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Published on Feb 3, 2014
The final day of class for the 2014 Cold Fusion/LENR IAP course. Dr. Peter Hagelstein discusses some of the theory and models he has tried and then killed in the search for an understanding of positive excess heat results in cold fusion experiments. The theory he says he is working on now requires the 28Mev gammas expected in typical D+D to He4 Fusion reactions to be distributed through active phonon modes in the material by a process of fractionation which in order to match the energy of the phonon modes would need to be fractionated 10^9 times... So Theories have been difficult. Mitchell Swartz also discusses his cold fusion experiments and results in more detail, including some of the details of how his NANORs are constructed without giving away too much proprietary information. He says that he uses pelletized Palladium sprinkled into Zirconium Oxide like chocolate chips sprinkled into cookie dough. With the Pd being the chips, and the ZrO being the cookie dough. This somehow works to maximize and preserve the deuteron concentrations in the desired surface regions of the Pd. As he described previously the sum of all possible Deuteron flows yields your concentration values, and looking for materials which work to limit or impede the Deuteron outflow are the ideal candidates to look for.