Thursday, February 5, 2015


"There is an old proverb: "If you have one watch, you always know  what time is it. If you have two, you never know" The same is true of temperature."if you have one thermometer, you always know what temperature is. If you have two, you never know."  
(I cited this book only for this phrase, not for what it says about Global Warming.
The idea is-choose scientific measurement instruments for complementarity not to compete, not to show which is the smartest thermometer, vacancyometer or nanocrackometer. A Pareto truth, I think. What happens when you have 3 or 4 thermometers? If one of them is a mythomaniac, but you don't know which?

LENR INITIATIVES (personal) up-to-dated situation

Number of researchers trying Hot Cat in molten tin at 1200C- experiments: 0

Number of healthy Hot Cats donated by IH- 1 (tested at Lugano, last year)

Number of LENR thinkers accepting that LENR and LENR+ are different species:
unknown, if you agree, please write me!

Number of countries adopting national LENR strategies based only on gas loaded Ni-H configurations: 2 


The heroic battles of MFMP with...Yes, what is the enemy? The enemy is the problem
how to reproduce the system used at Lugano; beyond complexity comes uncertainty and ambiguity of the measurements. Only an obvious, striking difference - repeatable- between  the active and dummy Hot Cats can lead to a real, lasting, significant success. Let it be, guys! 

MFMP Testing Plans Disrupted by Equipment Failure

MFMP Running ‘Glowiness’ Test

An up-to-dated list of what has happened in LENR during the last 3 weeks- a lot!

It is encouraging to see a fine Cold Fusion paper now here, in Norwegian!
Hvis dette er sant, blir oljen verdiløs
Fysikere støtter opp om kaldfusjonsteorien - men kan ikke forklare 
That is: If this is true, oil has no more value.
Physicists confirm it but cannot explain it.


Does the Narrative of Human Progress Hold Up?

Has the narrative of the LENR Progress started indeed?

Catalyst uses light to convert nitrogen to ammonia: Potential for environmentally friendly fertilizer

Danny Rocha's metaphor for LENR is photosynthesis; now nitrogen fixation is made simply by Nature- some bacteria as those living on the roots of bean plants are doing it simply. We, in industry need high pressures and temperatures (Haber-Bosch process). At the Institute of Chemistry Cluj, I had a colleague, Dr Mihai Strajescu who has worked a lifetime (short) for nitrogen fixation. Now it solved.
A breakthrough in an other potential metaphor of LENR is a good sign.



  1. Peter's instinct about liquid tin as a heat transfer medium is well founded, but in the context of the Hot cat reactor architecture as it currently stands, the integration of the current Hot cat with the well known and mature heat pipe technology is a better engineering solution.

    A heat pipe is a amazing and highly efficient heat-transfer device that combines the principles of both thermal conductivity of liquid metal with its phase transition to efficiently manage the transfer of heat between two solid interfaces.

    At the hot interface of a heat pipe, a liquid metal in contact with a thermally conductive solid surface turns into a vapor by absorbing heat from that surface. The vapor then travels along the heat pipe at supersonic speeds to the cold interface and condenses back into a liquid that releases the latent heat. The liquid then returns to the hot interface through either capillary action of a patterned inner surface of the pipe to repeat in a continual cycle. Due to the very high heat transfer coefficients for boiling and condensation, heat pipes are highly effective thermal conductors. The effective thermal conductivity varies with heat pipe length, and can approach 100 kW/(cm2) for long heat pipes which is 200 times more powerful in comparison with copper.

    Using the heat pipe concept, the Hot-Cat industrial plant could be designed to function in a completely passive mode without any moving parts or computers. The key to this design is to use a small diameter lithium moly or zirconium heat pipe (2cm) to remove high temperature heat from the reactor core. A lithium heat pipe operates in the heat range between 900C and 1700C. This powerful implimentation of the heat pipe has a heat transfer capability many thousands of times grater than boiling water. In detail, the heat transfer capacity moves heat at 125 kilowatts per square centimeter of surface area. Such heat transfer power could literally cool the surface of the Sun.

    Unlike Rossi's system, such a system would operate as an sealed isolated unit in a vacuum with the core of the Hot cat at ambient pressure.

    How to select the right heat pipe for a given application.

    A CO2 turbine generator the size of a bread box could be integrated into the heat pipe Hot cat to generate electric power. Alternatively, a closed cycle liquid metal magnetohydrodynamic generator (MHD generator) could do the job without any moving parts.

    Rossi will face devastating competition from advanced power plant designs when the mystery of the Hot-Cat core is resolved.

  2. Peter, I believe in LENR. If the existing theories of e.g. Storms is good enough, I do not know. He explains it well for palladium, but with nickel, I am not sure.
    Using tin for heating the hot cat may work, but I am not sure you can control the heat takeoff responsive enough to avoid runaway. Besides that I still believe that EM fields may have a substantial influence. Maybe a microwave is a better way than a heating coil or a tin bath. Regards, Marc

    1. BTW, Axil's heat pipe is an excellent idea for removing the heat. I till would try a microwave to control the LENR process.

    2. Thank you, Marc!

      I do not think Storm's theory is useful or true for the LENR processes with enhanced excess heat. Cracking is destructivem hydroton is a pink invisible Multicorn, NiH is not like PdD.
      You have catched the weakness of the molten tin method.
      Wish you success with the microwaves!

    3. Thank you, Marc!

      I do not think Storm's theory is useful or true for the LENR processes with enhanced excess heat. Cracking is destructivem hydroton is a pink invisible Multicorn, NiH is not like PdD.
      You have catched the weakness of the molten tin method.
      Wish you success with the microwaves!

  3. Number of people with ideas they want others to invest the time and effort to test = infinity.

    Number of people who invest their lives, time, and energy at experiments = infinitesimal

    Number of people who critique experimentalists = infinity X 2

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