MFMP to Run New Glowstick Test (Update, Aug 26th: Fueled Run Now Live Streaming)

The Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project is preparing to start a new test of their latest reactor — the GlowStick GS4 — which is scheduled to begin on August 24th.

A description of the reactor is on their Facebook Page:

“The cell will use a Coorstek mullite tube in differential configuration like GS3: two zone heater coil, one side filled with an alumina rod and the other with fuel.”

“The instrumentation and power control will be like GS3: sine wave AC with variac and PID controller, temperature sensed from K-Type thermocouple. As Alan does not have a suitable power analyser, this is the method available that will yield meaningful power measurements.”

Here’s a diagram of the reactor:

GS4

Data will be made available live via the HUGNetLab when the test begins. This post will be updated when the test begins.

UPDATE: (Aug 26, 2015)

A live, fueled run has just begun. The video stream is below, and data can be followed also at http://data.hugnetlab.com/. Bob Greenyer has said that this setup has the “best calibration ever between “active” and null side”.

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