LENR and the Long March into Forgetfulness (Axil Axil)

The following post has been submitted by Axil Axil

From the times of Tesla in the 1890s, Cold fusion has been discovered and then forgotten and then later rediscovered in a tragic cycle of frustration and forgetfulness. Tesla may have been the first. There is a persistent urban legend about Nikola Tesla. The prolific Serbian inventor who claimed that his greatest achievement, the achievement that he was most proud of, was not alternating current or the radio, but a high voltage tube which could produce energy and transmute materials. This story has usually been dismissed as nonsense, a product of a demented mind. Now in the light of our emerging LENR experience, this fantastic tale might well have been true after all.

Tesla claimed “nature has stored up in the universe infinite energy” (Columbia College lecture. New York. May 20, 1891). Tesla demonstrated the “carbon button lamp” a spherical gas discharge device in public lectures (London 1892, then at Philadelphia 1893, vs. Patent 4,546.22118911). Those who witnessed this wonder exclaimed “how is he doing that?” Others failed to believe the witness of their own eyes. “There was a stampede in the two upper galleries and they all rushed out. They thought it was some part of the devil’s work.”

Tesla was only the first of many. There then came Henry Moray, Joe Papp, Janos Jakkel, Edwin Gray, Ken Shoulders…All these men and many more have discovered LENR and let this precious secret pass through their fingers like the grains of sand through an hour glass, as the fleeting days of their lives. Generation after generation the secrets of cold fusion have appeared and been eventually forgotten. Mostly, because these men of invention did not understand cold fusion in the least, but some because of greed and the desire for fame and acclaim, but almost all because they failed to share their knowledge to keep those precious hard won insights alive after these special men were gone.

Cold fusion is more than just the production of energy, this mysterious mechanism entails its miracles too. These processes are not explicable by our current natural or scientific laws. Such events can only be attributed to some unknown science far beyond the mind of man whose understanding would entail insight into the very essence of the universe. These miracles are the production of energy without the associated generation of gamma radiation and radioactive isotopes. And even more perplexing is that this lack of nuclear byproduct are a sometimes thing where when the conditions are just right, the evidence for the nuclear nature of LENR comes plainly through.

LENR can occur in the guts of chickens and on the skins of bacteria. Evolution has shrewdly made use of LENR to keep alive the creatures that nature has invented. LENR can be applied to radioactive wastes to speed up its rate in varying degrees almost as if LENR holds the key to the control of time itself.

We now see a crack in the perpetual cycle of lost opportunity, a chance for the first time to get LENR to hold fast and become a part of the fabric of civilization. Let us all try to do our part in keeping the truth of LENR alive both now and into our future.

Dr. Nikola Tesla famously said: “Of all the frictional resistance, the one that most retards human movement is ignorance, what Buddha called ‘the greatest evil in the world’. The friction which results from ignorance can be reduced only by the spread of knowledge and the unification of the heterogeneous elements of humanity. No effort could be better spent.”

Axil Axil

  • georgehants

    Roger, they are all “brave” It has cost Brian a knighthood in the UK, most people would have kept silent and wallowed in their success, I think.
    Being honest and brave in this World does not mean those of a lesser nature will listen.
    In this Country nurses for example who tell of terrible crimes in the NHS are quickly removed and got rid of, sad life.
    Best

  • Alan DeAngelis

    Here is a forgotten presentation. The first person to propose a Bose-Einstein Condensate mechanism for cold fusion was
    Professor of Chemistry K. Birgitta Whaley. http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/kbwgrp/index.php/People/BirgittaWhaley
    Her presentation at the 197th Annual Meeting of the ACS in Dallas (April 12, 1989):
    PS.
    This is just weeks after F&P’s March 23, 1989 announcement!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3QlOg2pUrU

    • GreenWin

      Another real scientist looking for ways hydrogen in metals can form a condensate at room temps. Her screening calc for Coulomb tunneling in Bose condensates is impressive. Perhaps Dr. K. Birgitta Whaley will be vindicated as LENR becomes mainstream.

      • Alan DeAngelis

        She’s had a quarter of a century to think about LENR since she made that talk. Maybe she would submit a post to ECW if asked.

        • georgehants

          If she is retired or has won the Nobel Prize she may say something, if not she will still be shaking in her shoes, afraid to upset her priests or their congregation, meaning almost all her colleagues, employers etc.
          Wonderful honest profession, science, everybody should be proud of themselves.
          Perhaps somebody may invite her to give her story, now at least 1% of the profession may listen.

          • Alan DeAngelis

            Yeah, 1% is enough.

            “When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.” – Chief Aupumut in 1725, Mohican.

            • georgehants

              Alan, agreed, for me the Evidence for reincarnation is strong, so for them it means returning again to try and live a more worthwhile life and Learn.
              Best

              • Alan DeAngelis

                I just noticed this comment you made last month. Actually, I thought he meant that when you’re dead you’re dead and don’t worry about it.
                That’s the frame of mind I’d like to be in when I’m about to croak.

  • Alan DeAngelis

    This is how Richard K. Lyon explained it in his May 15, 1989 letter
    to C&E News (a few weeks after F&P’s March 23, 1989 press
    conference):

    “….From the media accounts, the Pons and Fleischmann experiment
    appeared to have been motivated by the speculation that since electrons in a conduction band move collectively, it is possible for a
    conduction-band electron to act as if it were much more massive than a
    free electron. Thus, if there is a dislocation in the matrix of palladium ions, a site at which occupancy by two deuterium ions is marginally possible, an electron between these two deuterium ions might,
    by virtue of is effectively greater mass, bring them close enough for
    fusion to occur.
    The contradiction between the observed large heat release and the
    very small neutron yield may be explained by making the further
    assumption that catalyzed cold fusion is a different process from
    thermal fusion. In thermal deuterium-deuterium fusion the 4He nuclei is
    an extremely short-lived intermediate; the two deuterons come together
    with both the energy needed to overcome the coulombic barrier. This
    thermal energy brings with it considerable angular momentum. Since the
    4He nuclei is isolated, the only ways in which it can dispose of the
    excess energy and angular momentum are by decomposition to 3He + n and to T + H. In catalyzed cold fusion, however, the situation is quite
    different. The 4He nucleus is formed without significant angular
    momentum or thermal energy and is not isolated in that the electron
    which catalyzed the fusion event is available to remove excess energy.

    Thus one possible explanation for the production of heat without
    corresponding neutron production is that when fusion is catalyzed by
    conduction-band electrons in palladium the dominant reaction is to 4He,
    with 3He + n and T + H only minor side reactions….”

    Richard K. Lyon May 15, 1989 letter to C&E News