The following post was sent by Hank Mills
Some people looking at the Lugano report are asking questions about the increase in current during the 32 day test of the E-Cat compared to the dummy run. They assert the increase in current means that the power input measurements were flawed, and the E-Cat produced no excess heat.
I propose the possibility that the resistor is being bathed in alpha particles from proton-lithium interactions, in a similar manner to Paul Brown’s Resonant Nuclear Battery. In his devices, the electrode’s resistance decreased, current increased, and massive amounts of electricity and heat were produced.
My thoughts on this topic can be found at an article I have written at PESWiki. Here’s an excerpt:
There is a lot we don’t know about what’s happening inside of the reactor core. There could be something taking place that is allowing for increased current without requiring an increased input power. In response to questions about this issue, Andrea Rossi has indicated the resistor inside the E-Cat is doped and has unique properties that cannot be disclosed due to the need to protect intellectual property. There is no reason to doubt this, in my opinion. I believe it is infinitely more likely than the ridiculous notion the testers would setup the current clamps correctly for the dummy run (measuring perfect unity when comparing input to output) and to measure the power consumption of the control box (which matched the specifications provided by the manufacturer), but that they would then change the clamp setup to produce inaccurate readings for the actual test. In fact, I have been told today that the power monitor would have beeped at them if the clamps had been connected incorrectly. The logical conclusion is that there is something unique about the resistors or their environment inside the E-Cat that allows for the increased current.
Please read my article and comment.