CFRL English News No. 38 (2002. 8. 10)

Item 4 was revised on Nov. 12, 2002.

Cold Fusion Research Laboratory (Japan) Dr. Hideo Kozima, Director

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   This is the CFRL News (in English) No. 38 for Cold Fusion researchers published by Dr. H. Kozima, now at Physics Department and the Low Energy Nuclear Laboratory, Portland State University.

This issue contains following items.

1) INE Symposium 2002 (Call for Papers) & A Paper to be Presented There

2) 4th Meeting of Japan CF Research Society (Call for Papers)

3) gBubble Fusionh Denied

4) Journalism on Cold Fusion Phenomenon


1) INE Symposium 2002 (Call for Papers) and A Paper to be Presented There

INE Symposium 2002 will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 23-24, 2002. Following is the information about this Symposium sent from Hal Fox:

gWe have special rates at Quality Inn in downtown Salt Lake City where the conference will be held. The conference costs $100 for advanced registration and $150 at the door.h

Contact with Hal Fox ( for more information on this Symposium. My report of the INE 2001 held last year was published in CFRL News No.29, Article 3.

Following paper will be presented at INE Symposium 2002.

H. Kozima, J. Warner, C. Salas Cano and J. Dash, gTNCF Model Explanation of Cold Fusion Phenomenon in Surface Layers of Cathodes in Electrolytic Experimentsh


Isotope concentration changes and distorted surface topographies were observed by J. Dash et al. over the last ten years in the surface layers of cathodes after prolonged electrolytic experiments. These results can now easily be understood in terms of the "trapped neutron" catalyzed fusion (TNCF) model, which invokes no more than standard nuclear physics and the natural susceptibility of background neutrons in the laboratory to initiate spontaneous nuclear transmutations by thermal absorption. The material of the electrodes exhibited intricate and visible microscopic patterns in the areas where the altered isotope concentrations, which we postulate were caused by nuclear transmutation (NT), had been detected. In the experiments where new elements were found or where the concentrations of the host electrodes' isotope ratios were scrambled excess heat was generally given off as well, in amounts that were very tiny but statistically significant and certainly incommensurate with any enthalpies that could be attributed to ordinary chemical processes.  The products of nuclear transmutation are explained either by decays of the cathode element nuclei with one higher mass number than original (nuclear transmutation by decay, or NT_{D}) or by fissions of these nuclei with several more mass numbers (nuclear transmutation by fission, or NT_{F}). The model analyzed two cases of quantitative changes of isotope ratios in Ti and Pd cathodes. The result shows that a semi-quantitative explanation of the experimental data sets as a whole is possible with reasonable values of the adjustable parameter in the model;

n_{n} = 1.25 ~ 10^{13} cm^{-3} (Ti),

n_{n} » 4 ~ 10^{12} cm^{-3} ( Pd).

For the characteristic surface topography with pits and craters of diameters » 1 µm, a possible semi-quantitative explanation is given by explosions of tiny spheres (droplets) locally heated by nuclear reactions in the droplet with the parameter given above.


2) 4th Meeting of Japan CF Research Society (Call for Papers)

The 4th Meeting of Japan CF Research Society will be held at Iwate University, Morioka City, a Capital of Iwate Prefecture in northern part of mainland Japan on October 17 – 18, 2002. Here is a 1st announcement of the Meeting from the President of the JCF (Japan CF Research Society).


Dear JCF members and related researchers:

  The next JCF meeting JCF4 is now arranged by Prof. H. Yamada and his staff to be held on October 17-18, 2002 at Iwate University, Japan. This is the first circular to call for paper. At the last ICCF9 meeting at Tsinghua University, Beijing China, we have seen some exciting results of experiments which would bring a break-through for CF phenomena to win citizenship among established scientific societies. In the coming JCF4 meeting, we can expect rapid progress in experiments and theory toward break-through.

Please be ready to attend JCF4 and inform people around you.


JCF4 Meeting (The 4th Meeting of Japan CF-Research Society):

Date: October 17-18, 2002

Place: Ichiyu-Kaikan, Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University, Morioka-city, Japan

Registration fee:@5,000 yen

Reception fee: 5,000 yen


Abstract: A4 free format, one page in English must be sent to JCF-office

(Takahashi-lab., Osaka University:

via attached file of e-mail, before the dead line of September 13, 2002.


