Highlights of the 15th Cold Fusion – Condensed Matter Nuclear Science Conference

139 page pdf with Abstracts from the condensed matter nuclear science conference (Oct 5-9, 2009 in Rome).

On page 43 of the abstracts

Does Gas Loading Produce Anomalous Heat?

David A. Kidwell, Allison E. Rogers, Kenneth Grabowski, and David Knies
Chemistry Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375;
Materials Science and Technology Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375

Simple pressurization of nanosized palladium with deuterium appears to be a simpler and more rapid method to generate anomalous heat compared to electrolytic systems. A survey of the literature indicates that palladium particles less than 2 nm in size can obtain a Pd/D loading near one at modest deuterium pressure. In hundreds of reactions, we have routinely prepared palladium nanoparticles inside an aluminosilicate matrix and have found that these systems produce up to 8 fold more heat with deuterium compared to hydrogen. Furthermore, a characteristic signature of a pressurization reaction is its reversibility — the heat released upon pressurization should be absorbed upon evacuation. This reversibility is observed with hydrogen but not deuterium. Although we are still seeking conventional explanations for this excess heat, the anomalous heat does not appear to be explained by impurities in the deuterium gas nor other simple chemical or physical sources. The selection and preparation of the particles, the experimental set-up, and results will be discussed.

On page 37, more work from Arata. Arata had previously published some of the best results in cold fusion. Where excess heat was generated even without heat being added.

Y. Arata, Y.C. Zhang, and X.F. Wang
Center for Advanced Science and Innovation, Osaka University
2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan

In this paper, A new type “Solid Fusion Reactor” has been developed to test the existence of solid state nuclear fusion (“ Solid Fusion”): reproducible experiments have been made at room temperature and without external power input. Both of the energy and Helium generation affected by the reactor structure, gas flow rate, powder weight, and cooling condition were studied. Deuterium gas loading processes of two types of nanomaterial (ZrO2Pd35 and ZrO2Ni30Pd5) were studied respectively in this paper. The results showed the energy produced in ZrO2Ni30Pd5 is higher than in ZrO2Pd35. Helium as an important evidence of solid-state fusion was detected by mass analyzer “QMS”. As result, “ Solid Fusion” has been confirmed by the helium existence, and then we developed the Helium production system.

Previous Articles

Article 1 about Arata experiment with reproducible cold fusion excess heat

Article 2 about Arata experiment with reproducible cold fusion excess heat. The amount of excess heat was a lot.

Neutron tracks detected in conjuction with cold fusion experiments. There was some replication of the Arata excess heat and there excess heat produced in the replication but not as much as Arata.

A recent 60 minutes television segment was favorable to the science in cold fusion.