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Nikkei Reports Mitsubishi to Use LENRs To Clean Nuclear Waste
New Energy Times ^ | April 24, 2014 | Steven B. Krivit

Posted on 04/28/2014 7:49:53 AM PDT by PapaBear3625

On April 8, 2014, Nikkei, the Japanese equivalent of the Wall Street Journal, reported that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Yokohama, Japan, plans to use low-energy nuclear reactions to clean nuclear waste. This patented LENR transmutation method was developed by Mitsubishi physicist Yasuhiro Iwamura.

New Energy Times has translated the Nikkei story below. We have also placed online a copy of a recent slide presentation from Iwamura and an updated European patent specification from the company.

The patent claims that the reactions occur not by fission or fusion, but by a two-step mechanism beginning with a weak interaction; a neutron is created and is followed by a neutron capture process.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.newenergytimes.net ...


TOPICS: Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lenr; mitsubishi
Well, it looks like a respected Japanese business newspaper is reporting that a major Japanese corporation is going forward with commercialization of a LENR process, which they report is displaying transmutation effects.

I thought I would have seen this earlier, but Kevmo appears to have been banned for some reason.

1 posted on 04/28/2014 7:49:53 AM PDT by PapaBear3625
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To: dangerdoc; citizen; Liberty1970; Red Badger; Wonder Warthog; PA Engineer; glock rocks; free_life
Abbreviated cold fusion ping list.

Does anybody on the list read Japanese well enough to validate the New Energy article faithfully translates the Nikkei article?

2 posted on 04/28/2014 7:52:36 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: CodeToad; TexasGator; Fai Mao; EEGator; Normandy; MHGinTN
Pinging people who participated in the last Kevmo LENR thread.

Please don't bring Rossi up in this thread, he isn't involved. This is about Mitsubishi.

3 posted on 04/28/2014 7:57:35 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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Sorry to bother you guys. I was wondering if you read Japanese well enough to verify that the Nikkei article about Mitsubishi and Low Energy Nuclear Reactions actually says what New Energy Times claims it says.
4 posted on 04/28/2014 8:02:58 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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The researchers put the source material that they want to convert on top of the multi-layer film, which consists of alternately laminated thin films of calcium oxide and palladium. The thin metal layers have a thickness of several tens of nanometers. Elements are changed in atomic number in increments of 2, 4 and 6 over a hundred hours while deuterium gas is allowed to pass through the film.

So all they need to do is place thousands of tons of contaminated material on top of these thin layers of material? I wonder how long this will take?

5 posted on 04/28/2014 8:21:24 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: PapaBear3625

“Please don’t bring Rossi up in this thread, he isn’t involved.”

I guess it is safe to say now that Rossi missed his 1st quarter 2014 delivery date?


6 posted on 04/28/2014 8:36:58 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: PapaBear3625

“Nikkei Reports Mitsubishi to Use LENRs To Clean Nuclear Waste”

Appears New Energy Times has jumped the shark with this headline ...


7 posted on 04/28/2014 8:46:25 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: PapaBear3625

“Well, it looks like a respected Japanese business newspaper is reporting that a major Japanese corporation is going forward with commercialization of a LENR process,”

Going forward? The article quotes the researchers saying it is only in the research stage. Other statements say the amount is so small it doesn’t prove anything. The researchers say they will have to build a bigger unit to get enough mass to prove the results which they have no idea why it happens.


8 posted on 04/28/2014 8:53:03 AM PDT by TexasGator
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The researchers say they will have to build a bigger unit to get enough mass to prove the results which they have no idea why it happens.

The big thing will be their unambiguously showing that it DOES happen. The theory as to WHY it's happening will be debated for a long time to come.

9 posted on 04/28/2014 9:24:51 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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“The big thing will be their unambiguously showing that it DOES happen. “

What do you mean? You said they were ready to commercialize it?


10 posted on 04/28/2014 9:30:24 AM PDT by TexasGator
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"The big thing will be their unambiguously showing that it DOES happen."

THAT has already been done, and replicated. And ignored. The skeptopaths will ALWAYS find some reason to deny.

But I'd keep an eye on LENR-CANR. I believe Jed Rothwell speaks and reads Japanese, so is most likely to be first with a translation.

11 posted on 04/28/2014 12:57:28 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog (Newly fledged NRA Life Member (after many years as an "annual renewal" sort))
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"....but Kevmo appears to have been banned for some reason."

And it wasn't even cold fusion that did it. He ran afoul of JimRob on some question of conservative politics.

12 posted on 04/28/2014 1:50:58 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog (Newly fledged NRA Life Member (after many years as an "annual renewal" sort))
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