I was a little disappointed with the COP at first, but that was before reading the report. Now I’m starting to get enthusiastic because the report did a couple of things for me:
1) I now understand that an optimized COP was not the target of the test. The mouse wasn’t even used (that would be a big COP improvement I think), but also self sustaining mode was not used. If one considers that the measurements were of course very conservative, it’s probable
that the real COP of the test would be more in the region of 4 to 4.5 (I’m guessing here). With mouse and SS m ode that would probably climb into the 6.0 to 10 range (again guessing).
2) I had no idea the e-Cat could be run at 1400C stable and according to the report is capable of reaching even higher temperatures. I don’t know how that’s possible in regards to the melting point of Nickel, but the fact it can run these and higher temperatures bodes very well for electricity production. It bodes well for all kinds of things really.
3) We have confirmation of a new, not understood, coulomb barrier overcoming phenomenon at low temperature that is of an unknown origin . The an alysis of the ashes are proof some kind of nuclear reactions are involved. Wow! That is very exiting 🙂
4) The report states that previous iterations of the e-cat were not very stable, but this version was totally stable. Obviously Rossi an IH have made huge progress. I was very impressed how easily the reactor went from 1260C to 1400 C in just 6 minutes. That’s fast! I even remember Michael McKubre saying he believed Rossi’s biggest problem was control. That issue may well have been solved.
5) The design of the e-cat was also a big surprise to me. Obviou sly ther e is a lot of development still going on. The fact that the reactor works with just one gram is also quite astonishing.
6) We still don’t know what the catalyst is, but at least we now know Li is an important aspect of the fuel.
All in all this report *should* be enough to really shake up the scientific world. It really ought to be more than enough to convince real scientists to overcome the idea that the “impossible” isn’t really impossible in this case. The experimental results simply undeniable even though it means the standard model for physics has ho les in i t. I personally think that’s great, as we seem to have overlooked something fundamental in physics. Who knows what other new science awaits us when we understand what’s been missing.
As others have said, I would like to see MFMP be the ones to replicate the test. Hopefully they have enough leads now to do a successful replication.I do not believe this report will appear in Nature or Science. Since the report does not give a valid theory, those editors will stick to their impossible mantra.
Lastly, I congratulate Rossi and IH for their achievements. They have changed the world.