Cold Fusion Times – As part of the IAP Course on COLD FUSION at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Mitchell Swartz, JET Energy, and Prof. Peter Hagelstein demonstrated cold fusion openly for scientists and engineers. The demonstration was a two day part of the detailed, yet overview, seven day course run by Prof. Hagelstein and Dr. Swartz, and followed the first open demonstrations of cold fusion at MIT in 2003. This JET Energy NANOR(TM) demonstrated a significant energy gain greater than 10, much larger than the previous open demonstration. This exhibition is also remarkable because it confirmed the role of the nanoengineered lattice in enabling the CF/LANR activity. It followed Prof. Hagelstein sharing his breakthrough explanatory theory of cold fusion during the first 5 days.
Note – there does not appear to have been a demonstration to convince skeptics. It was part of a class which appears not to be closely associated with MIT. The location for the demonstration was at MIT. The prior demonstration in 2003 showed an energy gain of 2.3. The power levels are not as high as Rossi is claiming. Detailed technical information has not been published on the 2012 demonstration. From pictures there appeared to be data recorded measurements.
The IAP Short Course (7 days) on Cold Fusion and Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reactions has meticulously developed the salient point that skeptics of cold fusion were wrong, and that scientific theories do exist for understanding the difficult to achieve reactions. Here, on day 3, Prof. Hagelstein demonstrates experimental results proving the role of deuteron flux in PdD hydrides resulting in excess heat accompanied by commensurate de novo helium-4 production, and a visiting engineer from Canada makes a contributory point.
Peter Hagelstein backgroun
Professor Peter L. Hagelstein is a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received the B.S. and the M.S. in 1976, and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1981, from MIT. He was a staff member of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1981 to 1985 before joining the MIT faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1986.
Professor Hagelstein’s early work focused on EUV and soft X-ray lasers, relativistic atomic structure and electron collisional physics, ionic autoionization and dielectronic recombination processes, plasma population kinetics, radiation transport, and large scale physics simulation. He received the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award in 1984 for his innovation and creativity in X-ray laser physics.
His recent efforts have included the invention of semiconductor technology that could allow efficient, affordable production of electricity from a variety of energy sources, as well as continuing investigations of low-energy nuclear reactions. Professor Hagelstein is the co-author of a new textbook, “Introductory Applied Quantum and Statistical Mechanics,” and chaired the Tenth International Conference on Cold Fusion in 2003.