• Simon Derricutt

    I was a bit worried at the start of the paper when they appeared to be taking Rossi’s isotopic analyses as truthful, but their logic for their own experiments is clever. The holes in the Copper foil that had been coated with their alloy are a pretty good witness that an unusual mount of heat was produced. As far as I could see they haven’t yet managed to quantify the heat, but that will be a technically difficult task too. This looks to be a very promising avenue of research. I’ll take longer on the next read-through, but the underlying idea seems to be to use resonance to build up the necessary trigger energy. Maybe using heat isn’t the best way of driving a resonance (since it is by definition a wide-band driver) but instead it might be useful to hit it with a wave of the right frequency. Also not easy since the exact frequency depends on the current amplitude, so you’d need a “chirp” where you’d need to calculate the rate of change of frequency. That frequency would also depend on the current local temperature. Still, get it right and you wouldn’t need to put heat in at all, just control the drive so as to keep the temperature at the required level.

    I didn’t see any mention of checking for radiation from the system, though I may have missed that. Since they are somewhat close to using brute force to overcome the Coulomb barrier, there may be some nuclear radiation to see.

    The only real problems with this experiment are that it’s going to be very hard for a garage experimenter to replicate, and the fuel may be too expensive to make to be commercially viable. It may however take LENR out of the “crackpot” pigeonhole and make mainstream science sit up.