"Overview of Theoretical and Experimental Progress in
Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR)"
Francesco Celani (Slides) INFN-Lab. Naz. Frascati, Italy & Vice-Pres. Inter. Soc. Condensed Matter Nuclear Science
INFN & Physics Department, University of Perugia, Italy
CERN Colloquium Announcement:
An overview will be given on the main progress made –since March 1989- through experimental/theoretical studies on thermal/nuclear anomalies observed in forced interactions of Hydrogen isotopes (H, D), in non-equilibrium conditions, with pure or alloyed materials (mainly Palladium, Nickel).
Most of the experiments used electrolytic environments at moderate temperatures (20-50°C). More recently, gas environments have been used at higher temperatures (between 200-400°C and even temperatures between 500-900°C have been employed).
Specific nanostructures have begun to play a crucial role both in basic studies as well as in, recently claimed, technological/industrial applications.
A plethora of theoretical models have been proposed to explain several experimental anomalies in LENR. A brief description of a weak interaction model shall be presented that claims to explain almost ALL of the anomalous effects found so far.