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Fusion in All Its Forms Cold Fusion, ITER, Alchemy, Biological Transmutations now in English

La Fusion dans Tous ses États: Fusion Froide, ITER, Alchimie, Transmutations Biologiques by Jean-Paul Biberian has been translated into English.

Fusion-in-all-its-forms-EnglishFusion in All Its Forms Cold Fusion, ITER, Alchemy, Biological Transmutations is now available on Infinite Energy Press.

From the website:

In 1989, when the announcement of the discovery of cold fusion was made, Jean-Paul Biberian embarked on an extraordinary, promising adventure. Would it be possible to produce unlimited energy at low cost?

Many laboratories and scientists throughout the world tried to reproduce the Fleischmann-Pons experiment. But cold fusion did not happen in one day. This is Biberian’s personal story working in the cold fusion field, set in the context of the greater human and scientific story of cold fusion.

Dr. Jean-Paul Biberian is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science. He worked as a Physics Professor at the University of Marseilles Luminy and organized ICCF-11 in Marseilles, France. Biberian began to work seriously on cold fusion in 1993 and became a friend and colleague of Stanley Pons after Dr. Pons left the United States in 1991 to work in the IMRA lab in France.

Dr. Stanley Pons wrote the Preface to the book originally published in French and Infinite Energy Magazine obtained an exclusive English translation of that Preface still available here [.pdf].

Get a copy of this new English-version Fusion in All Its Forms by Jean-Paul Biberian from Infinite Energy Press.

Current Science stimulates Indian interest in LENR

Director P.K.Iyengar initiated cold fusion program at BARC
Director P.K.Iyengar initiated cold fusion program at BARC
Under the direction of P.K.Iyengar, the Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) began cold fusion experiments early in the field’s history, finding excess heat, neutron bursts and tritium, among other results, from multiple types of cells.

Dr. Mahadeva Srinivasan, the head of BARC’s Neutron Physics Division and an Associate Director of the Physics Group, performed many of these experiments, and reported on the research in journals and conferences. A survey of the BARC experiments is archived here.

Though successful, the program ended with the retirement of Director Iyengar and Dr. Srinivasan. In a 1994 interview with Russ George, Srinivasan said,

“Dr. Iyengar, who was the moving spirit behind the initial cold fusion program at BARC, moved on to become the chairman of the Indian Atomic Energy Commission. That has had an impact on the other groups involved in cold fusion experiments, though it didn’t bother me. Many of the other groups did not want to risk their careers, and so many of the groups wound down their work. So in terms of numbers of people, we have come down from a level of 50 scientists actively engaged in cold fusion to about 15.”

After that, skeptics managed to end the remaining experiments, until nothing remained. That may be changing now.

The 25 February 2015 issue of the journal Current Science Volume 108 Issue 4 contains a special section on LENR, with a variety of papers from cold fusion researchers around the world. The recognition by the mainstream Indian science journal for the emerging field of new energy marks a turning point for LENR research in India. Mahadeva Srinivasan was a Guest Editor along with LENR theorist Andrew Meulenberg.

Mahadeva Srinivasan says, “I give full credit for the Special Section to Prof. R. Srinivasan, the Editor of Current Science, for it was he who sprung a surprise and asked us whether we would like to guest edit a Special Section!”

Though no comments have been received from mainstream Indian scientists in response to the publication, Dr. Srinivasan believes “there is every reason to be very happy with the outcome.”

“A high level Group has been formed to look into CF/LENR. The first meeting of this group is to be held on 8th April, the day before I leave for Venice [ICCF-19]. The cost of holding this meeting will be borne by a federal Ministry”.

Read Infinite Energy‘s story on the Current Science issue along with an interview with Mahadeva Srinivasan by IE Managing Editor Christy Frazier.

Related Links

BARC Studies in Cold Fusion from lenr-canr.org

ICCF-16 Chennai, India Home

New book describes how E-Cats are made

A collection of articles by Robert Ventola has been published as a book “HOT-CAT 2.0: How last generation E-Cats are made” co-authored with Vessela Nikolova.

