I'm a long-standing observer/participant in Vortex, CMN S and the former Hydrino Study Group, and now the Society for Classical Physics [moderated by Dr, Farrell with Dr. Mills as a participant.] For what it's worth, I have shaken hands with both Mills and Fleischmann. I think I can give some perspective on the current discussion. Mills' back-story includes study at MIT where he gained new insight into the physics of accelerated electrons which led to his Orbitsphere model and the possibility of "sub-ground" states induced by the *close proximity* of energy holes presented by catalysts. Mainstream physics teaches a "ground state" of *isolated* hydrogen atoms. The "Resonant Transfer" reactions postulated and experimentally verified by Mills requires the **close proximity** of an energy hole receptor of specific magnitudes to effect a *non-radiative energy transfer* from the H atom, destabilizing it, which then shrinks into the hydrino state. In that moment, the H atom is no longer *isolated*.
In Mills' current work, the favored hydrino state is H[1/4]; spectroscopic signatures of lower states have been seen. The energy release is measured at 200 times the energy required to produce an isolated H atom. Mills' task has been to find a means to utilize this energy on a commercial scale. The above are not speculations, but based on experiments done with instruments calibrated to national standards by a staff which includes six Ph.D.s and independent laboratories. Mills' experiments have included liquid, gas, and solid phases. The solid fuels include compounds of inexpensive materials when heated create the catalytic conditions for H atoms also in the molecule to transition to the hydrino state: hence CIHT- Catalyst Induced Hydrino Transition. This is the invention of master chemist. Mills has been supported by $[tens of millions] from private investors over a period of some 20 years. He is under no obligation to publish, but his publication record is exemplary, with over 90 Journal papers, three books available as free downloads from the BLP website. He has an obligation to protect his investors with a strong patent position. A irony is that his major discovery is world-changing but is a natural phenomenon which cannot be patented as such. This is typical of 'chemical' patents. His patent disclosers are descriptive of many possible strategies and ingredients [to catch any copiers] while concealing in plain sight the optimum path which s disclosed to licensees. Mills has shown "reduction to practice" by frequent posting on his website technical papers at each stage of his progress. One might see these as 'field notes' which with refinement wind up in juried technical journals listed on the website. Summary and tutorial information makes its way into the Grand Unified Theory of Classical Physics, available as a free download form the website. As of the preset writing, the BLP website is in a very fluid state, which has led to misunderstandings by participants of Vo and CMNS to jump to conclusions, but others to dig in and do homework. The Home Page is current and contains links to relevant papers and the patent disclosure. The rest covers an earlier embodiment of CIHT with excellent validation reports. BLP is revising he website and has promised a demonstration of the new device on Jan. 28 to a restricted audience. Even that is not the whole system, for it will not include the magnetohydrodynamic cryogenic output module. Mills chooses his words carefully, and even apparently radical statements have an observational base. He must present a positive outlook to keep his investors happy without compromising the growing patent position. The current device is a compact machine to feed a series of fuel pills to a reaction chamber and to recharge the pills with ordinary water and reuse them. The reaction chamber zaps the pills with a arc discharge which excites them into a reaction state which includes transition of H to H[1/4]. The time scale of this reaction is extremely short. Expressed in watts, the pulse is easily in the megawatt range as stated in the press release. Capturing this energy with a MHD module and converting it to 60 Hz AC will be another remarkable exercise, but such is within the state of the art of electric power technology. There are two paths ahead for BKLP CIHT technology: domestic appliance and industrial and motive resource. Both create electrical output from any water source, utilize cheap materials, and create zero pollution. Patents expire; eventually this technology can be utilized by any industrialized nation. The familiar Bohr planetary model of the atom has been very useful, but on close inspection has very serious problems. Mills' Orbitsphere model with spheres of zero thickness of charge orbiting in great circle paths and make one's brain creak. In past years there have been savage attacks on that model, but Mills has given a detailed derivation which has silenced his most savage critic. A byproduct of that model is molecular modeling software for very complex molecules which give accurate results with very modest computer resources. It is marketed by Millsian and is finding rapidly growing acceptance. Mike CarrellS