|July 29, 2012||Posted by Jack Cole under Athanor - Pirelli High School|
The lack of transparency and openness in the commercial development of LENR, has been a source of frustration for many. Many are also understandably convinced of the reality of LENR or anomalous heat effects (AHE). It seems what is missing is a strong, clear, easily replicable experimental apparatus and procedure. Ugo Abundo aims lift this shroud by opening up the Athanor reactor developed at Perilli High School in Italy for independent testing.
Recently, Abundo has developed a second generation (Hydrotron) version of the reactor designed to be more accessible as a test bed and delivered this reactor for testing. A Youtube video was published showing this new reactor in operation. The dialog is all in Italian, so the only thing you get is a visual glimpse of the reactor and various measurements being registered. It is unclear what any of the measurements mean, and it’s also unclear whether the light emitted is merely an effect of the electricity in the tungsten electrodes and surrounding tungsten particles rather than related to the LENR reactions. At least it’s good to see that the experiments will be moving forward and hopefully the openness will continue with the process of verifying their reactor.
Update: Ugo Abundo has released another video of what appears to be a very simple version of the Athanor from December, 21.
Also, it appears that Ubundo has set up a twitter account and an official website for the Athanor. It looks like the initial experiments were really very simple. A tungsten cathode and stainless steel anode are used. The input power is slowly stepped up to just below plasma ignition, and this power is measured. Slowly stepping up the the input power further results in plasma ignition, which reportedly ionizes the hydrogen and the temperature rises rapidly, while input power drops.