Jeremy Wakeford, a writer in a South African magazine called Engineering News, wrote a very interesting article regarding the state of affairs of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions or LENR. In his article entitled, “LENR appears to be gathering steam”, Wakeford discusses significant information based on the LENR experiments of some of the LENR experts like Francesco Celani, Andrea Rossi and Robert Godes. Wakeford also talked about the involvement of NASA in the further research and investigation of LENR wherein he quoted Dennis Bushnell. In his conclusion, Wakeford stated, “the evidence seems to be accumulating – and the supporting theories slowly catching up – that human society may, over the coming years, undergo an energy revolution on the scale of the fossil fuel revolution or the discovery and use of electricity.”
It is known that the magazine is a serious and fairly widely read publication. Wakeford gave the LENR phenomenon a serious attention and this is quite interesting news in the field of LENR or cold fusion. There were two theories that Wakeford mentioned in his article. One is the Widom-Larsen weak interaction theory which is based on weak interactions and neutron-capture processes. The other is Robert Godes’ Controlled Electron Capture Reactions theory which uses the hydrogen in ordinary water to stimulate an exothermic nuclear process that produces no hazardous waste. The process stimulates a Controlled Electron Capture Reaction (CECR) in a catalyst which creates low energy neutrons which generates heat as they are captured, building heavier elements. Brillouin is hoping to license this technology in the near future.
Reports about the Widom-Larsen weak interaction theory stated that there is a plethora of theoretical models have been proposed to explain several experimental anomalies in LENR. The LENR article of Wakeford provided a very good review of the previous news and gave not too much new information. However, it remains very important and relevant especially to the people who are new to this field since it offered positive feedback based on facts and statistics.
Ever since the introduction of LENR to the public in 1989 with the announcement of Fleishmann-Pons Effect, the technology has been considered as an alternative source of energy providing possible solutions to the global energy crisis. Indeed, it is revolutionary in nature and considered as the first commercially successful cold fusion/LENR technology since it demonstrated anomalous excess of heat. The LENR saga continues and more technologies related to it have started to surface.