The "cold fusion Bolognese" has set a trend among academics in Sweden, discussing a complex phenomenon to be explored. An opening that bodes well, but the road to the understanding of the E-cat is still a long
Rome - The alleged cold fusion experienced by two researchers at the University of Bologna continues to discuss the scientific world, but at least this time the criticism and skepticism give way to a broad line of credit from two Swedish scholars. That they admit in the "energy catalyst" Bolognese some reaction there was no doubt, but the phenomenon is complex and should be studied more thoroughly.
The two scholars Swedes have Essén, associate professor of theoretical physics and a lecturer at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, and Professor Emeritus - besides chairman of the Energy Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences - at Uppsala University Sven Kullander. Both were part of the small group of spectators, witnesses and "tester" of the technical demonstration organized in Bologna in January.
During this demonstration, the catalyst "E-cat" by Andrea Rossi and his scientific advisor Professor Sergio Focardi had produced copper as a waste of a reaction between atoms of hydrogen and nickel, with a production of electrical energy - obtained by converting the thermal energy generated by the device-prototype - 100 times higher than that used for the power supply.
In the report following their "test drive" in that of Bologna, Kullander Essén and admit: "It is to exclude any chemical process for producing 25 kWh from whatever is present in the container 50 cubic centimeters. The only alternative explanation is that there is some kind of nuclear process that gives rise to the production of energy measured. "
Excited by the electrolytic process set in motion with the power using electric current, the hydrogen atoms come into contact with those of nickel merging with them and producing in consequence thermal energy together with the "gap" of copper. The claim that the theoretical physicist Essén They open against the Rossi-Focardi pair's work is particularly important given that the difficulty in describing in theory the process of nickel-hydrogen fusion has transformed the two Italian researchers in real " heretics "within the international scientific communication.
And while Focardi outlines a description of the fusion process that still does not explain the crucial phase of the union between nickel atoms and hydrogen, Essen and Kullander advance the hypothesis of new studies and partnership with the University of Bologna to solve the ' mystery: the theory sketched by Swedish researchers say that within the mysterious catalyst Italian energy is hiding a mixture of atomic physics, molecular, nuclear and plasma physics. Nothing, however complex, which can not be explained with the current mathematical laws.
The lack of precise information about the internal structure of the E-cat reactor, at any rate, at the time remains the main obstacle to a broader discussion of the quality of the discovery (if such it is considered). Rossi has promised more information when its business partnerships, taken in Greece, have reached a stage of maturity final.
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