Archives for December 2009

Arata replication by Kitamura et al. and Kidwell et al.

In June 2009, Kitamura et al. (Kobe U.) published a replication of Arata’s experiment gas loading zirconium oxide with nanoparticles of palladium in it. The publisher has granted permission to upload the manuscript version of this paper:Kitamura, A., et al., Anomalous effects in charging of Pd powders with high density hydrogen isotopes. Phys. Lett. A, 2009. 273(35): p. 3109-3112.

Another replication was reported here: Kidwell, D., et al. Does Gas Loading Produce Anomalous Heat? (PowerPoint slides). in 15th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science. 2009. Rome, Italy: ENEA.

Arata’s 2008 lecture and demonstration are described below. At ICCF-15 Arata reported an improved version of this experiment, with different types of calorimeters and a new cell design. The slides from this presentation are here.

American Chemical Society March 2010 meeting cold fusion program

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring 2010 National Meeting & Exposition is underway in San Francisco, California, March 21 – 25, 2010. Forty six papers will be presented in four sessions over two days, sessions: ENVR014, ENVR049, ENVR050 and ENVR051. Seven papers will be shown in poster sessions. Here is a letter from the session organizer, Jan Marwan, and a copy of the program:

A on-line press briefing was held with six leading researchers: M. Miles, G. Miley, V. Vysotskii, P. Hagelstein, M. McKubre and J. Marwan It can be viewed here:

M. McKube was interviewed at the conference by Ira Flatow. This was broadcast on NPR’s Science Friday on March 26, 2010. See:

The interview starts 13 minutes into the broadcast: