There’s an interesting document published on the Martin Fleischman Memorial Project’s quantumheat.org site in which they propose experimental analysis the Celani wire which is made of a nickel-copper alloy called constantan. They say that some observers of their work are proposing that the excess heat they are measuring in their experiments is caused by the ‘Langmuir effect’ — a phenomenon discovered by Irving Langmuir in the 1920s where a tungsten filament at high temperatures causes hydrogen to split from a molecular state to a ‘monatomic‘ state, and then recombine, releasing energy in the process.
They note that Sergio Focardi said that “said that mono-atomic hydrogen was critical to LENR”, which raises the question of whether there is any connection between the Langmuir effect and LENR. The temperatures that the MFMP have been working at are apparently much lower than those required for the Langmuir effect to take place.
We are going to test the hypothesis that Celanis’ nano Copper-Nickel wire ‘catalytically’ splits molecular Hydrogen into monatomic Hydrogen.
This is important for a few reasons. First, there shouldn’t be much to any solitary Hydrogen at these temperatures according to what Langmuir reported. Second, the Langmuir effect has been proposed as an explanation for why Celanimaybe seeing higher temperatures post calibration. And, third, the ability to load the metal lattice with monatomic hydrogen is speculated by some to be an important piece for making LENR happen.
The full document which outlines the proposed experimental procedure can be read here. In keeping with their Open Science approach, the MFMP team is looking for guidance from the public at large.