The following post was made on another thread by Val K. I thought it would be useful to put it in its own thread for discussion.
I am not an LENR or hydrino energy adept. I am not even a physicist. I just recently bumped into the topic of hydrino energy and became curious. I watched the SunCell presentation on Youtube and get very excited about Mills’ GUT-CP and hydrino energy. However, something about SunCell does not make sense to me, so I would appreciate if somebody, who has more knowledge in physics and engineering and better understanding of how it all works, answer these questions.
1. If temperature of the SunCell light-emitting sphere is 3000K, so the temperature inside the reaction chamber must be at least the same ore higher. However, from what I have seen on Youtube, the the entire Device including the reaction chamber was not designed to withstand such temperature. Can somebody explain me how the device can maintain its structural integrity and for how long, when such tremendous amount of heat is produced in the small volume?
2. At first look, the liquid stream silver electrodes seem like a very elegant solution to cope with the problem of melting of the electrodes. However, how the liquid streams remain unbroken, with constant distance between streams and with the constant stream diameter (especially, when electric arc is formed between them)? How the molten silver remains liquid (which is crucial for recycling of silver) and does not evaporate? (According to Wikipedia, the boiling point of is 2435 K. At 3000 K it will never return back to the liquid state.)
3. Using CPV cells sounds also as a smart idea. However, with the overall efficiency of ~21% (Massimo’s estimate for Geodesic Dense Receiver Array) or even less efficiency for Triangle Receiver Unit, the rest of the produced energy will end up as a heat. Thus, there should be a huge excess of heat , which should melt the CPV enclosure and the whole SunCell as well. There is no hints of how they are going to deal with this excess of heat. It is obvious, that introduction of any heat-exchange system inside the CPV enclosure would inevitably shadow the CPV cells resulting in further reduction of its overall efficiency. To me, the whole idea of using the CPV cells is just a sort of bells and whistles, which should attract the investors. Regular steam machine with the SunCell in its core would do the job, being much more efficient, more reliable, and cheaper (provided that SunCell works).
I admit that my knowledge is very limited, so I would appreciate any clarifications on these issues.