Cold Fusion Nuclear Reactions Inside Compact Fluorescent Bulbs?
Cold Fusion nuclear reactions are now clearly (or likely) identified as taking place routinely inside of ordinary compact fluorescent light bulbs according to a paper recently published in a leading scientific journal. While the paper doesn’t make the cold fusion claim ONLY cold fusion and its uniquely benign radiation free nuclear reactions can be responsible for the unusual and bold fingerprint of mercury isotopes in used fluorescents that have been discovered by researchers seeking to identify a means to track environmental pollution from the bulbs. My work on dusty compact fluorescent fusion ‘Simple Kilowatt’ bulb/heaters confirms this path.
The precise same technology in a CFL bulb that consumes 5 watts of electricity and puts out the light of a 60 watt incandescent bulb can likely be simply modified at a cost of pennies to become a cold fusion heater element that puts out 500 watts of useful heat! I can buy CFL’s these days for a couple of bucks. Imagine heating your home, garage, barn, or doghouse for the price of a two dollar bulb and 5 watts of electricity…. that’s energy too cheap to meter!
“Unbeknownst to the general public, dynamically active nuclear processes are presently occurring in tens of millions of households worldwide,” a nuclear scientist has reported to Forbes Magazine.
The authors of the new paper Chris Mead, James R. Lyons, Thomas M. Johnson, and Ariel D. Anbar representing 4 major US universities meticulously analyzed used fluorescent bulbs looking for a unique fingerprint of mercury isotopes.
They surmised that if they could find a unique mercury fingerprint, the researchers might identify mercury pollution in the environment that comes from discarded fluorescents. Unexpectedly the mercury isotopic fingerprints they found have proven to be both profound and impossible to explain by anything other than a nuclear process altering the mercury inside the bulbs. Read more …
“All fluorescent lamps use mercury (Hg) and can be a source of Hg to the environment when broken,” write the authors, led by Chris Mead of Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability, in a February issue of Environmental Science and Technology (sadly behind a paywall).
As compact fluorescents command a larger share of the lighting market, the researchers say they expect mercury pollution from the bulbs to increase.
The share of atmospheric anthropogenic Hg emissions represented by fluorescent lightbulbs in the United States is 1–5 percent. Only a third of fluorescent light bulbs are recycled. As fluorescent lighting continues to supplant incandescent lighting, and as emissions from large point sources of Hg, such as coal-fired power plants and municipal waste incinerators are reduced, fluorescents will become an increasingly important source of Hg to the environment. Therefore they sought a method to detect and quantify Hg derived from fluorescents that would be useful.
The researchers found their unique isotope fingerprint for mercury from fluorescent bulbs. But they can’t explain why it’s so unique. Changes in isotope ratios are unheard of save as a result of nuclear reactions. In nature, with very few exceptions, stable isotope ratios remain consistent within fractions of a single percentage point. In the CFL analysis the isotope ratios changed by tens of percent some a bit more than 20%. Most is accounted for by here-to-fore never reported glass moderated isotope fractionation but 2% remain anomalous.
The mercury inside used CFL show unusually large isotopic fractionation (the distribution of mercury into its various isotopes), the pattern of which is entirely different from that which has been observed in previous Hg isotope research aside from intentional isotope enrichment.
Naturally the authors use the word “fractionation” to describe their observations. They report on their attempt to reconcile the observations with several fractionation hypotheses but in the end state that the observations are “unique” and clearly suggest some “yet to be discovered” Hg isotope effects are in play. As conventional chemists it would be heresy to suggest a nuclear transformation might be in play but they have discovered footsteps that may point in that direction.
Compact fluorescent fusion
My view is that it is likely that this finding will prove to be of great use in the acceptance and development compact fluorescent cold fusion as a practical, safe and imminent energy source for homes and industry. The fusion proof discovery work with regular CFL’s and it’s shifted mercury isotopes can easily be repeated and expanded.
Surely the findings ought to lead these and other researchers to look carefully at the innards of other types glow discharge bulbs. One type in particular, deuterium bulbs, used as a UV source in many scientific applications is likely to be rich isotope hunting grounds.
Many researchers, led by the Claytor/Tuggle research team which pioneered glow discharge cold fusion at Los Alamos National Laboratory as well as NASA scientists and others have been and are working on low-energy nuclear reactors that use non-hazardous fuels like palladium (and other hydrogen loving metals) and hydrogen isotopes to produce energy and non hazardous nuclear ash by-products inside glow discharge bulbs. I credit a good deal of my knowledge and interest on this glow discharge cold fusion trail to frequent invitations and gracious hosting of me by Claytor and Tuggle to work as a visiting scientist in their labs at Los Alamos over the years where they have been doing this not so compact fluorescent cold fusion.
Read more in my post ‘footprints on the trail.’
This work bodes well and is consistent with our decade long research and development program of my dusty Compact Fluorescent Fusion bulbs now nearing fruition.
As for the cold fusion mechanism perhaps the isotope kinectic effect described here for hydrogen compounds is a worthy trail to follow.
Ed note: This posting, like all those on the Atom-Ecology blog, is upon posting subjected to peer, public, and troll review. As such I try to adapt, adjust, and improve original posts from worthy commentary hence the paper morphs and is revised for a short time following publication. The internet is a living repository of words not a graveyard of dogmatic words carved in stone lorded over by gatekeepers that never “do” anything original save wag fingers and shout from inside their box.