The following guest post was submitted by E-Cat World reader Alain Samoun
The work on piezonuclear reactions of Alberto Carpinteri, professor of structural mechanics at the Polytechnic of Turin, has already been discussed on this site (see: http://www.e-catworld.com/2012/06/more-on-alberto-carpinteris-lenr-theories/ and: http://www.e-catworld.com/2012/06/italian-researchers-call-for-intervention-in-lenr-research-funding/)
It is theorized that in piezonuclear reactions compressing solids can provoke nucleus-splitting reactions without producing γ-rays or nuclear waste. Like LENR, a new phenomena like this, unexplained by current physics becomes a target for the scientific oligarchy which is more interested in preserving its territory and its hierarchical position than in studying and developing new science. It is not an accident then that Carpinteri has been attacked in the same way as Fleischman and Pons were attacked for their results.
A petition to the Italian research minister, started by a nuclear physicist Ezio Puppin, the chief inquisitor in this episode, has been able to strip Carpinteri of his modest research funds: He was asking 2 millions dollars total for 2 years of research at INRIM, the institute where he presides. Compare this to the billions spent on hot fusion and uranium fission research, for example. Also the same inquisitor was able to remove Fabio Cardone, another research physicist in the piezonuclear field, from his nomination to the Italian Council of Science.
Carpinteri said that he will continue nonetheless his curiosity-driven research in piezonuclear reactions at the Turin Polytechnic laboratory.
The following video from RAI TV (in Italian) shows a Carpenteri’s piezonuclear experiments using compression of a granite sample at his lab.
Note that, in the movie, what looks like test tubes, are in fact neutrons detectors that will produce bubbles in the gel inside the tubes.- After the samples fracture, more bubbles appear in the tubes showing more neutrons have been detected. You will also see the appearance of Peter Hagelstein from MIT who gives a short comment.
As Galileo said, “Nevertheless it does turn”
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Request: If any Italian speaker would be able to provide an English translation of the commentary on the video we would be very grateful! Many thanks in advance! Frank.