Excess Heat Generation in Ni + LiAlH4 Sytem (New Report by I.N. Stepanov and V.A. Panchelyuga)

There’s a new report that’s been published by I.N. Stepanov and VA Panchelyuga, which was presented at the recent conference on LENR and Ball Lightning held in Sochi, Russia, which again shows excess energy production in a Nickel-Lithium Aluminum Hydride reactor.

The report is in Russian, but it’s not terribly verbose, so it’s not terribly difficult to discern the basic findings. The title is:

Preliminary Results — Research of Excess Heat generation in the Ni + LiAlH4 System by
Stepanov IN — Moscow State University. Lomonosov
Panchelyuga VA –ITEB, Puschino SRI GSGF, Fryazino

A link to the presentation in Russian is here: http://www.e-catworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Stepanov-Reaktor_2016-1.pdf

Some of the key findings are shown in this chart with the title “The Dependence of the Time for COP”

stepanovCOP

The caption at the bottom reads “Orange Line – COP = 1, the green line – COP = 1.21, the red line –
COP = 1.26. The maximum COP = 1.51.”

The last slide gives this conclusion:

“Conclusion: experimentally validated excess heat in Ni + LiAlH4-system COP ~ 10 … 50%.
The minimum capacity in which 65W – the reaction has been started.”

I would expect a more detailed report will be provided at some future time. Stepanov’s team published a previous paper of a similar replication in the Journal of Unconventional Science here.

  • Ophelia Rump

    How many separate successful experiments are enough? There should be some official threshold set where if the mainstream scientific community does not participate they becomce locked out of participation in that branch forever, and a separate branch of scientific research with more accepting standards gets the funding and is allowed to compete in that and other endeavors. Only when acting oblivious is a costly mistake will it become a fault instead of a virtue.

    We are clearly past due for competitive science.

    • LesioQ

      Maybe if gambling industry invested in bets against scientific claims would aggitate the ‘science’ arena. Something like 10% of winning bett going as a funding to the winning sci-team. Let the duel begin !

      • Ophelia Rump

        That is extremely creative thinking. If you could work out the details, I think that could be done publicly as a crowd funded venture.

        I would like to see the human element taken out of the decision making for who get’s funded. Perhaps an AI administrator for deciding what science to fund, based on data from the internet. Decision making would need to be made tamper proof, or the outcome is just duplication of the current human greed model.

        Beyond that I think there needs to be international law to protect it’s research territory. When mainstream has failed to provide adequate support, it derives sole rights to all research for that subject for posterity when it chooses to intervene.

        Such a venture might take generations to institute, but it’s benefits would perhaps go on as long as this human adventure continues.

        The scientists would remain free to work for either or both streams.
        No doubt it would be far more complex than I can imagine, it is finance after all.

    • georgehants

      Ophelia, it would be useful to know how many and who has applied for funding re. Cold Fusion and exactly who has refused that funding, if any.
      In effect where is the dictatorial that no Cold Fusion Research will be funded coming from.

      • Michael W Wolf

        The entire establishment that receives funding now.

        • georgehants

          Michael, yes but it seems to effect most Western countries, is it coming directly from our political masters controlled by the rich and powerful elite.
          If it where coming just from silly scientific closed-minds, then politicians could surely demand that Research begins in earnest.

          • NT

            In the USA, it starts with our inept leadership at the D.O.E.

    • I thought the threshold was understood to be 42.

      • Chapman

        Yes, and it is sad that so many get clear experimental results yet seem unable to understand them. Could it be they did not really understand the experiment itself?

        • psi2u2

          42 is correct according to my records.

          • Chapman

            (pssst…. you think they get the joke?)

          • psi2u2

            I don’t see how, but its possible.

    • roseland67

      Ophelia,
      have any of the many excess heat experiments been replicated by other, non affiliated scientists?

  • Gerard McEk

    A COP below 1 frightens me because it indicates considerable inaccuracies of the measurement. On the other hand this can happen due to time constants, but that again makes the time vs COP graph dubious. I hope for a good translation of all the findings.

    • It’s possible that the the initial 60 minute sub-unity ‘COP’ reflects a period of heat absorption by the relatively heavy looking apparatus, i.e., ‘warming up’, rather than measurement inaccuracies. Parkhomov’s initial unity seems the more dubious result, unless he pre-heated his apparatus but disregarded the warm-up period.

      But at best this is a replication of Rossi’s ‘plumbing fittings’ results of 5+ years ago – not exactly inspiring unless it can be widely replicated and rapidly developed.

  • Gerard McEk

    A COP below 1 frightens me because it indicates considerable inaccuracies of the measurement. On the other hand this can happen due to time constants, but that again makes the time vs COP graph dubious. I hope for a good translation of all the findings.
    Edited addition: If you look to Alexander Parkhomov’s traps, then you see the COP exactly 1 in the beginning. That gives more trust.

    • The subsequent 18 hours of ‘over unity’ output seems quite impressive. It’s possible that the the initial sub-unity ‘COP’ reflects a period of heat absorption by the relatively heavy looking apparatus, i.e., ‘warming up’ rather than measurement errors. Parkhomov’s initial unity seems the more dubious result, as it might indicate that he pre-heated his apparatus but disregarded the warm-up period.

      But at best this is a sustained replication of Rossi’s ‘plumbing fittings’ results of 5+ years ago – not exactly world changing unless it is finally picked up by the science community, and widely replicated in ‘reputable’ labs. It won’t be of course.

  • Rene

    There is missing data too. Why did measurements stop between t150 to 350? Sparse measurements t600 to 1025 (an important part of the experiment). Looks interesting but time to read the details to get a sense of the measurement methods.

  • Rene

    There is missing data too. Why did measurements stop between t150 to 350? Sparse measurements t600 to 1025 (an important part of the experiment). Looks interesting but time to read the details to get a sense of the measurement methods.

  • HS61AF91

    It is getting more and more obvious that oil/gas can lose its strangle hold on energy. Were it not for the entrenched powers, who depend this fuel to control populations and nation states, it would have already happened. It is no longer suppressible. Now comes a time of forcing it down their oily throats, once productions begin.

    • roseland67

      HS,

      Agreed, but production begins when exactly?

      • HS61AF91

        That reminds me of that famous baseball quote; “It ain’t over until it’s over.” Or for your question, it does not begin until it begins. Exactly.

  • Ho hum. Just another couple of scientists from a mainstream University reporting the ‘impossible.’

    • roseland67

      G,

      Agreed, but will gain traction when 2 other scientists from unrelated university replicate

  • Ho hum. Just another couple of scientists from a mainstream University reporting the ‘impossible.’

    • roseland67

      G,

      Agreed, but will gain traction when 2 other scientists from unrelated university replicate

  • Samec

    For blurring the photo of Rossi’s QuarkX I have such hypothesis:

    Photo was blurred for purpose a blue halo in form of TOROID was not visible

  • Mike

    Free energy is freedom for humanity from slavery of greedy people

    • Zephir

      Only theoretically – practically it will pose a pressure for exploitation of raw sources instead of fuel sources.

  • HS61AF91

    That reminds me of that famous baseball quote; “It ain’t over until it’s over.” Or for your question, it does not begin until it begins. Exactly.

  • Zephir

    Only theoretically – practically it will pose a pressure for exploitation of raw sources instead of fuel sources.