Possible (?) close to a breakthrough in alternative energy Alan has been working independently of LookingForHeat.com developing other novel catalyst materials to split water using Aluminium as a reducing agent. The process is relatively simple, the catalyst is actually a bimetallic corrosion promoting catalyst.
The evolution of reactor designs has lead to a fifth generation LENR reactor. This reactor design builds upon Differential Scanning Calorimetry. Instead of using one PUS to heat up the reactor ports in serial the model features two PSUs that allows the researcher to hold a very accurate temperature variance. In case of an excess heat event this design allows the researcher to plot out how much excess heat has been produced in Watts.
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.
What will the advent of cold fusion mean for establishment physicists? Will they be able to bend over backwards with ad hoc band-aids to patch up the same theories that keep telling us cold fusion is “impossible?” Or will it require a massive overhaul of our understanding of the physical universe?
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.
A fierce exothermic reaction was detected in Nd90Fe10 films with sufficient degree of amorphous phase upon filling them with hydrogen or deuterium, which resulted in the melting of the samples and the Cu foil, in which the samples have been wrapped. Possible reasons for the discrepancy are discussed including low energy nuclear reactions taking place at the initial stage of hydride formation.
While investigating the electrolytic activation of granular carbon for use as a catalyst for generating pure hydrogen from water and a metallic hydroxyl ion acceptor, members of a research group here and in the USA witnessed sudden and unexpected evolution of considerable amounts of thermal energy, and the release of what is probably Beta radiation.
This is our latest acquisition. An Olympus PSM inverted metallurgical microscope. This one has seen very little use, and despite being almost 40 years old optics and mechanics are in perfect condition. Quite a lot of cleaning and some rewiring was needed though – it had been gathering dust in a quiet corner of the Quality Control Department of a major engineering company.
“Specially designed new material, based on amorphous Nd-Fe composition apparently shows abnormal heat production under hydrogenation plus electromagnetic triggering”
This is the first in what might be a series of articles ‘disentangling’ interesting patents related to LENR- related phenomena. This document is not in itself meant to be ‘the patent’ but merely an account of the experimental work it reveals.
We have been continuously gearing up on equipment and just recently received this (black) 2-stage vacuum pump which operates at an efficiency of one horsepower. Thanks to continuous suction, it is capable of creating up to 99.995% vacuum.
Ultrasonic cleaning is the rapid and complete removal of contaminants from objects by immersing them in a tank of liquid flooded with high-frequency sounds waves. These non-audible sound waves create a scrubbing brush action within the fluid. Anything you put into the tank gets vibrated at very high-frequence, in this case, 28,000 times a second.
In this paper, the author describes the fundamental requirements to induce Cold Fusion or Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) inside of the crystal lattice structure of metals capable of absorbing hydrogen – such as nickel, palladium, platinum, titanium, and titanium. Practical considerations are provided for the preparation of powders in such a manner to allow for high levels of hydrogen loading….
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….
After some recent tests, we are now upgrading our lab capabilities in our London site. To start with we are procuring som new equipment such as a Hydrogen Generator from Packard which is capable of producing pure Hydrogen at 100 PSI. We are also adding a DIY Fume Cabinet for mixing fuel and research on more hazardous compounds.
As the second 4-port reactor undergoing calibration. Exactly balancing the temperature in all 4 ports is trickier than balancing 2 of course, but with care and experience we can get the discrepancy in the ‘hot zones’ down to less than 1%. Enjoy watching the work in progress!
We shipped an LENR Test Kit to Russ Gries from RWGresearch, he then put together and posted an unboxing video, showing what was in the package and giving feedback on assembly. As always, the most valuable we have is the collaboration and feedback from others – so big ups to Russ! According to his YouTube channel, this video is only a Part 1 so we hope to get some more material from him later on.
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….
Thanks for continuous support from the internet community who has contributed to great ideas for preparing powders and improving the LENR Test Kit. We are now beta-testing our newest module, a hand-crafted add-on for working with Pressure / Vacuum or flushing with Argon. Some people have argued the LENR systems will only produce excess heat when fuel is encapsulated in a steel core – we will soon find out!
A 4-Port LENR Test Reactor building upon the concept of the ‘Model-T’ is being built on request of researchers in Europe. With control for pressure or vacuum, the reactor allows three active e-cat type of experiments at any given while simultaneously running a 4th control experiment.
