The first technical book on the E-Cat technology has just been published! The title is “HOT-CAT 2.0: How last generation E-Cats are made” and it is a valuable introduction to the more advanced reactor devices developed by Andrea Rossi and Industrial Heat.

The cover of the book, available as paperback on Amazon (click on) .com .uk .fr .de .es .it

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From the Preface by Vessela Nikolova:

“I want to be absolutely sincere: this book was written by Eng. Roberto Ventola (a contributor of this blog), who has a technical background, and I appear undeservedly as an author. Therefore, I want to tell the reader how things really went.

Seeing as Eng. Ventola sent many technical articles to be published on the blog and I could not publish them all together, I suggested collecting and publishing them in a book, an idea that he enthusiastically agreed on, offering – in exchange for this opportunity – to donate half of the earnings to Vessy’s Blog Fund through my co-authorship.

Since my blog is financed only with free contributions coming from generous readers and sponsors, and because this is essential for its future survival, I have agreed to appear as co-author. However, my real contribution was only to standardize the style of the book to that of previously published articles and to make a few public communications.

I am very happy to have contributed in some way to the birth of this work, which I think will remain for many years as a reference book for all those who are seriously interested in the last generation Hot-Cat. It is a bit more technical than my book ‘E-Cat – The New Fire’, but I’m sure that most of readers will be able to appreciate it.

Despite the fact that I am not able to assess its more technical content, it nevertheless seems very intellectually stimulating reading to me, enhanced by about 115 figures that enrich the text, making it almost unique. I hope that this is really the beginning of a world energy revolution, though at this point many new characters will need to appear on the scene”.

Vessela Nikolova

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You can read also the Introduction of the book written by Eng. Ventola downloading on your personal computer this excerpt of the first pages.

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Contents of the book “Hot-Cat 2.0”:

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Some of the approximately 150 pages of the book (from the first draft):

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ROBERTO VENTOLA is a 38 years old Italian Electrical Engineer. With over a decade of experience, he is currently working in a multinational company manufacturing electronic equipment, particularly in the computer field. He has a strong foundation in mathematics and possesses the creativity needed to develop projects regarding new technologies. His dream? To be the first to replicate a second-generation Hot-Cat.

VESSELA NIKOLOVA, psychologist, lives in Tuscany, Italy, and is already author of a book, E-Cat – The New Fire, the biography of Andrea Rossi. She founded and now manages a blog about Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) and the E-Cat, touching on new themes in technology, targeted at an international audience.


Cook_coverI decided to publish a review of the book “Models of the Atomic Nucleus” by Norman D. Cook, whose reading has been repeatedly suggested by Rossi, who considers it his favorite book of nuclear physics. In a presentation made at ICCF-18, Cook claimed on his slides that Rossi told him that his book helped him a lot to understand what’s going on in the E-Cat.

“Models of the Atomic Nucleus” is a largely non-technical, comprehensive and introductory book on nuclear models, which addresses head on the inconsistencies of traditional nuclear theory and proposes a solid state model for the nucleus: a lattice model.

The bottom-line is that one specific lattice structure reproduces all of the known energy shells and subshells of the quantum mechanics of the atomic nucleus. Normally thought of as a tiny “gas” of nucleons, or a liquid-drop, a solid-phase lattice achieves the same results.

After a review of the basics, the book explores and compares the competing models, and addresses how the lattice model best resolves remaining controversies.

The compelling argument is that the diverse “models” of nuclear theory are unified in the lattice: a “frozen” liquid-drop with all of the shells of the gas model, and even the alpha structures of the cluster model. But, as the Author explains, “it is specifically the ‘coincidence’ of the lattice model symmetries and the experimental data that is the model’s strength”.

It is the first nuclear physics text to address in a rational way some of the results of the Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) experiments that have been reported in the literature. So, it’s highly recommended for nuclear physicists and nuclear engineers that are not convinced that Low Energy Nuclear Physics is not a dead science.

The book contains far more words than equations. So, it’s an excellent essay suitable for general readers, a not easy task when the topic is highly specialized physics. The argument is clearly stated, colorfully illustrated and comes with easy-to-use, but sophisticated software on CD for Windows, Mac and Linux systems.

Cook_fcc_2The Calcium-40 nucleus in the Face-Centered-Cubic (FCC) model (from the book).

The very intuitive and physically precise visualization CD-software package for nuclear models, including a database of all nuclei and isotopes, supplies users with an interactive experience for nuclear visualization via a computer-graphical interface, similar to the molecular visualizations already available in chemistry. All nuclear parameters are adjustable in a wide range.

For the first time, an easy-to-master software for scientific visualization of the nucleus makes this notoriously ‘non-visual’ field become immediately ‘visible’. The appendix explains how to obtain the most from the software provided on the accompanying CD. So, the book/software supplements virtually any of the current textbooks in nuclear physics.

Paperback, 2nd ed. 2010 – Publisher: Springer – Pages: 324 – Price: 43$On Amazon.

About the Author

NORMAN D. COOK is full professor at Department of Informatics, Kansai University (Osaka, Japan). Undergraduate at Princeton University (Princeton, USA), he has been graduate student at Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan) and Oxford University (Oxford, UK), post-doctoral researcher at Zurich University (Zurich, Switzerland), invited researcher at ATR (Kyoto, Japan). He is author of 70-plus articles published in refereed science journals and of 4 monographs.


book_sargDr. Stoyan Sarg kindly sent me its last and interesting book titled “Structural Physics of Nuclear Fusion”. So, I could appreciate his original work and here’s my review for you.

In his long career, Dr. Stoyan Sarg paid particular attention to “fringe science”, which is sometimes mistakenly confused – by the uninformed people – with borderline science. But this certainly is not the case of Dr. Sarg, who just focused his attention on some unsolved problems in Physics.

He investigated the history of physics and scientific publications from different fields, and arrived at an original idea about the relation between matter, space, time and gravitation. As a result, he developed a treatise, called “Basic Structures of Matter – Supergravitation Unified Theory” (BSM-SG), based on a concept of the physical vacuum that had not yet been investigated.

In his book, Dr. Sarg remarks that “quantum mechanical models of the atoms, based on the planetary model of Bohr for hydrogen, are not real physical but mathematical”. Moreover, the remarkable advances achieved in Cold Fusion experiments cannot be explained from the point of view of current physical understanding of nuclear fusion.

This is an obstacle to endorsement and investment in this field. A supporting theory is needed.

The present book – which is quite technical, but it is natural – suggests a new approach for analysis of the results and offers practical recommendations based on the physical models of atomic nuclei derived in the BSM-Supergravitation Unified theory (BSM-SG).

The book, essentially, provides to the reader: (a) a method for analysis Sarg2of the LENR experiments using the BSM-SG atomic models (see the image); (b) a selection of isotopes suitable for a more efficient energy yield with a minimum of radioactive byproducts; (c) practical considerations for selection of the technical method and the reaction environment.

Then, this book is a very good read for all researchers in the field of LENR, both for experienced experimental scientists and for business-oriented newcomers in the hope of getting quick results.

Paperback, ed. 2013 – Pages: 212 – Price: 35.55$. You can buy the book on Amazon here.

About the Author

Dr. Stoyan Sarg – Sargoytchev, a Bulgarian-born Canadian, holds an Engineering diploma and a PhD in Physics. With his 35 years of interdisciplinary work at different scientific institutions, he gathered experience in different fields of physics and technology. He has over 70 scientific publications, popular papers online, four US patents and four books.