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.
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.
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.
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….
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”…