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American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting 2012
San Diego, CA, Nov. 14, 2012

Discussion of Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions - Panel Session

Session Description
This session will explore the surprising possibility that highly energetic nuclear reactions and elemental transmutations result from low-energy nuclear reactions. Although the term was not used a century ago, examples of LENRs go back that far. LENRs are weak interactions and neutron-capture processes that occur in nanometer-to-micron scale regions on surfaces in condensed matter at room temperature. Although nuclear, LENRs are not based on fission or any kind of fusion, both of which primarily involve the strong interaction.

Krivit, Steven B., "The Big Picture of Low-Energy Nuclear Reaction Research," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 107, ISSN 0003-018x, p. 413-414, (2012)

Krivit is the publisher and senior editor of New Energy Times, an online magazine that specializes in reporting on low-energy nuclear reaction research. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley and Sons Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia, a contributor to that encyclopedia, a contributor to the Elsevier Encyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources, an editor of two LENR books published by the American Chemical Society and author of other peer-reviewed papers.

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Iwamura, Yasuhiro, "Transmutation Reactions Induced by Deuterium Permeation through Nano- structured Pd Multilayer Thin Film," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 107, ISSN 0003-018x, p. 422-425, (2012)

Iwamura is an experimental physicist at the Advanced Technology Research Center of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. in Yokohama, Japan. He has been investigating the occurrence of nuclear reactions in deuterium permeation through a specially prepared nano-sized multilayer palladium complex. The method he developed permits the transmutation of some elements, such as cesium or barium, into praseodymium or samarium with a relatively simple process of deuterium-gas permeation at a pressure differential of just one atmosphere.

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Cirillo, Domenico, "Slow Neutron Generation by Plasma Excitation in Electrolytic Cell," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 107, ISSN 0003-018x, p. 418-421, (2012)

Cirillo has been working with the plasma electrolytic LENR system and has also recorded nuclear evidence. He has shown evidence for the presence of anomalous elements on a tungsten electrode post-electrolysis. Recently, he developed a novel method using solid-state nuclear track detectors (CR-39) to show evidence for low levels of neutron emission from LENR experiments. His CR-39 calibrations have been confirmed by the Italian National Institute for Ionizing Radiation Metrology, part of the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development in Casaccia, Italy.

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Larsen, Lewis G., "Electroweak Neutron Production via e + p –> n + v and Capture During Lightning Discharges," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 107, ISSN 0003-018x, p.415-417, (2012)

In 1998, Larsen conceived of the idea that ultra-low-momentum neutrons were created by weak interactions in LENRs and that these processes, along with collective effects, were the fundamental explanation for LENRs. Allan Widom, a condensed-matter physicist with Northeastern University, worked with Larsen from 2004 to 2008. Together, they published their initial theory in European Physical Journal C – Particles and Fields. From 2007 to 2008, Yogendra Srivastava, a physicist with the University of Perugia, Italy, worked with the team, and they extended the original theoretical concepts from the condensed matter realm into the magnetic realm.

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