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    Nice evidence for dark matter by Leif Holmlid, enough H(0) in the galaxy to have supported Bussard's ramjet idea for interstellar travel if we ever get round to building a decent hyper-efficient fusion drive. Must read some more Ian M Banks Sci Fi…
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    The only reason I mentioned fusors was because the sequence of plasma development as the voltage is ramped up in the SAFIRE project looks just like the 'Wiffle Ball' sequence of plasma changes described by Rob W Bussard in one of his inertial…
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    Yes, as you say, a sherical glow discharge tube and as you show Russ and Alan have already replicated the effect using deuterium. Excellent work guys! Any transmutation of elements detected on the foil/ electrodes or neutron component in the 'strange…
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    They're probably just being careful - their setup has some similarities to the old Farnsworth-Hirsch fusors, and the later polywell systems which nearly cracked the whole fusion issue before nuclear physicists started using magnetic confinement of…
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    Whoops-I assumed the transmutation data came from the cathode, but in fact came from an anode spot and the tungsten probe (which I suppose was at ground or at the cathode potential). They have not analysed the large surrounding cathode area-but possibly…
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    OK lets compromise and I must apologise for that remark about being sensationalist-everybody has to present their work like this these days to obtain funding I suppose. Perhaps there is some high temperature fusion going on in the plasma around the…
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    I don't know where you are getting your figures from, p57 of the Safire disclosure quotes an upper figure of 3 million degrees for the plasma ring displayed - I don't know why they find the vaporized tungsten so surprising at these sort of temperatures.…
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    Am I missing something here? In this SAFIRE project they are attempting to replicate conditions on the SUN, firing up high energy plasmas. Brilliant plasma research. How do they reckon on LENR when they are studying hydrogen fusion at several million…
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    Replied to the thread LION-AG Experiment.
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    That's great news, looking forward to some real progress.
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    Replied to the thread LION-AG Experiment.
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    Maybe it would be worthwhile setting up a direct collaboration with W, since you had a good chat at the meeting? Work out how to fabricate his well structure etc and test the whole thing out. Surely a safe, productive and directed path through the…
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    PS- I'm a mad scientist and proud of it!
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    Maybe I'm oversimplifying things, but Wyttenburg's patent describes a brilliant idea-a spontaneously-occurring particle accelerator underlying LENR. The protons or D ions are accelerated by rotatory magnetic fields to sufficiently high energies to…
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    Replied to the thread LION-AG Experiment.
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    Well, that's really serendipitous, Alan, looks like we are on the verge of a major breakthrough! My own 3 dimensional limited understanding is that this represents a rotary particle accelerator which targets a central proton or D ion with sufficient…
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    Replied to the thread LION-AG Experiment.
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    Talk about patents - has anyone read Wyttenbach's new patent on rotator coupled field collapse LENR? Sounds plausible - but how on earth do you create such powerful, discrete magnetic fields at this molecular level?
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    Yes, I know elemental rearrangement or transmutation is probably more accurate terminology (and I meant kV not keV - we can all be guilty of writing rubbish sometimes}. Don't you all think the LENR/cold fusion story has been running too long - decade…
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    Might I make a suggestion? Since diamond possesses pyroelectric properties some pyroelectric fusion events might be expected on increasing or decreasing the temperature in the LION experiment. Seth Puttermann's group published a paper on pyroelectric…
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    Thanks for your quick reply: well I'll probably just carry on burning good ol' fashioned wood. You are right to stick to your principles in the face of any unfortunate abuse, thanks for your advice. I worked as a physicist/physiologist in vision at UCL…
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    Hi Alan; I wondered if the H-cat work was worth pursuing any further, or do you think the heat production was all chemical HHO recombination, no LENR involved? I was thinking of setting up several catalytic converters in series possibly with extra Ni…