Saturday, December 27, 2014


Only the original part is translated; the images in English are borrowed from Nikita
Alexandrov (thanks Nikita!) 
I have written to the author a friendly message and I hope he will answer after weekend- or perhaps he is a workaholic?    

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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.


  1. Thank you for the rapid translation. If you get into contact with the author, one of the interesting questions is whether he succeeded in his first replication trial or how many times and for how long has he been trying.

    1. You are right, the Lugano report has been published on Oct 8 and 2.5 months have elapsed from then, now only the author knows when he decided to start and when he decided to use the Bazhutov method for measuring the heat- and how he projected and made the reactor and the container, what he had at hand and what he had to get from somewhere; anyway he was fast.
      More interesting even- can he afford long time runs and isotopic shift analyses? Will he try optimization of the tests, e.g maximising COP?

      Very encouraging, he speak about reactorS- at plural.


    2. by the way there is the usual question on steam quality.
      if more than 70% of lost water was droplets the COP is below 1.

      is there a litterature about steam quality in "boiling pots" like that ? maybe by Bazhutov himself?

      anyway calibration would close the file.

  2. Unfortunately, images are not visible!

  3. by the way peter, first questions are raised.
    It seems a calibration was done.

    question is on steam quality... don't laugh Peter!