My first cold fusion experiment - Casual Physics 002
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This is my cold fusion setup. To see how I prepare the materials, see my other video it-my.com/watchvideo/video-_YBEk7_Zsmk.html.
For more info on what cold fusion is and its potential, go to cor.energy/ where you'll find a 2-page cold fusion primer.
My cold fusion experiments are a hybrid of the works of Les Case (www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/MalloveEreproducib.pdf) and Mizuno (www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/MizunoTincreasede.pdf).
I currently work with hydrogen instead of deuterium because of cost. I need about £2000 to buy some heavy water to make deuterium 💸. Any help in raising this money would be super appreciated 🙏
Follow summaries of my cold fusion (aka lenr) progress at:
Twitter: twitter.com/CasualPhysics
Instagram: instagram.com/casualphysics/
For a full description of my work, check out my experimental log
mattlilley.com/research/cold-fusion-lenr/log/

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  • Zainoël Soroto
    Zainoël Soroto

    You can make hydrogen gas too bro

  • djt 123
    djt 123

    Has anyone taken a small sample of hydrogen/deuterium loaded paladiuim encased it in a small amount of high explosive and checked whether there is signs of fusion duing the explosion?

    • djt 123
      djt 123

      @Matthew Lilley Do you think there is someone out there who may have the facilitirs and interest to check this out? I realise that it could be like the failed gunpowder fueled internal combustion engine of the late 19th century but it might provide a further indication of which direction should be taken.

    • Matthew Lilley
      Matthew Lilley

      @djt 123 Sorry, I'm not interested in explosives so it's not something I actively think about.

    • djt 123
      djt 123

      @Casual Physics Is there any way this experiment could be set up?

    • Casual Physics
      Casual Physics

      Hi. It's a curious question - I don't know the answer I'm afraid.

  • INNOVATION & INITIATIVE Diy
    INNOVATION & INITIATIVE Diy

    You can't do cold fusion without muon

  • INNOVATION & INITIATIVE Diy
    INNOVATION & INITIATIVE Diy

    Doing nuclear experiment on bed 😵

  • Leonardo Tambornino
    Leonardo Tambornino

    What a soothing idea - your neighbor experimenting with cold fusion while you're sleeping 😂🙈!

  • Artjoms Pugacovs
    Artjoms Pugacovs

    But cold fusion was debunked across the countries. Remember when they were replicating this fusion to confirm it's not a scam before they give him Nobel prize.

  • 9403 Schwererziehbar
    9403 Schwererziehbar

    interesting 👍

    • Casual Physics
      Casual Physics

      Thanks :-)

  • Tony Nelson
    Tony Nelson

    How do you make clean hydrogen?

    • Casual Physics
      Casual Physics

      Pease forgive my slow reply Tony. I made hydrogen using a hydrogen generator. It's machine that does electrolysis of the water (either normal or heavy water). There are various bit of the machine that help to remove water from the H/D gas to make it more pure but I must confess I don't fully understand all of them.

    • Tony Nelson
      Tony Nelson

      @suspended suplex channel The oxygen...? Du får ju syre och hydrogen.. Så det är inte ren hydrogen

    • suspended suplex channel
      suspended suplex channel

      Tony Nelson electrolysis of water but it should be deuterium

  • Charles Kos
    Charles Kos

    oh mate i woulndl't be making this next to ur bed! :( I'm scared. chernobyl in bedroom!

    • Casual Physics
      Casual Physics

      Always good to be mindful of possible safety concerns so thanks for reaching out. Don't worry though, this is NOT the nuclear fission of uranium like in the Chernobyl reactor. There are NO radioactive materials in my bedroom (that would be a very bad idea).

  • JerseyBunny
    JerseyBunny

    Love the video Matt. Thanks too your sister for pointing me in your direction. Subscribed and ding donged the bell to get your updates. Looking forward to future videos ⚛️

    • Casual Physics
      Casual Physics

      Thanks :-)

  • Winston Smith
    Winston Smith

    Hi ... so does cold fusion work then?

