National Instruments the US manufacturer of scientific and engineering instruments has launched a coordinated effort to study Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR). The effort is detailed on a Slide Show that uses the euphemism Anomalous Heat Generation to describe LENR.
National Instruments stated it is interested in what it calls anomalous heat generation because of independent thesis at the University of Texas at Austin. Unfortunately the name of the author of this thesis is not mentioned. The thesis found that there were more than 180 experiments that created heat from nickel hydrogen and another process called Pd-D (this could be palladium).
The company has created a master plan to research what it calls Anomalous Generation and NI. It will analyze publications to identify who is working on the problem. Then meet with the top 10 researchers to establish what it calls a research cooperation. That will leverage NI platforms and research and development (R&D) to accelerate results.
Some of the top ten researchers are listed they include:
- Peter Hagelstein at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who is working with Jet Energy’s NANOR Device.
- Guiseppe Levi at the University of Bologna who has been associated with Andrea Rossi and the ecat. Levi is a colleague and friend of Sergio Focardi who is not listed.
- Professor Kim at Purdue University in Chicago. Professor Kim’s first name is not listed. Purdue’s website lists Yeong E. Kim as a Professor of Physics at the school. So that might be him. The slideshow states that Purdue is a very LENR friendly environment. Screen shots of Kim’s hypothesis are provided.
- Professor Robert Duncan at the University of Missouri who is heading up the LENR research effort being funded by billionaire Sidney Kimmel.
- Professor Violante of ENEA the Italian Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. Unfortunately Violante’s first name is not mentioned. Dr. Francessco Celani is also associated with ENEA.
The slide show also lists potential activities at SRI (the Stanford Research Institute) in California where Michael McKubre is testing Brillouin’s boiler technology. NRL (the US Naval Research Laboratory) INFN (Italy’s National Institute of Physics), Japan’s University of Kobe, Japan’s University of Osaka, CEA (I don’t know what that is) and the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. The researchers at Osaka, UT, and Kobe are not identified.
There is also mention of quantum optics and controlled manipulation of atoms research at 12 European universities. This is exciting news because National Instruments is a large publicly traded company.
It has 6,300 employees in 45 countries and generated a revenue of $262 million in the first four months of 2012. It also has $377 million in cash available so it has a lot of money for LENR research available. This is exciting news because it indicates that a major international company is interested in LENR and willing to take a risk on it.