Rossi Effect ‘Not at all Related’ to the Pons and Fleischmann Effect

If the E-Cat SKL is demonstrated to be a valid energy technology, and perform as Andrea Rossi says it does, there is going to be a great deal of interest in understanding how it works.

For many years people following Rossi’s progress with the E-Cat have been connectingwith other LENR work and experimental effects, but Andrea Rossi has described his E-Cat as being outside of the LENR universe lately, and in doing so has made it difficult to categorize his technology and to relate it to other experimental and theoretical work that is being done in the LENR field.

Here is a Q&A from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today:

MikePhalen
December 16, 2019 at 5:22 PM
Hi Dr. Rossi,
In your opinion: Is the effect observed by Pons and Fleischmann in 1989

A Closely related to the Rossi Effect
B Somewhat related to the Rossi Effect
C Not at all related to the Rossi Effect

Andrea Rossi
December 17, 2019 at 3:48 AM
Mike Phalen:
A no
B no
C yes
But Pons and Fleishmann in 1989 have make the spark that started my R&D on the field. This is their merit, even if, after my unsuccessful attempts to replicate their results, I have completely changed technology and eventually theoretical direction.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

When asked about the theoretical basis for his technology, he nowadays always points to his latest paper published on ResearchGate which uses the term ‘Long Range Particle Interactions’ to explain the basis for the E-Cat.  Here is an excerpt from the paper:

More recently a possible double role of electrons in long range interactions has been suggested in Nucleon polarizability and long range strong force from σI = 2 meson exchange potential” [15]: In other words these two views deals with the electrons’ role. One is as a carrier of the nucleon and the other is as a trigger for a long-range potential of the nucleon.

In this paper we propose that, at a relatively long distance, intermediate between the atomic and nuclear scale, in the same order of magnitude of electron Compton wavelength, the effects of magnetic force, the Casimir force and quantum vacuum/virtual particles should not be dismissed.

How this ties in with other theoretical work in particle physics, I don’t have the background to say, but if the E-Cat SKL is demonstrated to work as described, there will undoubtedly be physicists who will be looking closely at Rossi’s theoretical work to try and understand what is going on, and whether he is proposing a plausible model.

Meanwhile, if there really is no connection between Rossi’s work and that of Pons and Fleischmann, his success may have the effect of vindicating the claims these two maligned scientists, as many people have been hoping might happen.

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