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!