Proceedings paper: A4 5-pages limit, 9-point letter in English and free format, should be sent before the dead line of November 30, possibly via attached file of e-mail, to


Presentation: 20-25 min oral presentation by either English or Japanese.


Local host: Prof. Hiroshi Yamada, Iwate University (e-mail: above)


Akito Takahashi, Professor

Department of Nuclear Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering,

Osaka University, Yamadaoka 2-1, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871 Japan


Fax: 81-6-6879-7889

Tel: 81-6-6879-7890



3) gBubble Fusionh Denied

   Bob Park of APS (American Physical Society) reported follows in his periodical gWhatfs Newh on July 26, 2002 that a paper to be published in Phys. Rev. Letters denied the confirmation of gbubble fusionh reported by the Journal gScienceh (cf. News No. 33, Article 4).


In March, against the advice of physicists, Science published an article by Taleyarkan et al. claiming to get fusion out of sonoluminescence (WN 1 Mar 02).  Two experienced nuclear physicists, D. Shapira and M.J. Saltmarsh, using better neutron detection in the same apparatus, said there was no evidence of fusion.  Science refused to hold up publication of the Taleyarkan paper until the Shapira and Saltmarsh findings could accompany it, or even add a note warning that there were contrary results.  Not to worry!  The Shapira and Saltmarsh paper is about to come out in Physical Review Letters, and is expected to directly refute the Taleyarkan et al. paper.  And in this week's Nature, a letter by Didenko and Suslick seemed to rule out bubble fusion entirely.  Reactions of gases trapped inside bubbles soak up so much energy that bubble temperatures could never get close to the threshold for fusion.h


4) Journalism on Cold Fusion Phenomenon

by Hideo Kozima

   We, cold fusion researchers, know well recent atmosphere surrounding us, especially disappearance of periodical journals accepting our papers on CFP. In this situation, we feel sprouts of small buds of scientific conscience in several movements. One is the g11th International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systemsh as reported in the News No.37 (Article 1) opened its gate for cold fusion researches in accordance with the positive evaluation of CFP by a hot fusionist Dr. T. Dolan at ICCF9 (Cf. News No.36, Article 1.).

   It is noticed the scientific conscience of the Editorial Board of Japan Society of Applied Physics has been accepting cold fusion papers without bias. Recent papers published in its Japanese Journal of Applied Physics as listed below show clearly that there is surviving a scientific spirit rare and precious in the Journal. It is a remarkable insight of the Editorial Board and Society itself to keep its door open for new interdisciplinary field as CFP after such Journals as Il Nuovo Cimento, Fusion Technology, Physics Letters, and others disappeared or closed their gates to CF papers;

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Vol. 41 (2002) pp. 4642-4650. Y. Iwamura et al., "Elemental Analysis of Pd Complexes: Effects of D2 Gas Permeation"

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Vol.41 (2002) pp.1546-1556, Y. Isobe et al., gSearch for multi-body nuclear reactions in metal deuteride induced with ion beam and electrolysis methods,h

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Vol.41 (2002), pp.866-870, Y. Isobe et al.,  gMethod for analyzing 4He in a deuterium atmosphere using a high-resolution quadrupole mass spectrometerh

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Vol.40 (2001) pp.7031-7046, A. Takahashi et al., gProduction of stable isotopes by selective channel photo-fission of Pd,h

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Vol.40 (2001) pp.7047-7051, M. Ohta et al., gAnalysis of 235U fission by selective channel scission modelh

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Vol.40 (2001) pp.989-991, T. Mizuno, T. Akimoto, T. Ohmori, A. Takahashi, H. Yamada and H. Numata, gNeutron Evolution from a Palladium Electrode by Alternative Absorption Treatment of Deuterium and Hydrogenh


New paper published (Nov. 12, 2002):

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Vol.41 (2002) pp.6180-6183, R.A. Oriani and J.C. Fisher, "Generation of Nuclear Trucks during Electrolysis."

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Vol.41 (2002) pp. pp. L1181-L1183, A. Arapi, S. Narita, R. Ito, N. Sato, M. Itagaki and H. Yamada, "New Element Production on/in Deuterated and Hydrated Palladium Electrodes by DC Glow Discharge."