There have been several things happening in the world cold fusion and low energy nuclear reactions or LENR. Two important feature articles have been recently published and provided a positive discussion on the said field. Wired UK website published the article “Cold Fusion: smoke and mirrors, or raising a head of steam?” by David Hambling. CleanTech Blog, on the other hand, published the article written by David Niebauer entitled “Is the “Weak Force” the Key to LENR?”. Both features have interesting premise surrounding the capability of the e-cat LENR based products of Italian inventor Andrea Rossi as well as other related LENR devices that continue to gain popularity in the post Fleischmann Pons Effect.
Hambling highlighted that the time of cold fusion has finally come with the success of recent forums and conferences specifically the recently concluded 2-day Zurich convention. Just like in the article of Niebaur, Hambling also talked highly about the Hot Cat or the high temperature e-cat:
“The device tested was a new high-temperature model known as a Hot Cat. Previous E-Cats have been confined to around 200C — useful for heating water but extremely inefficient for conversion to electricity. Since May 2011 Rossi has been talking about an improved version, and the newly developed Hot Cat operates at a high enough temperature for electricity generation.
Although other scientists in the report have no known affiliations, one section was authored by David Bianchini, a radiation measurement specialist of the University of Bologna. The test, which ran for over six hours, measured an average temperature of 1,100-1,200C, and concluded that the energy output of the four-kilo Hot Cat was three 3.6 Kilowatts from an input of 1.28 Kw. Rossi says that a full scientific report will be available soon.”
It has already been known that the Hot Cat has been redesign in response to the various problems encountered in the process of testing and patenting the technology. In the hope to understand the theory behind the e-cat operation, Niebauer made the following statement:
“Other well-known LENR theorists have implicated the weak force, including Peter Hagelstein, Tadahiko Mizuno, Yasuhiro Iwamura and Mitchell Swartz. The project now, as with all scientific endeavor, is to match experimental evidence to theory. The hope is that the electron capture/weak force theories will help guide new, even more successful experiments. This process will also allow theorists to add refinement and new thinking to their models.”