CFRL English News No. 60       (2005. 2. 20)

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

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   CFP (Cold Fusion Phenomenon) stands for gnuclear reactions and accompanying events occurring in solids with high densities of hydrogen isotopes (H and/or D) in ambient radiation.h


   This is the CFRL News (in English) No. 60 for Cold Fusion researchers published by Dr. H. Kozima, now at the Cold Fusion Research Laboratory, Shizuoka, Japan.

This issue contains following items:

1.    gCold Fusion Phenomenon and Solid State-Nuclear Physicsh Proc. ICCF11 (to be published)

2.    gNatureh printed letters gcold fusionh after a long silence of 15 years.

3.    Long waited Proc. ICCF10 will be published by this summer

4.    Publishing the 60th Issue of the gCold Fusion Research Laboratory Newsh


1.  H. Kozima, gCold Fusion Phenomenon and Solid State-Nuclear Physicsh Proc. ICCF11 (to be published)

The above paper by the author was sent to Dr. J.-P. Biberian, Chairman of the 11th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, to be published in the Proceedings of this conference. In this paper, the author has shown that the cold fusion phenomenon (CFP) is an object of the science of complexity occurring in such complex solids as transition-metal deuterides with complex structures using two rules found in this controversial field, the gstability effecth in nuclear transmutation and the ginverse power lawh in the excess power generation.

The manuscript of the paper will be posted at CFRL website and only the summary of the paper is cited below.

Summary of the paper gCold Fusion Phenomenon and Solid State-Nuclear Physicsh Proc. ICCF11, (to be published).

gThe cold fusion phenomenon (CFP) is investigated in wide perspective of modern physics including physics of transition-metal hydrides, nuclear physics and the science of complexity using quantum mechanics. Characteristics of CFP including the stability effect in nuclear transmutation and the inverse power law of excess power generation are consistently explained using concepts of the cf-matter presented by the present author.h

2DgNatureh printed letters gcold fusionh after a long interval of 15 years.

After a long silence since 1989 when they ventured to publish the paper hObservation of Cold Nuclear Fusion in Condensed Matter", (Nature Vol.338, 737, 1989) by S. Jones et al. and other related ones, the Nature broke its silence about the cold fusion phenomenon publishing an article on the DOE Report-2004 by Geoff Brumfiel.

In this article, Brumfiel reports objectively the conclusion written in the Report and the Nature does not show any appetite to publish papers on this valuable theme again. We cite the main part of Brumfielfs report below.

Published online: 02 December 2004; | doi:10.1038/news041129-11

US review rekindles cold fusion debate

Geoff Brumfiel

Energy panel split over whether experiments produced power.

Claims of cold fusion are intriguing, but not convincing. That is the conclusion of an 18-member scientific panel tasked with reviewing research in the area.
@The findings, which were released on 1 December by the US Department of Energy, rekindle a 15-year-old debate over whether nuclear fusion can occur at room temperature.
@According to the report, the panel was "split approximately evenly" on the question of whether cold experiments were actually producing power in the form of heat. But members agreed that there is not enough evidence to prove that cold fusion has occurred, and they complained that much of the published work was poorly documented.
@The review is a positive step for the field of cold fusion, according to David Nagel at George Washington University in Washington DC, who co-authored the summary of cold-fusion work that the panel reviewed. "Most scientists think that cold fusion is laughable, but when the dust settled, the researchers reviewing our work were evenly split," he says.
@Others remain skeptical, however. "It is astonishing that the panel didn't find cold fusion convincing after almost 15 years of additional research," says Bob Park, a professor of physics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and author of Voodoo Science, a book about junk science. Park says that although the quality of research has improved, no one should buy into cold fusion just yet.

Pons and Fleischmann's claims were quickly debunked by other scientists, who pointed out numerous experimental errors in the measurements. But the idea of cold fusion lives on in movies and science fiction, and among a small cadre of researchers.
@Those researchers finally caught the ear of the US energy secretary, Spencer Abraham, who commissioned the review in August 2003 from the department's science directorate.
@Although the reviewers remained skeptical, they were nearly unanimous in their opinion that the energy department should fund well-thought-out proposals for cold fusion. Nagel says that he expects many in the long neglected field to submit research plans in the coming months. "I will be among them," he adds

3.   Long waited Proc. ICCF10 may be published by this summer

We have been longing to see the Proceedings of ICCF10 held in August of 2003 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. This delay of publication should be caused by noncooperation of some authors of papers to be published in the Proceedings. It is desirable to have publication in an appropriate timing. Cooperation of all authors to make publication as soon as possible is surly welcomed by whole scientific community. From several sources, we can expect its publication by this summer.


4. Publishing the 60th Issue of the gCold Fusion Research Laboratory Newsh

It has elapsed almost six years since the publication of the first issue of this news in June, 1999. The pace of the publication was about ten issues a year in average. The articles published in this newsletter cover mainly the history of our work in these six years and a part of outstanding experimental facts and international conferences but could not claim to cover whole area of the cold fusion phenomenon.

About our work, main articles are introduction of quantum mechanical investigations on fundamental premises used in the successful TNCF model (trapped neutron catalyzed fusion model) compiled in the book gDiscovery of the Cold Fusion Phenomenonh published in 1998 from Ohtake Shuppan Inc., Tokyo. In this process, the investigation evolved from gOn Exotic Nucleus and a Possibility of Neutron Cluster Formationh(No.2) to gCF-Matter and the Cold Fusion Phenomenonh (No.52, Proc. ICCF10). And also, it is emphasized that there are discoveries of such rules or laws in this field as the gstability effecth in nuclear transmutation and the ginverse power lawh in the excess power generation described in the papers to be published in Proc. ICCF10 and ICCF11.

In the phase of the whole field of CFP, a few topics at the time have been introduced; the Case cell with porous carbon cathodes coated with Pd (No. 1), Zn generation in Pd-D2 gas and Pd-H2 gas system by X.Z. Li (No.21), and Experimental results in Ni-H system by Campari et al. (No.26) are examples. Main efforts were, however, put on the introduction of international conferences on CFP to give general idea of papers presented there. In general, topics in this field are apt to concentrate at single-shot experimental results disconnected from previous works. The fundamental policy of this News is to look experimental data as a whole from old to recent ones. We have to investigate CFP as a whole and find out fundamental factors governing processes resulting in such a complex and wonderful events in this phenomenon.

It is somewhat sad to remember the unattained purpose gto improve communications between the Cold Fusion community and the scientific world at largeh written as one of purposes of the ICCF8. The author have been working in this field with the same purpose from the beginning of his research in CFP. We hope this final purpose will be attained in near future.

We, researchers of CFP, should not be complacent to ask understanding of the phenomenon from others and scientists outside CFP research should be more humble for experimental facts in this field.