Use of Frequencies in the E-Cat

Alan Smith’s article posted yesterday has generated discussion on a topic that I think could be interesting: what might the role of frequencies play in stimulating the E-Cat reaction. Here are three interesting comments on this topic from ScienceFan, Agaricus and Alan Smith from the comments in Alan’s article:


In the PDF of the October 6, 2011 E-Cat test, there was a line that always intrigued me that seemed to be overlooked by most people who read it:
15:53 Power to the resistance was set to zero. A device “producing frequencies” was switched on.
Overall current 432 mA. Voltage 230 V.
Current through resistance was zero, voltage also zero.
From this moment the E-cat ran in self sustained mode.

What if this is the missing piece and key to reproduction of LENR and high COP output: A radio frequency being broadcast on the test sample which catalyzes the heat output? This might explain why Rossi’s original E-Cat can produce energy at lower temperatures, while others struggle to get COP higher than 1.

If only I had the time and money to do my own tests… 🙁


I couldn’t agree more. I’ve been intermittently banging on about this since 2011, when I speculated that one of the two ‘heaters’ in the benchtop prototype was redundant and may have been used to generate the ‘frequencies’ applied to the fuel mixture. My guess at the time was that Rossi may have tried induction heating of the core at some point, and found that this was the ‘secret sauce’ that made the difference.

Louis DeChiaro (NAVSEA) practically spelled out the importance of ‘resonant frequency matching’ in matrix-based LENR systems (Research notes, published on this blog:… ). A Ukrainian group appears to be using RF to directly drive their design of LENR reactor (… ).

I’m continually puzzled by the lack of attention given to Rossi’s mentions of ‘frequencies’ and to the apparent reluctance of replicators to either incorporate a suitable EM coil in their designs, and to feed it with various waveforms at different amplitudes during their experiments, or to incorporate a couple of tungsten electrodes so that pulsed DC can be applied to the ‘fuel’ mix directly. Like you I wish I had the time and resources to try these ideas for myself.

Edit: me356 seems to have fully engaged with ‘frequency’ drivers for LENR – I hope to see great things from this particular experimenter: e.g.,…

Alan Smith

Hi Agaricus. Us chaps at Lookingforheat are well aware of the importance of ‘frequencies’. LFH AFAIK did the first analysis of (for example) the Lugano paper with its image of the PC-830 square wave output running at around 100kHz. Always aware that Rossi had no need to use 3-phase power to supply a >2kW heater and an awareness of the similarities between the way the Lugano dogbone was wired and the stator of a 3-phase motor we have been enxperimenting with various systems to drive our heater coils -and also various ways of wiring the coils themselves. So- in brief- sure that you are correct about the significance of this part of the ‘great mystery’.