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    I don't know where to begin. Some of what you say is right, but much is dead wrong in an overgeneralized, conspircist type of manner that reinforces your prejudices. Much of this is because your are not, yourself, a researcher…
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    I would welcome all of the anonymous-review posts being moved to the Burden of Proof thread. I have been refraining from answering on that subject (even though, as usual, everyone else is wrong!) because I realize it is off topic…
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    Are you referring to peer review (of scientific papers) or particularly to anonymous peer review? Surely peer review itself was in place before the 1930's in the shape of journal editors. I think the editor-as-king system was…
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    Not sure what your point is here. Peer review part of the publishing process. It is the normal way things go in the academic world. What you are saying sounds to me like someone saying 'Knives are one thing and forks are…
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    (Quote from JedRothwell)


    Well no. Not quite. Papers in mathematics can be anonymous. A famous example is "Nicolas Bourbaki" which was a publishing name for a shifting collective of anonymous French mathematicians working in the middle of the 20th…
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    Bruce__H , Here are the reactor heater internal temperature and the reactor external temperatures. The reactor external temperatures are displayed as the blue and green lines. The blue line pretty much overlays the green. The…
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    Absolutely right. My mistake.
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    I don’t see any reactor temperatures posted, just air temperatures.
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    Brian Albiston

    The calibrations you show seem to be for reactor temperatures that are substantially lower than those where Mizuno and Rothwell claim to detect excess heat production. What temperature ranges are you using for your fueled runs? .
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    The radio is saying the alert was sent out by mistake. They don't say whether an incident actually occurred, however..
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    Desireless

    Three qualitative predictions for a reactor equipped with a temperature-dependent energy release mechanism (such as sometimes claimed for LENR).

    1) The cooling curve should have a plateau or inflection point
    2) There should be a corresponding…
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    The cooling curve you show is qualitatively exactly what should be expected from a simple temperature-sensitive energy release mechanism such as is claimed for LENR. Here is comparable cooling in a mathematical simulation of such…
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    It depends on the details of the LENR mechanism, but broadly speaking you can think of fuel/reactor system as being multistable. There is an LENR-low stable state near room temperature and an LENR-on stable state at higher…
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    My assumptions do, indeed, work in the case where reactions proceed at room temperature. In that case the ignition/inflection point would appear at a higher temperature.

    I don't understand what your conception of the "total energy…
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    (Quote from JedRothwell)


    A problem with the Hokkaido and Rothwell/Mizuno data is that the calibration runs also sometimes have an inflection/ignition point and sometimes not. My worry is there appear to be LENR active runs that do not show an inflection…
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    I am not presupposing any particular mechanism for the LENR phenomenon. What I am saying is that if you contend that the rate of heat release from the fuel increases with temperature, then there should be an inflection/trigger…
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    I published it in about 10 large posts on the old Atom Ecology thread in August/September of 2018. You won't find it now because the entire thread was deleted by the site administrators because of something to do with Russ…
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    I don't understand what you are trying to say. Do you think that there should be no inflection/ignition point in the temperature or power traces? Why not? According to your picture of a temperature-sensitive reaction rate there…
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    If you believe that the rate of energy release is temperature-dependent then I don't understand why there shouldn't be an ignition point. "Ignition point" here is not the temperature at which the LENR reaction would begin but…
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    The figures do not bear that out. World total energy use, if emitted as heat (and it is, pretty well all) contributes a tiny fraction to global temperature rise and it is NOT cumulative. In other words the temperature increase from…