Monday, September 21, 2015



JEAN PAUL BIBERIAN was kind and has answered to my request- see what he says about the paper to be presented at the Oct 15-16 Workshop: Replication attempts of the Parkhomov experiment"

I was very interested by the Parkhomov experiment from day one, because of the simplicity of the design. However, as I have learned the hard way simple doesn't mean easy. For more than 15 years I have been using a mass flow calorimeter which is very accurate, and I know very well its limitations. Therefore, I immediately decided to use it to replicate the Parkhomov experiment in. Obviously, I had to change the original design to fit my calorimeter.

There is a number of issues to be overcome:

1- The sealed tube material, and the sealing material. I have started with 6mm OD 
stainless steel tubes, because it is easier to seal with Swagelok metal plugs. Then I tried alumina tubes with both ends of the tube sealed with cements. Finally, I used alumina tubes closed at one end and connected to a stainless steel tube at the other end with a Swagelok metal fitting with an aluminum gasket.
2- The heater wire is a delicate issue.  In order to reach 1200°C for days. I have tried tungsten, nichrome, platinum and Khantal. None of them is satisfactory for 1200°C and long durations.
3- The type of nickel powder: I have tried my own powder as well as the one given by Parkhomov
4- The quality of the LiAlH4 is an important parameter. It appears that the 
LiAlH4 I have is generating 10 times less hydrogen than expected.

These issues will be discussed i details at the conference as well as some new experiments under way with palladium powder and LiAlD4

Thank you, dear Jean-Paul


1) Tsivinskii S.V. "Cold Nuclear    Fusion, variants of its realization and calculation of the basic characteristics" and other papers                                                                                The paper is about fusion by cavitation

By the same author, member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences there are here links to other three papers, re cavitational fusion:
"Basics of the theory of e-capture and its applications"
"Cavitational thermonuclear electricity generator"
" Cavitational device for heating individual buildings"

The papers are not new- I remember with nostalgia the years (1995-7) when I have collaborated with the inventor of the Yusmar device, my friend Yuri Semionovich Potapov from Kishinev who is cited in these papers

2) Chapelborough Cold Fusion Part II History 1869-2015

3) NASAs approach to cold fusion

1MW E-Cat Plant Watch Thread [UPDATE #28: 1-4 Weeks of Downtime So Far]

4) Attorney Comments on Rossi’s US Patent (David French on Cold Fusion)

5) The LENR Event of OCt 2, 2015 created bty Mats Lewan:


Finally, Fusion Takes Small Steps Toward Reality
The focus of research on fusion power has moved from big government programs to startups with novel designs.

To add to the list of energy papers that ignore LENR

1 comment:

  1. Regarding:

    "2- The heater wire is a delicate issue. In order to reach 1200°C for days. I have tried tungsten, nichrome, platinum and Khantal. None of them is satisfactory for 1200°C and long durations."

    To get around the wire heater problem, try Yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) (Melting point 2,715 °C (4,919 °F; 2,988 K))

    This idea is now open source.

    This compound is a ceramic in which the crystal structure of zirconium dioxide is made stable at room temperature by an addition of yttrium oxide. These oxides are commonly called "zirconia" (ZrO2) and "yttria" (Y2O3), hence the name.

    It is difficult to solve the heater material problem because most heater elements will oxidize at high temperatures. This is not true for YSZ. After the reactor gets up to conductive temperature, the YSZ tube could be heated to very high temperature (above 1200C) directly.

    Electroceramics is a class of ceramic materials used primarily for their electrical properties. YSZ is an Electroceramic; it conducts electricity well as an fast ion conductor ceramic that has been used historically for the glowing rods in Nernst lamps.

    The Nernst lamp was an early form of incandescent lamp. Nernst lamps did not use a glowing tungsten filament. Instead, they used a ceramic rod that was heated to incandescence. Because the rod (unlike tungsten wire) would not further oxidize when exposed to air, there was no need to enclose it within a vacuum or noble gas environment; the burners in Nernst lamps could operate exposed to the air and were only enclosed in glass to isolate the hot incandescent emitter from its environment. A ceramic of zirconium oxide - yttrium oxide was used as the glowing rod.