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    Unfortunately I couldn't manage to record it with my microphone. It's very faint and high pitched and can only be heard clearly by putting the metal plate close to one's ear. For what's worth, the other (oxidized) plate doesn't emit any…
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    The black plate is emitting crackling noises! I'm pretty sure this is the to hydrogen embrittlement. I wonder if I can somehow record this, I think it will be very difficult though.
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    Posting this here instead of the Reducing the cost of Johnny 5 / MacGyver experiments thread as it's probably a better place for discussing this further.

    Following some basement-lab tests (can't really define them as "experiments")…
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    That would be difficult to tell without adequate radiation monitoring. So far (in other experiment types than the ones described in this thread) I've used a method involving checking out the EMI produced during arc discharges, with…
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    nickec
    Titanium vaping wire could also be a suitable Ti source. I was thinking (for a potential experiment---I haven't purchased anything yet) of winding a couple meters or more of 32 AWG or 34 AWG Ti wire around a rigid metallic core. The…
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    Here's the source for the intercalation effect (it wasn't worded like this but that's what it's suggesting) that Li could be bringing, if a Li-based electrolyte is required for the reaction:

    http://lenr-canr.org/acrobat/M…ossinvestigat.pdf?page=74

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    (Quote from nickec)


    Why disassemble lithium batteries when a few euro/dollars could buy you 1 Kg of NaOH/KOH, or Na2CO3/K2CO3 ?

    NaOH (caustic soda) and Na2CO3 (washing soda) could be easily found in a grocery store, but the latter is safer to handle…
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    Truth is, I made some exploratory tests today with something that could be schematically summarized like in the diagram below, only with steel parts instead of Ni and Ti, and unfortunately no radiation monitoring. The sodium carbonate solution…
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    I'm wondering if the LiOH could be replaced with more readily available and safer to handle sodium carbonate (in water solution).
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    With "stable on metal surfaces" he means in a vacuum or an environment that does not contain gases that might react with it (oxygen, etc).
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    Apparently it reacts with oxygen, forming water. I don't know if this is still accurate information.

    https://arxiv.org/pdf/1302.2781.pdf

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    If you quickly bring in contact both electrodes by hand, the spark will be indeed small or nonexistent. However, from what I observed in my own humble experiments using a 5V 30A DC line from a switching power supply (an old ATX…
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    Just catching up with the comments written over the past few weeks. Interesting that you tried this. Depending on how much current your power supply allows during this short-circuit condition, there should have been a spark…
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    (Quote from JohnyFive)


    A continuous wave (CW) laser electronically modulated to irradiate the target impulsively will not work as a pulsed laser.
    The energy of each individual pulse will be several orders of magnitude lower.

    In the excerpt above…
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    For what it's worth...


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    So, keeping the spirit of low-cost experimentation, will/does it still show heightened radiation emission with:
    • H2O instead of D2O
    • Sodium or potassium carbonate instead of Lithium carbonate (not that it's
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    (Quote from Wyttenbach)


    The histogram originally provided by JohnyFive is obviously incorrectly scaled. In other words, the data is incorrect.


    I showed (post #746) that by adjusting the scaling, the general shape and peak location of the spectrum match…
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    (Quote from axil)


    No; this is apparent when using a base 10 log scale for the counts (Y axis) and comparing the spectrum with a typical one that can be also found on the web (here scaled for increased clarity).



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    Here is again the same exact spectrum in two different forms (scales)...


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    Wyttenbach
    The energy scale in the provided histogram is way off. After adjusting, it shows peaks from a typical background spectrum.


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    Whether it worked like Rossi claimed or not, I recall that potentially dangerous voltages were used during the Stockholm demo. Rossi and Fabiani were very careful in making sure that nobody got fingers or other body parts too close to the device and the…