    • Casual Physics
      Casual Physics

      @Axiom Heavy water you can more easily buy - you can check out the heavy water I bought here it-my.com/watchvideo/video-mbtfTIvWuP4.html . The video you referred to is great, I've watched it several times before, thanks for sharing. I've also met Peter in person when I was invited to MIT recently to see the work that they're doing. There are indeed many things in this field that require precision equipment beyond what a home lab can handle. I am hopeful though that I can produce a strong enough temperature signal to spark interest here in the UK where almost no one is currently interested in this area of science. At that point lab space will come :-)

    • Axiom
      Axiom

      @Casual Physics Then the question evolves to where one would obtain heavy water - unless you can create it yourself that is? Also, have you checked the video titled "Cold Fusion - Real, But Is It Ready? - Prof. Peter Hagelstein"? It references dozens of interesting papers you might want to check, I'm afraid it will be difficult to replicate the requirements in a home lab though.

    • Casual Physics
      Casual Physics

      @Axiom It's tricky to buy in the UK if you don't have a "proper" lab. The easiest and safest way to create deuterium for my set-up is to put heavy water into an electrolysis machine (aka hydrogen generator) - deuterium will be created as it's needed so no need to store flammable materials in my bedroom :-)

    • Axiom
      Axiom

      @Casual Physics Interesting, looking forward to that. Where does one even obtain deuterium?

    • Casual Physics
      Casual Physics

      Hi Winton, thanks for taking the time to write a comment. I'm afraid it's too early to tell in general. In my follow up video it-my.com/watchvideo/video-jwS2Ve3eK9Q.html I do some analysis of this first experiment and couldn't see a strong signal. I was using hydrogen in that experiment so am going to try with deuterium (better fuel) in the coming weeks. Stay tuned :-)

  • Desmond Bagley
    Desmond Bagley

    ............hmmm.. you'll surely then have heard of Andrea Rossi and his ecat and Edmund storms.... With Rossi I'd hoped it might be real but he's lost credibility after sneaking in extra electricityl through the earth wire in a test in Australia conducted by the Australian skeptics society.. Famous X businessman Dick Smith funded the test...... Edison in his day also pulled one or two fast ones to get funding...He was a skilled manipulater...You'd also know how to make your own heavy water by sustained electrolysis.. .Cody of Cody's Lab did so for purposes of tests and tasting..It has a pleasant sweet taste. Then he purchased 50 MLS of it anyway to verify the validity of what he'd produced.. He's displayed an obsession with mercury and the low melting point metals and alloys... ...... It's puzzling that no attention is given to LENR , if it's real it's in Coventry for some reason ..The lectures of Edmund storms have seemed plausible but it's all taking a very long time.... The palladium would have cost a fair bit but it's usually resellable at little loss. providing it ain't all been transmuted , .You know of course that it all has to be submerged cos otherwise the hydrogen isotopes escape from the non submerged. portion..........the LENR stuff doesn't really get many clicks , it's a quiet backwater until that knock .

    • Casual Physics
      Casual Physics

      Thanks for writing such a detailed comment. Yes I'm aware of those people - I talk to Ed Storms regularly. He is doing great work, but he is 89 years old so things take time :-). I don't have much to say on Rossi to be honest as I've never met the man - it's hard to know what to believe so I try and stick to what I can verify for myself.

  • Rex. Georg
    Rex. Georg

    ...and vvait i was seeking cold electricity lol

  • Alex Perales
    Alex Perales

    Keep simple it's in DNA code if Revelation 2:27" I have the molecule fusion I B+ Mt 13:11"

  • Ulbe Bergsma
    Ulbe Bergsma

    I wouldnt combine any sort of pump when dealing with hydrogen! Or just maybe keep a distance...

    • aluisious
      aluisious

      You need oxygen to burn hydrogen. Hydrogen gas in a vacuum pump has no oxygen, there is no problem. Also that pump he's got has the electric motor separated from the vacuum part which is full of oil and low temperature. Zero hazard.

  • Conscious Engergies
    Conscious Engergies

    I appreciate you taking the time to document your experimentation. It's never easy to do things very few people accept as possible. The only way we can find our answers is to ask nature the questions and listen intently. Look forward to seeing all the failures and playing along..... how else would we learn? 😆😉 Please feel free to connect up for correspondence and connecting with like minded explorers of "Fringe Science" Warm Regards, Diadon

    • Conscious Engergies
      Conscious Engergies

      @Casual Physics Don't mention it! You might be interested in a podcast I am about to do in 1 hour with Bob Greenyer. Here is the link: it-my.com/watchvideo/video-7teehmrUlpA.html Come ask your questions.

