Video: Anomalous Effects in Deuterated Systems; Melvin Miles –The Correlation of Excess Heat and Helium (ColdFusionNow)

Cold Fusion Now has published an interesting new video titled “Anomalous Effects in Deuterated Systems Melvin Miles The Correlation of Excess Heat and Helium” which features the work of Dr. Melvin Miles at the China Lake Naval Research Laboratory in the early 1990s in which he built palladium-dueterium cold fusion systems which were able to produced excess heat, and also helium 4.

This video, narrated by Ruby Carat, includes an in-depth interview with Miles who explains various experiments carried out and how the the amount of Helium 4 produced correlated with the amount of excess heat produced. One point that I found particularly interesting was when he says they changed the electrodes in the system they used and suddenly they were able to produce zero excess heat. When new wire was obtained from Johnson Matthey were they able to see excess heat again, but at lesser levels.

The full video is below, along with a transcript here


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM82RW7_II4

  • Alan DeAngelis

    F&P weren’t awarded a Nobel Prize for this and another one of the 20th century’s greatest chemists, Henry Eyring wasn’t awarded a Nobel Prize.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Eyring_(chemist)
    Oh, he too was from the University of Utah (Sorry, not in the club).

    • rubycarat

      Hi alan, I swung by U Utah to visit the Eyring Chemistry bldg where the F&P experiments went down on a 2012 cross country trip. All traces of F&P have been erased. While portraits of past chairman and luminaries line the hallways, there is NOTHING for Fleischmann or Pons. I just about cried walking the halls.

      Still, I believe that one day there will be a statue there commemorating this event; perhaps they will even re-name the building! Too bad the losers who screwed up will be dead and won’t feel the sting of their crime.

      • sam

        Did you see DR Chase Peterson portrait He organized the news conference.He backed F&P and was
        obtaining funding for research.
        He said he had no regrets.
        It is sad that the University did not
        have the back bone to support him
        and F&P.

      • Alan DeAngelis
  • Alan DeAngelis

    F&P weren’t awarded a Nobel Prize for this. So, maybe the Nobel Prize is overrated.

  • Alan DeAngelis

    Palladium cation, Pd++ is a “soft” Lewis acid by Hard Soft Acid Base theory (HSAB) and deuteride, D- is a “soft” Lewis base by HSAB. The covalent bonds of palladium deuteride, D~Pd~D would be “soft” (floppy and polarizable). I wonder if this might reduce the Coulomb barrier between these bonded ions.

  • kdk

    Thanks for all the work you’ve done on behalf of cold fusion. It’s a shame that such a world improving technology is opposed by so many because of emotional cognitive biases and interests which include trillions of dollars and control of the world’s energy supply. Maybe we should be upset at the people who tied the dollar to oil instead of the people uplifting the world with abundant energy?

    • rubycarat

      Being upset does no good for ourselves, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have to take action. It was after the BP Oil Catastrophe that I felt strongly that we won’t get off oil until there is something new as an alternative. The closest to being developed of all the breakthrough energies is cold fusion/LENR, from my view. So I work towards this as a usable technology. Then the oil infrastructure will rust away.
      Thanks again for watching.

      • kdk

        I agree with most of that but I think getting upset sometimes is a perfectly healthy reaction to mass murderers and their enablers running government and ruining the world.

        • rubycarat

          yes, kdk, I agree. There is a time for everything.

  • Alan DeAngelis
    • Alan DeAngelis

      Sorry i think you have hit the top left button to get the play list.

  • vokzzi V

    Thanks Ruby, an important part of the LENR history.
    I have seen Iraj Parcamhazad in the film. I am very curious about his work with zeolites .
    What happened to him? I’ve seen your video with Iraj and Miles . It seemed promising work.

    • rubycarat

      Iraj Parchamazad did not receive funding and lost the lab. It is a tragedy twice, because he was training students to do this work as well.

      • vokzzi V

        I’m sorry to hear this 😕

  • sam

    To tell such a fine man and researcher to go and take
    inventory in the stock room.
    I could say something about that but like DR Miles I
    think i will just move on.

    • rubycarat

      Hey sam, thanks for watching to the end!

      Yeah, how incredible is it that these organizations smother their real talent. Other careers where crushed, too. Nothing will give them back their lives, but they will be vindicated!

  • Frank Acland

    Thank you for making it, Ruby! I hope there are many more like this.

    • rubycarat

      I’m working on the next one now!

  • LuFong

    Enjoyed the video–very well done and informative. Glad to see the efforts of Cold Fusion pioneers like Melvin Miles being brought to everyone’s attention.

  • Oystein Lande

    Yes, a big thank’s to Ruby for documenting the Work of the cold fusion heros. ..before they pass away.
    And MFMP should try to replicate co-deposition experiments, which seemed to be an easier way to achieve excess heat.

    • Warthog

      Problem with co-deposition is that the electrodes are small, and the amount(s) of excess heat therefore likewise small. This means it needs VERY sensitive calorimetry.

      I do think that co-deposition will be one of the techniques used to make “LENR-on-a-chip” devices:

      1) Lay down a heater circuit on a sapphire platen (any metal will do),

      2) Overlay that with a layer of SiO2 thick enough to be nonporous,
      3) Lay down a Pd pattern directly over the heater.

      4) Proceed to co-deposit Pd/D layers.

      5) Dry in inert atmosphere.

      6) Encapsulate chip in metal housing.
      7) Fill void space over the Pd/D with gaseous D2 under pressure.

      • rubycarat

        Warthog, I agree. Co-dep is not a technology environment, but a scientific one, and a good scientific one because of all the ways it can be configured.

        I would like to see more science done with co-dep, as it appears to be much more easily reproducible. The data might point the way to an engineered technology.

  • Gerrit

    I can’t thank Ruby enough for making all these great interviews.

    There are some things that could be improved in the “post production” though, for instance the microphone humming.

    Unfortunately not many people unfamiliar with cold fusion will want to watch this. It will be only after the paradigm shift that these videos will get a larger audience.