Here is Holmlid’s patent application -- which is easily amenable to hydrogen
Imagine collecting the dense hydrogen on a substrate of boron, which then
becomes the target for a laser pulse – or double pulse.
Holmlid suggests the dense state can be manufactured and collected as an
independent step. The ideal way to convert it in a second step would seem to be
Holmlid would be wise to specifically add boron fusion to his application.
Obviously if the new kind of “ponderomotive fusion” can be made to work with
normal hydrogen, the dense state should even be better as a starting point…
…unless of course the Hora suggestion is indeed making the dense hydrogen in
the first pulse and reacting it in the second pulse.
In that case, he should have credited Holmlid.
A Billion Times Improvement In yield is indeed a game changer. A back door to
boron-hydrogen fusion is found !
This could be huge - really HUGE - in that it opens up a non-thermal
compression route and a low loss method for fusion using fast laser pulses -
which does not produce many neutrons.
Hora is the lead author. Miley is included -- but Holmlid is not. That is
Hora and Holmlid have published jointly before, and this result explains some
of Holmlid’s success. But it is of course not LENR but not thermonuclear either.
Thanks to Brian Wang for finding this and also to Revolution Green. The comment
by Simon is right-on but he is not as excited as I am.
This could be the biggest thing in fusion since LENR yet they seem to be
keeping their distance… probably wise.