Bob,

One interpretation of the input parameters and the use of very weak lasers by 
L/C (comparatively) is that for them to see any anomalous thermal effect, they 
had to hit a special resonance frequency in order to get results.

OTOH if a far more powerful laser is available and is employed – then a brute 
force approach negates the need to achieve an exact resonance.

Thus a “special THz range”  could be red herring... 


From: Bob Higgins

Jones,

I don't think the Letts-Cravens experiment is similar to Holmlid at all.  They 
used two calibrated wavelength lasers superimposed on the cathode.  They found 
that when the lasers were separated by a specific frequency difference in the 
10-20 THz range, there was a peaking in the XP.  For there to be a frequency 
difference effect, there must be a nonlinearity - likely a surface plasmon at 
the cathode surface - that allows the difference frequency to form.  The 
difference frequency of 10-20 THz where there was a peak in XP is VERY 
suggestive of phonon stimulation, something compeletely different than 
Holmlid's experiment.
 
From: Jed Rothwell
I do not think there is any evidence for muons in cold fusion.
JB: There is actually plenty of evidence along with plenty of data some of 
which was presented. You may not think the evidence is credible, but you are 
not a nuclear engineer 
 
• People who are nuclear engineers and nuclear physicists don't think so 
either. 
 
Some do, some don’t. George Miley for instance, who has far stronger 
credentials than most critics of Holmlid, was actually a co-author with him.
 
 
• The main reason I know of is that if there were lots of muons, they would 
cause harm, and there is no sign of harm.
 
There is not much sign of harm for airline crews who spend many hours at 
altitude where muons are present in high flux. Furthermore, Holmlid has 
suffered a health issue recently which could have been aggravated by exposure 
to muons. The jury is out on this issue.
 
In fact, muons are weakly interacting with light elements like carbon so health 
issues are not expected but no one knows. The Curie’s health problems, for 
instance, is a situation where they were exposed to muons, in addition to gamma 
radiation, but no one has revisited the old cases to estimate relative risks.
 
Actually, there are stronger arguments against muons than health issues but 
what is needed is a stronger independent replication. 
 
Since the so-called “Letts-Cravens effect” is similar to Holmlid’s technique 
and has been replicated by others, it is conceivable that some kind of hybrid 
experiment will emerge… sooner rather than later, it is hoped.
 
 


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