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    For what it's worth, your comment never got published on the JONP. It was only visible to you (from the browser session you were using in that moment) and Rossi or whoever else moderates the blog.
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    (Quote from StevieH)


    I meant that of the two categories suggested by Alan Smith, the oxides formed from Fe/carbon steel as described in my case seem to be of the abrasive type rather than glassy and slippery as possibly observed by Storms from NiO.

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    StevieH
    I thought the keyword here was "apparently" i.e. that it makes it look "as if"; but also that it might not necessarily be the case and this would need to be studied ("explored") more in detail. I'm not familiar enough with Storms' papers to…
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    (Quote from StevieH)


    Did he actually mean that? I read/interpreted that as the NiO layer getting removed by the procedure and the loss of material counterbalancing the deposition of Pd, making it look as if no Pd has been transferred.

    In his…
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    For what it's worth I tried doing what I wrote earlier and applied and dried a saturated potassium carbonate solution on a flat steel piece. I noticed a few things:
    • Applying heat too quickly will cause water to evaporate vigorously and the formation of
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    magicsound
    If burnishing wet won't produce the same results, it could also be tried after heat-drying the concentrated carbonate solution, which should form a uniform white layer on the surface of the substrate used. I suggested Al or Cu because…
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    magicsound
    Now the photos work. They show interesting results. It looks like some of the carbonates are being embedded together with Pd.

    How lengthy is to run a SEM analysis like this? I'm curious to see what would happen if the burnishing was…
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    https://coldfusionnow.org/cold…or-heats-room-in-sapporo/

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    It seems implied that they are R20 reactors (which he nicknamed "Hikoboshi"), but it's not 100% clear from the interview. From his comment about them collecting data and him announcing it…
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    Alan Smith
    How to reconcile Groszek's addition of water, oxygen, nitrogen and/or other gases in the atmosphere with the requirement for having a very pure environment in Mizuno's experiment?
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    Cydonia
    Surely more advanced methods than elbow grease will exist for achieving similar results. The burnishing I believe was intended to be a very accessible, low-cost alternative to them. Mizuno used it in alternative to an expensive Pd plating…
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    (Quote from RobertBryant)


    Ni on its own doesn't normally form hydrides, but does oxidize easily. Pd easily forms hydrides, but does not oxidize easily. Why would Storms write as follows if he meant the ones you listed to be in alternative to Ni?

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    While access permissions in the version uploaded in the opening post are in the process of getting fixed, I can upload the version I was forwarded earlier (see attached).

    Relationship between the burnishing (final).pdf




    Basing on his ideas on the…
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    I'm getting an "access denied" error.
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    (Quote from Wyttenbach)


    He's actually going to test his hypothesis using a NiO-covered sample and one that is not, so we'll know soon enough.
    In any case, since the paper "May be quoted freely with attribution" I'm quoting it in its entirety and…
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    For what it's worth, from a few tests with different materials I did today, burnishing will be much easier on a slightly oxidized surface. The surface oxides are very hard and will bite through the piece. Although for different reasons, Storms also seems…
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    (Quote from JulianBianchi)


    For what it's worth (I realize few subscribe to his theories), Leif Holmlid often saw increased Rydberg matter production after a prolonged period of operation at a low pressure in his UHV chamber also thanks to catalytic…
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    Today I summarily cleaned the jar and electrodes and started a new run with low amounts of demineralized water, allowing water to evaporate until the carbon anode tip (from a depleted zinc-carbon battery) got too worn to continue. At the end of the test…
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    From a source I've read hydrocarbons for example from the foreline trap / vacuum pump oil always exist in a (= the source's UHV chamber, at least) vacuum environment and may decompose/crack on hot catalytic surfaces in the chamber, forming an easily…
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    Alan Smith
    Boiling is very easily achieved right now, but when that happens a few things take place:
    • The carbon particles produced become agitated and suspended by the boiling, making it very difficult to tell what's going on besides acoustically.
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