CFRL English News No. 40 (2002. 9. 20)

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

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   This is the CFRL News (in English) No. 40 for Cold Fusion researchers published by Dr. H. Kozima, now at Physics Department and Low Energy Nuclear Laboratory, Portland State University.

This issue contains following items:

1) JCF4-Morioka Meeting- Program

2) ENS/ANS Joint Meeting (TopFuel 2003) on March 2003 (call for papers)

3) "Energy Technology Data Exchangeh Website

4) gNeutron Drops and Production of Larger Mass-Number Nuclides in Cold Fusion Phenomenon (CFP)h by H. Kozima – A paper to be presented at JCF4


1. JCF4 – Morioka Meeting-– Program

Date and Place: October 17-18, 2002, at Memorial Hall Ichiyu Kaikan, Iwate University, Morioka, Japan

Paper presentation: Oral presentation, 15 min.+ discussion 5 min.,

Language = English or Japanese

Book of abstract: to be distributed at site, also to be available at JCF home page;

Proceedings paper: format = A4, 5 pages limit, 9 point letter (sample will be shown),

Dead line = November 30 (to be sent to Prof. Yamada, Iwate U.) 

PROGRAM: Website;


2. ENS/ANS Joint Meeting on March 2003 (call for papers)

   Following announcement was sent me from the organizing committee of the above Meeting.

gAnnouncing the ENS gTopFuel 2003h/ANS gLWR Fuel Performance Meeting.h

   The American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the European Nuclear Society (ENS) have agreed to bundle their conference activities concerning nuclear fuel. The well established ANS "LWR fuel performance meeting" and the ENS "TopFuel conference" will from now on be jointly held, alternating the location from the USA and Europe.

The first joined conference will be organized by the local nuclear society in Germany, the KTG (Kerntechnische Gesellschaft e.V.) from March 16th to 19th, 2003 at Wurzburg. The program will comprise invited and contributed papers.

Please visit our website for more information:

Abstracts should be sent to before November 4, 2002.g


3. A mail from Swiss on "Energy Technology Data Exchangeh Website

 Dr. Christophe de Reyff of Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) noticed me a Website of "Energy Technology Data Exchangeh in his mail asking me to send him the CFRL News.

   Looking into the Website, I noticed we are in a wide world of exploring energy sources and realized necessity to communicate with researchers in other fields in our research of the cold fusion phenomenon.

   Followings are a part of his mail related with ETDE:

gDo you know ETDE and the ETDEWEB ?

ETDE means "Energy Technology Data Exchange".

It is the largest international Energy Data base worldwide.

Switzerland is one of the 18 ETDE Member Countries and so access to ETDEWEB is free for users in Switzerland.

You can register yourself.

More information on: g


4. gNeutron Drops and Production of Larger Mass-Number Nuclides in Cold Fusion Phenomenon (CFP)h by H. Kozima – A paper to be presented at JCF4


Production of the larger mass-number nuclides in the cold fusion phenomenon (CFP), i.e. nuclear reactions and accompanying events occurring in solids with high densities of hydrogen isotopes in ambient radiation, is investigated from a point of view based on neutron drops formed in the boundary region of materials used in experiments where new nuclides with larger mass numbers than nuclides preexisted in the system were observed.

The neutron drops are formed in the boundary region where neutron Bloch waves in the neutron conduction and valence bands in samples are reflected and where a large density of neutrons is formed by the local coherence of neutron waves with similar energies but different wave number vectors. The large density neutrons in the region results in a state with neutron drops including neutrons and a few protons imbedded in a thin background neutron gas, as shown by numerical simulations in the neutron star matter problem worked out in the early 1970fs.

Existence of lattice nuclei in the CF matter such as PdH or PdD that are absent in the neutron star matter makes a difference in the two cases. Qualitative discussion on the effects of these lattice nuclei is given in favor of formation of neutron drops in CFP that makes the appearance of CFP rather complex than the case of neutron star matter.

Existence of neutron drops and surrounding thin neutron gas gives large effects on the lattice nuclei and minor nuclei in CF matters through the mutual interaction: 1) These nuclei absorb either one neutron, several neutron or a cluster of neutrons and protons to form new nuclides that give nuclear transmutations by decay (NTD), by fission (NTF) or by pure absorption stabilizing without change of nucleon and proton numbers (NTA). 2) The NTF includes productions of tritium, helium-4 and other light nuclei besides production of medium nucleon number nuclides facilitated by fission-barrier lowering. 3) The mutual interaction induces decay-time shortening of unstable nuclides formed through the interaction resulting in gamma-less nuclear reactions in CF materials.

The experimental data sets of NTD (R.T. Bush (1992), Okamoto et al. (1994), Dash et al. (1994), R.T. Bush and Eagleton (1994), Savvatimova et al. (1994), Yamada et al. (1996), Passell (1996),), NTF (Bockris and Minevski (1995), Miley et al. (1996), Mizuno et al. (1996), Ohmori et al. (1997), Yamada et al. (2002)) and NTA (Miguet and Dash (1995), Kopecek and Dash (1996), Warner and Dash (2000), Yamada et al. (2002), Iwamura et al. (2002)) and decay-time shortening (R.T. Bush (1992, 40K), Savvatimova et al. (1994, 107Pd), Dash et al. (2002, 238U) are evidences of these reactions only explained by the assumed mutual interaction between pre-existing nuclides and formed neutron drops in the surface layers of CF matters.