|The Tom Bearden
|Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 23:04:50
The huge cartel (of both industry and science) for building hundreds of new nuclear power plants, at a cost to the taxpayer of more than a trillion dollars, is being strongly pushed. One of the objectives has been to suppress cold fusion, while either duplicating in easy hot fusion the cold fusion of two deuterium ions into a He4 nucleus/ion (i.e., an alpha particle).
Last year it was discovered at UCLA that clever use of a pyroelectric crystal in deuterium gas could induce deuterium fusion into He4 without an external neutron source. However, it was still awkward because one had to cool the crystal to cryogenic temperatures.
Recently that process has been much improved at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in a little tabletop accelerator using two opposing pyroelectric crystals, without cryogenic cooling being required. The crystals may be heated or cooled in order to produce a very strong electric field between them. The energy can add sufficient energy to deuterons to cause their collision to fuse pairs of deuterons into He4 nuclei (alpha particles). All while the overall apparatus is at room temperature and without cryogenic cooling. See the paper in the Jan. 27 issue of Physical Review Letters.
So the big nuclear power advocates now have a process that conceivably can produce the helium the large number of pebble bed reactor nuclear power plants will require, and without using huge, terribly expensive large accelerators and cryogenics. So the cartel can run with this one as still being hot fusion, while they also continue to suppress the field of cold fusion.
The cartel has also successfully convinced the U.S. President that building those hundreds of new nuclear power plants is the only means the U.S. has of reducing its critical dependence on oil and other hydrocarbon fuels, and thus the only way to prevent a disastrous national economic collapse as conventional energy sources further dry up and energy prices escalate off the chart.
And yes, cold fusion does have lots more things in it. Much of it really uses the natural negative entropy fluctuations in a given fluid under proper conditions, as we discussed in our book, Energy from the Vacuum: Concepts and Principles, 2002. Production of negative entropy in such a fluctuation means that the second law of thermodynamics is temporarily violated and “reversed” in such fluctuations. It has been proven experimentally that such negative entropy fluctuations can exist in cubic micron volumes for up to two seconds. This means that, in the fluctuation negative entropy volume, momentarily many chemical reactions are reversed – and also that like charges can momentarily attract. Thus in a deuterated solution, two deuterium ions can actually attract sufficiently for each to penetrate into the strong force region of the other. In that case, when the fluctuation reverses and entropy returns, the two ions just draw closer together by the strong force, binding them into a real He4 ion. That is why so many cold fusion experiments do yield excess alpha particles (He4 ions).
We point out that the deuterium gas used in the new table-top accelerator is in fact a statistical gas having strong negative entropy microfluctuations statistically. As Maxwell pointed out in 1878,
Well, it doesn’t matter how you get that excess “energy density” (negative entropy) in there. You can do it by adding lots of kinetic energy to a beam, and just “smash” the speeding deuteron into another so energetically that each penetrates to the strong force region of the other, resulting in fusion. It doesn’t matter how one gets the excess energy (the negative entropy): Letting the microfluctuations do most of it is what is important.
That way, you can call it either “hot” fusion or “cold” fusion as you wish, and the result will still be the same.
So now the cartel has their necessary adaptation of the cold fusion discovery of generating lots of alpha particles, and doing it in a tabletop apparatus without cryogenics or high external heating.