CFRL English News No. 71       (2008. 8. 6)

Cold Fusion Research Laboratory (Japan) by 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 radiationh belonging to Solid-State Nuclear Physics (SSNP) or Condensed Matter Nuclear Science (CMNS).

    This is the CFRL News (in English) No. 71 for Cold Fusion researchers published by Dr. H. Kozima, now at the Cold Fusion Research Laboratory, Shizuoka, Japan.

This issue contains following items:

1. Agenda of ICCF14 (August 10 – 15, 2008, Washington D.C., USA) was released.

2. Two Papers from CFRL will be presented at ICCF14

3. On the Recent Trend of the Cold Fusion Research.


1. Agenda of ICCF14 (August 10 – 15, 2008, Washington D.C., USA) was released.

A letter was sent to participants of ICCF14 from Trinh Lieu by the names of Dave Nagel and Mike Melich as follows.


Dear Colleagues,

 Here are the current agenda and three letters for ICCF-14, one each for oral presenters, poster presenters and session chairmen.  Some of you will serve multiple functions, in which case more than one of the letters is addressed to you.


Preparations for the conference are generally going well.  The meeting planning company is most helpful.  Arrangements with the hotel and various contractors are developing nicely.  This agenda could work out very well, thanks to you.  And, we expect over 150 registrants for the conference.


The Hyatt parent corporation imposed a renovation on the hotel, which became known to us and to the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill only after we signed the contract for ICCF-14.  The hotel management is working hard to make our stay there pleasant and productive.  The primary location of the renovation is in the entrance and lobby.  However, both are certainly working well.  Our meeting rooms and the sleeping rooms are unaffected by the renovation.  So, there is nothing to worry about, although we do not want your first impression of the conference hotel to be unnecessarily negative.


With best regards,


Dave Nagel and Mike Melich


Agenda attached to this letter is posted at CFRL website;



2. Two Papers from CFRL will be presented at ICCF14

   We will present two papers at ICCF14 as posters on August 14, 2008, (1) on the complexity in the cold fusion phenomenon (CFP) and (2) on the nuclear transmutations in cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE):

(1) H. Kozima, gComplexity in the Cold Fusion Phenomenon,h

(2) H. Kozima and H. Date, gNuclear Transmutations in Polyethylene (XLPE) Films and Water Tree Generation in Themh


The paper (1) treats various phases of the CFP observed in these 18 year revealing complexity. It is interesting to notice that Haiko Lietz analyzed the experimental data sets of excess energy generation summarized in the book by E. Storms and confirmed existence of the inverse-power law with an exponent b = – 1 while we have already found the law for data by McKubre et al. (b = – 1) and by Dash et al. (b = – 2). In addition to this law, we have shown that there are several characteristic features of complexity in such classic works as those by Fleischmann et al., De Ninno et al., McKubre et al. and Dash et al. and others obtained until now. The result presented in this paper clearly shows that a point of view based on the complexity is effective to investigate science of the CFP in both protium and deuterium systems as a whole.

The paper (2) treats an excellent experimental data sets of nuclear transmutation in XLPE obtained by Kumazawa et al. and in phenanthrene (C14H10) obtained by Mizuno et al. These two data sets are characteristic that the nuclear transmutation occurs in systems without transition metals and deuterium. If we want to explain the CFP in protium and deuterium systems from a unified point of view, these data sets will give us some essential keys to understand the science of the CFP in addition to the point of view based on the complexity taken in the paper (1).

Preprint of papers (1) and (2) are published as Reports of CFRL (Cold Fusion Research Laboratory) 8-1, and 8-2 (2008) and posted at CFRL website;

3. On the Recent Trend of the Cold Fusion Research.

 First, it is necessary to realize on what kind of view we work in this field of the cold fusion phenomenon (CFP). An approach to the CFP targeting at the reactions;

d + d = 4He + phonons,

and similar reactions among deuterons is surely a possible route to reach the final goal of the science of the CFP putting protium systems aside at first. However, it is a scientific stage of investigation of the CFP now and should open our eyes to various routes of approach not confining ourselves to a specific route. And also we have to be modest to listen to opinions from outside of our community that is composed of few experts in each specific fields of science.

   Another point I have noticed in the recent theoretical works is ambiguity in their points of view. As I asked to distinguish conceptual discrimination among (1) hypothesis, (2) model and (3) theory in Appendix B of my book (The Science of the Cold Fusion Phenomenon, Elsevier, 2006, ISBN-10: 0-080- 45110-1), it is essential to understand nature of a theoretical work. A hypothesis and a model are based on experimental data and will be accepted only in the community (or a part of the community) in which the experimental data are believed in to be true. On the other hand, a theory should be based on fundamental principles supposed to be accepted by almost all scientists. Then, the theory is universal and effective to make communication with scientists outside of our community who are generally skeptical to experimental data sets obtained and believed in cold fusion researchers. The positive estimation of excess heat measurement in the DOE Report 2004 is a good signal.

   As I discussed in my book also, there is a conceptual barriers between the cold fusion community and mainstream scientists mainly based on the lack of theoretical explanation for the cold fusion phenomenon. If we can supply new theoretical tools to understand curious events in the CFP outside of their understanding, there will born a new field of science between solid-state physics and nuclear physics at present. We hope the day will come soon when the CFP is discussed in physics and chemistry conferences on solid-state physics, nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry.