This website contains other cold fusion items.
Click to see the list of links

381) Free ICCF4 proceedings
Ludwik Kowalski

Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA
October 6, 2009

WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE MESSAGE I POSTED ON THE CMNS LIST TODAY. WILL IT RESULT IN SOME ACTION? THIS REMAINS TO BE SEEN.


1) Jed Rothwell deserves to be appreciated many things, including making proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cold Fusion freely available at:

http://www.lenr-canr.org/News.htm

2) I wish proceedings from all conferences were available in the same way. Perhaps Google will do this; I read somewhere that they plan to digitize all rare valuable books. I suggest that someone who has all volumes contacts Google and offers the books to be immortalized. That would be a very valuable contribution to history of science.

3) The pdf files (four volumes) are searchable. For example, I opened Volume 3, entitled “Nuclear Measurements,” and used the FIND command (from the EDIT menu). In the search box that appeared I typed CR-39 and pressed RETURN at my keyboard. The document scrolled on my screen to the paper of JIN Shag-xian et al. Figure 3 of this paper shows tracks of nuclear projectiles in the CR-39 detector. I did not know that CR-39 were used in CMNS research in 1994. The reported track density was 3*10^5 per square centimeter. Only a small fraction of tracks had the same diameters as those due to alpha particles from americium; most diameters were much smaller.

Here is the abstract: “The experimental studies of YBCO-D system indicated that YBCO high temperature super-conductor (HTSC) was shown to have a similar effect on deuterium absorbability and anomalous nuclear effect like palladium('). We found that Y1Ba2Cu307-6 could absorb deuterium at normal temperature and forms D,Y~Ba&usO.r-s. We also found that the deuterated YBCO could produce high energy charged particles far larger than background. The influence of the absorbed deuterium on the characteristics of YBCO HTSC and the mechanism of the anomalous nuclear effect are not clear and needed to be further studied.”

4) This was published 15 years ago. What is the current status of investigations of particles emitted from superconductor's? I haven’t seen any recent reports about this phenomenon. Before continuing my search I would like to make another suggestion. We already have Storms'  book summarizing scientific aspects of CMNS research

http://www.worldscibooks.com/physics/6425.html

What we also need is a book about CMNS history, preferably written by another high caliber researcher. I am thinking about something that all scientists can read with understanding, about a mixture of semi-popular scientific summaries and sociological aspect of research. For example, how were announcements of different discoveries received by other researchers? Were they confirmed by other CMNS researchers or were they ignored? How can this be explained? Why do people who were very active long time ago stopped contributing? Such questions can probably be answered only by someone who was part of CMNS since the very beginning. Many of these people will not be around in a decade or two.

OCTOBER 7, 2009. NO ONE REPLIED SO FAR. THAT IS NOT SURPRISING; MOST ACTIVE CMNS RESEARCHERS ARE AT A CONFERENCE IN ROME (ICCF15).

This website contains other cold fusion items.
Click to see the list of links