Paper: “Lattice Dilation of Plasma Sprayed Nickel Film Quantified by High Resolution Terahertz Imaging” (Rahman, Tanzella, Rahman, Page and Godes)

Thanks to LION for posting a link to this article by Anis Rahman, Francis Tanzella, Aunik K Rahman, Carl Page and Robert Godes, titled “Lattice Dilation of Plasma Sprayed Nickel Film Quantified by High Resolution Terahertz Imaging”.

From the Conclusion section:

A model has been proposed for explaining the increased heat energy generation from IPB-HHT experiment with the LENR tube cells. Here the fluid-like nickel lattice at higher temperatures, and under the influence of an RF electric field, is assumed to undergo a space-time crystal like non-equilibrium effect; and thus, producing increased energy via a non-radiative transition process. An in-situ monitoring of the IPB-HHT experiment has been proposed to determine the correlation between the excess energy generation period and the observed lattice dilation.

 

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https://e-catworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/NRS.000545.pdf

Jed Rothwell Reports on Status of Mizuno Replication Efforts

On the Vortex-l mailing list, Jed Rothwell has started a thread about the status of efforts to replicate Mizuno’s experiments which claimed significant excess heat in Palladium-Nickel experiments.

The full thread with Jed’s initial comments and further discussion from readers can be accessed here:

https://www.mail-archive.com/vortex-l@eskimo.com/msg118301.html

Jed writes:

Several replications of the Pd-Ni experiment are underway, but they have not been going well. Zhang reported small excess heat. It went away, came back, and now it has gone again. Others say it is not working. I asked Mizuno to comment on what the problems may be. Here is a summary (not an exact translation) of his comments and mine.

His comments:

His biggest concerns is that when he prepares the mesh and rubs Pd on to it, he then immediately puts it into the reactor, evacuates it, and begins the cycles of degassing, then heating and degassing, and D2 gas treatments. Little or no time elapses from the final stages of rubbing to putting it into the reactor. Whereas, when he prepares a mesh and then mails it, a lot of time elapses, which may allow contamination from air, or from the plastic packaging. In other words, the state of the mesh and Pd may change.

He thinks it might be a good idea to send someone an entire reactor that has produced excess heat, with the mesh installed.

He would like to remind people that some Pd is hard and does not rub unto the Ni mesh. You may need to anneal it to soften it. You have to confirm that it has coated on the Ni.

There is a replication now underway in Japan which seems to be going well. We hope we can soon upload a description and some data from it.

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Rossi: Next Event to Take Place in Sweden

Here’s an answer to a straightforward question asked by a reader on the Journal of Nuclear Physics about the location of the upcoming E-Cat presentation:

Gian Luca
December 3, 2019 at 7:12 AM
Carissimo Andrea
maybe someone has already asked this question but where will the next event take place? Europe vs USA?

Andrea Rossi
December 3, 2019 at 7:44 AM
Gian Luca:
Sweden
Warm Regards,
A.R.

So it’s back to the country where Andrea Rossi first introduced the E-Cat QX in November of 2017. Then it was a low powered unit which required a large control box plugged into the mains in order to operate, and which Rossi said he had problems keeping cool. Over two years have passed and supposedly a lot of improvements have been made, allowing for the E-Cat to operate without any external input power.

With Sweden as a venue, maybe he can’t say at the moment, but I hope that Mats Lewan is able to participate somehow.

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Abstracts for Papers at Upcoming Japan CF-Research Society Meeting: Numerous Reports of Excess Heat Production

Thanks to Sam for posting a link to abstracts of papers that will be presented at The 20th Meeting of Japan CF-Research Society in Fukuoka which will be held December 13-14, 2019.

http://jcfrs.org/JCF20/jcf20-abstracts.pdf

Reading through the abstracts gives the impression that there is an active community of researchers in Japan who are working towards the goal of understanding energy production/transmutation through LENR processes, and some are claiming success in generating excess heat production.

Here are just a few quotes that stood out from some of the abstracts:

“Excess Energy Generation Experiments using a Nano-sized Multilayer Metal Composite and Hydrogen Gas” S. Murakami, et al.

“Up to now, maximum released excess energy reached 1.1MJ and average released energy per absorbed total hydrogen was 16 keV/H or 1.5 GJ/H-mol. It cannot be explained by any known chemical process”

“Enhancement of Excess Thermal Power in Interaction of Nano-Metal
and H(D)-Gas” A Takahashi, et al.

“Latest results on anomalous heat effect (AHE) by interaction of binary nano-composite metal powders and H (or D) gas, after the NEDO-MHE project (2015-2017), were reported by our ICCF22 presentation and paper.”

