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Overview of Theoretical and Experimental Progress in Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR)
500-1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)
500-1-001 - Main Auditorium
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An overview will be given on the main progress made –since March 1989- through experimental/theoretical studies on thermal/nuclear anomalies observed in forced interactions of Hydrogen isotopes (H, D), in non-equilibrium conditions, with pure or alloyed materials (mainly Palladium, Nickel). Most of the experiments used electrolytic environments at moderate temperatures (20-50°C). More recently, gas environments have been used at higher temperatures (between 200-400°C and even temperatures between 500-900°C have been employed). Specific nanostructures have begun to play a crucial role both in basic studies as well as in, recently claimed, technological/industrial applications. A plethora of theoretical models have been proposed to explain several experimental anomalies in LENR. A brief description of a weak interaction model shall be presented that claims to explain almost ALL of the anomalous effects found so far.
Ignatios Antoniadis/PH-TH & Daniele Benedetti/PH-UCM...........................Tea and coffee will be served at 16h00