Alexander Parkhomov Reports COP of 1.1-1.3 in LENR Reactor for More than a Month (Update: English Translation Available)

Many thanks to the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project for providing a translation of a report given by Alexander Parkhomov at a conference LENR in Sochi, Russia today.

UPDATE (Jun 24, 2016): Bob Higgins has kindly provided an English translation of the Parkhomov report here:

Here’s the comment from the MFMP Facebook page:

The full slideshow, in Russian, can be seen here:

So this is another interesting report from Alexander Parkhomov — maintaining a COP of 1.1-1.3 for over a month is a significant scientific achievement if the mass flow calorimetry is accurate, however this level of excess energy is not really something that would likely be useful on a commercial scale.

  • bfast

    I thought Parkhomov was much farther along than this.

    • Mats002

      He is a scientist looking for the limitations of the phenomena.

      As usual Parkhomov performs intelligent experiments.

  • Pekka Janhunen

    It very likely also means that, contrary to what I earlier speculated, no secret negotiations have been going on behind curtains. They seem to speak to each other through the public at the moment.

    • Pekka Janhunen

      Sorry, wrong thread…

      • Andre Blum

        your comment looked somewhat in place: I had given up on news from Parkhomov. Looked like he had been going on behind curtains or was somehow restricted by russian government.

  • Rene

    This is LENR, not LENR+.A COP greater than 1 and outside of the margins of error is a great scientific achievement. In an open conversation, it is the basis of refinement and more discovery.
    LENR+ is wonderful achievement, but it is held in secret, clearly the inventor’s prerogative, but it keeps him outside of the conversation.

    • Axil Axil

      Rossi states that his activator(mouse) has a COP of 1.2

      • Rene

        Yes, I recall that. He had different versions of the mouse COP ranging from 1.05 to 1.2ish. Have you noticed not much mention is made of the cat & mouse design?
        I think the quark is fundamentally different than the previous designs (except perhaps the hot cat). Previous, high COP was achieved by driving the reaction into a long SSM and then an arduous feedback loop to keep it linear which proved difficult because of lag caused by the thermal mass. The mouse was used to drive the e-cat, and here we’ve never been certain if the drive was heat or something more exotic. In any case, that approach has been a control challenge.
        The quark is not running SSM (says Rossi) yet achieves high COP. How? Maybe that teensy thermal mass assists, a millisecond heat spike that propagates quickly outward causing a brief self-quenched super critical reaction. Do that 50/60 times a second and you have controllable LENR device. He’s moved on to materials engineering to tune the reaction.

  • Gerard McEk

    This indeed looks good. Does Parkhomov still use the original approach with Ni and LiAlH4 powder and without Li and other additives?

    • Andre Blum

      From the facebook post: “This calorimeter tested six reactors with fuel based on nickel and lithium aluminum hydride. One worked 38 days.”

      • Gerard McEk

        Yes, thanks Andre, I saw that too in Bob Higgins translation. I wonder why Alexander Parkhomov doesn’t add Li. I assume it is because the used Al2O3 tubes cannot withstand Lithium.

  • Fedir Mykhaylov

    Significant reduction of a cop from experiments with water evaporation. Why this regression? Maybe it is connected with the reactor feed system?

  • georgehants

    We now just need open, repeatable Evidence that a Cop above 1 is possible and Cold Fusion becomes a testable reality for the first time.

    • Ophelia Rump

      I do not think you get the Nobel for a replication.

      • cashmemorz

        Yes. the first to show the effect, excess heat. This may belong to P&F. But then there were others before who showed the effect in the 1960’s and earlier. How far back to give credit to whom?

        • Ophelia Rump

          I agree with that. I vaguely remember two gentlemen who lost their careers to their research. I’m sure there was a picture of them hanging around here somewhere.

        • Omega Z

          The riches go to who makes it to market.

          Nobel will go to who eventually provides a reasonably accurate Theory.

          An additional noble peace prize “may?” go to 1st to provide a verified working marketable device.

      • Zephir

        The replication of what? The Ni+LiAlH4 is completely different system. With this approach you could say, the Nobel prize for cuprate superconductors had been given for replication of these Kamerlingh’s ones. Not to say the Nobel prize was dedicated for findings, which would bring the progress for civilization and the palladium is rare and expensive – its fusion wouldn’t help it.

