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Foto Group, October 5, 2009. At the main entrance to Angelicum, the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

PROCEEDINGS


15th International Conference on

Condensed Matter Nuclear Science

Rome, Italy
October 5-9, 2009


Edited by Vittorio Violante and Francesca Sarto

Preface
Vittorio Violante
i
Welcome of the Italian Physical Society (SIF)
Enzo De Sanctis
xi
In Memory of Andrei
George H. Miley
xiii
Forward
M.C.H. McKubre
xv
Angelicum – See Santi_Domenico_e_Sisto
PART I – THE “ANOMALOUS” ENERGY PRODUCTION
Section 1: Electrochemical experiments
Evolution and Progress in Material Science for Studying the Fleischmann and Pons Effect (FPE)
V. Violante, F. Sarto, E. Castagna, S. Lecci, M. Sansovini, G. Hubler, D. Knies, K.S. Grabowski, M. McKubre, F. Tanzella, C. Sibilia, Z. Del Prete, T. Zilov
1
Excess Power Observations in Electrochemical Studies of the D/Pd System; the Operating Parameter Space
M.C.H. McKubre
5
Differential Thermal Analysis Calorimeter at the Naval Research Laboratory
D.L. Knies, K.S. Grabowski, D.A. Kidwell and V.K. Nguyen, M.E. Melich
11
Electrochemical models for the Fleischmann-Pons experiment
P.L. Hagelstein, M.C.H. McKubre, and F.L.Tanzella
16
New Approaches to Isoperibolic Calorimetry
M.H. Miles, M. Fleischmann
22
Characteristics of Excess Heat in Pd|D2O+D2SO4 Electrolytic Cells Measured by Seebeck Envelope Calorimetry
W.S. Zhang
27
Investigations of Co–Deposition Systems
M.H Miles
33
Anomalous Silver on the Cathode Surface after Aqueous Electrolysis
J. Dash, Q. Wang
38
Calorimetry of Pulse Electro–Melting of PdDx Wires
F.L. Tanzella, M. McKubre
42
Confirmation of Heat Generation During Hydrogenation of Oil
T. Mizuno
47
Abnormal Excess Heat Measured During Mizuno–Type Experiments: a Possible Artefact?
J.F. Fauvarque, P.P. Clauzon, G. J–M. Lalleve, G. Le Buzit
52
Sonofusion Produces Tritium that Decays to Helium Three
R.S. Stringham
57
Diurnal Variations in LENR Experiments
D.J. Nagel, T. Mizuno, G. Letts
61
Can Water Be the Origin of Excess Energy?
A.K. Al Katrib, D.J. Nagel
65
Section 2: Gas loading experiments
Production of Helium and Energy in the “Solid Fusion”
Y. Arata, Y.C. Zhang, X.F. Wang
72
Towards a High Temperature CMNS Reactor: Nano–Coated Pd Wires with D2 at HighPressures
F. Celani, P. Marini, V. Di Stefano, M. Nakamura, O.M. Calamai, A. Spallone, E. Purchi, V. Andreassi, B. Ortenzi, E. Righi, G. Trenta, G. Cappuccio, D. Hampai, F. Piastra, A. Nuvoli U. Mastromatteo, A. Mancini, F. Falcioni, M. Marchesini, P. Di Biagio, U. Martini, L. Gamberale, D. Garbelli
82
Hydrogen/Deuterium Absorption Property of Pd Fine Particle Systems and Heat Evolution Associated with Hydrogen/Deuterium Loading
T. Hioki, H. Azuma, T. Nishi, A. Itoh, J. Gao, S. Hibi, T. Motohiro, J. Kasagi
88
Anomalous Heat Generation in Charging of Pd Powders with High Density Hydrogen Isotopes, (I) Results of Absorption Experiments Using Pd Powders
Y. Sasaki, A. Kitamura, Y. Miyoshi, T. Nohmi, A. Taniike, A. Takahashi, R. Seto, Y. Fujita
94
Yes, Virginia There is Heat, but It is Likely of Chemical Origin
D.A. Kidwell, D.L. Knies, K.S. Grabowski, D.D. Dominguez
100
Low Temperature Gas Loading of Deuterium in Palladium
