In 2008 I became interested in the claims of Black Light founder, Randel Mills, regarding a new state of catalyst bound hydrogen he named the hydrino. This was when Rowan Univercity confirmed an anomalous amount of heat energy was being generated by a reactor full of hydrogen and a customized skeletal catalyst called Rayney nickel. I remain a fence sitter regarding the Mills theory VS researchers like Arata who also claims anomalous heat released in his Pd nanopowders also based on theoretical forms of condensed hydrogen such as “hydrogen clusters” or the isotope “deuterium ice”, or Naudts “relativistic hydrogen” or the team of Haisch and Model who also point to a synthetic form of skeletal catalyst based on Casimir effect that uses hydrogen caught in what they term a “Casimir-Lamb pinch”.
Cold Fusion is an inappropriate term, as accurately described by Steven Krivet in a recent article ” Cold Fusion is Neither” cold or fusion. He provides the background history and ongoing research before throwing his support solely behind the Widom Larsen theory (2006). I also believe the Widom Larsen theory has strong merit but not to the exclusion of other theories … Read more
Casimir effect explains why 2 conductive but uncharged paralell plates are attracted together and it explains stictions forces that causes nano geometry devices to clump together frustrating research efforts to design mechanical devices at this scale. The present theory of Casimir effect is based on longer wavelength vacuum fluctuations which are physically too long to exist between the closely spaced Casimir plates. It is … Read more
A relativistic interpretation of Casimir effect represents an enabling step for the numerous claims of excess heat in LENR. It provides the energy required by other theories to produce nuclear energy or ash less chemistry. One very plausible hypothesis for this 2nd step was recently presented by Jones Beene on the Vortex mailing list and is shown below. … Read more
Numerous papers have been published on anomalous heat generated by reactions between atomic gases and catalysts or nano powders. The reactions remain the subject of intense research and controversey spread across several fields of research. LENR, cold fusion, solid state systems used by Arata in Japan or Mills at Black Light Power. Most of these researchers … Read more