Winning LENR essay published in Navy magazine

A Navy essay contest has landed a LENR article with second prize and featured in the September 2018 issue of U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings magazine (members only content online –.pdf here).


Low Energy Nuclear Reactions: A Potential New Source of Energy to Facilitate Emergent/Disruptive Technologies [.pdf] by Michael Ravnitzky was the second place winner in The Emerging & Disruptive Technologies Essay Contest sponsored by the U.S. Naval Institute, cosponsored with Leidos Corporation.

Michael Ravnitzky is the Editor of Steven Krivit’s three volumes on the history of LENR, with its unfortunate repudiation of the name “cold fusion”, largely by belief in a specific theoretical model of the reaction focusing on electro-weak interactions.

Sadly, the idea is yet unconfirmed, and just one of a half-dozen contenders for theoretical models, none of which can name a recipe to create and scale the reaction.

Nevertheless, Ravnitzky makes a strong case to the Navy for LENR technology, who utilized nuclear power on submarines early on, and need safe and clean solutions to power generation, just like everybody else.

Read The Emerging & Disruptive Technologies Essay Contest second-place winner by Michael Ravnitzky Low Energy Nuclear Reactions: A Potential New Source of Energy to Facilitate Emergent/Disruptive Technologies [.pdf]

Edmund Storms HYDROTON A Model of Cold Fusion

Ruby Carat and the Cold Fusion Now! collective have released a new video documentary, this time tackling cold fusion theory with Edmund Storms HYDROTON A Model of Cold Fusion.

The 28-minute science special continues where the book The Explanation of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction left off. It features Dr. Edmund Storms describing his theory of the cold fusion/LENR reaction that focuses on the unusual form of hydrogen that can form in the nano-spaces of materials.

Nano-cracks in materials will have a high negative-charge along the walls of the space, allowing positively-charged hydrogen nuclei to be closer than they normally could.

Subject to resonance, the hypothesis proposes a linear array of hydrogen nuclei and electrons in the nano-crack that can engage in a “slow fusion” process, whereby the smaller bits of mass turn to energy by releasing coherent photons.

If true, the mechanism would be an extension of conventional nuclear models which only describes fusion in a hot plasma, where nuclei collide violently to fuse.

The action is animated by artist Jasen Chambers who modeled all the isotopes of hydrogen in the unique LENR process.

Ruby Carat has had multiple interviews with Dr. Storms since 2011, most recently in the offices of Cold Fusion Now! in Eureka, California, US. That video composite describes the Nano-gap Hydroton Model and its development.

Hypotheses of the Nano-gap Hydroton model are currently being tested for confirmation.

See Edmund Storms HYDROTON A Model of Cold Fusion on the Cold Fusion Now! Youtube page here:

Edmund Storms’ book The Explanation of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction: An Examination of the Relationship between Observation and Explanation is available from his website

Dr. Edmund Storms website

HYDROTON animation by Jasen Chambers

Title animation by Augustus Clark and Mike Harris

Music by Esa Ruoho a.k.a. lackluster

ICCF-18 video by Eli Elliott

Filmed, edited and narrated by Ruby Carat

Our work supports Cold Fusion Now! and Eugene Mallove’s Infinite Energy Foundation. We hope you will too.

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.

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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.