    • Alan DeAngelis

      Yeah George, let’s no forget Stanley Pons.

      Pearls before swine.

  • Gerrit

    Transmutations ?
    Without it I don’t think this will add anything significant.

    • Ged

      In theory, a month should be totally suitable to see noticeable transmutations. A very important point you bring up.

      • Zeddicus23

        If the calorimetry is accurate, then this corresponds to 100 MJ of excess heat over 38 days. If I have calculated correctly this is on the order of 100 – 500 times more than could be expected from any possible chemical reaction involving either 1 g of Ni or 0.2 g of LiAlH4 as reactants. It would be nice to see a comparison with a “null” experiment, e.g. no Ni or no LiAlH4.

  • Axil Axil

    There does not look like there is any Q pulse like EMF stimulation, just heat. There is no triac based input power like was used his original experiments. Could this lack of EMF stimulation be the reason for the lower COP?


    • Mats002

      MFMP experiments also points to a COP of 1.1 – 1.3 without EMF stimulation.

      Next parameter space to explore: EMF!

      • Fedir Mykhaylov

        Apparently the simplest and most effective way of stimulating – glow discharge – this is shown by experiments of the Japanese researchers.

    • Omega Z

      E-cat required approximately 1.5% power input verses output during SSM periods.

      It would appear that Rossi has went beyond his original control process straight to an SSM mode requiring only 0.5% input verses output all the time..

      To be Clear, The Quark operates in SSM 100% of the time.

  • Sanjeev

    Finally he has shifted to a lab, that’s a good news.
    This should encourage more replications in Russia and East Europe.

    I’m hoping that he will provide the details of the fuel, its preparation and data etc to interested parties. I do not see any in the presentation here.

  • Ophelia Rump

    Barring cost it is better for the mind to do that in parallel. It is far better to not allow self delusion to creep in than to try and dispel it after it has taken hold.

  • Alan DeAngelis

    I see an air evacuation tube in this experiment. I think his first experiment had a COP of about 3.2 (I could be wrong). I’m wondering if he had air (i.e. some nitrogen) in his first reactor. An alpha from the lithium-7 reaction could go on to transmute nitrogen-14 to give oxygen-17 and a proton.

    Coupled chain reactions?

    Li(7) + p > 2 He(4)

    N(14) + He(4) > O(17) + p

  • Bob Greenyer

    Parkhomov answers questions on his recent report and provides more data

    • Gerald

      Ash analyses indeed. The metal ball wasn’t put in there?? It almost looks like nikkel with iron and mangalese oxide on it. Good questions you guys asked. The honey structure to me looks more like a sponge.

      Can’t help it but to me it looks again like the hydrothermal vent in deepsea mining where the thermal proces extracts elements from the surrounding layers. Again there is sulfate involved and I wonder if the elements are not created by bacteria. Its puzzeling. I’ll folow you guys maybe someday a good answer comes. Often 2 thing looks connected but as often they are not.

  • LION

    Nature the Magician – Nature the Shapeshifter- Quantum Mechanics – oh such fun till it sneaks up behind you and bites you on the bum.——–

    My HOPE is that all who are interested in LENR will study what TOM Bearden has written about the TRZ and Cold Fusion, it may be that THEN the connection between this process and so called Anti Gravity will become more apparent. In my opinion Tom Bearden is a BRILLIANT scientist, and more importantly a very wonderful Human Being. Electron Photon Science is embedded in Virtual Electron Photon Science, what do fish know of the Dirac SEA in which they swim all their lives. Days of MIRACLES lie ahead for Humanity, and GREAT JOY too.

    • Dave Lawton

      What happened to his MEG?

      • LION

        That the MEG works, is not in doubt, at least for me, however to develop it needs investment which as far as I know, has not happened. Tom is now OLD and in poor health but BRAVE as ever. If the money was mine to give he would have it. Was your question tongue-in cheek Dave? or are you genuinely interested, I know many people are very divided about his work, which for me is fine as I respect other peoples point of view .

        • Bob Greenyer

          Alexander Parkhomov answers more questions about his recent Sochi presentation

          See (Part 2)

        • Dave Lawton

          No not tongue in cheek, I believe the design is not quite right the magnets need to reconfigured into a non-linear geometry.

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