Thanks to Bob Greenyer for the tip about this recent blog post from the Synthestech website which provides an overview of notable researchers and results in the field of LENR.
They start years before Fleischmann and Pons made their announcement below is a summary of what they report:
– According to the article, in the 1950s “Ivan Filimonenko discovered an effect of heat generation in an electrode with palladium additives during electrolysis of heavy water”, and he went on to create a power generator that could operate for 5 years without refueling. He was eventually dismissed from his research position.
– Professor Anatoly Vachaev could create ball lightning and developed a system that could make a self-sustaining plasma which could operate for days without input power.
– In 1976 physicist Mikhail Solin who, when smelting zirconium, observed unusual results:
“The power consumption of the furnace was sharply reduced, and in the central part of the melt a red-hot cone was formed. After that the cone disappeared in the alloy, forming a well similar in shape. This phenomenon was cyclical in character and occurred several times. ”
Solin continued his experimental work but was ultimately shut down by superiors,
– Yuri Bazhutov created a LENR reactor called Fakel-2 that could operate at an efficiency of 700%.
– Alexander Parkhomov has been able to replicate the Rossi Effect, in efforts to replicate Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat.
The article states ” As mentioned above, despite the fact that the method of energy generating was slightly different, absolutely all the researchers, apart from efficiency over 1000%, noticed transmutation of one chemicals into others. Moreover, in powder were found not only particles of gold and platinum, but almost the whole Mendeleev’s Periodic Table with different amounts of obtained substances.”
Synthestech claims that they themselves have developed the “know-how” to repeat the previous achievements in LENR.