BobHiggins MFMP

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    Jed, does that money go into escrow such that a utility in bankruptcy cannot touch those funds?
  • It seems a little insane. The ruling makes it seem that the nuclear plant's only danger is while it is operating. It is likely that the turned OFF plant represents a greater danger to the public from disasters. The danger is that since it is not…
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    So, here are the SEM images of the Ni powder sample that Bob Greenyer sent me which he obtained from Alexander Parkhomov (for comparison to the Hunter AH-50). The morphology two powders look extremely similar, with the Parkhomov powder being somewhat…
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    I have looked as EDS options and I find that IXRF (http://www.ixrfsystems.com/cat…s-elemental-analysis.html) has an excellent solution. Their hardware is as good as Bruker and their software is better. Plus, IXRF provides free lifetime software…
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    After doing some maintenance aperture replacements in the column of my SEM, it is working pretty well. I have taken a first set of survey images of the as-supplied Hunter Chemical AH-50 grade Ni powder that I have been using. I made a Ted Pella pin…
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    I still believe that Ni, and Ni powder in particular, is a likely key to higher power LENR. I have not been idle in the last 4-5 months. I am getting setup for treating of Ni powders in an RF H2 plasma (13.56 MHz, 5-40W) - sort of like what is being…
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    (Quote from bocijn)

    MKS sells a high resolution mass spectrometer RGA for the mass range of 1-6. It is probably in the $15k range. It is the same quadrapole mass filter as their regular RGA, but run at a higher frequency. Mass spectroscopy of these…
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    (Quote from JedRothwell)

    Gold coating is not required for analysis of non-conductive samples in all SEMs. Modern SEMs have a charge reduction mode that puts ~7 torr of air or argon in the sample chamber to allow charge to bleed off a non-conductive…
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    The EDS however has such fine resolution that I'm not sure how it might react. I would lean towards the detector being swamped with decay-related X-rays in some channels if the specimen has appreciable radioactivity.


    I have seen…
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    (Quote from JedRothwell)

    I think that is an unfair characterization of EDX. If you can image with the microscope, avoiding charge build-up, then EDX will in general be a reliable indicator of what elements are present. EDX will only provide an…
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    Jack Cole , I sympathize with your characterization, but I am also an optimist. I look forward to hearing more from me356 when he finds himself in a position where he feels comfortable sharing more. I respect that he must keep some secrets so that…
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    Hello,

    as promised I am sharing at least some data from the sample from which I have posted SEM photos.
    At the moment I can share just EDX from the single area - from area of the photo T3/T4.
    This is good example of how reaction is happening relatively…