A new article by Hank Mills has been posted on the Looking for Heat website here: http://www.lookingforheat.com/rossis-knot-untangled-practical-mechanisms-for-the-induction-of-cold-fusion-in-metal-hydrides/
The article is titled “Rossi’s Knot Untangled: Practical Mechanisms For The Induction of Cold Fusion in Metal Hydrides” and it contains Hank’s current thinking on what is required for replicators to achieve the Rossi Effect based on wide-ranging research he had done on the subject. He believes that he has identified certain critical factors that are required for successful replication.
From analysis of available documentation in the form of patent documents, third party replications, discussions with successful replicators, and the vast wealth of literature available, the author has conceptualized a framework of logically deduced guidelines that may hold the potential to increase the success rate dramatically. Primarily, the guidelines revolve around two critical issues that must be broken down into additional topics and analyzed: the absorption of hydrogen into a transition metal allowing for the creation of a highly loaded “metal hydride” and the stimulation of said metal and hydrogen via thermal shock and/or additional methods.
Successfully achieving hydrogen loading and a sufficiently powerful thermal shock – inducing the desorption or degassing of the hydrogen from the nickel at a rate that is faster than possible by the constraints of the lattice – are the two absolutely critical requirements for inducing “cold fusion” in metal hydrides. However, to achieve such loading and stimulation careful choices of fuel composition and fuel preparation must be made. This paper discusses such issues and others vital to the successful replication of the Rossi Effect.
One critique I have about this article is the lack of references and links to sources mentioned. Hank makes a lot of statements regarding things he has discovered in his research, but it is hard to know in many cases where the information is found. Also, there is a lot of ideas presented the paper that need to be tested experimentally before they can be verified. Fortunately, Hank is working closely with Alan Smith at Looking for Heat and together they have come up with an experimental protocol that is designed to test Hank’s hypotheses (see here). I am hopeful that testing can begin taking place this month, and Alan has committed to sharing the the results of his testing with us all.