Join me for a cappuccino and discussion with the Energy 2.0 Society on making movies and art about cold fusion science. I’ll talk about meeting some of the top scientists in the field and who’s next in the Cold Fusion Now! camera crosshairs. Ask me questions, and I’ll try to answer too!
“Communicating the Science of LENR/cold fusion” is the rather flat title, but straight-up, that’s what it is!
Anomalous Effects in Dueterated Systems documents the work of Dr. Melvin Miles, a US Navy electrochemist who first correlated the excess heat generated from palladium-deuterium systems with the production of helium as a nuclear product.
In three sets of experiments performed at the Navy’s China Lake research lab, samples of gasses coming off the active cells were captured and analyzed by experts in helium measurement.
The University of Texas Austin, the US Department of Interior, and Brian Oliver of Rockwell International, who was the top helium measurement expert in the country at the time, all measured helium in quantities that matched closest to the excess heat generated by the cell if the reaction were D + D fusion going to Helium-4.
But unlike hot fusion, there was no gamma photon, only the generation of heat with a thermal energy close to 24MeV.
Dr. Miles began these experiments as a response to Dr. Julian Schwinger‘s proposal that the reaction was D + H going to Helium-3. Post-doc Benjamin Bush worked with Miles from the University of Texas Austin, and later came to China Lake, to test the hypothesis.
In Anomalous Effects in Deuterated Systems Melvin Miles The Correlation of Excess Heat and Helium, Dr. Miles provides a lesson in the experimental procedure used to measure the elusive nuclear product. Watch on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/KM82RW7_II4
The video is taken from an interview with Dr. Miles conducted in August 2015 amid the idyllic southern Oregon, US wilderness in the town of Wolf Creek. Patent lawyer David French joined me at the cabin where Miles was vacationing with his dog Lady.
Two-and-a-half hours of video was reduced to 25 minutes, an eternity for Youtube, but the story of these experiments could be told in no less time. Visuals utilize graphics found in Miles’ papers, as well as the papers from scientists around the world who have also reported finding helium.
Anomalous Effects takes Cold Fusion Now! video to a new evolution with the addition of title music by the excellent Esa Ruoho a.k.a. Lackluster, an electronic musician based in Etelä-Suomi, Finland. I hope you found the sounds elevating as I did.
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Dr. Stanislaw Szpak and Dr. Pamela Mosier-Boss are electrochemists who in 1989 worked on developing energy-dense batteries at the Navy’s SPAWAR Systems Center in San Diego, California.
After the announcement by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, Szpak thought to try to initiate the reaction using a technique called co-deposition, and with great success. Co-deposition became the basis for Navy SPAWAR LENR research spanning over two-decades, resulting in the detection of excess heat, nuclear products, transmutations and multiple thermal runaways.
Following Nature’s Documents Stan Szpak LENR Co-deposition looks at what this method entailed, and how it became a reproducible experiment, for some, and what difficulties were faced by others.
Video is taken from interviews conducted in January 2015 with Dr. Stanislaw Szpak, Dr. Frank Gordon, and Dr. Melvin Miles.
The former-Navy scientists and engineers discuss their experience with cold fusion through co-deposition. Descriptions of how it works include an astounding chronicle of multiple thermal runaways using palladium metal and regular light-water. Thermal runaways can occur as a cell generates too much heat uncontrollably, melting the metal or sometimes exploding.
Co-deposition allowed unusual cathode geometries. Together with an infrared camera, Drs. Szpak and Mosier-Boss produced thermal imaging of “hot spots” which sparkle on and off as reactions occur, showing short-lived reactions in specific locations of the metallic surface. Infrared hot spot video is courtesy LENR-CANR Library.