CFRL English News No.3 (August 10, 1999)

 Cold Fusion Research Laboratory        Prof. Hideo Kozima


   This is CFRL News (in English) No.3 translated from Japanese version published for friend researchers of Cold Fusion Research Laboratory directed by Dr. H. Kozima..

  In this issue, there are following items.

1) About my recent paper submitted to Fusion Technol.,

2) An essay by J.O’M. Bockris written for the 2nd edition of my book “Discovery”,

3) A Russian patent for the work by S. Tsvetkov,

4) Two papers accepted by Intern. J. Hydrogen Energy,

5) About a paper appeared in Proc. RCCFNT5.


1) A new paper has been submitted to Fusion Technology:

H. Kozima, “Neutron Drop; Condensation of Neutrons in Metal Hydrides and Deuterides

   In this paper, I have given an explanation of the reason why the cold fusion phenomenon (CFP) occurs in hydride or deuteride of metals with some undetermined characteristics.

   It is well known that the TNCF model with a single adjustable parameter has been successful in explanation of CFP as a whole. It has, however, its limitation imposed by the nature of a model assuming a priori Presumptions not explained by principles of physics. The most important point is why CFP occurs only in hydrides and deuterides, or in the words of the TNCF model why neutron is trapped and works to induce CFP in them.

   In 1998, J.C. Fisher explained qualitatively the mass spectrum of new elements in NT_{F} observed by Miley et al. by the liquid drop model of nucleus assuming Polyneutron and Exotic nuclei (Fusion Technol. 34, 66, 1998). As was shown in our previous paper (Fusion Technol. 36, 337 (1999)), there occurs local coherence of neutron Bloch wave in the surface layer and it is possible to form the neutron drop n_{A-Z}p_{Z} composed of A-Z neutrons and Z protons with large excess of neutron. In the new paper, I have shown possible formation of the neutron drop conditioned by balance of condensation and evaporation of neutrons at a seed with some protons.

   Now, it is possible to say that the grand plan of a theory for the cold fusion phenomenon (CFP) based on the TNCF model is completed by this work.


2) An Essay on the CFP by J.O’M. Bockris written for the 2nd Edition of “Discovery

   Dr. J.O’M. Bockris wrote kindly an essay

“Cold Fusion 1999” by John O’M. Bockris

for the second edition of my book “Discovery” to be published this year. The essay will be revised to match delayed publication but some sentences expressing his credo to CFP is valuable to read.

   (Note added in translation: The new edition of the book will be published by August, 2000.)

3) A news from Russia about a CF patent by Sergey Tsvetkov.

Dr. S. Tsvetkov wrote me a letter reporting his patent issued in Russia as follows:

“Dear Prof. H. Kozima!

   I have received the positive decision on distribution to me of the patent of Russian Federation: a Method of nuclear fusion and device of its realization. A priority from 10.12.97.


   In US, many patents have been issued to J. Patterson (cf. Cold Fusion Vols. 16 - 28) and in Russia a new patent is issued to S. Tsvetkov. Please take contact with him if you are interested in development of CF technique.


4) Two papers submitted to International Journal of Hydrogen Energy were accepted for publication:

H. Kozima, K. Yoshimoto and K. Arai, "First Reliable Tritium Data by Packham et al. analyzed by TNCF Model",


H. Kozima, K. Arai and K. Yoshimoto, "Tritium and 4He Data by Chien et al. confirmed the Cold Fusion Phenomenon".

   The first paper treats the work by Packham et al. noticed before in the News No.2. In the scandalous book by G. Taubes, this work is treated with dubious eyes in a context of deterioration of works in Texas A&M University. However, it is also shown in this book that critiques and also serious researchers are bound to d-d reactions as origin of CFP. The same is to Fleischmann himself who wrote his philosophy in a recent paper presented at ICCF7: ”Cold Fusion: Past, Present and Future”


5) On our paper presented at RCCFNT5

Our paper presented at Fifth Russian Conference for Cold Fusion and Nuclear Transmutation held in Sochi, September 1997 was published in its Proceedings.

H. Kozima, M. Ohta, K. Yoshimoto, K. Arai, M. Fujii, H. Kudoh and K. Kaki, "The Physical Processes in the Cold Fusion Phenomenon" Proc. 5th Russian Conf. on Cold Fusion and Nuclear Transmutation (Proc. RCCFNT5)(Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 1997, Sochi, Russia), 188 (1998).

   A copy of The Proceedings was sent to me. Co-authors of this paper who want a copy of this paper can ask Dr. K. Kaki of Shizuoka University for its photocopye-mail address: