From: Bob Higgins
One of the things I will mention in my presentation at ICCF-21 next month is detection of a non-Fourier heat transfer mode in thermal modeling work I did for a calorimeter. Interestingly, Piantelli implicates such a mode as stimulus of LENR in his Ni rod experiments. Bob, Not sure that “non-Fourier heat transfer mode” is a useful descriptor of this property, but anyway… if an extremely rapid heat transfer capability were to be a part of a metal-hydride LENR system, (which seems unlikely, but who knows?) then there are design steps which one could take to optimize the system. The basic design which would benefit from very high speed-of-sound mechanics, and phasons, would be “spherical convergence”. Assuming the same or similar deuteron Fusion dynamics exist which are seen in the Farnsworth Fusor – there is perhaps a 20:1 benefit of spherical convergence over solenoid (tubular) containment for low energy initiation. That is for a plasma convergence system but solid state could be even better.