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


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

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  CFRL News No. 38 をお送りします。


1) INE Symposium 2002 (論文募集)と発表予定論文

2) 4th Meeting of Japan CF Research Society (論文募集)

3) “Bubble Fusion”が否定された!

4) 常温核融合現象に関する論文でみる雑誌の科学度


1) INE Symposium 2002 (論文募集)と発表予定論文

INE Symposium 2002 823-24日にSalt Lake City, Utah で開かれます。このシンポジュームに関する情報がHal Foxから送られてきましたので、引用します:

“We 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.”

詳細はHal Fox ( にご連絡ください。なお、昨年のINE Symposium2001の僕の報告はCFRL News No.29, Article 3に掲載しました。.


H. Kozima, J. Warner, C. Salas Cano and J. Dash, “TNCF Model Explanation of Cold Fusion Phenomenon in Surface Layers of Cathodes in Electrolytic Experiments”


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 (論文募集)

Japan CF Research Societyの第4回研究発表会が岩手大学で10月17 – 18日に開かれます。1st announcement が送られてきましたので、転載します。.

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) “Bubble Fusion”が否定された!

   アメリカ物理学会のBob Park が週刊ニュースレターWhat’s Newの最近号July 26, 2002で次のように報じています。先に雑誌“Science” (cf. News No. 33, Article 4)が報じたソノフュージョンを否定する結果が、同じオークリッジOak Ridge国立研究所で得られたとのことです。結果はPhys. Rev. Lettersに掲載されるようです。


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.”


4) Journalism on Cold Fusion Phenomenon

 常温核融合に関する論文を掲載する雑誌が少なくなっていることは、われわれ研究者が痛切に感じていることで、それは先のICCF9でも問題になり、電子版雑誌の案が浮上していることは、ご存知の通りです。しかし最近の傾向には、少しは状況が好転してきたのかと思わせるものが出てきたように思われます。一つは、CFRL News No.37

で報じた11th International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systemsが常温核融合関係の論文を受け入れるために、ICCF9参加者に呼びかけてきたことです。ICCF9を視察したプラズマ核融合研究者Dr. T. Dolanが、常温核融合現象CFPに好意的な反応を示したことに対応するものでしょう。(Cf. News No.36, Article 1.).

もう一つは、日本応用物理学会が発行するJapanese Journal of Applied Physics に、最近いくつかの論文が掲載されていることで、これは同誌の編集委員会と同学会の科学的精神の現れとして、敬意を表したいことです。Il Nuovo Cimento, Fusion Technology, Physics Letters, などの雑誌が、廃刊になったり、編集方針を変えたりしてCFPの論文に門戸を閉ざしてしまった状況では、特に高く評価すべきことだと思います。以下に最近報じられた論文を引用しますが、探せばもっと多くの論文が掲載されているのかもしれません。雑誌の性格上、実験の論文が多いのは仕方がないのでしょうが、科学という共通の場で関連分野の研究者を納得させる努力を続けることが、CFPの研究の正常な発展には不可欠なようです。

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., “Search for multi-body nuclear reactions in metal deuteride induced with ion beam and electrolysis methods,”

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

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

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

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


新しい論文が掲載されました(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."