The following article was submitted by Hank Mills.
Months have past since the Lugano report was published. The detailed report, along with other documents, revealed important information about what is needed to build a working, self sustaining hot cat. However, a lack of serious replication attempts has resulted in very little being done with this information. Instead of replicating and proving to the world that LENR is a reality, only a limited number of tests have been performed. We have the recipe for the inner workings of an E-Cat. What we need now are a set of guidelines for a detailed, comprehensive, and serious replication project.
The following are ten ingredients that I think are critical for any replication project. If they cannot all be incorporated, the test should not be conducted. I think if only a few groups would start a project using these rules, the age of LENR could be started immediately.
If you are setting up a research project, it is absolutely essential to make sure all necessary safety guidelines are followed. There are many ways someone could seriously injure or kill themselves trying to replicate a hot cat. One death could be a tremendous setback to the cause of LENR. For this reason, only experts in a professional setting should perform such tests.
2. Series of Tests
Don’t plan to perform a single test: one off tests prove very little. What we need are projects that will run at least a dozen or more tests in a row. By planning so many tests ahead of time, several variables can be adjusted until self sustaining heat-after-death (HAD) is found. Also, make sure you have the time to run the tests within a reasonable period of time. What you don’t do today may be put off forever.
3. Use Basic Fuel Mixes
We know from the Lugano report basic ingredients that are in the hot cat: nickel with tubercules, lithium aluminum hydride, and iron. Use these three elements in your fuel, along with whatever small amounts of other elements enter from the atmosphere. We know mixtures of these elements work, so please don’t try other metals or ingredients. Also, try to start off in the proportions of nickel and lithium aluminum hydride that Parkhomov used varying only accordingly to the volume of the reactor core. If HAD is not found, then adjust accordingly.
4. Use Alumina Reactor Cores
Alumina seems to block hydrogen from leaking at high temperatures, so stick to using this material as a core. Don’t try steel or other materials that will leak hydrogen. If you want to coat your reactor with another material, use alumina cement. Also, unless you are keeping it at a low temperature, don’t use steel seals. The Martin Fleishman Memorial Project discovered that a steel seal, unless it is kept far under 500 C, is permeable to hydrogen.
5. Keep Your Reactor Walls Thick
Very high pressures can build up in reactor core. This high pressure is critical towards inducing nuclear reactions. However, they can also cause explosions. Only use reactor cores with thick walls that are strong enough to withstand the forces. In addition, use a blast shield and other safety equipment that will help protect you in case of an explosion.
6. Use High Quality Resistors
High temperatures are critical for inducing nuclear reactions. The higher the temperature, the more likely a reactor will “run away” or experience HAD. Many types of resistors and resistor wire are not capable of extended operation at fourteen hundred degrees Celsius. Look for the best resistor you can find and determine how it needs to be protected. For example, coating it in alumina to prevent corrosion. Don’t try to perform experiments at lower temperatures that are not proven to produce high COP.
7. Setup Procedures
Have a written set of procedures before the first experiment and practice everything. One false move when dealing with lithium aluminum hydride could mean a visit to the hospital or death. Plan ahead of time for how you will safely load the reactor with fuel, safely run power to the resistors, deal with an explosion, etc.
8. Document Everything
Within your budget document everything and post it online as soon as possible. Measure the temperature of the room, the temperature of the reactor, the amount of input power, the current and the amperages, the power factors, the color of the reactor, the length of time it takes the reactor to cool back down to ambient, etc.
9. Look For Heat-After-Death Only
Any type of calorimetry you perform can be debated for years. The only way to provide absolute evidence that no one can refute is to document long lived heat after death. By measuring HAD you don’t have to worry about measuring input or providing an exact measurement of output. You simply measure how long it takes a fueled reactor to cool down to a certain temperature compared to a reactor with nickel but no LiAlH4. If you detect HAD, then keep making changes until you are able to measure a period of self sustain in which the temperature remains the same with no input. In one experiment Alexander Parkhomov was able to achieve self sustain for several minutes after his resistor wire burned out. It is possible that you may get into a situation in which your reactor will go up in temperature until it destroys itself. The goal should be to keep the reactor going at a constant or rising temperature for at least an hour. Such a huge amount of output with no input would rule out any chemical source of energy.
10. Do It Again
If after several runs you achieve a positive run and achieve self sustain, do it again! If you can sucessfully repeat the experiment several times in a row then you may have a documented forumla that anyone in the world can replicate!
The fact is that so far we have not seen comprehensive project attempting to replicate the E-Cat or the Parkhomov device. The MFMP had a fantastic start, but seem to be slowing down significantly due to resources and financial issues. The good news is that a replication project should not cost a fortune. I think that someone in a professional research lab should be able to do so for around $1000. If we want the age of LENR to get started, we have to take action. Right now, the world does not accept that nickel-lithium-hydrogen energy is a reality. For a very small amount of money we can end the oil age once and for all.