Akito Takahashi circulated a three-page report in Japanese describing the ICCF13 conference, here:


Attached is a partial translation. I have left out some details in the parts marked by ellipsis. For example, readers here are familiar with the Arata experiment so I did not bother to translate the introduction to that. I do not understand Section 5, which deals with theory, so I did not translate it.

In the section on Arata, the statement about the D/Pd ratio exceeding 5 seems improbable to me. Perhaps it is a mistake or a typo.

Regarding the 16 MeV alpha particles in section 4, I am not sure if “unspecified origin” is the correct translation for the Japanese phrase “hasseigen mitokutei” but it is something like that. Maybe “undetermined”?

Takahashi used a company name abbreviation “Toyota Chuuken” which, through the magic of Google and business magazine articles, I determined is Toyota Central R&D Labs, Inc. (<http://www.tytlabs.co.jp/eindex.html>http://www.tytlabs.co.jp/eindex.html) I used the full name below.

Note that I did not attend the conference, and I have no other information about it.

I am writing this in something of a rush because it looks like a thunderstorm is coming and I have to ride my bicycle home before it hits. I have not checked this translation carefully.

- Jed

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The ICCF13 conference was held last week (June 25 to July 1, 2007) in Sochi, Russia. . . .

Because of the difficulties getting visas and traveling to Russia, attendance was lower than previous ICCF conferences. There were 75 participants in total, 43 of them Russians, and 32 from other countries, including 12 Americans, 5 Japanese, 4 French, 3 Israelis, 2 British and so on. . . . 45 papers were presented. The proceedings will be published by World Scientific as were the ICCF12 conference proceedings.

Regrettably, several prominent researchers were unable to attend, including Peter Hagelstein, X. Z. Li, G. H. Miley, M. Fleischmann, T. Chubb, Ed Storms, J. Biberian, J. Dufour, Mel Miles, S. Jones, V. Violante, Y. Iwamura, T. Mizuno, A. Kitamura and H. Yamada. The smaller conference did have one merit however: it allowed more interaction and lively discussions among the participants. . . . There were several discussions of topics beyond the scope of the conference such as ball lightening and “anomalous energy production.” I shall ignore these reports.

The main purpose of the ICCF conferences is to bring to the attention of the world the fact that a “clean source of nuclear heat energy has been discovered” and to determine the cause of this energy in order to benefit humanity. The main theme of this conference was to explore heat production in the absence of neutrons and other hard radiation. There were notable presentations made by Siberia, Russia; Marseille U., France; Frascati, and ENDEA, Italy; Energetics Technology Corp., Israel; and SRI, U.S. Below are some of my impressions . . .

1) Excess heat (Arata method)

N. Armanet, a student with J. P. Biberian’s group at Marseille U., gave a superb presentation describing an Arata replication. In the Arata method, nanoparticles of palladium (80 nm or less) are loaded with deuterium gas that has been passed through an outer palladium filter . . . Armanet et al. measured considerable excess heat using flow calorimetry. They are presently experimenting with Pd nanoparticles (5 to 10 nm diameter) in ZrO2.

Along the same lines, F. Celani’s group at Frascati has begun Arata-style experiments. Using Pd-black particles several tens of a nanometer in diameter they have observed excess heat. Their data indicates that the D/Pd ratio exceeds 5, which exceeds the loading ratio observed by Arata himself.

In a collaborative research project with U. Novasibirsk and Tomsk Inst. Of Technology, clear evidence of excess heat from an Arata cell was observed. This group is developing a physical model to show how dynamic conditions in the PdD lattice allow the deuterium to trigger nuclear fusion.

As shown above, excess heat from the the Arata Pd/D system has been replicated and confirmed in several different places. This was the highlight of the conference.

2) Excess heat from the Pd/D system Super-Wave electrolysis method

McKubre (SRI) reported results from a joint research project with Energetics Technology, ENEA, and SRI. Under conditions with a D/Pd loading ratio of 0.95, roughly 60% excess heat was produced. However, details were not reported because of contractual obligations with the research sponsor. The excess heat was accompanied by He4 production, with 24 MeV/He energy in good correlation.

New data was reported by ENEA and Energetics Technology Corp. They used innovative surface treatments (complex nanostructures) and two kinds of triggers: lasers (ENEA) and ultrasound (Energetics Technology). ENEA has achieved 60% reproducibility. Energetics has achieved high excess heat with ultrasound . . . They showed data with excess heat at 5 times input, and they observed heat after death. However, they have not succeeded in controlling the reaction well enough to produce sustained, long-duration excess heat.

3) Transmutations

A group from Toyota Central R&D Labs, Inc. reported results from a replication of the Iwamura (Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, MHI) experiment. Using XPS spectroscopy, a peak that was thought to be Mo turned out to be S contamination. Regarding Pr, a weak peak that suggested a transmutation from Cs was observed. The data is still being analyzed and additional research is called for. The deuterium permeation rate was in the neighborhood of 1 sccm, whereas in the MHI experiment it reached 3 sccm, so the conditions were not replicated.

Savvatimova’s group from Moscow described a deuterium glow discharge experiment with an La cathode, in which transmutation with mass-8 increments was observed. An NaI spectrometer was used to determine the energy spectrum gamma ray emissions, and the half-life of the emitter was determined.

4) Nuclear reaction particle detection

The Lipson-Roussetski group from Moscow has employed CR32 track detectors for many years. In CMNS-type experiments they have determined the charged particle emission spectra. They have observed 4 – 16 MeV alpha particles (of unspecified origin), and 3 MeV protons (from d-d; 2D reactions). Karabut reported he has detected excess heat in D glow discharge experiments, several gamma peaks, and what appears to be bursts of x-rays from something like an x-ray laser. He stated that transmutations have occurred.

5) Theoretical developments

[This section discusses theories by Takahashi, Chubb and Yabuuchi.]


While, as noted above, the conference this time was somewhat smaller than previously, in terms of content large results were reported. It is hoped that condensed matter research will be increased, ant that in ICCF14 (Washington DC, August or October 2008) and ICCF15 (probably Catania, Italy, 2009) and at other international conferences these results will be discussed in positive, significant discussions. Preprints and PowerPoint slides from this conference will be made available on the ISCMNS website.

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