There have been many conversations on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, lately, concerning the “Rossi Effect”, physics, and conspiracy theories. Here, we take a look as some of the exchanges concerning the first two matters.
In a response to Eric Ashworth on the JONP, Andrea Rossi commented:
“In our work and in the Rossi Effect there is nothing strange or exoteric or anything that can put in crisis the rules of Physics. I work using the well known rules, that we studied very well. No new physics have to be expected from my work, just a better use of the Physics we already have.”
In following up on this statement, Anatoliy V. Sermyagin commented:
“You wrote: ‘No new physics have to be expected from my work, just a better use of the Physics we already have.’
“It is extremely interesting puzzle. While anticipating the time you will be granted of an international patent, and you can publish a theory/design of E-Cat, fearing not the loss of IP, I’d like to get a hint.
“What period of the physics/chemistry’s discoveries as basic for your vision of main processes inside the E-Cat belong of:
Between 1957 and 1989
“I would say 1939 (Enrico Fermi) and 1989”.
This supports what Rossi has said previously concerning the nature of his work. He has always said that LENR is solid science that requires constant study and manipulation.
Concerning “The Rossi Effect”, Giuliano Bettini stated:
“you spoke twice of Rossi Effect. That’s extremely important IMO, I do not ask what it is (maybe you can not answer), but I ask what it refers to. The Rossi Effect what it refers to? Catalyst? Properties of Nickel lattice: A kind of collective phenomenon?”
Andrea Rossi explained that those at the R&D department have coined this term:
“Here have named my process the “Rossi Effect” referring to the collective phenomenon (whose mechanism has now been completely understood).”
Wladimir Guglinski points out that the general scientific community disagrees:
“…the scientific community is not sure that from current Physics it is possible to explain the Rossi Effect, because from the principles of current theories it seems that there is violation of the mass-energy conservation.”
Other commenters on the JONP asked about the Rossi Effect. Herb Gillis asked:
“It would appear that the Rossi effect would have to be something different from (above and beyond) the P&F effect. Have you ever observed a significant Rossi effect from something other than metallic nickel (i.e. a compound of nickel, or a metal other than nickel)?”
To this, Rossi responded:
“Sorry, I cannot answer to this question.”
Eernie 1 asked:
“Does your effect involve electron capture?”
“No, it does not.”
On a lighter note, Thomas Florek suggested that:
“The “Rossi Effect” is an excellent name. I think it would be a great name for a Jazz Band.”
Mr. Rossi played along, stating:
“If I gotta play drums in your Jazz band, its name could be “The fused ones.
“I would like to find the time for this…maybe in future. Now I have not even the time to listen music, let alone play.”
Then, on a more sober note, Frank Acland asked:
“You have mentioned the “Rossi Effect” recently. Is this going to be label you will use to describe the E-Cat reaction – instead of LENR, cold fusion, etc.”
“The Rossi Effect, as a matter of fact, belongs to the category of LENR, like Cats belong to the category of animals.”
Rossi’s answer has provided fodder fur much future discussions, which could potentially turn out with more info about how his technology works.