Brian Ahern: Parkhomov replication

  • Three researchers are working in Acton MA Jeff Driscoll, Andrew Anselmo and Brian Ahern sealed two alumina tubes with Ni-255,

    Both tubes contained 1.0 grams of Ni-255. The second tube also had 0.1 grams of NaAlH2. This compound liquefies at a lower temperature than LiAlH4.

    The tubes are mounted side by side in a tube furnace with a 30mm ID. Thermocouples (K) mounted on the outside will give continuous reading similar to a DTA system. We will be able to detect phase changes by differentiating the TC output.

    We hope to run on Sunday.

    If we see something interesting, we will load a third tube with 0.1 grams of LiAlD4. That could result in a BANG!

  • Exciting Brian!
    According to Axil EM radiation may play an important role to both the initiation and the damping of the LENR effect. For this reason the impedance of the heating coil and control circuit may be important and should be as low as possible. Because of this reason you should not drive your heating circuit via a transformer. If you need to use a transformer you may put a small capacitor (High Frequency) over the heating coil. That may be important to damp the LENR runaway and avoid hot spots and exploding reactors.
    BTW, from next week Monday onward I will guide four University students (Technical Physics) with a similar attempt. I will be following your attempts closely and wish you all the luck.

  • <p>What is Ni 255, is that the number of a catalyst?</p>

    is it Filamentary NickelPowder Type 255 ?…el_Powder_Type_255_US.pdf


  • Cracking the cold fusion puzzle... Better late than never!

    The hot-cat replications opens everyone's hand.

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  • Bonsoir.
    Pourquoi ils ne mettent qu'1gr dans le réacteur. Avec 10 ou 100gr l'effet serait plus visible. Quand on chauffe, c'est pas seulement fourni au mélange qui réagit, mais à tout le réacteur. L'énergie mesurée en sortie est celle que retransmet le réacteur + l'énergie de la réaction de 1gr.
    chauffer 1gr 10gr ou 100gr ne demande pas beaucoup plus d'énergie en entrée.
    Si on est capable de voir un surplus d'énergie avec 1gr, avec 100gr, on va avoir un retour 100x plus élevé.
    On n'est pas capable de chauffer uniquement le réactif, la chaleur va au réacteur et à ce qu'il contient.
    L'intérêt c'est que d'avoir un cop beaucoup plus élevé permet d'enlever le doute d'une erreur au niveau de la calorimétrie.

    çà devrait meme fonctionner tout seul si ce n'est qu'une question de chaleur pour mettre en route l'effet lenr.

  • çà serait pas plus simple de répliquer l'expérience d'arata ?
    du palladium en poudre, du deutérium gazeux ,dans une boite, on n'apporte pas d'énergie au départ, pas de problème de calorimétrie, c'est l'évidence d'une réaction.
    Et elle est tellement facile à mesurer et forte qu'elle exclue une réaction chimique.

    Now, esteemed Physics Professor Yoshiaki Arata of Osaka University in Japan claims to have made the first successful demonstration of cold fusion. Last Thursday, May 22, Arata and his colleague Yue-Chang Zhang of Shianghai Jiotong University presented the cold fusion demonstration to 60 onlookers, including other physicists, as well as reporters from six major newspapers and two TV studios. If Arata and Zhang´s demonstration is real, it could lead to a future of new, clean, and cheap energy generation.

    In their experiment, the physicists forced deuterium gas into a cell containing a mixture of palladium and zirconium oxide, which absorbed the deuterium to produce a dense "pynco" deuterium. In this dense state, the deuterium nuclei from different atoms were so close together that they fused to produce helium nuclei.

    Evidence for the occurrence of this fusion came from measuring the temperature inside the cell. When Arata first injected the deuterium gas, the temperature rose to about 70° C (158° F), which Arata explained was due to nuclear and chemical reactions. When he turned the gas off, the temperature inside the cell remained warmer than the cell wall for 50 hours, which Arata said was an effect of nuclear fusion.

