Iraj Parchamazad: LENR with Zeolites

In June 2012, I went to interview Dr. Melvin Miles on his career investigating cold fusion electrolytic cells as both a Professor and a Navy researcher, now retired.

I didn’t know I’d get two interviews that day.

We met in the office of Dr. Iraj Parchamazad, Chairman of the Chemistry Department at the University of LaVerne, in LaVerne, California, who is also studying low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) using an unusual environment on the nano-scale: zeolites.

I was prepared for Dr. Miles‘ interview, and made two movies about him; one, discussing the early years of cold fusion and Why Cold Fusion Was Rejected and two, Dr. Miles talking about how his cell is put together and showing his calorimeter that measures highly-accurate temperature changes in How to Make a Calorimeter, both of which you can view here.

But, I wasn’t prepared for the discussion on how zeolite crystals host tiny particles of palladium in their unusual geometry, and make anomalous heat when exposed to deuterium gas.

Well, after over five hours of discussion, I knew a whole lot more about this new style of room-temperature, gas-loaded, zero input energy heat production from an expert in that particular application.

In this video, you too can see how LENR research is conducted in one U.S. university lab, complete with all the financial struggles that have characterized the study of new energy for two decades, and learn how scientists are finding new ways to generate useful heat energy that reveals yet another path to ultra-clean, energy-dense, and abundant power for the world.

11 Replies to “Iraj Parchamazad: LENR with Zeolites”

  1. I’m beginning to understand… the nuclear reactive environment is not a narrow band set of physical phenomenon. I get the sense that the existance of everything is in some way dependant upon this.

  2. Ruby: Please keep your “D-D fusion energy calculation” on the top of the home page because it’s something cold fusion achieved (It’s the hot fusion people that gave up on D-D fusion. They’re working on D-T fusion.)

  3. Wow!

    Maybe something like the following reaction is taking place to give copper.

    D + Pd(102) > Cu(65) + Ar(39) 25.7 MeV

  4. My thought, if you will pardon my presumption, is that the entrapment cavities in the zeolite confine the position of the active components. (Palladium and deuterium).

    If the uncertainty principle is fundamentally true, (By that I mean that it is not just an artefact of inadequate measurement) then the more you know about a particles position the less you may know about it’s momentum. Once the position of the entrapped particles is sufficiently constrained, then the momentum of the particles will be sufficient to penetrate the Coulomb barrier.
    I understand that the orientation of the active components in the cavities is critical.

    If Constantin is a better absorber of hydrogen than palladium, that opens up another avenue of research. A zeolite designed for the constantin will need to be designed. This is a nano-particle discipline.

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