“Smoking Gun” of LENR: Fleischmann Project results duplicated in one Day, Celani cell verified as LENR device
TheMartin Fleischmann Memorial Project may have discovered the “smoking gun” of low energy nuclear reaction (LENR). The project’s blog is claiming that French scientist Jean-Paul Biberian independently replicated and confirmed one of its low energy nuclear reactions with less than 24 hours of work.
Two project researchers Mathieu Valat and Bob Greenyer were able to detect gamma pulses every time they filled a Celani Cell with deuterium and switched it on. Valat and Greenyer are so confident about their discovery that they discussed it on YouTube. They believe this is evidence of LENR, when Jean-Paul Biberian duplicated this experiment he was able to get a similar result.
“Essentially it means that we have a device that is doing low energy nuclear reactions,” Greenyer said of the Celani Cell. Valat said the device can be turned on and off.
Could also Verify Ecat
The gamma ray emissions from the Project cells were similar to those Francesco Celani detected coming from a demonstration of Andrea Rossi’s Ecat in Bologna, Italy, in January 2011. Celani is the invetor of the Celani cells. Celani apparently detected a large emission of gamma rays from Rossi’s ecat. The amount of rays emitted actually exceeded the detection capability of the gamma ray detector Celani had with him. Celani and a colleague were so scared by this they were ready to leave the room fearing there was a radiation leak.
The two were then told that Rossi had just turned on the ecat. Celani believes that this was a nuclear reaction. When he saw what they were doing, Rossi asked Celani to stop examining the reactor. Rossi was apparently afraid that Celani had figured out how the ecat worked and could learn how to duplicate his research.
That would seem to indicate that Greenyer, Valat, Celani and Biberian have been able to duplicate some of Rossi’s work. That seems to justify some of Rossi’s claims.
At the 18th Annual International Conference on Cold Fusion in August conference a government scientist asked Celani about this incident, Bob Greenyer said. The scientist wanted evidence of a reaction that could be used to demonstrate LENR. From this discussion Greenyer was prompted to look for gamma bursts in Celani cells by that combination.
Greenyer said that this might explain how LENR occurs. He believes a combination of pressures is causing the gamma emissions.
The Fleischmann project will need more advanced equipment and experiments to discover the cause of the reaction. In particular it will need a better gamma ray detector.
Greenyer admits that he doesn’t know what is causing the reaction. It could be pressure or shock related or both. Valat said that the project will need to do more research to determine the cause. The project will need more funding to purchase better instruments to detect and measure gamma emissions.
Some of that funding and research will come from EarthTech International a privately funded organization in Austin, Texas, that researches novel ideas in Physics. EarthTech’s Marissa Little said her organization wants to revisit LENR and work with the Fleischmann Project.
One of EarthTech’s missions is to explore excess energy claims about various technology. The Institute’s website specifically mentions cold fusion as one of the Excess Energy sources it is looking into and the terms Low Energy Nuclear Reaction and Chemically Assisted Nuclear Reaction.
It isn’t clear what EarthTech’s role will be yet. The Institute could try to duplicate the Celani Cell or simply examine the Fleischmann Project’s research or both.
It’s interesting to note that National Instruments the instrument manufacturer which is strongly supportive of LENR is also based in Austin. It isn’t clear whether EarthTech has a connection to National Instruments or not.
Still the news from the Fleischmann Project is exciting because it seems to verify Celani’s claims and Rossi’s. It’ll be interesting to see how Rossi and other researchers will react to this.