Well this is fun…
From E-Cat World:
Report: ‘Stable Excess Heat’, ‘100 Per Cent Reproducible’ in LENR Experiment at Tohoku University, Japan
Posted on September 19, 2016 by Frank Acland • 21 Comments
Thanks to reader Bob (not Greenyer) for a comment today which cites a new report by Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP Clean Tech Institute, translated from the orginal Japanese by Jed Rothwell and posted on the LENR-CANR website here: http://lenr-canr.org/acrobat/KanekoKcoldfusion.pdf It reports on work taking place at the Condensed Matter Nuclear Science (CMNS) Department at Tohoku University, Japan where researchers are reporting successful production of excess heat in experiments that are apparently still ongoing.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Clean Planet has invested in joint research with Dr. Mizuno’s company Hydrogen Engineering Application and Development Company (Sapporo). Research professor of Tohoku University Iwamura and his colleagues’ first efforts were to reproduce the experiment devised by Dr. Mizuno, and they have made steady progress in observing “excess heat.”
The technique works like this. There are two wire-like palladium electrodes arranged in a cylindrical chamber, with the periphery surrounded by a nickel mesh.  High voltage is applied to the electrodes, causing glow discharge. After this treatment the electrodes are heated (baked) at 100 ~ 200°C. As a result, the surface of the palladium wire is covered with a film made up of a
structure of nanoscale palladium and nickel particles.
After processing in this way to activate the palladium surface, the chamber is evacuated, while being heating up to several hundred degrees with a resistance heater. Deuterium gas is then introduced at high pressure (300 ~ 170 Pa), enough to sufficiently ensure contact between the palladium and deuterium. Then, “excess heat” exceeding the heat from the resistance heater input power is observed. When researchers introduce deuterium gas in the same apparatus under the same conditions but without doing the activation treatment first, excess heat is not observed. The excess heat causes a temperature difference ranging from about 70 ~ 100°C.
This is an interesting site:
This site features a library of papers on LENR, Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, also known as Cold Fusion. (CANR, Chemically Assisted Nuclear Reactions is another term for this phenomenon.) The library includes more than 1,000 original scientific papers reprinted with permission from the authors and publishers. The papers are linked to a bibliography of over 3,500 journal papers, news articles and books about LENR.Qualitatively, 100% reproducibility has been established. The future research target is
therefore: “how to increase heat generation, and how to use inexpensive materials such as nickel
with light hydrogen, instead of palladium and deuterium” says Hideki Yoshino, president of
This website includes:
The Introduction to LENR-CANR, and a list of books, videos and links to other sites about LENR.
News about LENR.
A look at experiments: photographs of laboratories and equipment.
Special collections of papers, including papers from ICCF conferences, the 2004 DoE review, the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and U.S. Navy authors.
The LIBRARY is a collection of full-text papers and books integrated with our bibliography. You can access the folder directly here. The most recent papers are listed here.
And a lot more…
The linked PDF is also interesting, even beyond the bits that quoted:
“Cold Fusion” in U.S. patent, successful replication, re-evaluation is accelerating (translation), in Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 2016.
This is a translation of an article published here:
“Cold fusion” in U.S. patent, successful replication, re-evaluation is accelerating
September 9, 2016 6:30 Nihon Keizai Shimbun electronic version
by Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP Clean Tech Institute
Translated by Jed Rothwell, LENR-CANR.org
The chamber (container) in which the nuclear reaction occurs is cylindrical. It is made of metal, so the inside is not visible, but the temperature is measured with a sensor. “The experimental project has only been underway for about a year, but it is going well and we already have excess heat.” said Yasuhiro Iwamura, research professor of the research department, while looking at the temperature log.
In fact, in April 2015 a newly established condensed nuclear reaction joint research department in Tohoku University was launched with by Clean Planet Co. (Tokyo, Minato-ku), which invests in ventures and laboratories in the clean energy field. Tohoku University provided the facilities and human resources.
Hideki Yoshino, president of Clean Planet, invested funds in the Tohoku University project. He believes that: “Enormous energy has been generated in stable reactions. A path to safe, low cost energy generation has been opened. Competing development projects in Europe and the U.S. have begun. Japanese researchers have a track record of leading in this field. As the research turns toward practical applications, we should apply the accumulated wisdom of the Japanese researchers.”
Research professor Iwamura of the Tohoku University Condensed Matter Nuclear Science Department, and visiting associate professor Takehiko Ito were both formerly involved in the study of CMNS at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), and they moved to Tohoku University when the opportunity arose when this department was established. At MHI, they conducted low profile research with this as a technique to render harmless radioactive waste; research efforts under the name “new element conversion.” [3, 4] Their achievements in successful selective element conversion were cited worldwide.
Observed “excess heat” after just one year When Professor Iwamura moved to Tohoku University, he took this as an opportunity to switch the target of their research from the detoxification of radioactive waste to “heat generation.” The field of application of CMNS has two main directions: energy generation, and transmutation. The latter includes the detoxification of radioactive waste and the production of rare elements. The market value of a practical application for energy generation would be orders of magnitude larger than the market for transmutation, so companies such as Clean Planet and venture capitalists are concentrating on research to develop an energy source. In fact, even with respect to “heat generation,” results from Japanese researchers have been cited worldwide. Pioneer researchers include Dr. Tadahiko Mizuno of Hokkaido University and Dr. Yoshiaki Arata, Professor Emeritus of Osaka University. Currently, in Japan, practical application research has been promoted based on the heat generation techniques of these two researchers.
After processing in this way to activate the palladium surface, the chamber is evacuated, while being heating up to several hundred degrees with a resistance heater. Deuterium gas is then introduced at high pressure (300 ~ 170 Pa), enough to sufficiently ensure contact between the palladium and deuterium. Then, “excess heat” exceeding the heat from the resistance heater input power is observed. When researchers introduce deuterium gas in the same apparatus under the same conditions but without doing the activation treatment first, excess heat is not observed. The excess heat causes a temperature difference ranging from about 70 ~ 100°C. Iwamura describes the project with enthusiasm. “The experimental project has only been underway for about a year, but it is going better than we expected and we already have stable excess heat. We are applying the knowledge accumulated in our research at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, demonstrating that highly reproducible element conversion techniques can also be applied to heat generation.”
In May 2008, Emeritus Professor Arata carried out a public experiment at Osaka University before news media. The technique he used at that time employed a zirconium oxide-palladium alloy in a nano-structure grid pattern, with deuterium gas forced into the structure under pressure. [6-8] He observed excess heat and helium production at room temperature. A Technova team forced light hydrogen into a nickel and copper-based nanoparticle structure based on Arata’s. They succeeded in generating excess heat after a long waiting period of more than a month, by heating the sample up to about 300°C.
Qualitatively, 100% reproducibility has been established. The future research target is therefore: “how to increase heat generation, and how to use inexpensive materials such as nickel with light hydrogen, instead of palladium and deuterium” says Hideki Yoshino, president of Clean Planet.
The amount of excess is not large ( 100 C out of 1100 C ) and they have a long way to go before something useful exists. Still, it’s claimed to be 100% reproducible. Once that is proven, the rest is “just” engineering…
One really hopes this isn’t just an error in the 10% range… I would be happier if it was ‘tested’ by mot just ‘activated’ surface vs not, but also by hydrogen vs deuterium which would tend to eliminate chemical interaction issues of gas and activated metal.