Vessela Nikolova is the author of the biography of Andrea Rossi E-Cat The New Fire. According to her blog, Robert Ventola is a contributor and electrical engineer.

The book is dedicated to the memory of Sergio Focardi physicist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Bologna, who worked with Andrea Rossi first testing, and then collaborating in the development of the E-Cat.

The chapters describe the evolution of E-Cat designs and includes a chapter entitled The secret interior of a reactor

Read excerpts from the Preface by Vessela Nikolova and the Introduction by Robert Ventola compliments the authors.

Purchase the book on Amazon.

Special LENR issue of Current Science available now

currentSciece108n4-420x566CURRENT SCIENCE
Volume 108 – Issue 4 : 25 February 2015

Special Section: Low Energy Nuclear Reactions

Preface (491) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Srinivasan, M.; Meulenberg, A.

Cold fusion: comments on the state of scientific proof (495) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
McKubre, Michael C. H.

Extensions to physics: what cold fusion teaches (499) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Meulenberg, A.

Phonon models for anomalies in condensed matter nuclear science (507) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Hagelstein, Peter L.; Chaudhary, Irfan U.

Development status of condensed cluster fusion theory (514) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Takahashi, Akito

Model of low energy nuclear reactions in a solid matrix with defects (516) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Sinha, K. P.

Selective resonant tunnelling – turning hydrogen-storage material into energetic material (519) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Liang, C. L.; Dong, Z. M.; Li, X. Z.

Coherent correlated states of interacting particles – the possible key to paradoxes and features of LENR (524) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Vysotskii, Vladimir I.; Vysotskyy, Mykhaylo V.

How the explanation of LENR can be made consistent with observed behaviour and natural laws (531) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Storms, Edmund

Introduction to the main experimental findings of the LENR field (535) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Storms, Edmund

Review of materials science for studying the Fleischmann and Pons effect (540) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Violante, V.; Castagna, E.; Lecci, S.; Sarto, F.; Sansovini, M.; Torre, A.; La Gatta, A.; Duncan, R.; Hubler, G.; El Boher, A.; Aziz, O.; Pease, D.; Knies, D.; McKubre, M.

Highly reproducible LENR experiments using dual laser stimulation (559) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Letts, Dennis

Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance (562) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Hubler, G. K.; El-Boher, A.; Azizi, O.; Pease, D.; He, J. H.; Isaacson, W.; Gangopadhyay, S.; Violante, V.

Progress towards understanding anomalous heat effect in metal deuterides (565) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Azizi, O.; El-Boher, A.; He, J. H.; Hubler, G. K.; Pease, D.; Isaacson, W.; Violante, V.; Gangopadhyay, S.

Replicable cold fusion experiment: heat/helium ratio (574) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Lomax, Abd ul-Rahman

Observation of radio frequency emissions from electrochemical loading experiments (578) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Kidwell, D. A.; Dominguez, D. D.; Grabowski, K. S.; DeChiaro Jr, L. F.

Condensed matter nuclear reactions with metal particles in gases (582) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Cravens, Dennis; Swartz, Mitchell R.; Ahern, Brian

Use of CR-39 detectors to determine the branching ratio in Pd/D co-deposition (585) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Mosier-Boss, P. A.; Forsley, L. P.; Roussetski, A. S.; Lipson, A. G.; Tanzella, F.; Saunin, E. I.; McKubre, M.; Earle, B.; Zhou, D.

Brief summary of latest experimental results with a mass-flow calorimetry system for anomalous heat effect of nano-composite metals under D(H)-gas charging (589) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Kitamura, A.; Takahashi, A.; Seto, R.; Fujita, Y.; Taniike, A.; Furuyama, Y.

Condensed matter nuclear science research status in China (594) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Dong, Z. M.; Liang, C. L.; Li, X. Z.

