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:
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.
A complete transcript of the movie is at Anomalous-Effects-Audio-Transcript
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Read Anomalous Effects in Deuterated Systems, Final Report authored in 1995, when the China Lake cold fusion program ended:
A Summary of Miles’ work by Jed Rothwell is here
Dr. Miles thinks the paper Correlation Of Excess Enthalpy And Helium-4 Production: A Review. in Tenth International Conference on Cold Fusion is a good overview, too:
A list of papers on the work of Melvin Miles and other Navy researchers is here at the lenr archive http://lenr-canr.org/wordpress/?page_id=952
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12 Replies to “Anomalous Effects in Deuterated Systems Melvin Miles The Correlation of Excess Heat and Helium”
Great video Ruby!
This shows the clear correlation between the heat generated and the helium-4 that’s created (to those who would bother to look).
Let’s remember that the Mitsubishi transmutation show us that deuterons can react with tungsten, W in spit of the huge Coulomb barrier between the nuclei (much large than the barrier between two deuterons).
This and the lack of 24 MeV gamma rays leads me to believe that it’s not (the Occam’s razor assumption) deuterium-deuterium fusion that is taking place.
The palladium has to be super saturated for the reaction to take place. This suggests that the ratio of deuterium to palladium is important. Perhaps palladium deuteride, PdD2 must be present for the reaction to take place. Perhaps the two covalently bonded deuterons, D~Pd~D undergo symmetrical infrared stretching that allows the nuclei close enough to tunnel and fuse (maybe something similar to the Oppenheimer Phillips process) to form cadmium, Cd in an excited state, Cd* that in turn releases its 24 MeV of energy by fissioning back into palladium and helium-4, He.
D~Pd~D > Cd* > Pd + He
(and 24 MeV of kinetic energy instead of a gamma ray)
See symmetrical stretching in this video.
Hey Alan, good to hear from you! Thanks for watching, too.
I disagree with your conclusions about what the evidence shows, but what can I say? I won’t debate it, I just don’t know enough about nuclear reactions! I’ll let the scientists such as yourself figure it out, and then I’ll make a movie about it!
The important point for me is to let the scientists tell their story, in their own words. This history is too important to be ignored.
Yeah, I get it but I just don’t understand why the theorists don’t spend more time on trying to figure out what’s going on in the Mitsubishi transmutations when there is so much solid evidence of them being real (Mitsubishi has the best analytical package of any of the experiments I can think of). They seem to ignore these important experiments for some reason. At times they seem to be thinking like high energy physicist (it must be d-d fusion) and that reminds me of what Brian Josephson had to say.
“Nuclear and high energy physicists seem to be unaware of the fact that phenomena in materials are not always as reproducible as are phenomena in their field. Transistors are a good example of variability in solid state devices.”
I think that I think like this (whether or not I’m right or wrong) because I’m an organic chemist that does a lot palladium catalyzed coupling reactions like the Suzuki-Miyaura reaction were palladium is a true catalyst. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_reaction
Holy smokes! A palladium catalyzed nuclear coupling reaction (PCNCR)? I must be insane. I’d better leave it at that.
You are above me there! But I know what you mean. It’s like I wrote how we can only see what we know already. It happens to us all, and it’s just a matter of how able is your mind to break free and see what you don’t already know.
I’m not that good at it myself, but I course-correct constantly! :-}
Yeah, I’m smart enough to know that I’m full of crap but most of the theorists bug me.
I remember the smugness and the laughter of the theorists when it was suggested that protium could also work and went as far as saying that it must be traces of deuterium that are responsible for the effect when they had to admit it did work. Rossi’s protium system has stolen the show. And I don’t think the theorists have course-corrected at all.
Alan, It is a sad truth that the facts of this field are still not agreed upon. for instance, many in the field do not accept the heat-helium correlation, despite the numerous replications. People see only what they know already. It takes a superior mind to stay open to ever-expanding facts. Storms’ nanocrack theory addresses transmutations as well as excess heat, though.
I’ll have to take a closer look at Ed Storms’ nanocrack theory. It may help explain biological transmutations if one thinks of microtubules as nanocracks.
Regardless of what the mechanism may be, you made a wonderful video. It shows that deuterium is going in and heat and helium are coming out.
I find the deuterium system are easier to rationalize (with my hand waving) than the protium systems because overcoming the Coulomb barrier may be less of an obstacle if an Oppenheimer Philips like mechanism comes into play (but if the proton does not get ejected as it would in an OP reaction). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oppenheimer%E2%80%93Phillips_process
What I really don’t understand is how the 24 MeV of energy is dissipated. I don’t buy that stuff about all that energy being dumped into the phonon fluctuations of the lattice that have energies that are less than that of a gnat fart. That’s why I think of fission-fusion reactions.
Not winning that $500,000,000 lotto last night really messed up my plans for today. So, I’ll get back to you later.
Pardon me. …a fusion-fission reaction…
2D + Pd > Cd* > Pd + He
2D > He (no gamma ray)
Please pardon the OCD.
Notice that in the Mitsubishi transmutations (also a Pd-D system) only discrete units of alphas are absorbed. Perhaps the nucleus of the above cadmium that would be in a VERY excited state, Cd* is composed of a loosely bound alpha that could be absorbed by another nuclei.
2D + Pd > Cd* step1
Cd* + W > Pd + Os step 2
2D + W > Os
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