New Celani Paper Reports Improved Excess Heat Production, and Voltage Generation in a Reactor

A post on Daniele Passerini’s website provides information about new research carried out by a team led by Francesco Celani, a longtime Italian LENR researcher.

In new testing by Celani et al., they report an interesting phenomenon in their reactor in addition to the generation of excess heat: ‘spontaneous voltage generation’.

The report states: “The observation of a single-wire spontaneous voltage generation in our experimental set-up, apart the aimed increase of AHE amount (using Fe in the most recent specific case), represents one of the main developments of our recent research activity. The phenomenon consists in the generation of a voltage between the extremities of the non-powered wire in the reactor.”

This could possibly be related to a similar phenomenon of electrostatic force reported by Andrea Rossi in his testing of the Hot Cat, and which is apparently the subject of testing at Industrial Heat.

The article also reports that adding iron layers to the Constantan wire improves the performance of the reactor, as does using fiberglass sheathing in the reactor.

Here’s the abstract of the article:

Since 2011, we introduced in LENR Research field the use of a Constantan alloy to absorb and adsorb proper amounts
of H2 or D2 (concentrated and/or mixed with noble gases of low thermal conductivity) and to generate thermal
anomalies even at low temperatures (>200°C wire temperature). Based on this idea, we developed a reactor with a core of sub-micrometric layered Constantan wires that produced measurable excess power and showed result with some
reproducibility. During the years, we modified this base configuration with the purpose of improving both the
reproducibility and the Anomalous Heat Effect (AHE). We used fiberglass sheaths for ensuring electrical insulation and found out, by chance, that this material even improves the performance of the reactor. In the most recent configuration, we studied the effects of the addition of Fe nanolayers to Constantan wires and of several small knots along their extension, resulting in a larger excess power growing with wire temperature. Finally, we detected a new anomalous electric effect, consisting in the generation of a spontaneous voltage between the ends of a floating wire in the reactor, enhanced and stabilized by Fe presence.

The full text of the article can be found here:

  • Daniel Maris

    I may be wrong but it looked like they were dealing in tens of watts and the best they got was around 1.1 – 1.2 COP.

  • Gerard McEk

    So this is clear: We should add crushed glass fiber particles to enhance the temporary absorption of hydrogen and iron nano particles to enhance the separation of hydrogen (H2) into atomic H that could both contribute to a faster and more efficient take-up of protons into the lithium and nickel. But be careful, if it goes too quickly we may have created a mini bomb…

    • GreenWin

      This is an idea introduced by the ACS Journal article (explosive potential.) It is substantially FUD, as we know the LENR lattice is destroyed by uncontrolled reactions. However, loading various heavy, enriched isotopes could produce a fast enough reaction to do as you suggest.

      Commercial LENR based on Pt, Ni, W, or low-melt lattices will not allow reactions to reach explosive potential.

  • fritz194

    Seebeck effect is just one variety of thermoelectric phenomenon.
    The observed phenomenon would match a (reverse-)Thomson effect.
    Even WP covers that.
    In this light their statement:

    “We remind that the spontaneous tension cannot be ascribed to the usual Seebeck effect, because we consider only one single wire and not a junction of two different materials as in the thermocouples.”
    is somewhat curious.
    I would consider a Thomson or Ettingshausen-Nernst Effect to take place. Both apply to situations with temperature gradients and are defined in both directions.