A new energy source from nuclear fusion

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    http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/files/Rossi-Focardi_paper.pdf

    Abstract
    A process (international patent publication N. WO 2009/125444 A1)
    capable of producing large amounts of energy by a nuclear fusion process
    between nickel and hydrogen, occurring below 1000 K, is described. Ex-
    perimental values of the ratios between output and input energies obtained
    in a certain number of experiments are reported. The occurrence of the
    e¤ect is justi…ed on the basis of existing experimental and theoretical re-
    sults. Measurements performed during the experiments allow to exclude
    neutron and gamma rays emissions.

    1. Introduction
    It is well known that in chemical reactions, and more speci…cally in processes
    used to obtain energy, as for example oil, gas and carbon combustion, only some
    electronVolts (eV) can be obtained for every couple of atoms involved. This
    depends on the fact that binding energies of external atomic electrons are in the
    eV range.
    On the other hand, in nuclear transformations, the energy quantities that
    can be absorbed or released are of the order of mega-electronVolts (MeV) for
    every couple of nuclei involved in the process. As a consequence, for every given
    amount of energy obtained, the mass to be transformed by a nuclear process is
    about a millionth of that necessary for a combustion.
    It is a general rule, valid for all stable compounds, that the mass for a
    compound is lower than the total mass of all constituents. In such conditions, the
    mass-energy conservation principle guarantees stability against the spontaneous
    disintegration into the components. As a consequence, for the nuclei, the mass
    of every stable nucleus turns out to be lower than the sum of the masses of all
    its components (protons and neutrons).
    he sum of the masses of all
    its components (protons and neutrons).
    If we denote by mp and mn the mass values of free protons and neutrons, and
    by np and nn the numbers of protons and neutrons belonging to a given (stable)
    nucleus N, the nuclear stability is insured by the always positive di¤erence
    = npmp + nnmn �� mN

    Figure 1: Binding Energy versus number of nucleons
    where mN represents the nucleus mass.
    An important parameter, whose value is directly connected to the nuclear
    stability, is the binding energy for a nucleon B [1], de…ned as the ratio between
     and the mass number, that is the total nucleon number np+ nn:
    B =
    
    np + nn
    . (2)
    Fig.1 shows, for all stable nuclei, the binding energy B (express
     
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    "The application does not meet the requirements of Article 5 PCT as the description does not disclose in a manner sufficiently clear the invention. ... there is no explicit evidence of energy production in the description or Figures..."
     
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    Take a look at the link I provided in post #2 above.

    Once there, click on the "Documents" tab.
    Then open the PDF "Written Opinion of the International Search Authority"

    Quote: "The application does not meet the requirements of Article 5 PCT as the description does not disclose in a manner sufficiently clear the invention. ... there is no explicit evidence of energy production in the description or Figures..."
     
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    It's maybe 4th from last page, under "Disclosure".
     
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    Someone is trying to patent nuclear fusion before it exists?

    I got a patent on the sun. Gonna start charging everyone for sunlight soon.
     
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    You and I are referencing the same patent.

    So help me out here. One of the "related documents" on file with the International Bureau of the World Intelllectual Property Organization contains the following (my abbreviated) statement:

    The application does not meet the requirements of Article 5 PCT as the description does not disclose in a manner sufficiently clear the invention. ... there is no explicit evidence of energy production in the description or Figures..."

    Here's the link to the document:

    http://www.wipo.int/patentscope/search/docservicepdf_pct/id00000011868762

    I didn't scour the entire document files, but maybe you're more familiar with the subject.

    If the very patenting body casts such doubt on the process as to make such an attached statement a part of the application, how are we to give it much credence?
     
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    Matthew. Yo-

    You too Old Rocks.
     

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