Dry, preloaded NANOR®-type CF/LANR components (595) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Swartz, Mitchell R.; Verner, Goyle M.; Tolleson, Jeffrey W.; Hagelstein, Peter L.

Directional X-ray and gamma emission in experiments in condensed matter nuclear science (601) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Hagelstein, Peter L.

Observation and investigation of anomalous X-ray and thermal effects of cavitation (608) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Vysotskii, V. I.; Kornilova, A. A.; Vasilenko, A. O.

Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project status review (614) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Valat, Mathieu; Hunt, Ryan; Greenyer, Bob

Observation of neutrons and tritium in the early BARC cold fusion experiments (619) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Srinivasan, Mahadeva

Introduction to isotopic shifts and transmutations observed in LENR experiments (624) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Srinivasan, Mahadeva

Transmutation reactions induced by deuterium permeation through nano-structured palladium multilayer thin film (628) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Iwamura, Yasuhiro; Itoh, Takehiko; Tsuruga, Shigenori

Biological transmutations (633) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Biberian, Jean-Paul

Microbial transmutation of Cs-137 and LENR in growing biological systems (636) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Vysotskii, V. I.; Kornilova, A. A.

Energy gains from lattice-enabled nuclear reactions (641) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Nagel, David J.

Lattice-enabled nuclear reactions in the nickel and hydrogen gas system (646) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Nagel, David J.

Summary report: ‘Introduction to Cold Fusion’ – IAP course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (653) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Verner, Gayle; Swartz, Mitchell; Hagelstein, Peter

Status of cold fusion research in Japan (655) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Kitamura, Akira

Condensed matter nuclear reaction products observed in Pd/D co-deposition experiments (656) | February 2015, 108 (04) DjVu | PDF
Mosier-Boss, P. A.; Forsley, L. P.; Gordon, F. E.; Letts, D.; Cravens, D.; Miles, M. H.; Swartz, M.; Dash, J.; Tanzella, F.; Hagelstein, P.; McKubre, M.; Bao, J.

Current Science 108 features Special Section: Cold Fusion

Cover of Current Science 108
Current issue of Current Science; forthcoming issue has Special Section: Cold Fusion
CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 108, 2015 issued in January features a Special Section: Cold Fusion, publishing papers from a wide group of scientists probing both experimental and theoretical results in the field of condensed matter nuclear science.

Current Science is a science journal based in India and Edited by R. Srinivasan of the Indian Institute of Science. India had a large number of people investigating the Fleischmann-Pons Effect early on, including Mahadeva Srinivasan and the team at Babha Atomic Research Center (BARC). But difficulties in reproducing the effect proved too much. Today, there is no support for research by official agencies in India.

In the online Special Section on Low Energy Nuclear Reaction, uncorrected proofs of featured articles awaiting publication in the next print issue of Current Science are available:

http://www.currentscience.ac.in/cs/php/fcarticles.php

Edmund Storms
Edmund Storms’ The Science of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction – the source for observational results.
Dr. Michael McKubre, the Director of Energy Research at SRI International in Menlo Park, California, introduces the set of papers with Cold fusion: comments on the state of scientific proof [.pdf], which discredits the quick condemnation of early scientific claims, and demands that critics look at an unprecedented body of work generated over the last two-and-a-half decades that challenges what we know about nuclear reactions.

There is also a lesson for students of cold fusion:

How does one proceed as a thoughtful intelligent person
simply wanting ‘to know the truth (see note 4)’, but
not having years to devote to experimental studies or
literature review? I would suggest beginning with Storms’
books as resources to identify sub-topic areas of personal
interest and pointers to primary sources for further
study. Obviously, I have neither the time, patience nor
space to emulate Storms’ efforts here. I restrict attention
to the conclusions arrived at ‘long ago’ in the deluge of
information achieved hurriedly in the biblical 40 days and
40 nights leading up to the 1 May 1989 APS meeting.
The conclusion and ‘voted consensus’, that Fleischmann
and Pons had made fundamental errors and elementary
mistakes, was itself premature and in error. This leaves
wide open the possibility that our free-space view of
nuclear physics requires extension in potentially interesting
directions.

