Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science Vol. 25

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  • pages 159-180 are interesting.



    Experiments with Li–Ni–Cu alloy, as a novel energy source, are described. The experiments are performed in the 1200–1300◦C
    temperature range, using welded metallic containers and also in open tube under inert gas flow. The measured reaction energy is too
    high to be explained by chemical origin. The initial experiments elucidate the properties of this reaction, while the last experimentdemonstrates its continuous operation.


    During the last three hours of the experiment, the mismatch between the heating-on time ratios was 0.25. This
    means that the reaction power was equivalent to having electric heating on 25% of the time. Since the electric heating
    power was 1.2 kW, the average reaction power was 300 W. This corresponds to 30 W/g average reaction power with
    respect to the fuel mass. The cumulative reaction energy over these last three hours was over 3 MJ. This amount of reaction energy is larger than any possible chemical reaction.


    The Geiger counter indicated an elevated radiation level for only 4–5 s duration, approximately coinciding with
    the largest peak seen in Fig. 23. The counting level was normal before and after this brief event. During this elevated

    Geiger counter reading, a buzzing sound was heard from the reactor, similar to the sound of electric arcing.