CFRL English News No.５ (October 10, 1999)
Cold Fusion Research Laboratory Prof. Hideo Kozima
This is CFRL News (in English) No.５translated from Japanese version published for friend researchers of Cold Fusion Research Laboratory directed by Dr. H. Kozima.
In this issue, there is following items.
1) G.H. Miley’s plan accepted by NERI (Nuclear Energy Research Initiative) Project of DOE, USA advance noticed in the previous issue.
2) An article about Fleischmann and Pons in the Journal Time “The Century’s Greatest Minds 100”. 4th issue.
3) A review article H. Kozima, “Cold Fusion Research Today” (in Japanese) appeared in Radiological Sciences ,
4) About RCCNT7.
1) A plan “Scientific Feasibility Study of Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions for Nuclear Waste Amelioration” by G.H. Miley of Illinois University was accepted as one of 45 plans in the 1999 NERI Project with a budget 190 M dollars (by information of Mr. K. Matsui of Institute of Energy Synthetic Technology and Mr. H. Yamamoto of Yamaha motors Co. Inc.). The NERI Project is explained in its home page (http://neri.ne.doe.gov/）as follows: ”to address and help overcome the principal technical and scientific obstacles to the future use of nuclear energy in the United States.”
Budget of 1999 fiscal year was decided on May 7, 1999 and the above plan of G.H. Miley was accepted as above. The experimental work by G.H. Miley and his collaborators has been performed for several years as one of programs with Patterson Power Cell (PPC) including the excess heat and nuclear transmutation. We remember clearly the scene of radioactivity decrease in a couple of hours broadcast in ABC news “Good Morning America” on June 11, 1997.
The experimental data on the PPC including those of nuclear transmutation by Miley et al. are consistently explained by the TNCF model and the result has been published in our papers and books appeared in Cold Fusion, Fusion Technology, Proceedings of ICCFs and others. In this meaning, the Miley’s work is rather an achievement of CF society. The endeavor kept for several years by Miley in editing Fusion Technology with an open gate for CF and in experimenting himself with PPC should, however, be highly estimated. I have noticed that his Institution is written as Low Energy Nuclear Reaction Laboratory, University of Illinois in recent publication.
It is well known that many patents have been issued in these several years as reported in Elemental Energy (Cold Fusion) and the NERI project will give large influences on the commercial and technological phases of application of the cold fusion phenomenon.
It should be remembered that one of pioneers of NT in CF phenomenon is J.O’M. Bockris reported his result in Infinite Energy although it was in somewhat incomplete form.
2) A popular magazine Time is reporting a special issues The Century’s Greatest Minds 100. In its fourth issue (Time March 29, 1999 p.111), there is an article about Fleischmann and Pons as follows:
“The century gave us scientific superstars like Freud and Einstein, but it also produced its share of ---cranks ---
Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann
Producing energy through nuclear fusion is easy enough to do‐provided you have a reactor that can generate temperatures hotter than the sun’s. If you could somehow achieve fusion at room temperature, you’d have an unlimited source of power that could retire petroleum, nuclear and solar energy for good.
In 1989 chemists B. Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announced to great fanfare that they had done just that, building a bench-top fusion percolator made up of two electrodes and a slug of heavy water. But Pons and Fleischmann were vague about how their “cold fusion” reactor worked, and when other scientists tried to duplicate the pair’s results, they got mostly cold water for their trouble.
The University of Utah, which held the patent on the process, allowed it to lapse, and cold fusion fell from view. Pons and Fleischmann repaired to Europe to continue their work‐separately and quietly. “(Tom Smart‐Gamma Liaison)
This article should be written by an author written left to the sentence（cited at the end of the above citation in the parenthesis）and is not based on facts revealed by scientific procedures. We have, however, to recognize a real situation of CF research accepted in society as this. I hope the NERI project introduced in 1) will change atmosphere around CF research in the world and a safe and economical energy source will develop on the CF phenomenon.
3) A review article, H. Kozima, “Present Status of Cold Fusion Research!” (1) and (2) (in Japanese), will appear in a monthly journal Radiological Sciences No.9 and 10 (1999). In this review, I emphasized that the experimental facts obtained in hydrated and deuterated solids have peculiarity inconsistent with the initially supposed d-d reactions in free space and should be explained by ideas with some new factor (so-called missing factor) not noticed before. The explanation of the CF phenomenon and the TNCF model is compact and clear and is recommended to readers who are familiar with them. It is desirable to have correct perspective of the CF phenomenon at present to promote project on the line took up in NERI project.
4) RCCNT7（Sept.26‐Oct.3,1999, Sochi, Russia）
I have planned to attend the Conference (The Seventh Russian Conference on Cold Nuclear Transmutation) and sent Registration fee and bought flight tickets. Unfortunately, the official invitation with authorized seal arrived a week before departure by fax and was too late to get visa from Russian Embassy in Tokyo with a normal procedure. There are also difficulties in transportation in Moscow from International Airport to Domestic and vice versa to have flights to Sochi and to Tokyo. Those difficult circumstances in the present Russia prevented to attend the Conference and I could only send by e-mail my paper H. Kozima, “Thermal Neutrons and Hydrogen Isotopes in Solids Responsible to the Cold Fusion Phenomenon”
This paper will be sent by airmail with figures to be published in the Proceedings.
Next issue of this News in English (No. 6) will be sent next month.