I recently got in touch with Russian LENR researcher Alexander Parkhomov, just to find out what he has been doing recently and if there was any news he can share. Below are his responses to my inquiries, published with his permission.
Are you still involved in LENR work, or E-Cat replications? If so can you share any information on how things are going?
We are trying to create a reactor that would be powerful enough and could work long enough to become significantly noticeable isotopic changes in nickel and lithium. This has not been achieved to date. Although the change of elemental composition occur very significant.
Interesting that you see significant changes in elemental composition. What is the biggest difficulty you are dealing with? Do you see the same levels of excess heat as in your earlier experiments?
On the elemental and isotopic analysis, I made report to the 22 Russian conference on Cold Nuclear Transmutation (Sochi, Dagomys, September 2015). It is published in the journal ЖФНН (IJUS) №10 http://www.unconv-science.org/n10.
The best result is continuous operation for 15 days with excessive power of about 100 watts. In this experiment, the content of Ga-69 is particularly greatly increased (60 times). There were no significant changes in the lithium and nickel isotope content was found.
The main difficulty – the destruction of the materials in hydrogen and lithium atmosphere at high temperature.