BobHiggins MFMP

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    You have identified the correct tube. The leak is about 1" to the left of your arrow. When I was pumping and monitoring the pressure, I put a piece of tape over the holes and it made a big difference in the leak. I put some epoxy over the leak,…
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    @Alan,
    Yes, but this is 1/16" OD tubing. It came from McMaster Carr. I just sent them a picture and asked them to send me new tubing and 2 new ferrule sets for my compression fittings. I am sure they will respond quickly. In the mean time I have…
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    Son of a gun - I think I finally tracked down my elusive 2nd leak. I have a 6" length of 1/16" OD stainless steel tubing connecting the manifold to the reactor tube with compression seals. I was certain that the leak must be with one of the…
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    The difference is different Ni pre-processing (chasing my hypothesis). Also, with the automation and system design, I am hoping to be able to get in a mode where I am running an experiment once a week. So far, that's not been going too well.
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    Yes, there was oxide going in, and oxide coming out. When the Al2O3 getters the oxygen, it precipitates out from the molten metal as a solid - alumina - which is the same as the tube. It will not take much of the Al to getter the oxide out of…
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    Liked AlainCo’s post in the thread The Playground.
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    One day a man, dressed like a homeless, came at my door, presenting himself as professor in medieval archeology.

    "Your garden is on an ancient Templar abbey, with part of a treasure of total 1MnEur of gold spread on the 3 neighboring houses including…
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    (Quote from anotherTroll)

    Why do you think that Woodford based their "investment interest" on the Rossi asset? Because of the prospect of near term product sales should the Rossi technology pan out. IH was meant to be an engineering venture. They…
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    BTW, Ed Storms says that Li will not wet to Ni but Li-Al will wet to Ni. That close wetting is something we have seen in MFMP powders, Lugano, and Parkhomov.

    Eric
    I will look, but I am in the middle of testing right now. The Mizuno paper was…
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    (Quote from Bob)

    It may, and probably does, mean that Gullstrom had an NDA with Rossi.
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    Yes, Parkhomov's early work and the Lugano test both seemed to suggest that in-situ fuel processing (vacuum, H2, etc) may not have been necessary if the starting ingredients are properly prepared. The molten Al is a very strong oxide getter and…
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    Eric
    Well, what you said is not quite true. Piantelli's early results were with pure Ni and isotopically natural H2. He only used a Li shell later as an afterburner to get more heat out of his emitted high energy protons, but even this was not in…
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    These are good data points, Alan, and add to the science of what we are doing.


    I would like to mention why mullite was used - it was because we believed that Parkhomov used mullite and we wanted to reproduce what Parkhomov did using nearly the same…
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    I am surprised of no discussion followup on the issue of "spoilation" and adverse interpretation. From a legal standpoint, it now appears established that Rossi dissassembled and/or destroyed portions of the apparatus on both sides of the warehouse at…
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    There is some literature about corrosion due to high temperature containment of molten Li that comes from the hot fusion field. You hear them talk of "lithium blankets" for the reactor. So that is the reason for the materials research. Pure Fe…
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    The original clamshell design used an inexpensive stainless steel reactor tube that would directly seal with a 1/4" Swagelok and the tubes only cost $3.60 each. The problem I discovered was that the stainless could not withstand 1200C for any time -…
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    It is rated as 15-24 hours for full cure. Note that the copper tape wrapped around the tube insures that the tube is in good contact with the heatsink. I measure the seal temperature on that compression seal nut. I measured less than 60C when the tube…
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    Today I found the leak. It was in my reactor tube seal adapter. This is the design of the replacement ceramic tube seal that I installed the day before yesterday:


    This was slipped over the ceramic end and was epoxied to the end of the ceramic tube. …
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    I have been transitioning computing languages for 40 years now and I hate it every time. I would like to say it gets easier, but although the constructs remain largely the same, the syntax and function names always end up being jumbled in my head. One…
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    This episode of Rossi Vs. IH reminds me of the Star Trek TNG episode, "Where No One Has Gone Before". In that episode, hapless engineer Kosinski implements his "advanced propulsion technique" and the Enterprise ends up a million light years away. Only…
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    There is certainly not enough detail in the Gullstrom experiment report to take its measurement values seriously - the described methods are full of holes. Surprised? From the court docs that Eric has so generously provided, it appears that Rossi may…