Hello Fellow LENR/CF/ZPE or "EFFICIENCY" Fanatics!
Last night I decided to closely examine the 2019 video update from The SAFIRE Project and realized something VERY interesting. It turns out that despite the fact in their presentation they claim there are certain elements they cannot reveal for proprietary reasons, the recipes - including composition of the hollow anode, gaseous fuel elements, and resulting transmutation products - are shared in the video: if you know where to look!
But before we get to the really interesting part, here's something that should have been obvious to all of us. This is the control panel and the valves for the various gases they can insert into their reactor. Interestingly, the selection is both relatively SMALL and fairly PREDICTABLE!
The gases they can use are AIR (atmosphere), N (nitrogen), He (helium), H2 (molecular hydrogen), Ar (argon), and D (which I'm pretty sure stands for deuterium).
In the next image, you'll see a note that's only shown for a brief moment or two that I zoomed up on. When I saw it, I couldn't believe that they put it in plain sight! It literally provides their "recipes" for the effects they are seeing.
1) Fe (obviously the anode) + Ar, N, and H (all in the atmosphere) = made Ca, Ti, and other elements appear on the anode surface and made Li and Na appear in the gaseous environment.
2) W (obviously the anode) + N and H ( both in the atmosphere) = made La, Ce, Ca, Ti, and other elements show up on the anode surface and Mn appear in the gaseous environment.
The next image is pretty much just more confirmation of the above.
Putting all of this together with the information given in the presentation and what we know about the formation and properties of complex space charge configurations (AKA macro-EVOs, fireballs, plasma balls, etc) with double layers, this whole field of research - which also includes Andrea Rossi's E-Cat SKL and Brilliant Light Power's Suncell - seems to become yet another notch simpler!
This is especially true if you realize that you don't need three electrodes and a central anode (for the plasma ball with double layers to wrap around) like in the SAFIRE Project. Although this may be useful in exposing metals and other elements that may serve as fuel elements to the conditions within the plasma sheathes, I don't think it's required to produce excess energy. Moreover, it actually means that you probably can't reach the highest level of self organization and excess energy production (via LENR, ZPE, or other reactions) because you'll destroy the electrode the plasma ball is in contact with! This is NOT a good thing! Just ask Brilliant Light Power who has literally vaporized multiple inch thick Tungsten reactor walls!
Instead, by adjusting the parameters of your circuit and tuning the system (which would also involve finding the optimum current/voltage level) you can make the plasma ball that forms during the negative resistance regime DETACH from the electrode, move past the stage in which it is still connected by a tether, and become FREE FLOATING. Basically, what you are doing is further increasing the self organization of the plasma ball. So if you REALLY want to dial things up to 15 (not just 11 like the SAFIRE Project did which resulted in their anode melting) you need a free floating plasma ball that's not touching any part of the reactor. I think this is the path towards boosting these systems to the MAX in addition to finding the optimum fuel mixture.
If Monty Childs or anyone else from the SAFIRE Project is reading this, I sure would like to have a conversation with you so I can ask some questions. I've been reading papers and studying the negative resistance regime, the resulting plasma balls that are created (in fact are responsible for the negative resistance), the ion acoustic oscillations that are produced, and the various transition stages which can end up with a free floating "fireball" as some of the literature describes them. So although I'm not a plasma physicist, I believe my questions would be pertinent in aiding our understanding of what's happening in these systems.
If we can talk, please send me a private message and then we can go from there.