But, Jones, Is it LENR if it produces neutrons and gamma?
On Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 8:28 AM, JonesBeene <jone...@pacbell.net> wrote: > > > And this wasn’t “fracto-fusion” which has been disputed, nor was it the > Farnsworth Fusor (1964) which was labeled as “warm fusion” (ICE). > > > > As we now know, LENR driven by a chemical reaction (combustion shock wave) > was invented around 1980, probably in several places including the USA, for > military uses. (tritium-free bomb trigger). > > > > In fairness to our friends from the North – it is time to acknowledge that > LENR was invented, produced and well-document in Canada 35 years ago, well > before it turned up in Utah. In fact, the Canucks might not have been the > first to do it, but so far as the online record is concerned, they have the > belated honor of presenting the first report. > > > > Problem was, the experimental work back then (during the depth of the Cold > War with Russia) was for done for weapons research - and our Pentagon > effectively silenced the similar work in the USA. Of course, filing a > patent was out of the question. This work (due to its application as a bomb > trigger) was and still is – a huge proliferation risk. > > > > A typewritten report available online is entitled “EXPLOSIVE-DRIVEN > HEMISPHERICAL IMPLOSIONS FOR GENERATING FUSION PLASMAS” By D. Sagie and I. > 1. Glass at the University of Toronto, Institute for Aerospace. There is no > doubt about the importance of this work, or the high quality of the > experiment - but it is seldom mentioned and does not appear on the > LENR-CANR library. > > > > Google Scholar did publish the paper online some 30+ years later, but not > many took notice of its significance. For one thing, this information > upsets the common misperception that Pons and Fleischmann invented cold > fusion. They did not, unless one wishes to redefine it in such a way that > eliminates simple chemical reactions. > > > > That credit, which is nothing less than the discovery of LENR (using any > reasonable definition of “low energy”) - should in a perfect world – be > attributed to Glass and Sagie. However, other researchers whose work was > squelched by the Pentagon are probably out there. You can track down the > large file (42 megs) through this link. > > > > http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1982PhFl...25..269G > > > > The University of Toronto (Aerospace) had at that time a dedicated > “explosive-driven-implosion facility” and it was used by Glass et al to > produce stabIe, centered and focused hemispherical implosions to generate > neutrons from D-D reactions using only the energy of combustion. This was > a CHEMICAL REACTION only. The reaction was actually simply the result of a > self-generated shock wave from self-detonation of the pure deuterium gas > in oxygen. > > > > A high resolution scintillator-detection system measured the neutrons and > y-rays resulting from the fusion of deuterium. “Several approaches were > used to initiate fusion in deuterium. > > The simplest and most direct proved to be in a stoichiometric mixture of > deuterium-oxygen…” > > > > QUTOE: “this is the only known work where fusion neutrons were produced by > chemical energy in a direct manner.” > > >