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  • mmckubre

    Replied to the thread FP's experiments discussion.
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    (Quote from Ascoli65)

    Happy to answer with the preface that all (only 3 or 4) incidents of HAD that I saw were with cells that remained full of electrolyte (all closed cells - some with external recombiner) so my experience has little direct relevance to…
  • mmckubre

    Replied to the thread FP's experiments discussion.
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    (Quote from Ascoli65)

    Do you have the current record? Obviously voltage is not power and a charged Pd cathode will maintain a potential difference with respect to a Pt electrode in the same electrolyte. There are quite a few other examples of "heat…
  • (Quote from THHuxleynew)

    I see a logical fallacy here: you can't infer from the fact that both signs come from a different nuclear reaction that they are necessarily independent. For example a nuclear reaction may be secondary to a primary nuclear…
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    (Quote from JulianBianchi)

    I agree Julian. I was surprised by THH's comment and logic - intending to write back - thanks for making the point so clearly.
    CMNS was so-named because multiple different nuclear "things" do seem to happen in similarly…
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    So you have personal experience of measuring hydrogen loading in the lower portion of an half-immersed electrode?

    Was this electrode you used of similar cross-section?

    Was its overall length the same?

    What proportion of the electrode was sticking out above…
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    Replied to the thread Atom-Ecology.
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    (Quote from Shane D.)

    This is an important point and not specifically to guard against scam. A problem with solo researchers is the absence of orthogonal perspective. In a group of even two your assumptions and intuition-reinforcement is challenged…
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    (Quote from THHuxleynew)

    I do not understand what this means: "if the entrained water is distilled." Do you mean that water is first boiled and distilled inside the test tube separating from the salt, then it condenses, and then without mixing in with…
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    (Quote from JedRothwell)

    In an extreme interpretation of his position Ed thinks that current (or current density) is not relevant to the FPHE, and states that the only effect of current is to affect the cathode temperature. I don't agree - and Ed & I…
  • mmckubre

    Replied to the thread Atom-Ecology.
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    (Quote from Director)

    Yes, unless they intercept a trap on the way out. I don't evasion the hydrogen atoms coming back out the "tunnel" that they dug going in. I expect that the inward trajectory heals very fast. But implanting helium does a huge…
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    (Quote from Director)

    I guess the short answer is no, but it is more complicated. Implanted atoms make a space for themselves and will collect to form voids. This is well studied for ... aaah ... nefarious reasons. But a (hypothetical) single H or D…
  • mmckubre

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    (Quote from JohnyFive)

    You may be on the right track but I suggest a slight refinement. The absorbed atoms have no pressure - they must become molecules to exert pressure. This they can only do if: a) atom-atom recombination can occur; b) there is a…
  • mmckubre

    Replied to the thread Rossi-Blog Comment Discussion.
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    (Quote from THHuxleynew)

    You sound like me http://www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/McKubreMCHtheimporta.pdf :)
    It wasn't until CF that I ever really attempted to replicate anything - which I found almost impossible to do in electrochemistry (and often teased my…
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    (Quote from JedRothwell)

    Essentially everything went wrong from attitude to leadership. Energetics (and I) gave SKINR a beautiful start in a research park near Mizzou, and my good friend (and friend of LENR) Sidney Kimmel (SK) was extremely badly served…
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    (Quote from Director)

    Bullseye! Most of the progress I made at SRI and most of my residual knowledge (and an awful lot lost) came in the first 2-3 years of the "Fleischmann Pons era" when I had a group of 8-10 highly talented folk focussed coherently,…
  • I don't think it's about getting millions upon millions of dollars. In my opinion, the key barrier is putting together a relatively small cohesive team of relatively like minded researchers together, in the same physical location, rapidly setting up and…
  • mmckubre

    Replied to the thread Atom-Ecology.
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    (Quote from Alan Smith)

    Agreed and agreed Alan. The pathway to proof via 4He is long, painstaking, difficult and expensive. I support not going there until everything else is under control. When you do....
    (Quote from axil)

    I don't have a 4He-capable…
  • mmckubre

    Replied to the thread Atom-Ecology.
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    (Quote from Bruce__H)

    Agreed. I have used the model myself many times: open but protected. I was just cautioning that a report of this sort does little to advance your cause with scientists, sponsors or prospective investors. Unequivocal confirmation…
  • mmckubre

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    (Quote from Promethian)

    For what it is worth (~30 years of my life but who is counting :) ?) I have come to the view that we are not likely to "science" LENR into existence. Many have tried to do good experiments, give good presentations at scientific…