Though I am other than all knowing, I will assert that Mizuno's results are unprecedented. Google can replicate these results and the attempt and their transparency will help everyone - including non-readers of this forum and the result of the earth-dwelling animals oblivious to reading, science, and human-built heaters.
Mizuno R20 Google Team. Chant it with me: MRGT, MRGT, MRGT, ...
Thank you for your participation.
I respectfully disagree, Stevie. The stakes need not, and should not condition experimentation to the point of inaction.
I train Basketball players on shooting. Two key concepts: "Everything I shoot goes in." All shots are just one shot.
Continous effort, real or imagined, produces results. What those results might be can vary. But to get real results others can touch, you need to take physical action at some juncture. Analogues or near/similar experiments should be encouraged in my opinion.
No disrespect intended, Steve.
Can anyone recommend a cheap power supply that runs on 110V and goes up to 500W?
Simply use an electric range rheostat switch. Or borrow one from your stove.
Or even cheaper:
I build a lot of stuff. Hope this helps.
Tell us what you have access to and we can likely come up with something to meet the need. Enjoy.
I could proceed using the information at present. It might be a replication in the sense of a replication of the effect. It likely would be other than a twin of Mizuno's R20. To my mind the goal is replication of the effect. I understand why some might reason that a twin reactor is a good way to proceed.
Shane D. Where do these conflicting messages come from?
Physical simulation costs a pittance.
Two bulbs, a fan, an IR gun. An enclosure. Some paint. Time.
Do you want to talk or do? Do you want to know or posit?
Put your stupidphone to use.
A thought experiment:
Take two incandescent light bulbs. A 40 watt clear and a 200 watt clear.
Measure the bulb envelope surface temperature by painting a spot onto each and using a cheap IR temperature gun.
Blow a fan across both.
See the complications?
It is undeniable that both get rid of all their waste heat without melting down.
Calculate the glass surface areas. Compare the spot temperatures. Relocate the fan. Repeat. Find bulbs with different surface areas. Use halogen and non-halogen bulbs. Measure again. Calculate again. Change fan speed. Measure inside a cardboard box. Post to YouTube.
My guess: The larger wattage bulb has more surface area and might have a cooler surface than the smallest lower wattage bulb. Like statistics, the numbers can be manipulated by scale and end points. If both bulbs have the same surface area, then the larger wattage bulb MUST have a higher surface temperature, if and only if, both bulbs see the same flow per surface area of air.
3) Are gas feed throughs like this one meant to be welded on?
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How can we organize ourselves to produce and distribute Deuterium gas?
This would reduce costs and speed replications.
This cooperation could go further. If a member has the tools, skills, and supplies to make some part of the experiment, like the reactor body, then they make them, thereby further honing their skills in that arena, and we all support their efforts by paying for the materials and their skilled labor.
Bartering between members makes sense too.
Exactly who is the LENR community? If we know who it is, let's get them to participate in a poll.
Reading more carefully the phrase "Team Google wants your opinion what is the highest priority experiment ...", I note they want opinions. So I reiterate, respectfully, claiming I am a member of the LENR community, my newest opinion:
If Team Google attempts multiple replications of Mizuno's experiment, we will all learn more, to the extent that Team Google shares their experiences.
Opinions on my opinion awaited with bated breath.
I wonder if he rubs the tip on the mesh? My guess, yes.
I wonder if he rubs the length of the rod on the mesh? My guess, possibly.
Re annealing: I would guess, emphasis on guess, you are correct dartin.
Simultaneous action preferred. The best home defense weapon is a shotgun.
My mistakes Jed. Thank you for clarifying these things. Electroless deposition not sputtering.
The rod seems to have both concentric notching and a nodule almost drip-like. Any idea how it came be that way?
I strongly suspect that the Pd rod was used to sputter the mesh. It has tool markings on it. Then he decided to rub it on clean mesh.
Palladium being dear, conservation of material shows thrift. That's how I would do it. How about you, Can?
Is this a reasonable conjecture on my part? No disrespect intended. Your posts consistently enrich our understanding, Can.
Blow, blow, blow the man down.
We need to get very deep into that box.
They both look good and likely will serve well though I have reservations about the glove ports. You could fashion covers for those openings. I also question whether access into the box serves any purpose. Perhaps I overlook some advantage.
Another experiment candidate.
This one claims 10 trials and 10 positive results.
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We exhausted dirty laundry room air to the roof. Making the roof a very sketchy place to breathe.
In the case of a hood for our purposes, the fan should pack a filter, the filter might be emptied of particulate onto a sheet of white paper. I would exhaust outdoors, where Nature, I hope, does something useful with whatever remains. Nature has talents in this area.