    • Casual Physics
      Casual Physics

      Thanks so much for your encouraging message :-)

  • Knott Reel
    Knott Reel

    A cheap bedroom for rent, with shared laboratory.

  • Muonium
    Muonium

    I knew there was something very peculiar about this channel within the first minute of watching this video. Contrary to the overwhelming majority of other videos on this topic, I may go so far as to say the entirety of them, the presenter did not display any of the usual suspicious signs of an obviously malfunctioning mind. In virtually every other self-made video I've ever seen on this subject the person talking to the camera displays obvious signs of at least one of the following: complete scientific illiteracy, childlike magical thinking, paranoid delusional schizophrenia, general low intelligence as evidenced by unlettered and malapropism littered speech patterns, or an imaginary persecution / Galileo complex. In contrast to exhibiting any of those commonly observed traits of the typical youtube cold fusion nutjob (you'll forgive the insulting term, I'm sure), you actually seemed...dare I say, intelligent. So after viewing this video, I found your other one on the same topic and watched it. The video in which you mentioned being a former physicist. That certainly got my attention. After viewing that video I went to your website and read your CV and your Alfven wave paper. I must say the only word that I can use to accurately describe what I read there is astonishment. I'm very slightly older than yourself and I've been on the internet for well over 2 decades now. In that time, nowhere have I ever seen or even heard of a legitimate, accomplished PhD plasma physicist like yourself who did actual, peer reviewed, published work on some of the largest and most important machines in the world, who then left that career to pursue the pseudoscience (I won't insult your intelligence by attempting to hide my biases) of cold fusion. I can scarcely believe my eyes here. What on Earth would possess you to pursue this thoroughly discredited and disgraced subject? What do your former colleagues think of your pursuits and abandonment of university fusion research? Why are you doing this? I am utterly baffled and shocked.

    • Casual Physics
      Casual Physics

      ​@aj hi 👋. I remember being a first-year student, fresh-faced (with hair haha) and with a mind like a brand new sponge...good times 😊. Not that you are asking for recommendations for physics material but I cannot help myself but tell you to absorb as much as you can of Richard Feynman (e.g. The Feynman lectures www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/ also available as audiobooks by the man himself). Regarding hot fusion, this was my formal PhD training so I know it well. While I am still a fan of trying to tame fusion plasmas, these days I am far more conscious of the challenges of making fusion energy a reality (e.g. thebulletin.org/2018/02/iter-is-a-showcase-for-the-drawbacks-of-fusion-energy/) than I was when I was a first-year student. On the mechanics of the strong force. I am afraid I am not sure we yet have a mechanical description that would satisfy our human minds that are used to human scale things. But then, I never spent much time digging into the strong force - I wonder what Feynman has to say about it 🤔.

    • aj
      aj

      ​@Casual Physics im still a first year student but what draws me to cold fusion is that the fundamentals of hot fusion seem iffy and it's always been "20 years away". not to mention the disproportionate funding over cold fusion. so hot fusion meme/idea has been around for a while and it's about getting temps hot enough to overcome repulsion for the strong force to fuse two nuclei together. Seems kinda brutish idk. The strong force is the strongest force we claim to know of and it is said that the strong force is what holds protons together. Where does this force principally come from? Mechanically, how is the strong force produced and what is the source of the energy that holds the atom together? the profs in plasma physics/condensed matter physics didn't have answers for these questions. They said qcd attempts to explain it with quarks and gluons but 2013 muonic hydrogen results showed proton radius is 4% off and standard model doesn't have an answer for the discrepancy.

