Vessy’s Blog: Engineer Discusses Rossi Effect Without Catalyst (Timycelyn)

This comment was posted by Timycelyn on the Always Open thread.

Interesting piece on the New Fire blog (of Vessela Nikolova) which describes 2011 Swedish interactions with Rossi where the Swedish equivalnet of DARPA tried (unsuccessfully) for an effect in H2/Ni without the ‘catalyst.’

Suggests that high H2 pressures (>200 bar) may be needed for a catalyst-free Rossi effect to be observed.
Some interesting information from Rossi, which ma y be or value now in the MFMP projects.


  • Pekka Janhunen

    I remember that Rossi has said already a long time ago, perhaps in some interview, that it’s possible to get a weak effect even without a catalyst.

    • LilyLover

      Perhaps you are the only guy to pay attention to Rossi more than I do.


      • Pekka Janhunen

        Or I have a good memory, just a bit inaccurate:)

  • Andreas Moraitis

    Rossi’s 200 bar figure refers presumably to a setup where hydrogen is supplied from a bottle. In the Lugano and Parkhomov experiments, a chemical hydrogen source was used. This would make a big difference in case that the adsorption of released hydrogen atoms starts before they combine to H2 molecules.

  • Pekka Janhunen

    Herb Gills: No. Weak meant something which is difficult to measure.