[feedquote='E-Cat World','http://www.e-catworld.com/2015/08/24/mfmp-to-run-new-glowstick-test-aug-24th/']The Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project is preparing to start a new test of their latest reactor — the GlowStick GS4 — which is scheduled to begin on August 24th. A description of the reactor is on their Facebook Page: “The cell will use a Coorstek mullite tube in differential configuration like GS3: two zone heater […][/feedquote]
Experiment is running now.
Edit: It was just the calibration run.
We intend to start a fuelled run in the next couple of hours...
The fuel mix wil be a la Parkhomov
So they don't use the now known pure Lithium
Instead of fooling with nickel that's hit or miss depending on the surface oxidation and impurity level why not try something that will work reproducibly to demonstrate p + p fusion?
Simply fill a ceramic tube with nickelous oxide and pass hydrogen gas through the tube. Monitor the temperature and witness fusion at 830 C.
This is protocol for a RAGOEL reactor. A nichrome wound alumina cylinder with high temp furnace liner wool plugs holding NiO saturated Al2O3 fiber in the central region of the cylinder.
Instead of fooling with nickel that's hit or miss depending on the surface oxidation and impurity level why not try something that will work reproducibly to demonstrate p + p fusion?...
It does sound like an interesting experiment, but I pass, as it too much outside my scope and comfort zone. Having a system with continuous flowing H2, is something else entirely than releasing a mg or two inside a Alumina tube via LAH.
Sorry that you won't consider the RAGOEL approach. Would be important to reproduce my fusion results.
I've worked with lithium aluminum hydride and consider it far more dangerous than bottled hydrogen as a gas source. It's extremely sensitive to combustion and also a serious health hazard. It is very important in organic synthesis but questionable as a hydrogen source in this experiment.
The reactor gas through the RAGOEL is flowing at atmospheric pressure and a water bubbler controls any backflow of oxygen introduction into the reactor. Not much effort required to place the experiment well into the comfort zone. OK this is all true until fusion initiates. Then if lucky only equipment melt down results.