Professor Peter Hagelstein and Dr. Mitchell Swartz created the IAP MIT short course Cold Fusion 101 which ran Jan. 21-24, 2015 from the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jeremy Rys has attended the lectures since they began three years ago, and this year, Livestreamed from his laptop in the front row. Along with Gayle Verner, they contributed Summary report: ‘Introduction to Cold Fusion’ – IAP course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA [.pdf].

From the Introduction:

WHILE the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
USA, officials still reportedly do not recognize cold
fusion or its viability, the fact that it has entered the academic
domain, albeit through the less-structured IAP
agenda, is certainly noteworthy, both for those scientists
working for its public acknowledgement and for the
appearance of a place to go and get an education in
this field. Twenty-five years later, one can now walk into
an MIT classroom, listen to an academic lecture on the
subject, and learn that the phenomenon is real and reproducible.

For an article entitled Condensed matter nuclear reaction products observed in Pd/D co-deposition experiments, authors include P. A. Mosier-Boss, L. P. Forsley, F. E. Gordon, D. Letts, D.Cravens, M. H. Miles, M. Swartz, J. Dash, F. Tanzella, P. Hagelstein, M. McKubre and J. Bao.

Descriptions of the various types of cells used by these veteran experimentalists showed a strong effect from the co-deposition method, first applied to cold fusion by Navy electro-chemist Dr. Stan Szpak, and created one of the more easily reproducible types of cells available.

From the conclusion of the paper:

… several researchers have used Pd/D codeposition
to investigate the phenomenon of condensed
matter nuclear reactions within a Pd lattice. The emphasis
of many of these investigations has been on heat production.
In these particular experiments, excess heat has been
measured using different variations of co-deposition as
well as different kinds of calorimeters, both open and
closed. In addition to heat, other reaction products that
have been observed include new elements, tritium, energetic
particles and neutrons.

Contents of Special Section: Low Energy Nuclear Reactions
(which may be different from the print publication)

Cold fusion: comments on the state of scientific proof
Michael C. H. McKubre

Selective resonant tunnelling – turn the hydrogen-storage material into energetic material
C. L. Liang, Z. M. Dong and X. Z. Li

Highly reproducible LENR experiments using dual laser stimulation
Dennis Letts

Condensed matter nuclear reaction products observed in Pd/D co-deposition experiments
P. A. Mosier-Boss, L. P. Forsley, F. E. Gordon, D. Letts, D. Cravens, M. H. Miles, M. Swartz, J. Dash, F. Tanzella, P. Hagelstein, M. McKubre and J. Bao

Use of CR-39 detectors to determine the branching ratio in Pd/D co-deposition
P. A. Mosier-Boss, L. P. G. Forsley, A. S. Roussetski, A. G. Lipson, F. Tanzella, E. I. Saunin, M. McKubre, B. Earle and D. Zhou

Observation and investigation of anomalous X-ray and thermal effects of cavitation
V. I. Vysotskii, A. A. Kornilova and A. O. Vasilenko

Transmutation reactions induced by deuterium permeation through nano-structured palladium multilayer thin film
Yasuhiro Iwamura, Takehiko Itoh and Shigenori Tsuruga

Biological transmutations
Jean-Paul Biberia

Microbial transmutation of Cs-137 and LENR in growing biological systems
V. I. Vysotskii and A. A. Kornilova

Energy gains from lattice-enabled nuclear reactions
David J. Nagel

Summary report: ‘Introduction to Cold Fusion’ – IAP course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Gayle Verner, Mitchell Swartz1 and Peter Hagelstein
Condensed matter nuclear science research status in China
Z. M. Dong, C. L. Liang and X. Z. Li