Jack Cole Reports Excess Heat With New Experiment

A new post by Jack Cole on the LENR-Cold Fusion site reports on an apparently successful experiment to demonstrate excess heat from a reactor containing nickel powder, lithium hydroxide, aluminum powder, and iron oxide, with an apparent maximum gain so far of around 11 per cent. Jack has chosen this combination of materials to avoid using lithium aluminum hydride (used by Alexander Parkhomov) which can be dangerously volatile (can ignite when exposed to moisture, and highly toxic if inhaled or ingested.

Here’s a chart showing his results:


It’s good to see that Jack is being persistent with his experimentation — there certainly does seem to be intriguing data indicating the production of excess heat, and he plans to let the experiment continue to run and report on the results. He mentions that when he steps the power down to 10 watts input, the excess heat ceases, but above that level, the energy gain continues.

  • Ged

    The important question is how long this continues to run with excess. Gotta rule out chemical. But this is looking very promising, and with a tractable LiAlH4 replacement. Great data, and experimemt! Fun to see it so positive, just a little under the max Celani excess gains seen by MFMP.

    • Mr. Moho

      At this level, if the apparent excess heat peters out with time that will make it less likely to be a systematic error in my opinion.

      • Ged

        Very true. It should eventually, and one could use the e-cat energy density to calculate when that should occur exactly, given the amount of reactants.

    • Sanjeev

      Chart B shows 16 hours.

      • Ged

        Well then, that is most likely past the chemical point already.

        • Sanjeev

          Not really sure this time. He has more stuff in it now, lime etc.
          I do not know how much it is or how to estimate its chemical energy.

          • Ged

            Good point. The mix is much tricker. Time will tell then if this is real excess heat beyond chemical reaction.

          • Andreas Moraitis

            Even if he is not sure about the exact composition of his powder, he could at least reveal the mass. Without that information one cannot conclude anything from the data.

  • Andreas Moraitis

    „The fuel was modified in this experiment thanks to fellow Vortex member Jones Beene who sent a special ceramic powder mix based on lime. It was believed that the special luminescence properties of lime may enhance the effect. The fuel was composed primarily of the lime-based powder by volume. “

    So we have another “secret sauce”?

    • Eyedoc

      I’m confused, Was that in this experiment? I don’t see that listed in the story …….What is” special ceramic powder mix based on lime” ? Pretty vague…..CaCO2 and clay ??? In addition to all the other ?

  • bkrharold

    Congratulations to Jack Cole. With all these successful replications of the anomalous heat effect, it cannot be long before the scientific community are forced to explore this phenomenon.

    • GreenWin

      Mainstream science in both India and Russia are now publicly embracing LENR as a viable energy alternative. Research is well underway in Italy, Japan, China, Korea, and in US military & ABC agencies. Bachole’s juggernaut rises.

      • artefact

        Don’t forget Sweden 🙂

        • GreenWin

          Thanks artefact. Sweden has been leading the way for a long while. 🙂

  • Fortyniner

    Assuming a hydrogen atmosphere, lithium hydroxide will form the hydride when heated, giving off water vapour.

    So that’s lithium, potassium and calcium involved in various cold fusion experiments so far. It wouldn’t be too surprising then if beryllium, sodium and magnesium – the rest of the highly chemically reactive light alkali metals – might also support CF reactions under the right conditions.

    • GreenWin

      Alumina for reactor enclosures and aluminum in the catalyst fuel. Many industrial heating elements use alumina containers for high temp heating. This is a likely market for Industrial Heat to jump into, once they’re satisfied with the pilot plant data.
      Where was calcium used in CF experiments?

      • Fortyniner

        A reference to Andreas Moraitis’ post below about Beene’s lime additive to the ‘fuel’. Not verified as yet I think, but it doesn’t seem unreasonable to suppose that ‘chemonuclear’ reactions might take place in a number of permutations and combinations of reactive light metals, hydrogen/deuterium, heat, EMF and some kind of hydrogen-permeable metallic matrix.

        • GreenWin

          Ah, lime-based ceramic powder. I suppose one could also imagine egg shell transmutations (e.g. K -> Ca) support this thought. Found this fascinating article on Prof. Louis Kurvran:

          “A Nobel Prize nominee, Louis Kervran anticipated more recent discoveries in cold fusion, that transmutation of elements are not only possible at low temperatures, but that they occur regularly in living things.”


