On the Cooling of the QuarkX

Thanks to Bernie Koppenhofer for highlighting this interesting exchange from the Journal of Nuclear Physics that seems to shed some light on the role of the control system with the QuarkX modules. Andrea Rossi has reported recently that they have had to cut the power rating (from 100W to 20W), and increase the volume of individual QuarkX units to avoid an overheating problem that has been occurring.

Dennis Smith
November 24, 2016 at 7:22 AM
Dr Andrea Rossi
If I have well understood, you alternate the on and off switch period of the Quarkxes to have a constant power, but, at the same time, a proper cooling period for each Quarkx. Your problem is that you have a too high temperature in a too small volume, so that the heat exchanging surface is not enough to remove the heat on time before the meltdown. Did I get it?
Have a great Thanksgiving Day,

Andrea Rossi
November 24, 2016 at 7:53 AM
Dennis Smith:
You are correct.
Warm Regards,