Below is an annotated and linked list of reports of 16 people who have achieved a Ni + H reaction:
I have now categorized the list by perceived quality. This is only my perception, but at least it’ll have people read the good stuff before reading the easy to shoot down.
HIGH QUALITY EXAMPLES:
Dr. Brian Ahern, Ames National Laboratory
While it is not clear that Ahern is using nickel, it is clear that he is using light hydrogen. It is also clear that he sees it as a replication of Rossi. He says, “This 5 watt excess is very much less than Rossi, but it is a real and repeatable experiment There was no radiation above the background level.”
Dr. Joseph Zawodny, NASA
I place Zawodny up cautiously although he has clearly worked with LENR, and produced the LENR effect, even filing a patent. The concern I have is that I haven’t found good source material where he states that he has achieved the nickel + hydrogen reaction. I have found numerous places where he discusses the utility of LENR from the perspective of the nickel + hydrogen reaction such as this.
James Patterson, 1920 – 2008, A “chemist”
Invented his “power cell” which is reported to produce 200 times energy gain. In June 11, 1997 he demonstrated his technology on Good Morning America. The scientific community, obviously, mostly ignored him. He tried to produce a commercial product, but apparently had difficulty mass producing the intricate “beads” that he used in his reaction.
Quintin Bowles, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Missouri–Kansas City.
On the television show Good Morning Americaclaimed in1996 to have successfully replicated the Patterson power cell. (See:
George Miley, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois
Began with Patterson’s technique. Reports excess heat, and transmutations.
The link is of Miley’s PowerPoint for the 2011 World Green Energy Symposium:
Piantelli, University of Siena, Italy.
The Piantelli group filed an Italian patent application, “Method for Producing Energy and Apparatus Therefor”, on November 24, 2008. Piantelli’s technology uses a nickel bar which is etched to increase its surface area. He reports 2 – 3 times energy gains.
Piantelli’s work with LENR goes back two decades and includes two dozen scientific publications and conference presentations. (
Robert Godes, President and CTO at Brillouin Energy Corp.
Uses Nickel and water, and obtain a doubling of energy. Their website publishes their “Phase 1 Data” and “Phase 2 Data”.
Mike McKubre, SRI
Has published about an hour of video on YouTube in 8 segments. He discusses Ni + H fusion early on in this video (segment 2)
Francesco Celani, National Institute of Nuclear Physics (Italy’s equivalent ofLos Alamos)
He has announced success in producing the Ni + H reaction, and obtaining 200% (2x)excess thermal energy.
Dr. Eugene Mallove and Dr. Mitchell Swartz, Jet Energy, Inc. Guest lecturers at MIT
The MIT “Independent Activities Period” sylibus states:
On 1/30 and 1/31 M. Swartz will discuss results he has obtained from a variety of cold fusion experiments he has done over the years. He has observed excess power in PdD and in NiH experiments; typical energy gains in the range of 2-3 are seen, with a few experiments giving higher energy gain; he has carried out a demonstration of his experiment previously at MIT; and energy produced from cold fusion reactions has been used to drive aStirlingengine.
Demonstrated COP of 10 at MIT:
MID QUALITY EXAMPLES:
I felt it necessary to place Mr. Rossi in the “Mid Quality” category because he is clearly not fully truthful, and because he hasn’t provided conclusive proof that his technology is valid. However, he has done some fine demos, the best of which by far is the 18 hour test.
Defkalion talks an excellent talk. Their board of directors hardly looks like a scamming group. However, they haven’t yet publicly demonstrated anything. Hopefully this will change very soon.
Did a study for the USAF in 1993. Their final report is published:
INCLUDED WITH RESERVATIONS:
Blacklight has been around for a while, and not come out with product. Their theory is certainly extra-scientific. However, they do seem to be claiming a reaction that involves Nickel and Hydrogen. So, though I offer them with skepticism, they are replicators.
R.J.Kokes, and P.H. Anderson, 1959
They logged a report of excess heat from Nickel and Hydrogen, but didn’t pursue it. (Some folks have no curiosity.)
Chen, (suspect, see comments by Peter Roe) has published details of his replication on buildecat.com