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.
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….