More LENR Research Going on Than Thought
There seems to be a lot more research into low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) or cold fusion going on than is being reported. It is obvious that many more researchers than are commonly believed are working on this problem.
The E-Cat World blog posted what it said was a list of researchers working on LENR provided to it by Stefano Concezzi whom it referred to as the director of National Instruments Science and Big Physics Segment. Since this was translated from the Italian I have a feeling they got the title wrong. Signor Concezzi apparently gave a talk on LENR at a meeting in Rome on July 2. Unfortunately the talk was in Italian a language that I don’t speak or read. So it is impossible to know if this is what Concezzi said or not.
National Instruments is a large maker of electronic instruments based in the United States. Since it’s instrumentation is widely used in physics research it is often used in LENR research.
E-Cat World noted that Concezzi stated that LENR research was going on at the following locations:
- Kobe University in Japan
- Osaka University in Japan
- The University of Texas at Austin (they wrongly call it Texas University).
- ENEA the Italian Agency for new Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Development.
- INFN the National Institute of Nuclear Physics Italy’s national nuclear research agency.
- Naval Research Laboratories this apparently refers to the US Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center which had a limited cold fusion research effort that has been shut down according to unconfirmed internet rumor.
- The Stanford Research Institute (SRI) – this could refer to the testing of Brillouin’s LENR boiler which is reportedly going on there.
- Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) The French Government’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission. Celani is apparently involved in this research.
- Los Alamos Laboratory in the United States (unconfirmed internet rumors indicate that Brillouin’s technology has been tested there)
- The University of Missouri home to Robert Duncan’s Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance.
- The University of Bologna E-Cat World reported that Levi (presumably Giuseppe Levi) wants to sponsor a “lab” there. Levi has worked closely with Andrea Rossi and Sergio Focardi in the past.
- Peter Hagelstein’s work with the Jet Energy NANOR device at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is also mentioned.
Unfortunately Concezzi doesn’t give any details of the specific research and he only mentions three researchers Hagelstein, Levi and Celani (presumably Francessco Celani). He doesn’t even mention their first names. This is list is interesting hopefully the internet sleuths out there will get to work and try and unearth some more details about the work mentioned on it.
It looks like research into LENR is more widespread than we think. My guess is that many more scientists and inventors are looking into this field but are keeping their work out of wraps because they are afraid of being labeled “cold fusion cranks” and seeing their careers destroyed by ignorant colleagues. Others probably want to protect their intellectual property rights because they understand the potential profits in this field.
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