Rossi: Magnetic Field Generated by E-Cat QX Plasma

It’s not too often that Andrea Rossi says much about technical aspects of his E-Cat reactors, but here is a little detail from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today.

John Scott
February 20, 2018 at 7:02 PM
Dr Andrea Rossi,
Do you use a magnetic field to protect the materials of the reactor from the high temperatures reached by the QX?
Thank you if you can answer,

Andrea Rossi
February 21, 2018 at 9:31 AM
John Scott:
I cannot answer in positive or in negative to this question, but it is true that around the plasma a magnetic field is generated
Warm Regards,

Rossi has said in the past that the QX produces electricity directly, so this could be connected with the magnetic filed mentioned. However a simple magnetic field of in and of itself does not produce an electric current, so there must be something else involved. As usual, we get very few details, but this might be something of interest to the replicators and theoreticians to think about.

  • Paul Smith

    If this magnetic field is generated by an alternate or high frequency current, it is an alternate magnetc field having the same frequency.
    So it is possible to generate an alternate current, in example with a coil or something else around the reactor.

  • Zephir

    During demostration of Hyperion R5 reactor by Defkalion Green Technologies the strong magnetic field (~ 1,5 Tesla at 20 cm from the reactor) was also observed. It correlated to the excess heat generation and it was probably created by super-currents and open up a possibility of direct conversion of excess heat generation to electric power. This super magnetic field is a completely new phenomenon and represent a new scientific discovery. It had been observed also in the E-Cat reactor by Andrea Rossi, who publicly mentioned the topic on his blog only in the early 2013, and in 2011 by another first class researcher operating in USA on LENR.

  • LilyLover

    If the plasma is neutral, then the magnetic field leading to electricity must be less than 10% efficient. Also, Otherwise, dear Dr. wouldn’t choose Carnot cycle to produce electricity.

  • Dr. Mike

    I believe John Scott was asking if it was necessary to contain the plasma in the QX reactor with a magnetic field similar to what must be done in attempts to build “hot” fusion reactors where plasma is so hot it must be prevented from contacting the walls of the reactor. This is a very simple question that Rossi should have just answered as “No”, rather than he could not answer. Since he claims to have “invented” a material that can withstand the plasma temperature, there is no need for magnetic confinement of the plasma. There is nothing enlightening about his statement that there is a magnetic field generated about the plasma as the demonstration showed there was a current flow through the QX device.

    • Pekka Janhunen

      When a plasma particle (ion or electron) hits a metal wall, it ceases to be a plasma particle, that is it transforms into a neutral particle because its charge goes into the wall. Basically, a wall tends to eat away the plasma that touches it. Thus there could be some motivation for magnetic shielding, to protect the plasma. Not suggesting it’s so, but can’t exclude it either.

  • Gerard McEk

    When there is an electrical current, there is a magnetic field, with or without a plasma. If the field would not be (lineary) related to the applied current, then that would be interesting.

  • Brokeeper

    HarryD, are you referring to Rossi’s observation of thrust effect commented a couple of years ago?

  • Zephir

    Which distant planet are you coming from? The U.S. Government Has a Secret System for Stalling Patents – but why, if these patents could bring more money for tax payers?

    There were already published many findings of room temperature superconductors (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,…) – but none of them has been attempted for replication anymore. But why – if they could bring a progress for their inventors? And so on…

  • PhysicsForDummies

    CFL light bulbs generate magnetic fields. Isn’t Rossi’s qx basically a light bulb?

  • Zephir

    These links are about superconductors…

    • PhysicsForDummies

      Where is the link showing Defkalion demonstrated excess heat, like you claimed? Some people here just make up claims like they are fact with no supporting evidence. Others of the more gullible variety take these baseless claims and repeat them until fiction becomes “fact”.