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    P K Iyengar talks India nuclear history, Cold fusion and shreds US nuclear policies.



    The audio is not great as it was shot in his house I think, but boy what an Interview. Jaw dropping revelations. I am more convinced than ever that India's cold fusion research is alive but not spoken about in public as America is actively pursuing shutting down cold fusion research. Iyengar explains why.

    He passed away last year. Great servant for the country.
     
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    Re: P K Iyengar talks India nuclear history, Cold fusion and shreds US nuclear polici

    Did everyone miss this or is 1 hour too long to watch? :)
     
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    track, pls post main points, i am going home. It will take an hour, then another hour watching it. It will help if you giv brief notes, specially our nuke weapon part.
     
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    Saya, its too long to summarize as such but the interviewer is from the west and he came to speak with Iyengar as he is one of the leading cold fusion scientists in the world. He explains his experiments and results, some of them are shocking.

    He explains why the US pursued and mislead the world in terms of peaceful use of nuclear energy by dumping PHWR's and Breeders using thorium and picking LWR's instead. He also explains why the US institutionally did everything possible to end cold fusion research. The biggest by product of cold fusion is tritium and he explains why the US was scared of people building thermonukes in their garage if cold fusion succeeded.

    He also talks about non-proliferation and why it is bound to fail. He does not talk about our weapons but when you hear him speak about how many scientists, departments and technologies BARC has, you understand why we are in very good hands.
     
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    thanks track.

    What he said about our cold fusion research?
     
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    baba, he talks for 45 minutes about cold fusion. watch it no. why so impatient? :)

    anyway, the results they achieved when using titanium as the base metal instead of palladium was that in 4 out of every 1000 attempts, there was massive neutron emissions and tritium creation. By the time cold fusion research was locked up in 1993, they could not narrow down the exact conditions that caused cold fusion. His theory is that when the titanium was shaved on the mill for experiments, cetain crystal structures on the surface would have been destroyed and the deuterium reacted only with some crystals which were distorted. But he also says that it could be one of many other things. The challenge is to find the exact conditions that caused cold fusion during those attempts and those conditions are a combination of metallurgical, chemical, structural, pressure, temperature etc. The results however are indisputable and it was impossible for anything else to have caused those results during the experiments.
     
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    Thanks for sharing..
     
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    This is not masala news that masses will appreaciate. Only people with high intellect watch such things :D
     
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    India warms to cold fusion
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    3 teams have renewed efforts to produce nuclear energy without radiation
    Cold fusion — or its successor technologies such as Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) — remains a dead-end and a false hope for many scientists across the world. India, however, is taking tentative steps towards restarting research into it, some 25 years after it was shut down at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) following global criticism heaped on the idea.

    At least three research groups have taken up the theme. An effort in IIT-Kanpur is focusing on transmutation of elements at lower temperatures. Another at IIT-Bombay, funded by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), has constructed an apparatus that has produced energy spikes, but researchers are trying to verify that these were not an outcome of quirks in the apparatus that were not accounted for.

    BARC in fray?
    Yet another group at the Center for Energy Research of the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samasthana (S-Vyasa) in Bengaluru says the Department of Science and Technology has approved funding for their research through its High Risk High Reward programme. Sources indicate that BARC is revisiting the cold fusion paradigm but its scientists are cagey about discussing the details.



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    Cold fusion seeks to produce nuclear energy without harmful radiation, complex equipment and the application of very high temperatures and pressures. But it has no conclusive theory explaining it and flies in the face of a well-established physics law that goes against easy fusion of nuclei. There is no guarantee that every time a cold fusion or LENR experiment is done, energy will be produced, say critics. Cold fusion advocates, however, say much progress has been made in achieving repeatability. “Research is underway in the U.S., Japan, China, Russia, Italy, France and Ukraine too. Given the challenge posed by the science behind LENR and its potential payoffs, the Indian government should fund academic institutions that are willing to enter the fray,” says M. Srinivasan, a veteran of the Pokhran I test and former leader of BARC’s Neutron Physics Division. In 1990 Dr. Srinivasan helped to validate the original Fleischmann-Pons cold fusion experiment. Now retired, he has continued to advocate the idea and pushed for it among researchers.

    India should take up this research for the sake of national interest, says Prahlada Ramarao, former Chief Controller and Distinguished Scientist at the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and present Director of the Centre for Energy Project at S-Vyasa. “If we don’t take it up and others succeed, we will have to pay for their intellectual property. If all of us fail, that’s fair enough,” he adds.

    S-Vyasa researchers have been working on triggering fusion in hydrogen on the surface of nickel, which has hydrogen-soaking properties. The ingredients are heated to temperatures above 1,200° C.

    “The first 30-40 experiments were about perfecting the equipment and the process. We observed power spikes in our 80th and 90th experiments in August and October 2016,” says Shree Varaprasad, a researcher there. “We feel that since the reaction seems to be a surface phenomenon, cleaning all the micro-crevices on nickel’s surface to a high degree may be the key to repeatability,” he adds.

    “In our electrolysis experiments, we have found irrefutable evidence of new elements and isotopes forming that can happen only through nuclear reactions. But heat measurements are tough to verify and peers will deny their veracity,” says Professor K. P. Rajeev of IIT-Kanpur.
     

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