UPDATE (Mar 18th 2016)
Finally Etiam has published experimental results from the system it has described in the links below. Here is the abstract from Part 5 of its series of reports:
“Anomalous generation of thermal energy was observed in a reaction chamber filled with test materials and heated to the process temperature in moisture-free hydrogen gas atmosphere. The total amount of released thermal energy could not be explained with known chemical or physical reactions in the reaction chamber. Detailed instructions for making and handling the test materials are disclosed.”
The full report can be read here: http://etiam.fi/files/Report_part5.pdf
It’s a long report and there’s a lot of data to process. Here’s one chart which they say shows the excess energy production:
“Fig. 75. A comparison of runs S4-3 (calibration), S4-14 (high activity material) and S4-20 (low activity material). Only 400 W heating power was used. Yellow bar indicates a time span when a light source was used: upper yellow bar
for the S4-14 run and lower yellow bar for the S4-20 run.”
“Heating of S4-20 was switched off at 5 h 45 min and the output power dropped quickly. The ΔP value 9,9 W is the average difference between the green calibration line (280,0 W) and the output power of the S4-14 run. S4-14 run generated about 29,7 Wh excessive thermal energy between
3,0 h and 6,0 h process time.”
UPDATE: (Mar 10, 2016)
UPDATE: (Feb 25, 2016)
Etiam has published a new document titled “Some details of the LENR test system”
UPDATE: (Feb 17, 2016)
Thanks to John Littlemist for sharing a new document that has been published by Etiam Inc titled “Part 1
An overview of the LENR test system ”
The document can be read here: http://etiam.fi/files/Report_part1.pdf
Etiam Inc. patent application ( http://www.google.com/patents/US20150162104 ) has been public since May 2013. According to the application, following 3 ingredients are needed in the reactor in order to get LENR:
– hydrogen gas
– dielectric material
– active hydrogen material: a metallic material capable of forming interstitial metal hydrides and/or electrically conductive metal hydrides (nickel, titanium, platinum etc.)
4th ingredient, apparently beneficial but not mandatory, is the Rydberg catalyst.
LENR reactions are initiated at the nanoscale (at least one dimension smaller than about 100 nm) by the combination of three control factors: sufficiently high hydrogen gas pressure in the reaction container, sufficiently high temperature in the reaction container and the polarization of a dielectric material.
Depending on the dielectric material, the polarization is done either by:
– variable temperature
– mechanical vibration, e.g. by an ultrasonic source
– static or variable magnetic field
The application contains various examples on how to initiate LENR reaction.
In example 1 the dielectric ingredient is lithium tetraborate, which is polarized by temperature variation.
In example 2 the dielectric ingredient is quartz powder, which is polarized by mechanical vibrations. (COP > 10 claimed)
In example 3 the dielectric ingredient is BiFeO3 powder, which is polarized by variable magnetic field.
Examples 1 – 3 do not seem to utilize Rydberg catalyst at all. Rydberg catalyst is used in example 10.
So, according to Etiam application, the LENR excitation is done by having a dielectric ingredient in reactor which is then polarized in multiple ways.
Etiam application has soon been public for 3 years. I am bit surprised for the lack of interest it seems to have amongst replicators.