    • johnnytheprick
      johnnytheprick

      @Muonium lets go back to the beginning. i questioned well established scientific laws, of which, i believe, are transient. i gave clear examples of science (of the time) proclaiming impossibilities eg heavier than air flight is impossible, earth the center of the universe, the universe being made up of four elements, earth, air, wind and fire. i liken science as the new religion, "thou shall not question the". so when the likes of you (you being rigid in the belief that fundamental laws of physics, thermodynamics etc etc) are fixed and never to be challenged, its little wonder than humans progress. have you ever noticed its only a handful of humans that actually change the world and the rest simply follow? if you believe that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, or perpetual motion cant exist (i could give you several examples that shows that it in fact does, but first i want you to define perpetual motion), then stick to the belief that "everything that can be invented, has been invented." . do you believe in the big bang theory? what about pangea? asteroid collided with earth and thats how we got water? the twin towers collapsed under their own weight?............ sighing

    • Muonium
      Muonium

      @johnnytheprick You have neither made a coherent argument nor produced an ironic observation. Perhaps age has done more to your cognition than merely produce an overabundance of sighs.

    • johnnytheprick
      johnnytheprick

      @Muonium i thought i did. i see indoctrination has clouded your ability to think for yourself as well as understand irony. at my age, i sigh a lot.

  • Mark Underwood
    Mark Underwood

    A wonderful bedside manner. Bringing science back to the bedroom. In all seriousness I like this and wish you the best of success in this intriguing and controversial field.

    • Casual Physics
      Casual Physics

      HAHA, love it! Thanks so much for your encouraging words Mark - it makes all the difference knowing there are supportive people out there.

  • ali fattah
    ali fattah

    regardless of the feasibility and practicality you need 2 heavy hydrogen to fuse in order to make one atom of helium. because normal hydrogen has no neutron wiliest helium nucluse is comprised of 2 nutron + 2 proton.

    • Casual Physics
      Casual Physics

      @curbina Hi 👋. I completely agree. The reason I decided on this experiment was because of the work of Les Case twitter.com/CasualPhysics/status/1141720778867650560 - no serious calorimetry was required and the equipment seemed reasonable to put together at home. I definitely have plans to look at transmutation and the like as I scale up my efforts :-)

    • curbina
      curbina

      Hello Matt, I am the same Curbina of LENR-forum. As Edmund Storms puts it, the worse mistake is trying to apply hot fusion logic to LENR experiments. LENR is a completely different field. I will also add that looking for excess heat is not the only way to research for LENR. Transmutation is IMHO much more difficult to disprove. You can see the thousands of pages spent to debate ad nausean an minutiae for the potential colorimetric errors, even when the excess heat, as in the case of Mizuno’s R20 results are way beyond anything attributable to measurement error margin. I am currently more interested in the cavitation - transmutation experiments.

    • Casual Physics
      Casual Physics

      Thanks for taking the time to watch my video and write a comment. No one really understands the mechanism behind cold fusion. There are many different theories though. Some suggest that (as you indicate) what's going on is the fusion of two deuterons. Others suggest novel mechanisms for the interaction between the isotopes of hydrogen that creates a pathway from light hydrogen to helium. These theories are freely available to read at lenr-canr.org/ . None of these theories have been proven though - we need lots more data from experiments. I plan to use deuterium in my future experiments....it's just quite expensive which is why I started with hydrogen.

  • Randall Volberg
    Randall Volberg

    Congratulations Matt on your first experiment! It's great to see garage science (or bedroom in this case!) performed with the high degree of scientific rigor that you bring to the benchtop. As a plasma fusion scientist from Imperial College and Culham, the LENR community is fortunate to have you! Looking forward to watching as things progress. In addition to the Geiger counter, do you plan to use any other detection methods for nuclear signatures (e.g. tritium, neutrons)?

    • djt 123
      djt 123

      Randall please consider the comment I have recently made to Casual Physics, I have learnt over the years not to reject mainstream unacceptable ideas that can be fairly simply checked (if you have the facilities. And I will accept that this is a bit of a flyer idea.)

    • Casual Physics
      Casual Physics

      Thanks Randall ☺️ - I'm really happy to have reached this important milestone. It's currently a limited set-up in terms of diagnostics due to money, but I've got every intention of upgrading. In particular, lenr experiments working with deuterium are not only the most energetic but show almost no radiation - only heat and helium. So, deuterium and helium measurement is a big priority for me once I can secure funding and a bigger lab space. Until that time, there is still plenty of work to do, eg: control experiments, different substrate metals, mesh vs foil.... definitely enough for a small team. I encourage people to get in touch with me if they are interested in being involved.

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