On Monday I baked out the cell for 12 hours, at up to 130°C The final vacuum was 2E-5 Torr. Tuesday I added 363 Pa of D2 and saw loading (pressure decline) almost immediately.
That continued for about 8 hours, reaching 215 Pa. The pressure remained at…
Test run MR2.4 has started. The live video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJNRhdIUY_8
For this test the cell was baked out and 370 Pa of pure Deuterium was added from a new lecture bottle. The same treated Ni+Pd mesh from previous runs…
I have some atmospheric pressure differential sensors coming, probably in a week or so.
In the meantime I have the BME280 Sensor for absolute static pressure, humidity and temperature in the outlet, and a test pitot tube plumbing going in.
The idea is to…
Wyttenbach Yes that was one recent reference. There is also a wealth of experience with this question in P&F type cells that should not be ignored. In that case the unloading may be done by reverse polarity electrolysis. but I don't knw the literature…
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this is how they described it:
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Yesterday I finished de-loading the cell, then added 350 Pa of fresh D2. The cell was left at ambient temp overnight, and finished this morning at 173 Pa (loading ratio 0.21).
MR2-3 is now live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GfgQO91Gdo
I propose that the declining D2 pressure is an indication of Pd loading and adsorption on the Ni mesh. No way to prove it, but if there was a leak in the cell, the pressure would be going up.
As a further check, I bled the vacuum system back to…
This is better than Christmas Eve, thanks for sharing this openly.
What you do here is so amazing and also my vision of lenr forum ever since the start in 2010.
Open source research, sharing online, getting more people to try until we have an eco system…
Mesh prep for MR2 went well: 21 mg of Pd was deposited on the mesh with good density and distribution. Details have been added to the live doc at https://tinyurl.com/vudbmro
The mesh is now in the cell, with bake-out running. I expect to add D2 tomorrow…