Thursday, March 19, 2015


I think some news are more interesting if you get them fast, as these ones from Moscow:

Russian Press about Parkhomov

1) A.G. Parkhomov succeeded to build a long-time working reactor with measurement of pressure. From March 16, 23:30 hour the temperature is maintained till now (March 19, 10:00 hour)
Photography of the reactor
Eventually, the author succeeded to build a reactor working for long time. The temperature of 1200 C was attained at March 16, 23:30 hour after 12 hours of step-wise heating and is maintained till now. The power of heating 300W, COP=3. For the first time a manometer was installed to the setup. At the slow heating phase the maximum pressure 5 bar- was recorded at 200 C, after that the pressure decreased and around 1000C it became negative. The greatest vacuum almost 0.5 bars was observed at the temperature of 1150C.

At long time continuous work, it is not possible to add water for heat measurement around the clock. Therefore we had to use a different calorimetry not that based on the measurement of the quantity of evaporated water. At this experiment the COP is measured by comparing the power used by the electric heater at the presence and in the absence of the fuel mixture.
With no fuel the temperature of 1200 C is attained at a power of almost 1070W. For the presence of fuel (630 mg nickel + 60 mg lithium aluminum hydride) this temperature is need a power of approx 330W. Thus the reactor shows and excess power of ~ 700W (COP~ 3.2) (Explanation of Parkhomov, for a more precise value of COP , further calculations are necessary)
 Photo of the reactor.

COLD NUCLEAR FUSION AND BALL LIGHTNINGS SEMINAR organized at the Russian University of  People's friendship, March 26, 2015, 16:00 in the room no 1 (7th store)  Engineering Building
All-Russian Seminar Physics seminar (coordinates, access given)

Daily program

1.16:00 - 16:10 Nikolai Samsonenko  (from the university): "Remembering Alexander Borisovich Karabut"

2. 16.10-17.30 M.Ya.Ivanov, V.K. Mamaev, Central Institute of Aviation Engines Building, Moscow: "Elements of LENR theory and their verification" 
3. 17:30- 18:00 A.g. Parkhomov: "About the results of long time testing of the new variant of analog of the Rossi reactor"

4. 18:00- 18:10 meeting of the redaction board.

Free entrance on basis of identity card.

Paper of Adamenko and Miley

Paper of George Miley at the NASA conference: "Progress in the eleboration of energetical cells for the cosmos"
Proceedings of Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space
(NETS) 2015 • Albuquerque, NM, February 23-26, 2015
Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2015 (NETS-2015) (2015) Paper 51345134
Progress in Development of an LENR Power Cell for Space
George H Miley1, 2a, Kyu-Jung Kim1 , Erik Ziehm1 , Tapan Patel1 and Bert Stunkard1 1aDepartment of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, U of Illinois, 216 Talbot Lab, 104 S Wright St., Urbana, IL 61801 2 Lenuo LLC , 912 .West .Armory AProceedings of Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space
(NETS) 2015 • Albuquerque, NM, February 23-26, 2015ve, Champaign, IL 61821 217-3333772; Abstract. Since originally reported at NETS 2013, considerable progress has been achieved in development of a revolutionary new nuclear power unit using Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENRs). Test units now produce power densities equivalent to fission power plants, but work still needs to be done to insure the long lifetimes required for space applications. If successful, LENR reactors will allow small power units that could provide a vital new power supply for both space station power and propulsion. Due to the low energy of reactants, the compound nucleus formed in LENRs has little excess energy, thus the resulting breakout products are mainly channeled into stable or near-stable products, avoiding significant radioactivity or nuclear waste problems. Such a power source enables a tremendous advantage in energy density, lifetime, and tolerance to wide differences in environmental conditions (temperature, pressure). During the past decade, extensive experimental and theoretical work worldwide has been done to study the basic LENR phenomena and to understand the underlying physics. At the most recent international meeting on the subject at the University of Missouri, several companies announced progress on gas loaded nickel nano-particle units designed for MW size plants. Others, including Lenuco LLC in collaboration with the NPRE department at the U of Illinois., are working on development of small 10’s of kW units. Physically these power units are very simple. Special Ni alloy nano-particles are placed in a pressure vessel which is then pressurized to 60-100 psi with hydrogen to initiate the reaction. With pressure control, these units are expected to run for several years, before replacement of the nano-particles is required due to buildup of transmutation products. Replacement is simply done by substitution of a new cylinder containing fresh particles while the used particles are recycled for use in fresh nano-particles. Our results in terms of energy gain from the pressurized nano-particles are among the best reported in the field to date. The main obstacle to development of a practical unit is preventing the hot nanoparticles from overheating and sintering together, limiting unit run time. Thus present work is focused on overcoming that problem. Two approaches are under test. One is to provide thicker oxide coating and somewhat larger nanoparticle. The other is to use plasma surface bombardment to create nanostructures on Ni wire mesh. Both approaches use a gas loading system using with a cylinder or vessel to hold the nickel based alloy nano-particles or nickel alloy mess wire. A large output of heat is then released when pressurized to 60~100 psi with hydrogen (alternately deuterium gas using a Pd rich version of the metal alloy can be used).The discovery at the University of Illinois of the existence of UltraHigh-Density clusters inside the host material is a break-through development that provides a reproducible approach to loading and subsequent heat production. Both experimental and theoretical studies have demonstrated that the hydrogen atoms in these clusters (almost metallic hydrogen) are close enough together that diffusion of another atom into the cluster transfers sufficient momentum to create a nuclear transmutation reaction with the hydrogen and host nickel atoms. Incorporating these clusters into the material has resulted in excess heat experiments that reproducibly produces orders of magnitude more heat energy out than energy in. Since the chemical heat release is limited to the initial pressurization, the energy “gain” for long run is extremely large. Keywords: Low energy nuclear reactions (LENRs), Space power, space energy,LENR power cell.