F. Scaramuzzi
110
Proposal of an Experiment Aimed at Charging Deuterium in Palladium at the Temperature of Liquid Nitrogen
F. Scaramuzzi
115
Wave Nature of Deuterium Flux Permeating through the Palladium Thin Film with Nanometer Coating Layers – ( I ) Experimental Observation
B. Liu, J. Tian, X.Z. Ren, J. Li, Q.M. Wei, C.L. Liang, J.Z. Yu, X.Z. Li
118
Wave Nature of Deuterium Flux Permeating Through Palladium Thin Film with Nanometer Coating Layers – (II) Theoretical Modeling
X.Z. Li, B. Liu, J. Tian, X.Z. Ren, J. Li, Q.M. Wei, C.L. Liang, J.Z. Yu
122
Self-Polarisation of Fusion Diodes: Nuclear Energy or Chemical Artefact?
F. David, J. Giles
129
Section 3: Material science aspects
In Situ Energy–Dispersive X-Ray Diffraction Study of Thin Pd Foils at D/Pd and H/Pd∼1
D.L. Knies, V. Violante, K.S. Grabowski, J.Z. Hu, D.D. Dominquez, J.H. He, S.B. Qadri, G.K. Hubler,
132
Material Database for Electrochemical Loading Experiments at ENEA
S. Lecci, E. Castagna, M. Sansovini, F. Sarto, V. Violante
141
Interaction of the Electromagnetic Radiation with the Surface of Palladium Hydride Cathodes
E. Castagna, S. Lecci, M. Sansovini, F. Sarto, V. Violante
144
The role of Cathode’s Surface Properties in the Electrochemical Deuterium Loading of Pd Foils
F. Sarto, E. Castagna, S. Lecci, M. Sansovini, V. Violante
148
Concentration Polarization in Pd–Based Membranes for Hydrogen Separation: Modeling and Simulation
A. Caravella, G. Barbieri, E. Drioli
154
Electrical Resistivity and Linear Expansion of an Hydrogenated Pd/Ag Permeator Tube
A. Santucci, F. Borgognoni, S. Tosti
158
Synthesis and Characterization of BaCe1–xYxO3–d Protonic Conductor
A. Santucci, V. Esposito, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa
164
Characterization of Materials by Means of Laser–Based Techniques
L. Caneve
170
Integrated Approach for High Resolution Surface Characterisation: Coupling Focused Ion Beam with Micro and Nano Mechanical Tests
E. Bemporad, M. Sebastiani, V. Palmieri, S. Deambrosis
175
Multifunctional Ion Beam Installation “HELIS” as a New Instrument for Advanced
A.S. Roussetski, M.N. Negodaev, A.G. Lipson
182
PART II – ABOUT THE NUCLEAR ORIGIN
Section 4: Nuclear measurements
Charged Particle Emissions and Surface Morphology of Pd/PdO:Dx and TiDx Targets Under Electron Beam Excitation
A. Lipson, I. Chernov, V. Sokhoreva, V. Mironchik, A. Roussetski, A. Tsivadze, Y. Cherdantsev, B.Lyakhov, E. Saunin and M. Melich
187
Enhanced Electron Screening and Nuclear Mechanism of Cold Fusion
K. Czerski
197
Investigation of Anomalous Densities of High-Energy Alpha-Particles Tracks in CR-9 Detectors During Electrolysis of Heavy Water on Palladium Cathodes
U. Mastromatteo, R. Aina
203
Neutron Detection: Principles, Methods, Issues (and Tips)
M. Angelone
209
Search for Nuclear Reaction Products in Gas Phase Experiments – Deuterium Permeation and Absorption
A. Kitamura, Y. Sasaki, Y. Miyoshi, Y. Yamaguchi, A. Taniike, Y. Furuyama, A. Takahashi, R. Seto, Y. Fujita
216
Impurity Measurements by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis on Palladium, Nickel and Copper Thin Films
A. Rosada, E. Santoro, F. Sarto, V. Violante, P. Avino
221
