Paper: “Surface Patterning of Synthetic Diamond Crystallites Using Nickel Powder”

Stephen made the following comment on this thread:

Ahlfors on the LENR forum just posted a very interesting paper on diamond etching with nickel powder that I thought you would definitely find interesting.

This is paper linked:

It could be interesting information in trying to put together together along with the Maccle formation and local EM/thermal environment what process are working together in creating these features. And if that can help paramatererise what is needed to stimulate and contain the transmutations you seem to be seeing.

Bob Greenyer made this reply to Stephen’s comment:

This is an interesting paper, thanks for drawing it to my attention – especially considering the use of Nickel and Diamond.

Firstly, it is based on the immersion of the Diamonds in 12-52μm nickel powder, Nickel of course is not present in the powder form in LION. Having the nickel in this scale will allow sintering processes at 600ºC and lower perhaps – so the Nickel becomes mobile and catalytically active.

Secondly, whilst there are nano particles seen in the cavities, there is no suggestion that they are composed of anything other than Nickel, Carbon and oxygen.

We did not detect Boron in our diamonds, perhaps limitation of the analysis – however, the study does state that its diamonds contain Boron.

Perhaps the Deuterium Oxide changes the catalytic dynamics?

Further, there does not appear to be the abundance of ‘spheres’ forming on the surface of the diamond.

It could be that Nickel catalytically splits D2O releasing some O that forms some CO with the diamonds C and this in turn chemically transports some of the Ni via the Mond process that then deposits itself on the diamonds and nano nickel particulates subsequently leading to a similar process to that which is cited in this paper – however, this does not account for the other elements and ‘spheres’ found.

There does not appear to be any ‘molten nickel’ type structures (see attached image) as shown in Fig. 2 (b1), which one might expect if this was the process, especially since no acid washing process was done in an attempt to remove metals.


What is also interesting is that, of the diamonds that remain – they seam to have been wholly or in part, turned ‘black’ could this mean they have turned into graphite structure? Have the LION diamonds been fully converted to graphite? The process in the paper is a surface effect.

“In Nickel structure (Fig. 1S), the edge length of the equilateral triangle formed by the three adjacent atoms on (111) plane is 2.49 Å. While that of three atoms in diamond structure is 2.52 Å. Because their edge lengths are very close, Ni atoms on (111) plane can be vertically aligned with diamond atoms. As shown in Fig. 2S [18] , three Ni atoms are vertically aligned with diamond atom 1, 3, 5. With two unpaired d electrons, Ni atoms will attract electrons of diamond atom 1, 3, 5 and simultaneously compress atom 2, 4, 6. Then, diamond structure is convertedto hexagonal graphite structure with the inner triangle length is 2.46 Å”

  • Gerard McEk

    I think I am getting lost in the whole diamonds-nickel-deuterium-hydrogen story. I hope someone like Bob G. or Alan S. could write how it is linked to LENR and how things are related to LION (X) and perhaps other reactors. Is there a relation to ‘strange radiation’, nano ball lighting, EVO’s or whatever? When can we expect some life LENR testing?

    • Bob Greenyer

      In the thread below, I report today on preparations for live testing. Hopefully 28th in California on a replication (core not supplied by LION)

      Perhaps you should look at the steemit I posted yesterday – it groups many of the videos and data together. It was because of this that the above paper was put forward.

      The original “Mining Diamonds with LION” links it all the way back to the diamonds found on Celani wires in Jan 2013, through the carbon used in ECCO and NOVA to LION.

  • Axil Axil

    The type of LENR reaction that entails the preparation of fuel involves the generation of ultra-dense molecules of various elements or compounds through the compression of these elements or compounds using the chemical bonds in the lattice structures(compression lattice) of substances such as diamonds or palladium and possibly nickel.

    This compression lattice produces a force sufficient to compress substances into a metalized, meta-stable, and ultra-dense form.

    This type of LENR system involves a two step process: a fuel preparation step and an on line run time energy production step.

    This type of system includes the LION, ECCO, and Rossi reactors.
    LION has advanced the use of diamond in the LENR fuel preparation process using a way that seems to be a lot easier to carry out than the ECCO and Rossi processes.

    Let’s get into more detail about how diamond produces ultra-dense material; diamond accepts elements and compounds into its lattice in voids in its crystal structure. When this happens, the diamond crystal structure changes into a triangular state. We can tell that high compression is underway when we see triangular shaped bumps are forming on the surface of the diamond.

    This article reveals that many types of elements and compounds can get into those voids. For example, potassium nitrate absorption produces trigons just like hydrogen and water does. The element or compound that is LENR active is not identified in the LION reaction. It could be deuterium, or CO2, or D2O.

    Water 7 has recently been found inside diamond.

    Other crystals can compress compounds to weird acting states: beryllium for example:

    Ultra-dense water has been detected in beryllium crystal

    See post

    It seems that under high pressure, substances produce a hole superconductor where the positive charged nuclei fall to the center of the molecule and the electrons form a spin wave cover. This superconductive configuration is an ideal host for the formation of Surface Plasmon Polariton condensates in the spin wave which then generates chiral polarized magnetic field lines that are the cause of the LENR reaction.

    I will cover the surface pattering of diamond in another post.

    • Frederic Maillard

      What would be the role of Nickel in the LION experiment ?

      • Bob Greenyer

        Catalyst. Splitting D2O / D2 + more

        • Frederic Maillard

          Could you say more about “more” ?

          • Bob Greenyer

            In time – I will show you.

  • Karl Venter

    Anybody see this fusion reaction at Colorado State University laboratory

    • Bob Greenyer

      Thanks for sharing

      Static electricity – check

      Electron field intensity at point or organic nano-wire – check

      Deuterons – check

      Trigger of high energy photons – check

      Yep – this would work.

      On the basics – beetles got their first.

      • Karl Venter

        Beetles ?

        • Bob Greenyer

          Yes, not Beatles, Beetles.

  • Axil Axil

    From the video of what the diadisks looked like after their use inside the LION reaction, massive erosion of carbon was present. If the surface of the diamond were patterned, that pattern would not last very long as the diamond would rapidly change into carbon dust.

  • Bob Greenyer