BELLUNO – Until 2016 he dealt with civil law and criminal law, in the Court of Belluno. So the passion for science has completely taken over. Now the lawyer Fabrizio Righes he is recognized as an expert in condensed matter physics internationally.
THE LAB In 2015 his first participation in a national conference. Until the last, this summer, when he presented one of his reactors, born in the laboratory of Bolzano Bellunese, on the ground floor of the house where the lawyer lives. “This was all conceived, then, in reality, the device was developed in Milan – explains the lawyer Righes –. The aim is to find energy starting from the hydrogen present in the water: Eni is also working on a project that goes in this direction, with the same goal as mine, but focusing on the hot nuclear fusion system. An expensive system that requires energy to operate, while the solution I propose is simpler. It consists of a reticular confinement of hydrogen. In short, it is an insertion of hydrogen into a metal“.
OVERSEAS This device was illustrated during the conference organized by the Anthropocene Institute in Mountain View California: “The aim is to find alternative forms of clean energy, also through total decarbonisation»Explains Righes. Righes participated, complete with a certificate signed by Carl Page, one of the co-founders of Google. Actually, two collaborators of Fabrizio Righes presented the reactor “made in Belluno”: “The Bolognese engineer Guido Parchi and the professor of the University of Padua, Giorgio Vassallo from Palermo“. Satisfaction? “IS been among the most popular works»Replies the lawyer.
THE FAME Righes shows the other certificates. They hang on a wall of the laboratory, silent witnesses of participation in various scientific conferences. Among these “documents” one bears the signature of Theresa Benyo, project leader at NASA (principal investigator) who compliments the lawyer-scientist from Belluno. “NASA is interested in the use of the technique of this reactor which constitutes proof of the ability to operate with the gas that is difficult to collect and measure“, explains Righes. Just as there is attention from Enea: “Now there is a need to stimulate the world of industry and politics by explaining that there are promising alternatives that lead to a decrease in CO2 in the atmosphere, that is, the main culprit of climate change.“. In the Belluno laboratory, between microscopes and electrical instrumentation, Righes works, in the meantime, on other issues: “We are doing research on monofilament power transmissionHe announces.
THE CURRICULUM IS It is clear, looking at the curriculum, that studying physics topics are more than a passion. Already over the years 1985-1990 Righes worked on 10Ghz microwave systems for telecommunications, construction of telecommunications systems, including digital ones for ATVs, construction of microprocessor control systems, construction of RS232-optical fiber interface. With articles, signed by him, published in electronic magazines. We arrive in the 2000s with the collaboration with the Abdu Salam Institute of Theoretical Physics of Trieste and with the creation and development of one of the first fractal antennas with Sierpinski geometry. In the last decade the interest has gone to the research in nuclear physics in particular on the Lenr and on the hydrogen-nickel interaction and to the physics of condensed matter. Some studies on superconductivity at room temperature in diatomic layers of graphene are by him.