Only the original part is translated; the images in English are borrowed from Nikita
Alexandrov (thanks Nikita!)
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The construction of the author’s reactors.
For the manufacture of the reactors, we have used tubes of Al2O3 ceramics of length 120 mm, outer diameter 10 mm and inner diameter 5. Electrical heaters are wound on the tube
Inside the tube it is introduced 1g Ni + 10% Li[AlH4]
The outer surface of the tube is in contact with a thermocouple.
The ends of the tube are sealed with thermoresistant cement and similarly the entire surface is coated with such cement.
Photography of the reactor prepared for this experiment
Measurement of the released heat.
The method used by the experts for testing Rossi’s reactor based on thermal vison is a bit complicated. In our experiment we use a method for heat determination based on the quantity of th evaporated water.This method was worked out and many times verified in the experiments led by Yu. N. Bazhutov.
The reactor is inside a closed metallic vessel. This vessel is immersed in water. After boiling apart of the water is removed in form of steam. By measuring the loss of water knowing the heat of evaporation we can calculate the released heat.
The heat loss through the isolation can be calculated based the speed of cooling after the functioning of the reactor.
The Reactor during working
The covers with thermal isolation and of the vessel with the reactor are taken down
Experimental set-up and instrumentation
From left to right: the power supply of the reactor, the counter of the Geiger instrument, ampermeter, signal amplifier for the thermocouple, the temperature indicator of the reactor, computer recorder PCLAB-2000, digital voltmeter. On the cover a Geiger counter SI-8B, on the side surface dosimeter DC-02.
In the background - a computer that registers the temperature in the recorder mode for temperature and the Geiger counts
Measuring the temperature during the heating process (p16)
The power used for the heaters increases in steps from 25 to 500 W.
Temperatures over 1000 C were achieved in 5 hours of heating.
On the same diagram it is shown the count rate of the Geiger instrument Si 8B which reacts to alpha, beta, gamma and Rontgen radiations. It can be seen that during the entire heating process the radiation level is not different from the background.
A very small increase can be observed near to 600C and 1000 C
Further investigations are necessary to investigate if this aleatory or follows a law.
.The dosimeter DK 02 has not shown increase of dose during the experiment in the limits of the errors of measurement.(5mR).
Here you can see more in detail the modification of temperature for heating with power levels of 300, 400 and 500 Watts. It can be seen that for unchanged powers of heating it takes place a stepwise increase of temperature, especially intense for the last part.
Toward the end of the part with the highest temperature it appears an oscillation of temperature. This part ends with the stop of heating due to th burnout of the heater. After that for a duration of 8 minutes the temperature is maintained at a lvel of almost 1200 C and only after that it starts to fall fast. This shows that in this time in the reactor it takes place the production of heat on the level of kWatts without electrical heating.
Thus even from the graphic of heating it is obvious that the reactor is able to generate much heat over that of the electrical heater
Determination of the heat released and the thermal coefficient (COP)
Calculations were done for three regimes of temperature- near to 1000C, 1150 C and 1200 -1300 C.
At the temperature of 1150 and 1200-1300 C the production of heat of the reactor is considerably greater than the energy consumed. During functioning in these regimes (90 minutes) there is produced almost 3 MJ or 0.83 kWhours of energy above the consumed electric energy.
Experiments performed with an thermogenerator analog with Rossi’s, charged with a mixture of nickel and aluminum lithium hydride, have shown that at temperatures around 1100 C, this reactor produces more energy than it consumes.