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    (Quote from magicsound)


    I know this was for the common good Alan, but as I have been harping on about the oxide layer, on even what looks like clean Ni, I would like to say a personal thank you for trying to find it. I took your point about sem's…
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    Earlier I wrote about the relative Mohs hardness of Ni and Pd, having found that worked (stamped) Pd could exceed the hardness of Ni. For that reason, I annealed my Pd chip, using the oxygen-rich part of an ordinary Propane…
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    (Quote from can)

    I interpreted what Alan said about 'glassy' to mean that it is slippery, which is why it doesn't transfer the Pd. He also uses the words 'rather than abrasive', which do tend to confirm that, I think.

    Anyway, if most of it comes off…
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    (Quote from Alan Smith)

    Yes indeed, that might imply a different nature. It may also depend on how it was heated. Storms used a flame. That may bring about some different form. From reading, I know that Ni can be resistance heated in air, to 1500+K, and…
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    (Quote from can)

    Yes, I am pretty sure he did.

    Here is the text I was referring to , found in the paper you linked to. "A second sample of Ni was flame heated to about 800° C to form a visible (blue color) oxide layer after which it was burnished in…
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    It would only be reasonable to take that as annoying if it were a criticism. I have mentioned on several occasions that while it is still available, an analysis of the rod should be regarded as vital, as it may contain components in the 0.05% that is…
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    Someone else who tried to burnish found that it did not work. An SEM showed little or no Pd on the Ni. We are trying to determine why. I think an analysis of Mizuno's Pd rod would help.

    I reported here earlier that someone else (yet another person)…
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    (Quote from JedRothwell)

    Well, Amen to that. Now you're talking!

    I read that Storms heated a piece of Ni mesh to blue ie noteable thickness of NiO. He found it impossible to transfer Pd, even though he rubbed the crap out of it. As though the oxide…
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    :) It all goes to show: you can come out with all the carefully considered opinions you like, but at the end of the day, there simply is no substitute for haveing the right kit.

    I have been doing a lot of background reading, and…
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    I've just finished my first pass at burnishing the Ni mesh supplied by Jed. As I reported earlier the preparation process described in the paper results in deposits of CaCO3 crystals on the mesh.
    Here's a teaser of what happens when Pd burnishing is…
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    (Quote from dartin)


    I am not the least bit skilled in the art! You sound like you know way more about vacuum pumps than I do. Maybe more than Mizuno. I expect you would be a big help in that.

    The only technical help I have contributed to Mizuno and…
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    (Quote from Bob#2)


    I too have conducted many such tests on surface coatings, and they require some skill and close attention. However, comparing that with performing experiments in condensed matter nuclear science is a bit like comparing being a griddle…
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    (Quote from Storms)


    First, thank you for our participation here.
    Secondly, I am not a physicist nor particularly equipped to make comments about deeply technical matters.

    However, as an experienced engineer and having gone through the basic training…
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    Before you can get anything about LENR understood and applied, you have to have qualified people pay attention. The best way to do that, as I have been writing since 2011, is to produce a single most impressive and irrefutable demonstration of…
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    I think everyone agrees, an effective theory of how to create the NAE would be very important. But, as many have noted, everyone including their parrot have a theory. How is anyone to choose the one that is correct and useful? I have set about to…
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    You need to be lucky if spending anything under $5k IMO. The spec I have (and was seen working before collection) is elderly, and getting it back into top-line condition will take a little time. Fortunately we have a software wizard who is working on…
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    Now this is what you call a vacuum - just over 1 ten-millionth of an atnmosphere. Not as good as deep space, but certainly as good as interplanetary space. 7 days pumping including a 4-day low temperature bake out. Still not connected the big reactor-…
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    (Quote from Alan Smith)

    Absolutely.

    Also, I modelled the emery flatting process in CAD a couple of weeks ago. I did it first for single weave, and then for the double twill when I found out that's what TM used. The figures are amazing. I got the…
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    (Quote from Alan Smith)

    I don't blame you for that. I wasn't trying to scare monger, but if it does prove to be an issue, it could be awkward.

    I wonder if you would care to elucidate on the concept of reverse electrolysis, I was not aware of an…
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    Get that Alan, it's just that I was reading a paper that said that the Kim-modified B-E (condensate)-ion trap that makes the energy barrier easy to overcome by trapping a lot of particles in a condensate type situation... also tends to hang on to the He…