CFRL English News No. 48             (2003. 4. 20)

Cold Fusion Research Laboratory (Japan) Dr. Hideo Kozima, Director

                            E-mail address; cf-lab.kozima@pdx.edu

Website; http://web.pdx.edu/~pdx00210

            (Back numbers of this News are posted on the above Website)

 

   This is the CFRL News (in English) No. 48 for Cold Fusion researchers published by Dr. H. Kozima, now at the Physics Department and Low Energy Nuclear Laboratory, Portland State University, Oregon, USA.

   CFP (Cold Fusion Phenomenon) stands for gnuclear reactions and accompanying events occurring in solids with high densities of hydrogen isotopes (H and/or D) in ambient radiation.h

 

1. Proposal to Establish an International Organization (2) i‚ƒ‚†. News No.33j

2. gReasonable Doubth by Bennett Daviss (New Scientist Vol.177, issue 2388, March 29, 2003, p. 36)

3. Program of 2003 ANS Annual Meeting, June 1 –5, 2003, San Diego, CA

 

1. Proposal to Establish an International Organization (2)

As was discussed in News No. 33 (March 10, 2002), it is necessary to establish an international organization of cold fusion research for exchange of information and the dispersion of accurate knowledge of the cold fusion phenomenon (CFP). Database of CFP should be scientific, i.e. fair for papers of research in protium and deuterium systems and also pros and cons of d-d fusion reactions in solids published in Proceedings of international conferences on CFP and related topics and also journals with referees. The situation around us is not improved yet, but many efforts have been made in the right direction

JCF4iThe 4th Meeting of Japan CF Research Societyj was held at Morioka, Japan on October 2002 and its Proceedings has been published. Even in the time of electronic mail, it is useful to publish printed material with stability and longevity. And it is also useful to have printed matter to show others the results of researches.

There was mail to the Office of JCF4 against publication of the Proceedings as cited below (JCF-mail:00090. translated into English by the present author). The mail insists that there is an advantage of a website over the printed matter. It referred to the website: www.lenr-canr.org. It should be noticed, however, the following demerit of this website.

Looking into the website, lenr-canr.org, we know that it is possible to read many papers by downloading from the site. However, it is not clear how the papers contained in the website were selected. We can guess the criterion of neglect is the protium systems from the fact that the following researchers with good experimental works are not included: R.T. Bush, J. Dufour, S. Focardi (and E.G. Campari), X.Z. Li (and G.S. Qiao, D.W. Mo), R.L. Mills, R. Notoya et al. It is also ambiguous what is the criterion of theoretical works for rejection. Authors of many theoretical papers as Y.E. Kim, H. Kozima, X.Z. Li et al. are neglected for some unknown reason. There are also no names of critical experimenters such as W.B. Clarke and theoreticians such as Leggett-Baym and S. Ichimaru.

Science can grow through sound criticism. If cold fusion research is isolated from other related branches of science and rejects internal and external criticism, it is impossible to grow healthy. The above website is irresponsible and not likely to achieve in communicating cold fusion research. We would be better off to have a public website to communicate with each other in our community and to advertise the correct status of cold fusion research.

 

[Mail to the Office of JCF4 about the Proceedings (JCF-mail:00090)]

gPlease post the content of the Proceedings on ‚i‚b‚e@WebsiteIThis is not the age of printing a Proceedings and sending it by snail mail. The abstracts of papers were already posted and the next are papers themselves.

‚k‚d‚m‚q-‚b‚`‚m‚q.‚‚’‚‡ is sending papers one by one. From October 7, 33,495 papers have been downloaded by now. It is more effective than to send printed papers. Scientists all over the world are reading those papers. Readers are in Italy, England, Japan, Tonga and Iran. If we send 30,000 reprints, it costs more than $50,000, it costs only $100 to operate this website for 4 months.h (Feb. 21, 2003.)

 

2. gReasonable Doubth by Bennett Daviss

(New Scientist Vol.177, issue 2388, March 29, 2003, p. 36)

iAbstractj

No sooner had cold fusion surfaced than it was written off, and the idea that you could extract virtually limitless free energy from water quickly became taboo. Yet a small band of researchers at the US Office of Naval Research have come up with some puzzling observations that no conventional theory can explain. Some of them started out as sceptical as the rest, but they now believe they have evidence that cold fusion is worth pursuing. Bennett Daviss takes up the story

This paper is available from the following website;

http://archive.newscientist.com/secure/article/article.jsp?rp=1&id=mg17723884.800

 

3. Program of 2003 ANS Annual Meeting, June 1 –5, 2003, San Diego, CA

 gPreliminary program and Registration Materialsh of the Meeting was sent to participants. Following are parts of the program related with cold fusion researches.

Tuesday, June 2, 2003, 8:30 A.M.

Low‑Energy Nuclear Reactions‑I, sponsored by IRD. Session Organizer.. George Miley (Univ of Illinois)

I-1, gThe Dynamics of the Pd/D‑D2O-Li System as a Precursor to the Fleischmann‑Pons Effect,h Stanislaw Szpak, Pamela Ann Boss (SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego) (invited).

I-2, gLattice Resonating Group Method Approach to Excess Heat in PdD,h Peter Laurence Hagelstein (invited).

I-3, gNew Neutron State in Transition‑Metal Hydrides and Cold Fusion Phenomenon,h Hideo Kozima (Portland State Univ.) (invited).

I-4, gImportance of Broken Gauge Symmetry in Initiating LENR's,h Scott R. Chubb, Sr. (Research Systems, Inc.) (invited)

I-5, gfBubble Fusionf arid Condensed Matter Nuclear Science,h Xing Zhong Li (Tsinghua Univ.) (invited).

I-6, gHDCC: Non‑Power Radiation Applications,h Hal Fox (EEMF) (invited)

I-7, gScreening Effects due to Atomic Charge Distribution,h George H. Miley, Nie Luo (Univ. of Illinois)

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2003, 1:00 P.M.

Low‑Energy Nuclear Reactions‑II, sponsored by IRD. Session Organizer‑. George Miley (Univ. of Illinois)

II-1, gOn Transmutation Reactions in Solids,h George H. Miley, Prajakti Joshi Shrestha (Univ. of Illinois)

II-2, gEnergy Production by Passing an Electrical Current through Selected Metals,h Jacques Dufour (CNAM) (invited).

II-3, gEffect of Hydrogen Isotope Plasmas on Isotopic Content of Uranium,h John Dash (Portland Slate Univ.), Irina Savvatimova (Lutch) (invited).

II-4, g4He Detection in a Cold Fusion Experiment,h Antonella De Ninno, Antonio Frattolillo, Antonietta Rizzo (ENEA), Emilio Del Giudice (INFN)

II-5, gMass Spectrometric Measurements of Fusion Products: 3H, 3He and 4He,h Michael Charles McKubre, Francis Louis Tanzella (SRI International), Vittorio Violante (ENEA) (invited)

II-6, gEnergetic Alpha and Proton Emissions on the Electrolysis of Thin‑Pd Films,h Andrei G. Lipson, George H. Miley (Univ. of Illinois), Alexei S. Roussetski (Institute Russian Academy of Sciences)

II-7, gGeneration of Energetic Charged Particles During Electrolysis,h Richard A. Oriani (Univ. of Minnesota), John C. Fisher (invited).