July 30, 2010
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14. Storms Introduces Theory of Cold Fusion at Rome Conference

By Steven B. Krivit

Edmund Storms, a former radiochemist with Los Alamos National Laboratory, a former researcher with Lattice Energy LLC and currently a researcher with Kiva Labs, presented a new theory of cold fusion in Rome in the Fall.

In December, Storms was appointed the LENR editor for the German journal Naturwissenschaften

A press release for his theory published on the first day of the 15th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, Rome, Italy.

The press release appeared on the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee Web site. (pdf) and advertised his Rome presentation. The PAC is a controversial organization that defies simple explanation, as does Storms' choice to allow a science press release there.

According to the press release, Storms' theory can "explain all the known phenomena reported in cold fusion experiments to date."

His theory is more of a general concept because it does not appear to have any mathematical support.

Among other conclusions, Storms states that "neutrons are not involved in transmutation" and that many other theories "can be eliminated because they are not consistent with observed behavior of cold fusion."

Storms distributed a pre-print of his paper to the CMNS e-mail list on Dec. 10, 2009. In the paper, he states that the "transmutation reactions" are distinct and separate from the "fusion reactions" observed in the field.

For the "transmutation reactions," Storms writes that up to 10 deuterons can enter a nucleus if they cluster together at the same place and same time and their nuclear charge is somehow hidden from the target nuclei. He does not explain how the deuterons appear to have a neutral charge (like neutrons) but writes that he will do so in future papers.

"For anyone who is interested in explaining cold fusion," Storms wrote, "here is a paper that has been submitted to the AIP [American Institute of Physics] Symposium Series. This describes the experimental observations and logical consequences a theory must take into account. You can see the background to some of the comments I made during our discussions of various theories. We also suggest a mechanism that is consistent with these requirements, which I admit requires a leap of faith."

In the conclusion of his Rome talk, Storms stated that, based on his theory, 99 percent of all other LENR theories can be "eliminated." (Audio recording


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