Edmund Storms’ “The Explanation of LENR” provides “physical science based model”

Graphic: Artist rendition by Ruby Carat of Edmund Storms’ hydroton structure just before fusion.

Front-cover-300ppi-420x626A new book by Edmund Storms reviews the top contenders for the scientific prize of the century, the theory of cold fusion, and analyzes the assumptions on which each different model rests with the critical glare of the scientific method.

The Explanation of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction: An Examination of the Relationship between Observation and Explanation published by Infinite Energy Press, juxtaposes today’s theories with the observed laboratory results, and applies the basic laws of physical nature and materials science to the metallic host of the reaction.

Unsatisfied that the current explanations of cold fusion do not address the wide variety of data, and require unsupportable assumptions, Dr. Storms then offers another idea – how to initiate the reaction, essentially describing the nuclear active environment (NAE), the set of necessary and sufficient conditions needed for the reaction to occur.

Where does the reaction occur?

This is a contentious issue, as researchers in the field still do not agree on where the reaction actually occurs. Storms believes it occurs outside the chemical structure of the host metallic lattice in tiny nano-cracks that trap hydrogen nuclei and electrons in an unusual configuration. When the hydroton resonates, a form of fusion occurs whereby the mass is transformed to heat energy in smaller portions, and photons are released along the axis of the column of hydrogen. Make the right-sized space, fill it with hydrogen, apply resonance, and the reaction will happen straightaway.

His recipe was constructed from the grass roots of science – lab measurements collected over twenty-five years by a global community. In those years, Storms has conducted multiple surveys of the field, as both a Los Alamos National Lab nuclear chemist, and an independent researcher, giving him a broad familiarity with the observations.

In the book’s Foreword, Dr. Michael McKubre (SRI) writes: “The opportunity to learn directly from the most knowledgeable person in arguably the most important emerging field, and to share his concise and well considered condensation of a difficult and scattered literature, are not the only or primary reasons to comprehend The Explanation of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction. Laid out clearly and gently in Chapter 5, ‘Description of an Explanation,’ is the first physical science based description of a potential explanation for cold fusion.”

Different model for every lab

While cold fusion has been an experimental fact for two-and-a-half decades, a generally accepted theory has eluded scientists, and it hasn’t helped that the laboratory phenomenon of cold fusion is in complete disagreement with conventional nuclear theory. That, and the ragged history of reproducibility (now ended), has revealed a completely new frontier in condensed matter nuclear science (CMNS): the apparent creation of fusion-sized heat and other transmutation elements in and around metallic solids like palladium and nickel, among other materials.

It means a source of ultra-clean energy, super dense and long-lasting, decentralized and off-grid. With a virtually limitless supply of fuel from hydrogen, it means a second chance for a green technological future for the planet. As all systems re-tool to accommodate the new energy technology, it means a new economy as well. The tiny reactors are now being engineered for consumer devices, yet the pace is slow.

Each lab with a working generator follows a different model of the reaction. JET Energy has the NANOR device, engineered by Dr. Mitchell Swartz in association with theorist Dr. Peter Hagelstein of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Brillouin Hot Tube is based on engineer Robert Godes‘ Quantum Fusion Theorem. Andrea Rossi‘s E-Cat was developed with the thinking that nickel-to-copper transmutations as described by Sergio Focardi provided the powerful thermal output. In Japan, Technova, Inc is associated with theorist Dr. Akito Takahashi of Kobe University, and the list goes on.

All these models have gone through revisions as new ideas arrive. Still, none of the proposed explanations have fostered the winning coup of both control of the generator and a commercially-viable energy output. Only a complete theory will describe how to maximize the potential of this reaction and point to an optimally engineered technology.

Soliciting wider participation to find a solution

From the book’s website http://lenrexplained.com/:

The Explanation of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction: An Examination of the Relationship between Observation and Explanation attempts to bridge the gap between what is thought to be true and possible by conventional scientists and what is claimed by people advocating the reality of the cold fusion phenomenon.”

“Hopefully, the approach used in the book will help more people understand how cold fusion might function as a real phenomenon and will show how the phenomenon is now too important as a potential source of ideal clean energy for rejection to continue,” writes Storms.

