Trip report 13th Workshop ISCMNS Italy (2018)
An unforeseen event,
Only this year (2018) the SAM team became more aware of the field of "cold fusion" also know as LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions), CMNS (Condensed Matter Nuclear Sciences) and perhaps a few others. After our first visit to the conference in Fort Collins, (https://etherealmatters.org/article/trip-report-iccf-21-conference-cond…) it was time for a follow up. The 13th International Workshop was being held in Greccio, Italy
and the topics were "Anomalies in Hydrogen Loaded Metals" and "the atomic structure". The latter of course being SAM's "cup ó tea".
Merely weeks before the workshop funding was solved thanks to Richard Moore stepping up and offering his help to get me to the workshop. Now a presentation had to be given and in a few weeks time a fitting presentation was created and all travel preparations were made. Off to Italy!!
Landing in Rome at the Fiumicino airport the next challenge was finding the pre-arranged shuttle driver at a busy airport.... and Italy is kinda known for the little English that is used. All turned out fine and in the end there were eight of us that has opted for the same shuttle and of we went to Oasi di Greccio, a beautiful valley which is the heart of Italy (or so they say).
Arriving at the Hotel which had a distinct monastery look and feel as well and settling into the room it was quickly time for registrations, studying the timetable for what presentation was to be given and introducing myself to many new interesting people.
Getting ready for the workshop:
The presentations dealt with many topics in even more experimental setups than I can name, but all had to do with Hydrogen in metals and or atomic structure. Preparing electrodes to manipulate them to load Hydrogen seems to be an important issue.
The SAM presentation can be found here https://etherealmatters.org/book/published-materials-sam/presentation-s… (link to PDF). Video's were not made during this workshop.
In essence a case was made to reinterpret Physics in a collective effort based on the proton-electron model again.
Across the board the reactions were positive and questions raised made me realize that there are more people than anticipated who are thinking along the same lines. Many understand that there is an underlying fundamental problem in Physics right now without being able to pin-point exactly where this problem is. The idea of a proton-electron model whereby the neutron is a state of being or a connection of an electron with its (two) neighboring protons is considered by many.
Halfway the workshop we were treated with a nice excursion with the bus that after a not too long drive took us to a "man-made waterfall" that the Romans before the year 0 already started. after a beautiful walk around and reading up and listening to the guide i started to realize that the valley where we stayed in the hotel (Oasi di Greccio) used to be largely a lake or swampy area. The draining was done to increase the fertile land and to take care of alleged mosquito problem associated with the lake/marsh. Nowadays it has turned into a hydro-power station and the waterfall is in actuality turned on and off on a daily bases.
During the "gala dinner" we were treated with a serenade "O solo mio" by our Italian crew joined by a New-zealander!
The second part consisted of more presentations which dealt with the nucleus or atomic models and transmutations. The last morning was reserved more or less for some general debate and an open microphone where we could exchange thoughts on some posed questions such as "why do you think chemistry processes can initiate Low Energy Nuclear Reactions?" SAM provided the answer that in chemistry it is a know effect that Iron in an anaerobic environment is in the (II)/2+ state and in an aerobic environment in a (III)/3+ state. Accepting the idea from SAM that the nucleus dictates the properties of the elements, it implies that the nucleus could actually change. Looking at the specific structure of Iron, it is not impossible that the two (2) neutrons belonging to the two (2) neutral endings could rearrange in a Lithium and a 4-ending. This would only exist if there was enough support due to a chemical bond with Oxygen for example. To the response question if the nucleus actually changes, "we think so, but it resembles a "meta-stable" state and does not change the number of nucleons. Whether this actually happens is something that still needs to be looked into much more before we can safely draw such a conclusion! The idea though is interesting because certain bacteria are able to reduce Iron Oxide for example and these types of bacteria are used in pioneering scientific corporations to reduce nuclear waste at a hugely accelerated speed!
After a successful and very pleasant workshop all that was left to do was share the same shuttle again back to Rome and say our goodbye's and safe-travels and suddenly the whole event was over and the 'normal' life was back again..
Until next time!
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