Skip to comments.Mitsubishi Reports Toyota Replication [of Iwamura's LENR transmutation of elements]
Posted on 12/12/2012 4:54:03 PM PST by TXnMA
Dec. 7, 2012 By Steven B. Krivit
Researchers from Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories performed an independent replication of a Mitsubishi low-energy nuclear reaction transmutation experiment, according to a physicist from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries speaking at the American Nuclear Society LENR session on Nov. 14 in San Diego, Calif.
The physicist, Yasuhiro Iwamura, told the ANS audience that the Toyota researchers confirmed that nuclear changes from one element to another took place without the use of high-energy nuclear physics. Most scientists who have not followed this field closely consider such profound claims inconceivable. Toyota used a LENR deuterium-permeation transmutation method that Iwamura invented.
Iwamura has been working with this LENR method for 14 years. He said that one of his LENR transmutations was closely but not identically replicated by Toyota. Osaka University and Iwate University previously reported similar replications.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.newenergytimes.net ...
In all cases the transmutations of elements to other elements with higher atomic numbers were achieved at room temperature and one atmosphere of pressure by means of deuterium diffusion through a multilayer thin film sandwich of palladium (Pd) and Calcium Oxide (CaO).
Much of Krivit's article is "behind a paywall", but the video of Iwamura's paper presentation at an American Nuclear Society meeting (with Krivit presiding) can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VefCEaLAkRw&feature=player_embedded.
Iwamura's Japanese-accented English is quite good, but may be difficult to follow. His figures and explanation, however are quite convincing.
IMO, as a physical chemist, I find this straightforward report of serious, replicated research on LENR physics to be a welcome change from the hype that frequently accompanies discussions of "cold fusion"...
In what amounts were the transmutations?........
Any word on turning lead or mercury into gold?
I like that one. Alchemy rulz!
Of course the Chinese and others are working on turning Au into W.
Sounds like Cold Fusion.
And what does this all mean in terms of impact on daily life?
I notice that most of the transmutations are across two atomic weights. In that case, to get gold you have to start with iridium. Unfortunately, there aint a lot of iridium floating around on earth.......
This makes me wonder about something. Currently, it is believed that all the elements on the earth were created in supernova. Is it possible that this transmutation may happen naturally, and at least some of our heavier elements came to be on their own in 4.5 billion years?
I'll watch and (laboriously) listen to the video again to see what else I can extract...
FWIW, I'm going offline for an hour or more now...
If it is true, PLATINUM is going to get very cheap........
Indeed, it does...
Whatever heavy elements were in our neighborhood 4.5 billion years ago were mostly sucked up by the Sun and outer planets. The ones like gold and uranium, lead, etc. probably sank into the molten core of the earth when it’s surface was still molten, only to be diffused into the mantle and eventually the crust through volcanic action over the epochs.........
Yes, thank you for reminding me........The last chemistry class I had was in 1971........
Trivial impact -- sort of like that of "E=MC2"... </SARCASM>
Does this mean I get a nuclear powered Tundra?
E = mc^2 is why you have the Internet and the entire planet connected today.
I haven’t been following LENR, but this would seem to be a Big F’n Deal, to quote Plugs.
Even if the energy output is less than the input, being able to change elements like this would seem to be pretty extraordinary under these conditions.
Oh noes!! My PPLT stock will plummet.
Sorry, but I loaned my crystal ball to my granddaughter. '-)
Actually, your question is sorta like asking the guy who discovered that petroleum will burn if you can have a Maserati...
I have always thought that this process will lead to a new understanding of nuclear physics. It implies that you could have a nuclear generator (without radiation) in your basement generating electricity for quite a few years unattended.
FReepMail for you...
To me, the excitement in this is potential understanding of deuterium-rich transmutations / formation processes for heavy element creation inside stars. IMHO, cosmological theory and the “big bang” explanation of Creation just got a whole lot more real...
I noticed that too. And platinum is very useful.
NOTE: It was mined out long ago!
To me, the excitement in this is potential understanding of transmutations / formation processes for heavy element development inside deuterium-rich, fusion-powered stars.
IMHO, cosmological theory and the big bang explanation of Creation (of the Earth) just got a whole lot more real...
I’m more than good with Platinum.
I wonder what the State Alchemy Board is going to say about THAT?
Clearly it is a case of illegal non-State Alchemist activity as they are Toyota employees, not employees of the State Military of Amestris.
Such unsanctioned alchemy could cost one of them an arm and a leg...
Or Fuhrer King Barack?
Indeed, this opens a lot of possibilities concerning the big bang and Creation of Earth.
betty boop, I do hope you will reach out to Grandpierre (astrophysicist specializing in the sun) - I'm very curious to hear his reaction to this discovery.
It means in 50 years we’ll get all our power from Mr. Fusion.
The worcher forsoth of all myracles is the one and sool God, of and fro Whom Cometh all meruelous operacions.
So all thynges were created of o soole substance, and of o soole disposicion, the fader wherof is the sone, and the moone moder, that brought hym forth by blast or aier in the wombe, the erthe taken fro it, to whom is seid the increat fader, tresour of myracles, and yever of vertues.
Of fire is made erthe. Depart the erthe fro the fire, for the sotiller is worthier than the more grosse, and the thynne thynge than the thik. This most be do wisely and discretly.
It ascendith fro the erth into the heven, and falleth fro heven to the erthe, and therof sleith the higher and the lower vertue.
And yf it lordship in the lower and in the heigher, and thow shalt lordship aboue and beneth, which forsoth is the light of lightes, and therfor fro the wolle fle all derknesse.
The higher vertue ouer-cometh all, for sothe all thynne thyng doth in dense thynges.
After the disposicion of the more world rynneth this worchyng.
And for this prophetisyng of the trynyte of God Hermogenes it called Triplex, trebil in philosophie, as Aristotle seith.
Chaucer? (Same linguistic period, at least...)
The above quotation describes Iwamura's experiments most excellently!
Thank you for the entire citation! Much relevance there...
The "osmium(Os) into platinum(Pt)" bit might be interesting. As would be the "tungsten(W) into osmium" reaction.
Up to this point, LENR has been a disappointment, with Rossi's device showing a lot of initial promise, but dissolving into hype.
When heavy-hitters like Mitsubishi and Toyota start announcing results, it's time to grab a cup of coffee and pay attention. They would not risk losing face unless they had subjected their results to a LOT of checking and were sure it was the Real Deal.
The title suggests Mitsubishi is building Toyotas now. What’s next? Ford building Chevys?
Besides having a spot price about the same as gold.
Yabut, what are you gonna do, pave your driveway with it?
I don't know if they'd be any good, but at least they wouldn't go bankrupt.
It's hosted on Mitsubishi Heavy Industry's research page, which gives me a warm fuzzy.
THE single best starting point if you are unfamiliar with “cold fusion” is this book:
Beaudette writes clearly enough for the non-science layman to understand, but includes sufficient depth that the practicing scientist will also benefit.
I'm curious as to how much deuterium might be used up. Hydrogen itself is too stable. According to theory, one cannot get two of those to fuse..but instead, a heavy hydrogen (deuterium) fuses with a hydrogen atom. Or so I understand, what is said to take place inside a star.
Some other ancient alchemy-like text spoke of taking the lighter (in their eyes more noble) "air", and "casting it to the ground".
What the heck was all of that about? Are we seeing something like it, now?
Did they use a Honda Element?
...but I was hoping folks would go to his article...