During this fuel preparation experiment we subjected 20 micron nickel powder to 12 hours of ultrasound bombardment at low temperature. During the course of the Sonication, the flask containing the nickel was alternately vacuumed and flushed with pure hydrogen. The purpose of this experiment was to remove surface oxides from the nickel and adsorb hydrogen into the metal matrix.
Based on the discussion document we are now releasing a ‘best case protocol’ for the cleaning and loading. Our intention is to follow up with a video of the Ultrasonic Treatment and Hydrogenation, and possible a live-streamed experiment where we test the recipe in a ‘Friendly Robot LENR Reactor’ with add-on for pressure control.
In this discussion paper we describe a proposed method of preparing nickel powder for use in ‘dogbone’ or ‘Model T’ nickel-lithium-hydrogen reactors. This method, while not new, has seemingly been overlooked by many LENR researchers and replicators. The use of ultrasonic cleaning of nickel as a slurry in an alkane solvent (n-hexane), magnetic separation of pure nickel from oxide fragments and subsequent measures to limit the reformation of oxides and promote the absorption of hydrogen are described in detail….
Dog bone type of technology such as the LENR Test Kit produces magnetic fields when currents are passed through the heater coils. The more turns of wire you have on the heater coil, the stronger magnetic field you create. In regards to a discussion on LENR Forum, Alan decided to make a few experiments to better understand how these magnetic fields might affect Ni particles.
One of the criticisms regularly heard from LENR skeptics is that observed phenomena, such as melt-downs and anomalous heat, are probably the result of chemical effects – and can be ‘easily’ reproduced using chemistry alone. This assertion is often challenged by LENR experimenters and their supporters….
To increase the probability of exothermic nuclear reactions taking place in nickel hydrogen based LENR or “Cold Fusion” systems, such Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer), it is likely a number of fuel preparation steps may need to be undertaken. Although some or all of these processes may take place in an active reactor, preprocessing, de-oxidizing, and hydrogenating the nickel beforehand may ensure the “fuel” or “catalyst” (depending on the definition you wish to use) is ready to be “triggered”…