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  • can Replied to the thread Fusione fredda Renzo Mondaini—trascrizione.

    I got 28AWG titanium wire, but unfortunately it did not seem to perform very well.

    Out of the box it appeared like a rather dull metal with no obvious indication that it was composed of titanium. The wire is easy to bend.



    However upon testing, it clearly…
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    Regarding molecular hydrogen, even as far back as 1992:

    Excited states of hydrogen emitted from a graphite diffusion source: Arrhenius behaviour
    https://doi.org/10.1016/0301-0104(92)80080-F

    Highly excited Rydberg states of hydrogen from a high-temperature
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  • can Replied to the thread Fusione fredda Renzo Mondaini—trascrizione.

    I added a Geiger counter inside a clear plastic box at about 30 cm distance from the test setup. The Geiger counter is partially shielded from background radiation with a small VRLA battery and a 1-mm thick steel sheet, but the Geiger tube faces the…
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  • can Replied to the thread Fusione fredda Renzo Mondaini—trascrizione.

    To be honest, I'm generally more concerned about not getting zapped by the high voltage applied to the manually operated electrode and not breathing too much metal dust or gases emitted from it, or causing chemical explosions. At higher electrolyte…
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    Alan Smith
    I was thinking about bringing it back in operation, but I'm not sure of where to put it. I have a fan in the area blowing air on the HV power supply to keep its temperature low during the tests. In the past I observed a far too high…
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    magicsound
    I think so; that likely came from the test performed a few hours ago with the short tungsten wire section of which I previously posted a gif animation. The jar was clean before that and I haven't made tests with other wires in the interim.
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  • can Replied to the thread Fusione fredda Renzo Mondaini—trascrizione.

    I managed to extend a remaining coiled tungsten wire section that I thought would be too short, allowing another test. I used, as previously, about 36 ml tap water + about 1g acetone + 1ml 0.1M KOH solution

    Below is a video of the last few minutes of…
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  • can Replied to the thread Fusione fredda Renzo Mondaini—trascrizione.

    I got to try a short section of 0.25mm tungsten wire from a small broken 12V halogen lamp as suggested earlier on in this thread by Peter (although he probably meant a high-power lamp). It turned out to be relatively brittle when I tried to extend the…
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  • can Replied to the thread Modern tiny water fuelled nuclear energy reactor.

    (Quote from jfloan173)


    From the username I'm assuming you are James F. Loan, one of the inventors of the patent application presented in this thread (WO2012088472A1).

    What is the simplest and most economical configuration that can get a reaction working?…
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  • can Replied to the thread Fusione fredda Renzo Mondaini—trascrizione.

    I got a bottle glycerol and one of propylene glycol and after some testing there was no too unusual effect that I could observe with their addition up to 5%.
    • Glycerol is a rather viscous liquid at room temperature; propylene glycol significantly less so
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  • can Replied to the thread Fusione fredda Renzo Mondaini—trascrizione.

    Acetone addition might seem completely arbitrary, but regarding excess hydrogen evolution, its effect has been described for anodic glow discharge electrolysis—which also works but requires more voltage and energy on average than the cathodic…
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  • can Replied to the thread Fusione fredda Renzo Mondaini—trascrizione.

    I removed the slitted copper tube and only used the plastic one to try narrowing down the source of the above effect, again using 28ga Ni200 wire.

    1. Just 37.4 ml tap water: after allowing water to locally reach high enough temperature and start the
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    Alan Smith
    Occasionally I get crackles from nearby loudspeakers, so it is definitely producing intense back EMF at times.

    From further testing, the oscillating readings appear to be loosely related to the degree to which electrolyte solution surrounding…
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    Curbina
    I probably did not write too clearly what I actually meant. I was mainly referring to the differences between run #2 and #3. In both cases the aqueous solution was the same, but in run #3 2.5 wt.% acetone was added. Run #3 became choppier, while…
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    Curbina
    Acetone does not dissociate into ions and should not contribute increasing the conductivity of the solution, so I was thinking that perhaps the current instability effect arising after adding it again in small amounts might be due to something…
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  • can Replied to the thread Fusione fredda Renzo Mondaini—trascrizione.

    I made a few tests with a cheap multimeter in series with the electrodes for measuring current during the plasma reaction. Readings are not very accurate, but it appears it's in the order of 60 mA at 400V. I think the general shape of the current-voltage…
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  • can Replied to the thread Fusione fredda Renzo Mondaini—trascrizione.

    Curbina
    Difficult to tell without more details. The pulsating or oscillating action may be forming voids or gas pockets around the electrodes and plasma discharge could be occurring there if voltage is high enough.

    I also suspect that electrode erosion or…
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  • can Replied to the thread Fusione fredda Renzo Mondaini—trascrizione.

    I mentioned this before, there are a number of references to "carbon-rich liquids" in glow plasma electrolysis in this open access paper: Sen Gupta, S.K. Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis: A Novel Tool for Manifold Applications. Plasma Chem Plasma
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    Just wanted to point out that it might not be immediately apparent that the authors apply a voltage across a 200 nm Al2O3 thin film sandwiched between metallic films as electrodes (though it is not entirely clear to me which is the anode. Is it the top…
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    Curbina
    I see the arc more as a point-to-point, high-intensity current flow. What I'm doing appears to be glow plasma, with the reaction more or less homogeneously distributed along the immersed electrode surface, at high voltage and relatively low…
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