Rossi: Replicators Missing Refinements

Followers of the replication efforts of the Lugano Hot Cat test could not help but notice the many failed replications and low COP’s when excess heating is thought to appear.  Andrea Rossi has fortunately provided at least a partial explanation for this, but no guidance about how to improve outcomes in response to a question […] more

Good News from Brillouin Energy

As the replication efforts of the so-called Rossi Effect have languished, good news comes from the different approach utilized by Brillouin Energy Corporation (BEC).   A press release published on discusses a recent information session held by BEC in Washington DC.  Attendees were said to be composed of: “Members of Congress, congressional aides, federal […] more

Biberian – No Excess Heat Found

Jean-Paul Biberian has conducted a series of experiments with the Parkhomov formula (now known to be a partial formula of Rossi).  The results after some 20 experiments utilizing mass flow calorimetry revealed no excess heat.  Additionally, Budko and Korshunov report a series of 17 experiments generating no excess heat. From Biberian: Reproducing Rossi’s experiment following Parkhomov’s process […] more

Recent Results

I have recently conducted a series of three different experiments (with multiple runs each).  The first involved nickel powder, LiAlH4, and LiOH.  The second involved only nickel and LiAlH4.  The third involved nickel powder, titanium hydride, and LiAlH4.  All experiments held pressure well.  There was no clear indication of excess heat in this series of […] more

Russian Group Claims Rossi/Parkhomov Replication Success

A paper by Stepanov, Malahov, and Quoc, claims to have replicated the results of the Rossi E-Cat system utilizing nickel powder and lithium aluminum hydride.  They also displayed pictures of their mass-flow calorimetry system and reactor.  The group claimed a COP of 2.54. From the paper (translated by Bob Higgins): The water temperature at the calorimeter […] more

LENR – Research Update

From November 2014 to June 2015, I conducted many experiments attempting to produce an LENR reaction.  I have taken a 2-month break, but have resumed my studies.  Of note: the flow calorimetry system has been set aside for now as being overly cumbersome in operation and data analysis.  The conduction calorimetry system with the tube furnace […] more

Experiment 23 – Failure Analysis

It turns out that there may have been a good reason that Experiment 23 did not produce any excess heat.  The pressure gauge melted.  The experiment needs to be repeated since this can be viewed as an equipment failure and the results must be considered invalid. more

New Glow-stick Type Experiment with Calorimetry: Update – Experiment Completed – Equipment Failure

After much work, the calorimetry system is functional and currently running an experiment.  Assuming the experiment concludes without major technical glitches, data will be posted prior to analysis.  Lithium hydroxide was added to the fuel mix to increase the lithium availability without adversely affecting the tube pressure. Fuel Content: Stainless Steel Tube Nickel (INCO 255) […] more

Short Update on Calorimetry System: Updated – 6/8/15

Progress continues towards a workable experimental apparatus utilizing mass flow calorimetry.  The design has advanced with replacing many rigid elements with flexible tubing to mitigate the potential of leaks.  Additionally, the water flow direction is from the bottom of the heat exchanger up through the top.  This reduces the chances of air pockets in the […] more

LENR Calorimeter Characteristics

This post will grow over time as more tests are performed on the operating characteristics of the new joule heating based calorimetry system.  If there are any suggestions about tests you would like to see with the system, please make them here.  This post will essentially serve as a general appendix for future studies utilizing […] more

Calorimetry System for Joule Heating Driven Reactor: Updated 2 – Leak Test Completed

Here is a small update on the research progress.  No experiments have been run for awhile since there was some sensor failure with the induction/calorimetry system.  In the meantime, new meters were received and work has commenced on a new calorimeter for use with a reactor driven by joule heating. Flow and energy meters from […] more

Induction Heating/Calorimeter Charateristics: Updated

As noted in a previous post, I have been working for some time on a new combined induction heating/calorimetry system.  The induction heating coil also serves as a heat exchanger for transferring the heat of the reactor to water.  This is then circulated to a 10 gallon beverage cooler.  The cooler has two submersed temperature […] more

New Experiment Generates Apparent Excess Heat

The reader is invited to provide criticism of the following report to help determine any potential errors.  I have been waiting on presenting these results in full since the experiment was performed on 3/24/15 and 3/25/15, but have made mention of the results in comments.  I am not completely certain of the results, but the results […] more

New Reactor – Update: Leak Fixed

Update (4/14/15): The problem with leaks was fixed.  The major difficulty was the original valve on the 10-gallon cooler.  The valve was removed and replaced with a plastic valve and appropriate barb adapter for the vinyl tubing.  Power measurement calibrations will be performed next.   I wanted to give a little update on my progress with […] more

Promising Results in New Parkhomov Experiment

Alexander Parkhomov has continued his replication attempts of Andrea Rossi’s Hot Cat reactor, and reports promising results in a new experiment.  If the measurements can be believed, he achieved a COP of 3.2 in an extended run.  He is running a new setup that is in the open air rather than his calorimeter.  He reportedly […] more

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