    • Axil Axil

      IMHO, The LENR reaction is produced by nano particles. Any chemical compound that when heated produce nano particles (dusty plasma) will be LENR active to some extent.
      Even an electric arc as in Mizuno’s experiment will produce nano particles from pure elements like nickel.
      An exploding metal foils in water will produce metal nano particles thus generation LENR activity.
      A laser blasting a metal will produce LENR activity in water is the Laser frequency and the metal are matched based on reflectivity.
      Cavitation produces LENR activity when collapsing cavitation bumbles produce solid water nanoparticles from plasma.

  • Alan DeAngelis

    If it absorbs some moisture from the atmosphere could it be similar to the chemical reaction between aluminum and sodium hydroxide that’s used for cleaning drains?
    Thermite is the chemical reaction of iron oxide with aluminum powder.

  • Ted-X

    Lithium Aluminum Hydride (LiAlH4) is not that dangerous as presented here. It is a standard chemical reagent. LiAlH4 has to be handled carefully, but even without a glove box it is reasonably safe. Just a fumehood and a reasonably fast handling of the powder will do. Of cause, no contact with any moist material. I used that in the past, I am a chemist. In this class of substances (hydrides, organometallics), butyl lithium is much more dangerous.

  • Alan DeAngelis

    Be careful. Aluminum mixed with iron oxide is thermite.
    Fe2O3 + 2 Al → 2 Fe + Al2O3

    • Alan DeAngelis

      How to make thermite from aluminum powder and iron oxide.

    • Obvious

      Thermite looks impressive, but it is mostly the rate of the reaction that is exciting. A hamburger with cheese has a similar energy density if burned. Ethanol has nearly 8 times more energy per kg than thermite. The main difference is the amount of readily available oxygen to support the combustion reaction. Thermite of course contains it’s own oxygen supply. Using iron powder, rather than iron oxide, kills the thermite reaction speed to a crawl.

      • Alan DeAngelis

        Yeah Obvious, I was just thinking that although there may be a LENR taking place there may also be a slow (because it’s diluted with nickel powder) chemical thermite reaction concurrently taking place that may make it difficult to understand what’s actually going on.

  • Gerard McEk

    I wonder if there is enough hydrogen available for a proper LENR reaction. The original hydrogen source was taken out (LiAlH4). The only hydrogen source is now LiOH?

    • Pekka Janhunen

      Yes, for example if H2O forms its H:O ratio is two times larger than LiOH

      • Alan DeAngelis

        So, perhaps just use lithium hydroxide and nickel powder without aluminum powder and iron oxide to rule out a thermite reaction.

        • Pekka Janhunen

          Probably LiOH decomposes to Li2O and H2O if heated enough. I’m not sure if one can get free H2 by that method.

          • Gerard McEk

            Exactly that is what I mean. Water decomposes well over 2000C. There is no free H(2) available. Or can LENR work when hydrogen is bound to O2?

          • Mats002

            With a catalyst like nano structured Ni, H2O might split at lower temperatures, see http://www.futurity.org/device-uses-light-split-water-clean-hydrogen/

          • Obvious

            Aluminum metal powder, carbon powder, water and heat.

          • Pekka Janhunen

            Possibly good idea, but one also needs to add the lithium somehow.

  • Alan DeAngelis

    I wonder if it would work with aluminum hydride, AlH3 (starts decomposing at 105 °C) instead of lithium aluminum, LiAlH4. I’d just like to see if lithium is needed for the nuclear reactions to take place.

    “AlH3 contains up to 10% hydrogen by weight, corresponding to 148g/L, twice the density of liquid H2.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium_hydride

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    • Alain Samoun

      It seems that Its activity is higher than LiAlH4. It can be spontaneous combustion in the air (Alibaba description)

      • Alan DeAngelis

        Yeah, but you also have to be careful with lithium aluminum hydride. “Conventional ABC or BC fire extinguishers can intensify a fire involving LAH and should never be used.”
        “Use Class D extinguisher, such as Met-L-X or Lith-X or smother the fire with dry
        sand. Do not use water, carbon dioxide or halogenated extinguishing agents.”
        But chemists use LAH all the time as a reducing agent so it’s not so bad, you just have to be aware of how to handle it. Once it’s contained within the Hot-Cat alumina cylinder it should be safe.