“Verification of anomalous heat detected by differential scanning calorimetry from Palladium-Nickel-Zirconium alloy in hydrogen flow” Y. Satoh, et al.

“In this work, we examined the anomalous heat generation from a small amount of palladium-nickel-zirconium alloy (PNZ) by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) under various conditions,
which is aimed to clarify abnormality of the heat generation phenomenon.”

“Anomalous Heat in New Binary Metal System under Hydrogen Stream” I. Imoto, et al.

“As a result, we found for the first time that some binary metal systems generates anomalous heat at 500-800 °C. The samples of Al-Ni binary system showed the exothermal heat flow over 300 mW/g which was very large compared with 20 mW/g obtained with the same DSC apparatus for Pd-Ni-Zr sample. Similarly, Al-Ti (40 mW/g at 700 °C) and Al-Ca (90 mW/g at 400 °C) binary systems exhibited large anomalous heat at a high temperature. These samples were repeatedly evaluated, resulted in high reproducibility with respect to anomalous heat generation”

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Video of a Table Top Demonstration of Ultrasound Applied to Mercury to Achieve Apparent Transmutation

I was made aware today about  a video of a demonstration by Prof. Fabio Cardone of the Italian National Research Council that seems to have been produced for an Italian financial media website. The video is in its original Italian version and has four other versions subtitled in Italian, English, French and Spanish.
The four versions of the video can be seen at this link on the New Nuclear Science website:
It is a table top demonstration of the treatment of mercury in a specially designed container to which mechanical vibrations are applied in oscillation to transform a small percent of it into other elements, that at some point towards the end of the video is said by Prof. Cardone to be done with off-the-shelf or easy to source parts.

Prof. Cardone states at the end of the demonstration:

“The conclusion to be drawn is we applied mechanical energy into a liquid, the liquid temperature rose less than the amount of mechanical energy we applied. It produced a substance that is not the fluid of the beginning. As chemists recognized it sticks to walls while mercury is noted for not sticking to walls. We lack a part of energy and there is a lack of heat. We assert that this heat has been used for this transmutation, and that there is no ionizing radiation either before or during or after. We can only conclude that it’s a new kind of transmutation because it contradicts the known laws of physics: when I apply energy to a fluid I expect at least to see it evaporate, not to produce a solid substance. And this concludes the demonstration, it is a new kind of reaction.”

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Unusual Story About a Catalytic Converter (Mats Lewan)

The following post was submitted by Mats Lewan.

I got in contact with a mechanic/inventor, working with niche applications with catalytic converters for two and four stroke engines. Through some personal contacts he received a test device—a catalytic converter with amounts of precious metals that supposedly were hundreds of times higher than in ordinary converters.

He mounted the device on a vehicle with a two-stroke engine and started his test system. It performed extremely well, and he then turned the engine off and left it in the workshop. When he came back a few hours later the catalytic converter was glowing white with heat.

He cooled it down with water but it soon turned red again. He then managed to detach it and throw it out of the workshop where it continued to glow. He left it outside the whole night at minus 10 degrees C, and the day after it had all melted and was still about 400 degrees C. Unfortunately he got rid of the melted metal block.

Since catalytic converters are built with lots of different metals, among them palladium and nickel, and since they get heated, I guess that this is not the only (LENR related) incident with this type of test devices with higher amounts of precious metals.

Anyone who knows something? If you don’t want to comment here you can contact me at mats@matslewan.se.

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Aluminum Foil-Ultrasonic Cleaner Experiment (Thomas Kaminski)

The following was posted by Thomas Kaminski.

I just repeated Alan’s experiment with a 4″ by 3″ (roughly) sheet of aluminum foil and tap water. I placed 250 ml of tap water into the talk of the VivReal ultrasonic cleaner. With no aluminum present, I observed the “snakes” that Alan saw, mostly in the middle of the tank. The first run was for 120 seconds. I then exposed it for another 900 or so seconds leaving mostly aluminum dust.

During the run, I did observe small bubbles forming on the aluminum surface and floating to the surface of the water. They often persisted for a while, then “popped”.

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Al Foil After 30 Seconds in an Ultrasonic Cleaner (Allan Kusk)

The following has been submitted by Allan Kusk.

I saw this video that Bob Greenyer has presented on E-Cat World.

I tried the same with a piece of aluminium foil 100mm x 80mm. In less than 30 secnds there were holes in the foil and it looks like many holes are paired like those Bob talked about in another video some time ago.

The image below is of Al foil which has been in an ultrasonic cleaner for 30 seconds. It seems that the holes are connected as we have seen it before.

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