    While Arata´s demonstration looked promising to his audience, the real test is still to come: duplication. Many scientists and others are now recalling the infamous 1989 demonstration by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, who claimed to produce controlled nuclear fusion in a glass jar at room temperature. However, no one - including Fleischmann and Pons - could duplicate the experiment, leading many people to consider cold fusion a pseudoscience to this day.

    But one witness at the recent demonstration, physicist Akito Takahashi of Osaka University, thought that the experiment should be able to be repeated.

    "Arata and Zhang demonstrated very successfully the generation of continuous excess energy [heat] from ZrO2-nano-Pd sample powders under D2 gas charging and generation of helium-4," Takahashi told New Energy Times. "The demonstrated live data looked just like data they reported in their published papers [J. High Temp. Soc. Jpn, Feb. and March issues, 2008]. This demonstration showed that the method is highly reproducible."

    In addition, researchers will have to repeat the experiment with larger amounts of the palladium and zirconium oxide mixture in order to generate larger quantities of energy.

  • Amusing how easily faith is strengthened by these kind of announcements: "replication". Of course - cop 1, where is the matter? add a zero on the right and you'll be fine. Like for the "soon on the market" announcement, surely strengthened by replica announcement - might be even next year, is not it? Since years.

    By the way, patent rejected on USA side - what a pity, it must have been a conspiracy even NASA/MIT/Uppsala/UniBo/ could not avoid...
    Status: Final Rejection Mailed
    Status Date: 03-10-2015

    Motivations are a "must read"

  • Here is a theory I would like to share in light of Parkhomov andQuantum Rabbit's transmutation claims.

    John Wallace's model has the potential for explaining a great deal of LENR. I am not certain that I understand it. I think he has the deuteron as a superposition of high energy quark wave functions . With 2 nucleons (PROTON + NEUTRON) each having 3 quarks. They can 'switch' into three particles with 2 quarks each (pions).
    During this crossover condition the charge 'winks out' and we have a neutral entity for a short period. During this time there is no Coulomb Repulsion and the nucleus may penetrate into other nuclei. Since this is a low energy entrance, it may restrict the release of high energy radiation.
    John treats the concept of charge as a complex entity with imaginary components. This generalization expands what can be expected from charge.

    What causes this 'winking' to happen when it does not happen under most circumstances?
    John maintains that vacancies can agglomerate into microvoids. These microvoids can collapse and excite electrons to moderately high energy. This in turn, induces large magnetic fields locally which can influence the pion behavior. Similarly, the arcing currents through molten lithium may explain the QR transmutations.
    The defect model with microvoids suggests that highly defective materials will show the most activity. People have intentionally induced defects and found more excess energy. Unfortunately, as the output increases the temperature increases and the defect anneal away shutting down the reactivity.
    That is why John favor liquid metal lattices where the defect density increases with increasing temperature. This has increased my curiosity with regard to liquid lithium in the Parkhomov and Rossi experiments. That also increases my curiosity with regard to the Quantum Rabbit claims of transmutation with liquid lithium and highly localized arcing currents.

  • "In their experiment, the physicists forced deuterium gas into a cell containing a mixture of palladium and zirconium oxide, which absorbed the deuterium to produce a dense "pynco" deuterium. In this dense state, the deuterium nuclei from different atoms were so close together that they fused to produce helium nuclei."

    I've forced hydrogen gas into a dense state by interaction with nickelous oxide at 830 C. Excess heat was produced without change of the green NiO catalyst.

  • The exponential increase of jargon related to nanometer fusion is mentally painful. Why not let it go as an nonunderstandable effect.

    If we can't understand something as simple as a photon and have to revert to lamba=2d*sine theta diffraction in addition to mass measurement to show its wavicle properties we aren't able to inderstand much.

  • :/

    It's either that it has not yet taken off, in case one would perhaps expect a note on delayed activities, or it is a failure, and the motivation to inform is not great, atleast not until it is understood what happened.

    It could also be that the result is bafflingly monumental ?( , such that one cannot find words at this moment, and more data needed to understand.

    Or perhaps it was a nice reproduction, and data is collected over a period, soon to be revealed.

    Attach probabilities to the above situations as your own mind see fit.

    I trust Brian Ahern will inform us soon of any outcome, whatever it may be.