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”


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    • roseland67


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

  • 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.