We’re used to Andrea Rossi making statements about his work on the Journal of Nuclear Physics web site. Some are more dramatic than others, and this latest one could be considered more on the dramatic side:
June 24th, 2012 at 10:42 AM
Dear dr. Rossi, in these hot summer days we all are sweating.
What about you, near your 600 °C device?
Warm (or, better, fresh) regards…
June 24th, 2012 at 1:37 PM
Dear Italo R.:
Actually, I am in the USA, close to 20 reactors working above 600 Celsius. We must collect at least 20 000 hours of test. This is not sweating: this is vaporizing, as correctly the snakes say.
Soon (weeks) we will publish the report of the high temperature reactor validation.
If we take Rossi at his word here, the fact that he says there are ‘close to 20’ reactors suggests that Rossi has been able replicate this high temperature effect successfully. If 20,000 hours of testing are required, it would take 20 reactors about 42 days to reach that cumulative total.
Rossi says that these reactors are running ‘above’ 600 C — how high above, we are not told. Also, he mentions that the published report will be a ‘validation’. Taken literally, that would suggest that there could be some 3rd party signing off on the data, but sometimes Rossi’s English can’t be taken as a perfect translation of what he means. Anyway, it looks like we’re going to have to wait at least a few weeks more, however, for more details on all this.