Mitchell Swartz, a longtime low-energy nuclear reaction researcher, claimed on his Web site that he and Peter Hagelstein, an associate professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, performed a LENR excess-heat experiment as part of a “course on cold fusion at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.”
They claimed a heat output 10 times greater than the electrical power input.
“This JET Energy NANOR(TM) demonstrated a significant energy gain greater than 10,” Swartz wrote, “much larger than the previous open demonstration. This exhibition is also remarkable because it confirmed the role of the nanoengineered lattice in enabling the CF/LANR activity. It followed Hagelstein sharing his breakthrough explanatory theory of cold fusion during the first five days.”
However, Swartz did not reveal the power level of this demonstration. Another LENR researcher did.
The researcher, who learned about the demonstration from Swartz, told New Energy Times that the peak power output Swartz measured in that experiment was 18 milliWatts.
In his news article, Swartz did not provide any reference to a scientific paper or more data.
New Energy Times invited Swartz to comment by e-mail earlier today, but we did not receive a response.
Swartz bypassed scientific protocol when he announced his claim on his Web site before publishing a paper. Other LENR researchers have been more sensitive to scientific protocol, announcing their findings only after submitting their work to peer-reviewed journals, mainstream science conferences or mainstream scientific encyclopedias.