Parkhomov Demonstration Fails

Bob Greenyer, on behalf of MFMP, visited Alexander Parkhomov in Russia this last week.  Parkhomov had claimed results indicating excess heat production with nickel and lithium aluminum hydride sealed in an alumina tube.  Unfortunately, it appears that the attempt to repeat the previous results failed–possibly due to the reactor rupturing.  Of note, Greenyer said that […] more

Possible Excess Heating with Alternative Hydrogen Source: Calibration Error Concluded

Please see Update 2 at the end.  I believe we can safely conclude that these results were due to calibration error. The current experiment utilizes an alternative method of hydrogen production to that used in previous experiments which gave indications of excess heating (see the first and second).  The previous experiments utilized aluminum powder and […] more

MFMP to Verify Lugano Measurement Techniques

The MFMP is slated to begin an examination of the techniques used for testing Andrea Rossi/Industrial Heat’s latest incarnation of the “Hot Cat” reactor.  Due to some concerns about the validity of the temperature measurements in the most recent third party test, they have embarked on an effort to verify or discount the measurements.  According […] more

Replication of Ni/LiOH Excess Heat Results: Updated – Experiment Completed

  After the earlier success of producing apparent excess heating with a blend of nickel powder, lithium hydroxide, aluminum powder, and iron oxide (Fe2O3), there followed three failed attempts to repeat the results.  The present experiment appears to have been successful.  The fuel was modified in this experiment thanks to fellow Vortex member Jones Beene who […] more

Experiment 3: Completed-No Excess Heat

The third experiment in this series has started with a new control run.  The following modifications have been made: 1) external temperature sensor attached to the top of the tube furnace, and 2) improved mechanical connections between the wire from the power supply to resistance heater wire.  The external temperature sensor data is collected through […] more

Status of Research

With the previous research findings of significant excess heating for approximately 21 hours, the issue was raised of chemical reactions possibly accounting for the reaction.  The attempt to repeat the results empirically ruled out the likelihood of this with no excess heating demonstrated during that run.  It is possible that the chemical reaction used to […] more

Failed Replication of Excess Heating

After the promising results of the previous experiment, it was important to see if the results could be repeated.  As such, a new cell was assembled.  A new heating element was wound and inserted into the cell.  One end was sealed to allow for inserting the fuel in the open end after the calibration run. […] more

Experimental Plans for Replication

As noted in the report from yesterday on our recent replication attempt, there remain some issues to be clarified before there is more certainty about the results.  The following are issues I have identified with the previous study that need clarification through experimentation. 1. One end of the tube was not sealed during the calibration […] more

Hot Cat Replication Attempt: Update – Experiment Completed

For a couple of months, I have been working on various combinations of reactor cells and materials in an attempt to replicate some of the concepts of Andrea Rossi’s Energy Catalyzer.  There have been several failed experiments and several promising experiments.  The most recent experiment was the most promising finding yet–yielding an apparent excess heating of […] more

Scientific Report #2 on E-Cat Released

A new pre-publication report has been released on a 32-day long run of Andrea Rossi’s (now Industrial Heat, LLC) E-Cat device.  Mats Lewan, a science reporter from Sweden, and author of the book, An Impossible Invention, received a copy of the report from Hanno Essén, one of the report’s authors.  The authors of the paper […] more

NASA Releases Report on LENR Aircraft Concepts

The news on LENR has been sparse for the past year, but that will likely be changing soon with the impending release of a scientific examination of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat.  Researchers at NASA have continued to take LENR seriously, and have examined the issue of utilizing LENR to power aircraft.  They recently issued a report […] more

Sun Cell (Lite) Testing

This is the first test with electrodes only. This is the first test with a small copper wire only. This is the copper wire after being dipped in water. A test from the previous day of copper wire after dipped in water. Because condensation may be on the electrodes, possibly producing extra spark, more control […] more

Michael McKubre Interview

There is a very good interview with Dr. Michael McKubre of SRI posted yesterday.  This is a broad ranging discussion starting with Dr. McKubre’s background, training, and experience in electrochemistry.  He talks about what is known and not known in the field of cold fusion, and the history of experimentation at SRI. This is one […] more

Criticisms and Rejoinders of the Hot-Cat Report

As noted here previously, it didn’t take long for critics to weigh in on the testing report of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat HT.  Now some academics from Uppsala University in Sweden have weighed in with a paper published on the same site as the report by Levi et al (arXiv:1306.6364 [physics.gen-ph]).  The paper is a critique of […] more

E-Cat Report Update – No Evidence of Hidden Power

Not long after the publication of the report validating the operation of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat HT, skeptics asserted that Mr. Rossi may have concealed direct current (DC) within the alternating current (AC) supplied to the device.  The report authors have updated the report with an appendix addressing this concern. All cables were checked before measurements […] more

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