Cold Fusion Now’s Ruby Carat helped to edit the book and rocked the cover with an artist’s representation of the hydroton.

IEPressLogo-200x57The 351-page book includes over 900 references to relevant literature and begins shipping today.

Order a copy of The Explanation of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction from Infinite Energy Press here.

Read an interview with author Edmund Storms conducted by Christy Frazier of Infinite Energy Magazine here.

6 Replies to “Edmund Storms’ “The Explanation of LENR” provides “physical science based model””

  1. The nicest thing about popular cold fusion LENR science is it is small… on the nano scale we see new physics.
    As related arts of science join in leaps and bounds are found all over the place. Since 2007, with the patent filing by Pamela Boss and the United States Navy, more advancements in the art of LENR science have been seen than in the previous 18 to 20 years.
    Presently approximately five advanced arts of science are on a feeding frenzy off of each other, each gaining strength from the experience, thereby reaching maturity in years… not decades.
    advanced materials… semiconductors etc
    plasmonics and the related harmonic cavitation research
    nano engineering
    quantum engineering
    cold fusion
    Let’s throw in graphene technology and nuclear waste actinide remediation research as well.

  2. Sorry everyone- way off topic, but I have very little sellf control. So Sue me. Cross posted from Peak Prosperity.

    I must confess that I ordered my copy of “An Impossible Invention” with a bit of a groan. I have so many half finished books by my bedside.

    So much to read-so little time.

    Well, the book arrived yesterday and it is a pleasure to read- a real page turner. I am half way through and am resisting the urge to go to the last page. If you have any interest in contemporary history in the making, or even if you just like a good yarn- I recommend this book.

    Mats Lewens shows that you do not have to be anal retentive to be a scientist. Well done Mats.

  3. The explanation of a nuclear fusion mechanism requires the look for reaction products, high energy radiation or particules formed in fusion of e.g. deuterium or deuterons. The fusion of deuterons (D+) will yield tritons (T+) that can leave the crystal structure of palladium (see e-Cat Site the article :” Belgian LANR Patents “with the therein Belgian Patent BE 1002780 in English). According to said patent protons can obtain broader fused orbitals with less Coulomb repulsion in an electron sea of surplus electrons at a negative electrode (cathode). The fusion of orbitals of electrons is known from organic chemistry. See, e.g. the structure of benzene wherein p-electrons fuse to form pi-orbitals covering the carbon ring .
    What do you think of it Greg? Helium cannot penetrate palladium, so only be formed at the surface of it.

    1. Van den Bogaert Joannes
      I am just an ametuer scientific research investigative journalist with only an abstract education.
      Benzene and other carbon based aromatic rings… Never should be burned, their atomic structure is so much more valuable in so many other important applications… Such as LENR/LANR. Electron clouds bring new meaning to the phrase “when it rains (particles) it pours (out energy)”
      Cold fusion reaction… where does the Helium go?
      Can it penetrate (fusion) with a metal atom?
      May it react (fusion) with other reactant products such as tritium?
      What is going on along all those all important surfaces…
      where even the absolutely tiniest of cracks takes on the dimensions of the grandest of canyons?
      Mr. Storms reviewed your 1989 LANR patents. I hope to do a decent comparative analysis against emerging U.S. patents. I also hope to interest the MFMP teams in a replication of them.

  4. Ed’s work has always served as an inspiration for me. It is interesting how an NAE is pretty much present in all serious theories nowadays. Ed (and Peter Gleick as well) began talking about an NAE or “Active Zone” in the early-mid 90s. Ed’s NAE is of the linear variety, Takahashi’s is more of a cavity, and even Widom-Larsen has preference for certain sites that allow for polariton concentration. While I do tend to believe that spontaneous concentration of energy is in fact possible in open systems, Ed’s counter that it would cause such rapid chemical changes as to not allow for any nuclear zone to be maintained in such a scenario. I think Ed is saying it must be a more continuous, less discrete event — with the NAE fostering the flow/flux/concentration of hydrogen & deuterium in a “controlled” way that then fosters nuclear events to take place.

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