CFRL English News No.4 (September 10, 1999)

 Cold Fusion Research Laboratory     Prof. Hideo Kozima


  This is CFRL News (in English) No.4 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) A new paper is submitted to International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (IJHE),

2) A paper is accepted for publication by the same Journal,

3) Proofreading of a paper to be published in Fusion Technol. 36, No.3 (1999),

4) A paper is accepted for publication by the same Journal,

5) About attendance to RCCNT7,

6) A review article to be published in Radiological Sciences (in Japanese).


1) Following paper was submitted to Intern. J. Hydrogen Energy (IJHE):

 H. Kozima and K. AraiLocal Coherence, Condensation and Nuclear Reaction of Neutrons at Crystal Boundary of Metal Hydrides and Deuterides

   It is a conclusion of the TNCF model that nuclear reactions induced by trapped thermal neutrons in the surface layer are causes of Cold Fusion Phenomenon (CFP). To make this perspective depicted by a model a solid scientific picture, it is necessary to explore physical bases for the model and predict new effects on the bases. One step to this end has just started and this paper is one of these trials.

   To resolve misunderstanding about reproducibility of events in CFP and dispersed values of the parameter n_{n} in the TNCF model it is emphasized in this paper that the optimum condition for CFP depends sensitively on stochastic processes of atoms and molecules in the sample and the value n_{n} of 10^{8} 10^{12} cm^{-3) determined for events in CFP reflects this nature of the phenomenon.


2) The third paper submitted to IJHE (cf. News No.2 (1)) was accepted for publication:

H. Kozima and K. Arai, “Localized Nuclear Transmutation in PdHx Observed by Bockris et al. Revealed a Characteristic of CF Phenomenon


3) Proofreading of the following paper has finished which is to be published in Fusion Technol. Vol.36.

H.    Kozima, K. Arai, M. Fujii, H. Kudoh, K. Yoshimoto and K. Kaki, "Nuclear Reactions in Surface Layers of Deuterated Solids" Fusion Technol. 36, No.3 (1999)

  This is a paper with a length of 8 pages and explains successfully the experimental data showing NT and He generation in the surface layers of cathodes by the TNCF model. We hope that the value of phenomenological approach is correctly understood by many researchers and the result is used positively to promote scientific research of CFP.


4) A paper submitted to Fusion Technol. (cf. News No.4, 1)) was accepted for publication:

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

   In this paper, a possibility of neutron drop formation in surface layers conditioned by the suggested existence of the trapped neutrons and local coherence of neutrons in the boundary layer is shown using concepts of nuclear physics. Exotic nuclei in free space suggested this new idea of a neutron state in solids with characteristic component and structure.

By suggestions of the referees of this paper, I realized a theory by Hora et al. pointing out possible nuclear reactions induced by protons in the proton band in solids. I have remembered the work by T. Chubb et al. in which is misunderstanding of duality characteristic to quantum objects, in my opinion. In the case of nuclear reaction of a particle with another, it should be used the particle view, while in the case of diffraction of a particle with lattice, the wave view. We have been used to read a famous short story “A Case of Mitsuko (photon)” by Prof. S. Tomonaga, which shows the essence of the duality by anecdote and cannot misunderstand it.


5) Attendance to RCCNT7 and a paper to be submitted.

   Prof. N. Samsonenko of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow mailed me information about visa to Russia asking to prepare flight tickets for the Conference. I have bought tickets and am ready for the Conference just waiting documents for VISA. The paper presented is,

 H. Kozima, "Thermal Neutrons and Hydrogen Isotopes in Solids responsible to the Cold Fusion Phenomenon"


6) I have written a review (in Japanese) of CFP for a monthly journal Radiological Science (RS) published by Jitsugyo-Kohosha Inc:

 H. Kozima, “Present Status of Cold Fusion Research.”

   In this review, I have given a perspective of CFP from our viewpoint of the TNCF model and foretold possible applications including radioactivity amelioration and tritium production. Social environment for CFP in Japan is behind those in US, Russia and Italy, which annoyed me very much. However, this publication of my article in RS expressed survival of sound scientific mind in the field of chemistry.