        • Alan DeAngelis

          If I were to work with lithium aluminum hydride (LAH) and nickel powder, I’d put the nickel powder in to a glass round bottom flask under a nitrogen or argon atmosphere and then add a solution of LAH in
          tetrahydrofuran (commercially available) with a cannula. Then I’d put the flask on a rotoevaporator to remove the tetrahydrofuran under vacuum and then break the vacuum under nitrogen of argon. Then the solid mixture of LAH and nickel powder could be stored in the flask (with a rubber stopper) until it needs to be used.
          Another video about cannula transfer. http://vimeo.com/8031660

          • Alan DeAngelis

            Pardon me, one more video to explain rotary evaporation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkBhsZy39Ck
            There are also large-capacity rotary evaporators designed
            for industrial plants. http://www.spektrasurya.com/?LIFE_SCIENCE_PRODUCT:STEROGLASS_SRL:Rotary_Evaporator

          • Alan DeAngelis

            On second thought, this might be a bad idea. The heat of the
            rotary evaporator bath might be enough to start the LENR reaction.

          • Alan DeAngelis

            Back to my obsessive thought: I think the LENR needs to be under pressure (of hydrogen gas) to work. So, if the powder is allowed to cool
            on the rotary evaporator before the vacuum is broken, it should be safe.

          • Alan DeAngelis

            Lithium aluminum hydride forms a complex with tetrahydofuran, LiAlH4 4THF. So, I wasn’t sure if all the THF could be easily removed from the LAH but according to this paper apparently it can. So, keep drying it under vacuum until it has the right theoretical weight. But be careful it also says that transition metal complexes (nickel is a transition metal) can cause LAH to decompose. http://www.bnl.gov/tcp/uploads/files/BSA_09-20j.pdf
            This introduces a flammable solvent so I don’t know if this would be any safer than what Rossi may be doing. It’s just what I’d do if I wanted to make a mixture of lithium aluminum hydride and nickel powder.

  • Jarea1

    Off topic,
    However, i have found a link about the Unification theory of Leonov. Under the following link, please use google translator to english:


    He says that US (Obama) has an agreement with China to overflow the market with ECATs that is the reason why China is playing the game with Occident to punish Rusia.

    Vladimir Leonov is also known by his approach to an unified theory. In fact, if you translate a recent news under the following link (use google translate):


    He has achieved a quantum motor that is more powerful than the emdrive. In fact, he also mention the Emdrive saying that this is the US version and is not so well develop as it can only lift light weight. In the article he also mention Parkhomov and Rossi regarding cold fusion.
    It is worth to read.

    More info


    • “He says that US (Obama) has an agreement with China to overflow the market with ECATs that is the reason why China is playing the game with Occident to punish Rusia.”

      It’s funny how many Russian sites are carrying this same story. It says (google translation) If you can believe the media…” I don’t think I do.


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  • Axil Axil

    As a suggestion to experimenters, since Calcium hydroxide seems to be LENR active as a secret sauce, I would like to recommend for lower temperature experimentation that jack Cole is doing trying relatively safe potassium compounds as follows:

    Potassium hydroxide
    Potassium carbonate

    Potassium has a lower melting and boiling point than calcium hydroxide and Lithium hydroxide and may also produce nano particles at elevated temperature.

    The process that might make the LENR reaction work is nano particle production when selected chemical compounds are heated.

    A systematic experimental survey of hydride (dangerous), hydroxide, and carbonate compounds might produce detectable LENR activity.

    I only recommend hydride compounds for those who can handle these dangerous chemicals safely.

    I also would recommend a pulsing electric arc as a way to produce nano particles since the temperature produced by the arc is 20,000C which is hot enough to turn any compound into a condensing plasma.

  • Axil Axil

    If you remember, a considerable amount of Ca was found as a component of the fuel in Rossi’s reactor..


    From the last pages of the Rossi test report in the section: Results ECAT ICP-MS and ICP-AES

    “Sample 2 was the fuel used to charge the E-Cat. It’s in the form of a very fine powder. Besides the analyzed elements it has been found that the fuel also contains rather high concentrations of C, Ca, Cl, Fe, Mg, Mn and these are not found in the ash”


    Form this clue, I sagest that pinch of Magnesium chloride would be a compound worth trying.