Overview of Theoretical and Experimental Progress in Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) at CERN

CERN will have a Colloquium on the topic – Overview of Theoretical and Experimental Progress in Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR)

An overview will be given on the main progress made –since March 1989- through experimental/theoretical studies on thermal/nuclear anomalies observed in forced interactions of Hydrogen isotopes (H, D), in non-equilibrium conditions, with pure or alloyed materials (mainly Palladium, Nickel).

Most of the experiments used electrolytic environments at moderate temperatures (20-50°C). More recently, gas environments have been used at higher temperatures (between 200-400°C and even temperatures between 500-900°C have been employed).

Specific nanostructures have begun to play a crucial role both in basic studies as well as in, recently claimed, technological/industrial applications.

A plethora of theoretical models have been proposed to explain several experimental anomalies in LENR. A brief description of a weak interaction model shall be presented that claims to explain almost ALL of the anomalous effects found so far.

Francesco Celani and Yogendra Srivastava are the presenters. Celani is a physicist with the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics, and Srivastave is an emeritus professor of physics at Indiana University.

Nextbigfuture has covered the work of Celani before.

In July 2011, Celani stated that he is researching on nanoparticles deposited on thin and long strings of Pd, in Deuterium atmosphere.

He states he is getting 400/W/g at 500°C with good reproducibility.
He has worked also with Ni strings in Hydrogen atmosphere and he is getting an efficiency of 1800W/g at 900°C, but with difficulties in reproducibility.

Energycatalyzer3.com – Francesco Celani stated that he has created low energy nuclear reactions similar to those achieved in Andrea Rossi’s fusor. Celani told participants at the Coherence 2011 Cold Fusion Conference in Rome on December 14 that he had conducted cold fusion experiments using nickel and hydrogen. The ecatfusion.com blog stated that Celani said he was able to create a “cold fusion cell” that yielded 200% excess thermal energy.

Celani is a leading Italian physicist who works at his country’s National Institute of Nuclear Physics (Italy’s equivalent of Los Alamos). He is also vice president of the International Society for Condensed Matter Nuclear Sciences.

Celani’s interest in cold fusion is well known, he is a member of Cold Fusion Energy Inc, a consortium of physicists working to research and commercialize cold fusion. He has also worked as with Japanese researcher Yoshiaki Arata another member of the consortium who has been doing similar research in Japan.

Andrea Rossi has described Celani as a competitor and turned down his request for scientific examination of the e-cat. In a radio interview in April Celani said he thinks e-cat is for real but also believes that Rossi’s research could be flawed.

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