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TOPIC: Widom-Larsen

#502 7 years 5 months ago

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Hi everyone,

By way of introduction, I'm a particle physics graduate student.

I've been reading about LENR and Widom-Larsen theory for the last week, and I've been wondering what is the motivation behind the experimental design of Celani? From what I gather, he is interested in achieving surface roughness on the wire and good hydrogen absorption by the metal lattice (from a theoretical perspective, I suspect that the sharp/angular features would be good for focusing any existing electron density waves. In electrostatics, it's well known that the highest electron density and electric field on a charged conductor is at the sharpest point). But something may be missing.

Along the lines of what NASA is doing, it seems to me that actively initiating surface plasmon polariton resonance with terahertz-range radiation would be a good thing to try. Thoughts? I think that this could be the missing piece if you want to achieve large excess power.
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#503 7 years 5 months ago

bob's Avatar
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Hi Mr Preston,

Welcome to our effort.

We are aware of much of the research in this space, surface structure and composition has been identified for many years as critical to both absorption of hydrogen and triggering the effect. It is absolutely the point of the surface treatments that Celani and his partners have been doing and there is a growing body of research that these kind of structures have some IR / terahertz resonance and amplification enhancement potential.

Whilst the jury is out on the exact theory of what is going on, we are principally experimentalists, acting in a novel open way, testing the claims of others and encouraging all that could, to help us take the science forward.

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