be required to stimulate and sustain these states especially if the need to resonate up energy levels in a kind of reverse cascade before they decay.

          I wonder now if something along these lines is occurring in these confined spaces? Are the nucleons being stimulated into a kind of Nucleon soup, made up of individual nucleons, Nucleon pairs or alpha particles. Or kind of core nuclei plus Nucleon haze made up of these particles? Stimulated by X-ray resonance in a strong magnetic field that inhibits decay? That finds an energy balance of heavy and light nuclei once the stimulation is removed?

          Or is if more fundemental and working at the quark level as proposed by Axil.

          Or is it something entirely different?

          The idea of energy in a confined space inhibiting or stimulating resonance is intriguing though. It’s interesting the wave lengths of emmitted photons are orders of magnitude larger than the size of the source objects, the nuclei in case of gamma, atoms Incase of X-rays, UV and optical emission.

          Intriguingly Andrea Rossi’s recent comments about resonance energy and virtual particle/antiparticle production seem to be hinting at something more. It’s intriguing too he says it is needed to explain his data. I wonder if that is because the energy balance accounted for in the nucleons them selves is insufficient.

          • Bob Greenyer

            I think you will like my next presentation.

    • causal observer

      This can be interpreted as an unworthy comment on other researchers’ efforts.

      • Bob Greenyer

        What I am trying to say is that Akito, who I like very much, may actually know what is going on – but his comment here could be taken a number of ways. I was saying it out of respect that he might know.

        I guess tone does not translate well in text – so I will adjust it.

    • Colin Clarke

      It’s over a month since “O” was promised in a month.

      • Bob Greenyer

        Not sure I promised. I have said repeatedly I don’t want to make the same mistake as P&F and be pressured to release when it is not ready.

        I am releasing a presentation in the next few hours. It has HUGE clues in it.

  • Bruce Williams

    IF………..IF………..The results reported here are correct, they have made some striking progress!

  • georgehants

    LANL: Self-assembling, Tunable Interfaces Found In Quantum Materials
    Materials with properties characterized by the laws of quantum mechanics rather
    than classical mechanics often have features such as superconductivity.
    But extensive research has shown that at interfaces between two
    materials, the remarkable properties of quantum materials can be
    strongly enhanced or entirely new functional properties may arise.
    Read more —

    • Bob Greenyer

      This is a nice article, but thin on detail – would like to read the paper in Nature.

      For sure – ‘quantum materials’ do not behave in a classical mechanics way.

      • georgehants

        Morning Bob, after thousands of years on science being controlled by brain-washing religions, including today, (accepting the usual few brilliant rebels that are able to think for themselves) the quantum guys seem to have been able to move beyond the fear of excommunication and do genuine open science, amazing.
        Unfortunately the vast majority of establishment educated clones are still afraid to see reality as anything beyond a clockwork toy, or the brain (consciousness) as more than a steam engine.
        Times are a changing and maybe soon science will start Researching our genuine reality instead of the dumb one the priests say they KNOW it is.
        Hoping “O” day will help the ball to keep rolling.

  • georgehants

    Wonderful to see how other countries are moving far ahead of the West in science,
    A new non-destructive technique to detect single quantum level phonons
    Science China Press
    The paper titled: “Quantum non-demolition phonon counter with a hybrid
    optomechnical system”, written by professor Zhang Keye from the East
    China Normal University and researcher Dong Ying from the University of
    Waterloo in Canada, is published recently in SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy
    61(5), 050311(2018). In the paper the researchers put forward a new
    design of measurement device of phonons (see fig1). Different from the
    optical photons, which have a lot of methods of quantum measurement
    developed in the extensive researches of quantum optics, the phonons are
    difficult to detect precisely because their frequency domain is full of
    various low-frequency noises and the thermal noise of materials. In
    addition, in the quantum region, the quantum measurement back-action is
    no longer negligible, leading to a destructive effect on the quantum
    states of phonons to be detected. So far, the methods of high-precision
    quantum metrology of phonons are mostly based on the photon-phonon
    scattering effect, which has a big limit on the frequency domain of the
    phonons. Their new method, utilize the polaritons, the quasiparticles of
    the optomechanical system as a bridge, effectively performing the
    non-destructive quantum measurement method of photons on the phonons. In
    addition, they also break through the frequency constraint by
    parametric phonon coupling, greatly broadening the effective phonon
    frequency range of this method. This result is of great significance for
    quantum computing, quantum communication and other quantum technologies
    based on solid quantum devices.
    Read more.

  • georgehants

    Studying The First Stages Of Aluminum Oxidation With Quantum Mechanical Modeling
    Using quantum mechanical modelling within the formalism of density
    functional theory (DFT) and periodic boundary conditions, C. Lousada and
    P. Korzhavyi from The Royal Institute of Technology – KTH, Sweden,
    studied the mechanisms of the first stages of the oxidation of an
    aluminum surface, scanning through a variety of possible atomic
    structures and mechanisms. The researchers used static nucleus DFT
    calculations followed by DFT-based molecular dynamics to confirm that
    the finds are valid at finite temperatures and are the correct
    mechanisms for the growth of an oxide in laboratory conditions.
    During the oxidation of a pure metallic surface exposed to gas-phase O2,
    oxygen reacts in a random way with the material. Because of this, the
    existing picture of the oxidation process is that with increasing number
    of incoming O2 there is a disposition of O-atoms at the
    surface that is fairly homogeneous and this would correspond to the
    thermodynamically favored structure because in this case the stresses
    induced by the O-atoms and the overall dipole moments are more
    homogeneously distributed at the surface. However, these researchers
    found that for that aluminum surface there are two different main
    mechanisms that dominate the growth of the oxide.
    Read more

  • georgehants

    Molecular prison forces diatomic inmates to cell floor
    Organic prison too crowded for molecular inmates to move about freely
    A team of scientists, Venkata Bhadram now report unexpected quantum behavior of hydrogen
    molecules, H2, trapped within tiny cages made of organic
    molecules, demonstrating that the structure of the cage influences the
    behavior of the molecule imprisoned inside it.
    A detailed understanding of the physics of individual atoms
    interacting with each other at the microscopic level can lead to the
    discovery of novel emergent phenomena, help guide the synthesis of new
    materials, and even aid future drug development.
    But at the atomic scale, the classical, so-called Newtonian, rules
    of physics you learned in school don’t apply. In the arena of the
    ultra-small, different rules, governed by quantum mechanics, are needed
    to understand interactions between atoms where energy is discrete, or
    non-continuous, and where position is inherently uncertain.
    Read more

  • Engineer48

    No need to go to India. The US NAVY SPAWAR has a nice LENR patent: from 2013:

    Should be fairly easy for MFMP or others to replicate.

    US NAVY seeks to license their LENR tech and to engage in collaborative research:

    • greggoble

      An important distinction:

      This patent was filed in 2007… published in 2013.

      A delay can occur between the patent filing date and publication date if the patent is deemed a matter of national security. This may be the case with the 2007 SPAWAR patent, System and Method for Generating Particles US8419919B1, with a filing date of Sep. 21, 2007 and publication date of Apr. 16, 2013, a delay of six years. Usually a patent gets published (becomes exposed) within one or two years of the filing date, rarely longer; for a delay of six years there seems to be no other plausible explanation.

  • Bob Greenyer

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