Interview with Dr. Brian Ahern. Dr. Ahern is a physicist with an undergraduate degree from MIT whose later work focused on exploring BCS-theory and superconductivity. In 2012, he issued an in-depth report on nano-scale cold fusion for the Electric Power Research Institute. Earlier this year the open-source Martin Fleischman Memorial Project added Brian to their global-coalition of researchers and experimentalists who are working to bring an open-source cold fusion solution to the world. He was also a featured lecturer at this year’s 2014 MIT LENR Colloquium – an annual event hosted by Drs. Mitchell Schwarz & Peter Hagelstein. His presentation focused on the relationship between excess heat and nano-magnetism.
0.min-10.min: Brian’s thesis on high-temperature superconductors; Brian’s interest in LENR; Keith Johnson; technical problems inherent to high-temperature superconductors; distorted electron orbitals and cooperative oscillatory modes; Stanislaw Ulam’s model of non-linear anharmonic oscillators
10.min-20.min: Energy localization; Arata and nano-particles; new energetics at nano-scale; nano-particles and anharmonic collective modes; collective vortex-like orbital effects; super-ferromagnetism at the nano-scale; Don Hotson and the Dirac Sea; magnetic vortices as negative-energy transducers/transformers
20.min-30.min: Self-organization; spintronics; anharmonic modes on all scales; chaos theory; vibration and chemical bonding in living systems; order out of chaos at 5-10 nano-meter scale; incredible enzyme efficiency; pulsing and increased power output; Arthur Manelas’ free energy vacuum battery; validating over-unity; replicating Floyd Sweet; cold transformer indicative of new physics
30.min-42.min: Pulsing nano-systems; providing Martin Fleischman Memorial Project with engineered nano-particles; 2014 MIT LENR Colloquium; Mizuno’s new experiment; fractalizing nano-particle surface with pulsed glow discharge; Mizuno’s history with LENR; applying energetic self-organizing collective modes to various electromagnetic systems; the mysteries of magnetism; new ELFORSK report on and tests of Rossi’s E-Cat; the reality of LENR and repeatability
Towards the end of the interview Ahern and Maguire talk about the report we are all waiting for. Ahern says that he, like everyone else is waiting for the results of that report and that his understanding is that study is being funded by the Swedish energy institute Elforsk (who funded the 2012-13 study) to the tune of 500,000 Euros, and that the condition of the funding was that the report must be published whatever the results — the researchers were not allowed just to sit on the results. Ahern says that if the results show a COP of 2 at kW levels, that would be a ‘goldrush moment.’
Ahern has been involved in many experiments over the years which have convinced him of the reality of LENR. Recently, also, Andrea Rossi has mentioned that a team at Industrial Heat has reproduced LENR based on patents from Ahern.
Ahern describes some of the experimental work he has been involved in over the years and talks about some of his theoretical conclusions regarding the origin of the LENR effect, which he considers stem from an eletromagnetic interactions (not nuclear ones). His perspective is that heat is something of an unwanted by-product of the reactions, and the really important thing is to find ways to harness the electomagnetics to produce electricity.