We have developed a hand made pressure control upgrade for the LENR Test Bed ‘Model T’. By giving experimenters the opportunity to apply Hydrogen under pressure directly to the fuel surface, to flood a dangerously hot reactor with Argon, or to apply a vacuum at any time we believe that this set-up adds considerably to the capabilities of the Model T.
Alan has started working on a new spark-triggered reactor design. The reactor body is made from transparent quartz tubing and contains a pair of pure Nickel electrodes which will have a current of 400,000 (400k) Volts running between them. As well as fuel powders the reactor will be filled with gaseous Hydrogen and have a special new design of heater coils which will create rapidly changing and opposing magnetic fields inside it.
Precisely what pre-treatment of Ni powder (if any) or which of the many potential reactor heating profiles should we employ? Taking these factors into account expands the space by a factor of at least 10, thus giving us a
staggering 3.600 experiments with no clear guarantees of success – for the key variable might still elude us…..
Abstract – This paper presents the results of analysis of the isotopic and elemental fuel composition before and after operation in the Rossi E-Cat, as well as in similar reactors. The Rossi reactor (after producing a claimed 5800 MJ of excess heat) showed great changes in elemental and isotopic fuel composition.
‘Free phases’ sent us this picture of a ‘dogbone’ LENR reactor he built using materials and parts supplied by us. The picture shows a comparative test being carried out between a Netto geiger counter on the LHS of the frame -also in stock – and the yellow ‘Gamma Scout’ on the right. Despite the Gamma Scout being 3x the price the Netto geiger won ‘hands down’ because of it’s superior sensitivity, swappable battery power supply, but most of all…
Normally, when calibrating the reactor before experimentation the discrepancy between temperatures in Port 1 and Port 2 does not exceed 1-2%. Should the parameters for some reason change over time, for example due to crack in the reactor housing, it is still easy to account for when examining the data collected by the data logger. When running LENR experiments an indication of as little as 5% excess heat would be typically be accounted for as “within the…
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”…
How to pre-treat, fill and seal fuel cores in 10 simple steps: Pre-bake empty fuel core in oven at 800C for 30 minutes to remove moisture and de-gas. (You can do this in your reactor or – as we do – in a small furnace.) Allow fuel core to cool down to room temperature. Carefully funnel prepared fuel mix into core. (If you want, add a gas such as dry Hydrogen into the core) Squeeze…
This is the first of a planned series of newsletters in which we will follow and comment on trending topics in the LENR field, and perhaps pass on scraps of ‘new news.’ Now and then we will use this channel to draw attention to our own research programme (and perhaps those of our customers) and update subscribers on changes and improvements to our website. After all, as the first –and so far only- LENR supply business in the…
The ‘Model T’ LENR KIT is built to effectively handle High Temperature and provide easy measurements of Parkhomov type of experimentation. Ever kit comes with a set of empty cores, so before we can start performing experimentation on fuel compositions, wave forms, etc we have to bake the fuel and seal the cores. Everyone has their own recipe for baking and preparing fuel and it is therefore our hope that together we can nail down criteria needed…
Most people don’t realize it, but already today we’re using Hydrogen as fuel in our Gasoline engines. Gasoline is a Hydro-Carbon, a chemical combination of Hydrogen and Carbon. But when we split water molecules to use as fuel, the Hydrogen burns cleanly and becomes water once again with zero emissions of dirty Carbon Dioxide into the environment.
Concerns were raised by some commentators that it would be difficult to exactly match the temperature inside PI and P2, since only the temperature in P1 is monitored by the PID. This has turned out not to be the case. Very careful matching of the super-Kanthal heater coils using a jig system means that after 30 minutes or so even at very high temperatures, differences are so small they can be safely ignored.
After some last minut changes, Looking For Heat is now ready to start offering the High-Temperature Arduino Data Logger, specifically designed for Model-T type of calorimetry. If this kit is not what you are looking for, Martin can put together custom made Data Loggers depending on your specific needs.
Model T offers the cheapest, simplest, fastest and most accurate system for LENR experimenters yet devised. The logic behind the system it is explained below – but in brief it means no real requirement for calorimetry and clear unambiguous results. It is our belief that you can perform faster testing at less expense than when using any other system.
LONDON, UK. We are launching www.lookingforheat.com the first webshop designed to meet the needs of hundreds of dedicated small-scale experimenters. These are people working ‘below the radar’ on radical new solutions to the climate and energy crunch that threatens our planet. We will focus on 2 key research topics, Cold Fusion – under its new name of LENR (Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions) – and clean cheap Hydrogen.