Rossi Generator Hot cat in the laboratory of Parkhomov. Part 11:
Real breakthrough in the domain of new sources of cheap energy?


  1. Great.
    I imagine that the 1020W/1200C was observed , not computed?
    This is a great improvement over Lugano.

    it give body to Lugano claims, similar COP, lower but similar temperature.

    it can even save the patent of Rossi.

    if reviewed by other scientists it can be historical.

    too bad mass calorimetry cannot be used.

    1. Dear Alain,

      We have to wait a bit, this morning it was still working.
      I will not disturb Alexander we will know when he stopped and why- at will or forced).
      We will know more after the meeting of March 26.
      He will use the best calorimetry- but has to take care- in his usual box cooled from outside it is a high risk of overheating and burnout.
      Anyway a great performance.

    2. it is good candidate for historical.

    3. Russian school, good, serious and applying the Principle Of the Chief engineer- solve the problems with what you have.
      The pressure issue is like beautiful music- things are NOT what they seem.

    4. Russian school, good, serious and applying the Principle Of the Chief engineer- solve the problems with what you have.
      The pressure issue is like beautiful music- things are NOT what they seem.

  2. Hi Peter, I have to comment on the picture. Wow, what a style difference. In the U.S. everybody waste lots of time and effort on computerized control and data taking. In Russia they get to the point. Excellent work on Parkhomov's part.

    1. I have already told it to Alain- Alexander knows fro life experience this:

      Western guys not familiar with this.

    2. Peter, I will take issue with your over generalization of the west. :) I am a Columbia physics department graduate. I remember professor Rabi telling us about having to beg the dean for $60 to buy chemicals for his nuclear spin measure experiments. Columbia is a small physics department we made our own equipment. Not like those rich Europeans at CERN. :)

  3. Terrific news. But there is a problem.

    If the reactor makes three times the power it needs to run, why not simply cut off the heater current? It should continue to run shouldn't it? After all, heat is heat. Doesn't matter where it comes from. Why has that not been done, Peter? Do you know?

    Something that has a power output to power input ratio of three, and the input power is delivered into the volume of the reactor, should not require any power input from the outside once it starts to run. In fact, the problem should be to cool it, not to heat it, to prevent it from melting down!

    That is clearly not the case with the Parkhomov reactor. So either he is making a measurement error or he is not telling the truth.

    1. I think this is OK. If the reaction has a large enough positive temperature coefficient, that is if hotter makes more power then you can get thermal runaway. You do not want this. To avoid you need the some control. You can modulation the heat removal or modulate the heat input. It is far easier to modulate the heat input, i.e. the 300W. Yes, at some point if the experimenter does not mind his reactor being destroyed by thermal runaway they could do as you say and lower the input to zero while lowering the cooling to hold the temperature. Now you sit on a knife edge runaway or shutdown.

    2. That might be true except that Parkhomov's reactor and Rossi's hot cat HAVE NO ACTIVE COOLING!

      Modulating 300 watts while the reactor makes 1000 helps control it? Nonsense.

      What seems to be happening here is measurement errors. And perhaps some fraud as well.

    3. Please keep your doubts and obsessions under control till the results will be published. OK?

    4. @Anonymous:

      You have used the phrase "makes power". This implies the following assumption - We know where the excess heat comes from. We do not. When, and if, we find out the source we can address your concern.

      I hope you will consider that, as yet, as far as I can tell, there is no consensus explanation for the levels of heat measured in AGP's nor Rossi's experiments.

      I sense that you would like to find a consensus explanation. An explanation that properly educated interested persons will agree on. If indeed there is no free lunch, if there is no free energy, then we need to know who is feeding the process that produces the unexpected heat in these experiments.

      I say this because I think we would all like to eat at this table.

      Your deduction that modulating a small input CANNOT control a large output simply does not hold water. There are many examples in various fields of engineering where your statement proves untrue. Here is a simple one to think about: transistors.

      I hope you will understand that my goal is anything but to attack you. My goal is to bring all our minds, all our intelligence, into figuring out if these as yet misunderstood "reactors" can serve us all. So please forgive me for anything here which might upset you.

  4. Peter, I am taken with Mike McKubre's idea that breathing is required. I think this is true of PdD. This reactor seem to have not breathing. I think HNi is different then PdD. ?

  5. Dare we say 'hydrino' to explain the drop of pressure!

  6. I have a question . We can see that the 1200℃/900W was observed in calorimeter and the 1200℃/800W was observed outside calorimeter during Mar.27 to Mar.28,2015. ( From ToRussiawithlove, page.16). Why now that the 1020W/1200C was observed.

    1. I am sorry . That was duing Feb.27 to 28,2015

    2. Discussions only after the next presentation of Parkhomov- Thursday March 26; I will try to get it and translate as soon as possible.
      Best, Peter

    3. How about now?

    4. OK, read the blog, read E-Catworld, read LENR Forum , read the Russian Cold Nuclear Transmutation and Globular Lightnings page.
      Many news.