Mass Spectrometry: Critical Aspects of Particles Detection Related to Condensed Matter Nuclear Science
M.L. Apicella, E. Castagna, S. Lecci, M. Sansovini, F. Sarto, V. Violante RdA
227
Evidence for Fast Neutron Emission During SRI’s Spawar/Galileo Type Electrolysis Experiments #7 and #5, Based on CR–39 Track Detector Record
A.S. Roussetski, A.G. Lipson, F. Tanzella, E.I. Saunin, M. McKubre
231
On the Products of Nucleus Reactions Formed During Deuterium Diffusion Through Palladium Membrane
D.D. Afonichev, E.G. Galkin
237
Hot Spots, Chain Events and Micro–nuclear Explosions
M. Srinivasan
240
Comparison Between Piezonuclear Reactions and CMNS Phenomenology
A. Petrucci, R. Mignani, F. Cardone
246
Piezonuclear Reactions in Inert Solids Revealed by Neutron Emissions from Brittle Fracture
A. Carpinteri, F. Cardone, G. Lacidogna, A. Manuello, O. Borla
251
Li+D and D+D Fusion Assisted with Acoustic Cavitation
Y. Toriyabe, E. Yoshida, J. Kasagi
257
The Effects of Nuclear Reactions in Solids on the Phonon Dispersion Relation
K. Tsuchiya, S. Sasabe, M. Ozaki
263
Nuclear Transmutation in Non–Equilibrium Systems by Ultra–Close Range Casimir Effect
X.L. Jiang, Y. Zhang, Z. Zhang
268
A Practical Way to Generate Protons (Deuterons) of Energy Between 500–1000 eV
J. Dufour, X. Dufour, D. Murat
272
Lithium Fluoride X-Ray Imaging Film Detectors for Condensed Matter Nuclear Measurements
R.M. Montereali, S. Almaviva, E. Castagna, F. Bonfigli, M.A. Vincenti
278
Section 5: Theory
Arguments for Dideuterium Near Monovacancies in PdD
P.L. Hagelstein, I.U. Chaudhary
282
Bose–Einstein Condensation Nuclear Fusion:Theoretical Predictions and Experimental Tests
Y.E. Kim
288
Anomalous Heat Generation in Charging of Pd Powders with High Density Hydrogen Isotopes, (II) Discussions on Experimental Results and Underlying Physics
A. Takahashi, A. Kitamura, T. Nohmi, Y. Sasaki, Y. Miyoshi, A. Taniike, R. Seto, Y. Fujita
297
Neutron Spectra in CMNS – Model Predictions and Past Data
A. Takahashi
303
SuperWavesTM as the Natural Origin of Excess Heat
I. Dardik
307
Theoretical Model of the Probability of Fusion Between Deuterons within Deformed Crystalline Lattices With Micro–Cracks at Room Temperature
F. Frisone
312
Usefulness of Quasi–Particle Ion Band States in Modeling LENR Processes
T.A. Chubb
319
Evaluation of d/d Reaction Rates in Metallic Lattices as a Function of the Deuteron Energy. A phenomenological Model of Nuclear Fusion in Solids
J. Dufour, X. Dufour
325
Role of Cluster Formation in the LENR Process
E. Storms, B. Scanlan
331
Tunneling Beneath the 4He* Fragmentation Energy
A. Meulenberg, K.P. Sinha
337
Bose–Einstein type D–Cluster Electrode Development
G.H. Miley, X. Yang, H. Hora
342
Quantum Mechanical Study of the Fleischmann–Pons Effect
S.J. Pemberton, J.L. Mace, D.G. Tasker
351
Exotic Nuclear Physics: from Cold Fusion to Antikaonic Nuclear Clusters
T. Bressani
357
A Possible Mechanism for Cold Fusion
G. Moagar–Poladian
362
The FCC Substructure of the Nucleus and the Magnetic Interaction among Nucleons
N.D. Cook, V. Dallacasa
368
Simulation of Palladium Transmutation Products
N.D. Cook, V. Dallacasa
374
Nuclear and Electronic Structure of Atoms
F. Menegus
378
AUTHORS INDEX 383
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