Brillouin’s Robert Godes on the E-Cat Report

Here’s an interesting comment from Robert Godes, the inventor of the Brillouin LENR reactor. This was posted by Patrik Wiksten here at the LENR-Forum here

“The before and after test results are consistent with the Brillouin Hypothesis. It is unfortunate that there equipment only reports the stable isotopes of Ni and they probably cut it off from Cu detection or figured the Cu65 without any Cu63 was an erroneous reading. It is almost a certainty that 59Ni with a half-life of 76000 years and 63Ni with ~100 year half-life. It is also almost a certainty that the 64Ni that was present at 0.9% turned into 65Ni which has a 2.5Hr half-life and becomes 65Cu before the measurement took place.

“There is no other reasonable explanation for what happened to the 64Ni which went missing on page 29. The Li seems to have disappeared during the test as well but this is not surprising as the boiling point of Li is 1342 °C and it probably evaporated out of the system fairly quickly. I would have preferred that they used a more direct measurement technique. I would have placed the reactor inside of a tube in a pressure vessel with a release valve set for 20 bar and measured the amount of water vaporized. The pressure valve tells you what the temperature of the escaping water vapor was. All this being said, this was a very convincing test proving that the reaction is both real and nuclear in nature. Further it also proves that there is no penetrating radiation from this type of reaction.”

I find it interesting that Robert Godes seems to be quite credulous of the transmutation aspects of the report, which he says matches the Brillouin Hypothesis. I don’t know if Brillouin has carried out any similar analysis of element from their own system — it sounds a little unlikely from what Godes says here (talking only of the hypothesis).

Godes, being a competitor of Ross, has said in the past that the Brillouin system is superior (e.g. he has said that Brillouin’s reactor can start and stop at will), but here he is very complimentary of the E-Cat report, and has no problem calling the test results convincing, and proof that the reaction is ‘real and nuclear’.

I suppose that as a rising tide raises all ships, if acceptance of LENR as valid science grows because of this report, it will help Brillouin as well as Industrial Heat.

  • Ecat

    Paul Stout destroyed “cheese” video theory on and now he’s crushing skeptics on reality of Ecat.

    • Fortyniner

      I’ve just taken a look, and agree. His patient, logical and fact-based posts contrast rather sharply with the mixture of lies, half truth, innuendo and acid ad hominem (admittedly quite witty in places) of the pathological skeptics.

  • Omega Z

    The link provided does not work for me. However I can get there.

  • Andreas Moraitis

    What a contrast to the behaviour of another well known competitor of Rossi. One must like these people at Brillouin. However, Godes seems to step into the same trap as others did before him. If no copper has been found in the ash, then there must be an error?

  • I disagree with Godes on Ni-65 and Cu-65.

    What the reported data shows is that almost EV.ER.Y.THING turns into Ni-62.

    That includes all the other Ni isotopes, plus all the Iron and Aluminum from the other fuel particles. The E-Cat reactor is a device which enables metals to migrate to the nucleus with the highest binding energies (Ni-62) — that is the deepest energy well. And it does so circumventing the normal nuclear event byproducts.

    It grows giant Ni-62 grains from Ni, Fe and Al feed stock. Something is happening at the surfaces of those growing grains that permits nuclei to rearrange and seek those deepest energy wells. Quantum soup at the boundary layer.

    The story the data tells is truly remarkable.

  • Bob Greenyer

    We put forward a theory for why there is no gamma seen

    Based off our work november 2013 here:

    Work that discussed the fact that Deuterium causes gamma release, pinching the mix creates nuclear events, Deuterium not needed for excess heat and the historical use of inconel in high temperature reactors by Mizuno.

    • Adam Lepczak

      If you’re looking for extra “brain power” – perhaps try to approach a fellow over at named “Paul Stout”. He might be a great addition to the replication team.

      • Bob Greenyer

        Adam, thanks for the tip off. We will likely be running a collaborate live planning document and if you could encourage him to join the authoring team, that would be awesome – that way everyones interaction and edits are real-time timestamped and the crowd can watch the document whilst it is evolving. More heads on this the better.

        • Mr. Moho

          I would suggest asking for help on Vortex-l directly and on CMNS if you have access to it.

  • Da Phys

    I agree that this is the weakest point of the report: how can we trust such a system when its creator claimed from the very beginning that the fuel is made of enriched Ni62 with less in the ash, when exactly the opposite was found?
    That said, Rossi himself admitted that the Ni isotope distrubution was unexpected. In some sense, that’s good for the “business crebility”, less for the “scientific credibility”…

  • I think this Finnish Patent has the answers buried within it. Check it out: Inventors: Pekka Soininen Applicant: Etiam Oy

  • Christopher Calder

    For those who have not seen it, Brillouin has an interesting animated video on YouTube that shows how they believe the Rossi reactor and their own reactor works on the atomic level.