Sergio Focardi

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Sergio Focardi
Born 1932
Florence, Italy
Died 22 June 2013
Bologna, Italy
Nationality Italian
Fields Physics
Institutions University of Bologna in Bologna

Sergio Focardi (1932 – 22 June 2013) was an Italian physicist and professor emeritus at the University of Bologna.[1][2][3] He led the Department of Bologna of the (Italian) National Institute for Nuclear Physics[4][5][6] and the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences at the University of Bologna.[7][8] He was a member of the President's Board of the Italian Physical Society.[9] From 1992 he had been working on cold fusion with nickel-hydrogen reactors.[10] From 2007 until his death, Focardi collaborated with inventor Andrea Rossi on the development of the Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat).[11][12][13][14][15]

Studies on nickel-hydrogen exothermal systems[edit]

Diagram of the reactor devised by Focardi et al.[16]

In the early 90s Sergio Focardi, together with physicists Roberto Habel and Francesco Piantelli, started to develop a nickel-hydrogen exothermal reactor. The results of their research were presented in 1994,[17][18] and published on the peer-reviewed scientific journal Il Nuovo Cimento A.[19][20][21][22][23][24]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.magazine.unibo.it/Magazine/Notizie/2013/06/24/Lutto_in_Ateneo.htm Lutto in Ateneo: è scomparso Sergio Focardi (tr. Mourning at the University: Sergio Focardi is passed away)
  2. ^ http://www.affaritaliani.it/culturaspettacoli/morto-fisico-italiano-sergio-focardi.html E' morto il grande fisico italiano Sergio Focardi (tr. Great Italian phisicist Sergio Focardi is dead)
  3. ^ Professori Emeriti. Department of Physics, University of Bologna. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  4. ^ http://www.tecnosophia.org/documenti/Articoli/SessioneI/Focardi.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.ac.infn.it/preventivi/pdf/2001/gruppo_2/bigG.PDF
  6. ^ Dieci professori dell’Alma Mater diventano "emeriti". 26 April 2006.
  7. ^ Fusione nucleare a freddo "A Bologna ci siamo riusciti" Sergio Focardi, professore emerito dell'Alma Mater, fisico di calibro, in passato preside della facoltà di Scienze.
  8. ^ http://radio.rcdc.it/archives/e-morto-il-fisico-sergio-focardi-padre-della-fusione-fredda-ni-h-121187/ Preside fino al 1990 della facoltà di scienze matematiche, fisiche e naturali dell’Università di Bologna
  9. ^ Resoconto Annuale, Delle Attivitia 2010. Società Italiana di Fisica, page 3.
    Presidente Luisa CIFARELLI
    Consiglio di Presidenza (President's Board)
    Alessandro BETTINI
    Simonetta CROCI
    Enzo DE SANCTIS (VicePresidente)
    Sergio FOCARDI
    Vincenzo GRASSO (segretario Cassiere)
    Guido PIRAGINO
    Angiolino STELLA
  10. ^ Franco, Foresta Martin. "la fusione fredda alla senese accende di nuovo la speranza". Corriere della Sera, 20 February 1994, page 31.
  11. ^ James Burgess (29 March 2012). "The Limitless Potential of the E-Cat: An Interview with Andrea Rossi". Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  12. ^ Mats Lewan. Swedish physicists run the site Ecat.com. Ny Teknik. 18 November 2011
  13. ^ http://phys.org/news/2011-01-italian-scientists-cold-fusion-video.html
  14. ^ http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4212428/Italian-scientists-claim-cold-fusion-success
  15. ^ http://daily.wired.it/news/scienza/fusione-fredda-bologna.html
  16. ^ Focardi S, Piantelli F. Produzione di energia e reazioni nucleari in sistemi Ni-H a 400 C. Università di Bologna, Conferenza nazionale sulla politica energetica in Italia, Bologna (18–19 April 2005).
  17. ^ "Siena scopre l' energia pulita Fusione fredda all' italiana?" Corriere della Sera, 19 February 1994, page 12.
  18. ^ Franco, Foresta Martin. "La fusione fredda alla senese accende di nuovo la speranza". Corriere della Sera, 20 February 1994.
  19. ^ http://www.adnkronos.com/Archivio/AdnAgenzia/1994/02/17/Scienza/FUSIONE-FREDDA-ESPERIMENTO-A-SIENA-INTERESSE-INDUSTRIA-USA_191200.php
  20. ^ http://ricerca.repubblica.it/repubblica/archivio/repubblica/1994/02/18/la-bomba-di-siena.html
  21. ^ http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/1994/febbraio/19/Siena_scopre_energia_pulita_Fusione_co_0_94021911463.shtml
  22. ^ Focardi S, Habel R, Piantelli F (January 1994). "Anomalous Heat Production in Ni-H Systems". Il Nuovo Cimento A, Volume 107 A, Number 1, 163–167.
  23. ^ Focardi S, Gabbani V, Montalbano V, Piantelli F, Veronesi S (November 1998). "Large excess heat production in Ni-H systems". Il Nuovo Cimento A, 111 (11): 1233–1242. OCLC 204819206. 
  24. ^ Neutron emission in Ni-H systems. Il Nuovo Cimento A (1971-1996), Volume 112, Number 9, 921–931.
    Authors: Battaglia, Daddi, Focardi, Gabbani, Montalbano, Piantelli, Sona, Veronesi. Retrieved on SpringerLink.

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