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    Replied to the thread Nickel/Hydrogen Attempt.
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    Hi Alan, thanks for the very interesting articles. There is a lot of Edmund Storm's ideas which I agree with. e.g. that there must be a combination of factors which must be in place in order for CF to be observed, otherwise it would be more evident
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    Thanks for the article. My test samples were based on similar information. I based the experiment on 200um of nickel plated onto a stainless steel tube with a 1kW heater element up the inside which could be used to de-oxidize the Nickel and to apply slow
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    Having dismantled the equipment and weighed the sample (which has been thermally cycled for about 8 months in a hydrogen atmosphere), I find no evidence of any weight gain. Although the sample may have lost some weight when the surface was reduced, I…
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    Hi Alan,
    Yes, before automating the pressure control system, I had to be careful to ensure that the electrolysis current was turned up during cooling phases otherwise the hydrogen pressure drop could ingest trap water or electrolyte! Once it was running…
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    Hi Alan, You requested some photos.. Here are a small selection. Let me know if you want any details of any of the parts. 


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    Hi Alan, thanks for sharing your similar experiences. I am sure that I have some diffusion loss but these 'losses' did appear to reduce significantly over time. What I could not explain was that if I turned off the electrolysis it would go into…
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    I had originally plated up two nickel samples at about 2.2A/dm2. This was equivalent to about 18g of nickel (200um on the tube). Both samples had a dull surface finish after plating. Initially when hydrogen was introduced, the generation of hydrogen…
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    I did consider doing the experiments using Deuterium into Palladium (and spent a considerable time developing the required calorimetry) but I was not confident that I would be able to keeping the Deuterium uncontaminated by moisture.
    In contrast,…
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    I had not considered that the heating element material would have a direct influence on the dissociation of the hydrogen. In my particular set-up the heating element was not in close contact with the nickel surface as the nickel plating was (primarily)…
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    Using a programmable power supply and measuring the current and voltage (at the load) would give the most accurate measure of applied power but would not achieve your requirement for high harmonic content. Measuring the (IV) power coming out of the power…
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    Hi Alan,
    Thanks for the welcome Alan. Support and criticism are welcome. I would like to make a positive contribution to this particular field but am aware that basing experiments on conventional knowledge (physics?) may not be successful. My experience…
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    Hi Adrian,
    The heater I used was a tungsten coil in a quartz tube. Previous reading on the subject led me to believe that one any oxide had been removed from the nickel, that molecular hydrogen dissociated into atomic hydrogen at the surface. Is this…
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    Hi Eric,
    Thanks for the feedback. I will have a look at the link. I have a long standing interest in alternative energy sources so am willing to have go at anything promising (as long as the cost is not too unreasonable). I have many years experience in…
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    I have been attempting the dissolution of hydrogen into plated Nickel over a 12 month period but without any apparent generation of excess energy. The apparatus consisted of a 1kW quartz element inside a 25mm diameter stainless steel tube (180mm long)…