“Isotopic and Elemental Composition of Substance in Nickel-Hydrogen Heat Generators” (Alexander Parkhomov et al.)

I received the following presentation from Alexander Parkhomov, along with this introductory explanation:

Dear Frank,

I think that it is useful to readers of the E-Cat World website to pay attention to the presentation of Parkhomov’s report with co-authors, «Isotopic and Elemental Composition of Substance in Nickel-Hydrogen Heat Generators» presented at the  12th International Workshop in Asti.  Significant increase in the concentration of impurities of a number of nuclides has been observed not only in fuel, but also in structural elements adjacent to the active zones of the reactors.
Best wishes,

Alexander Parkhomov

Title: Isotopic and Elemental Composition of Substance in Nickel-Hydrogen Heat Generators

Authors: K.A. Alabin 1, S.N. Andreev 1, S.N. Zabavin 3, A.G. Parkhomov 3, A.G. Sobolev 2 T.R. Timerbulatov 3

1 Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences 2 Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences 3 R & D laboratory K.I.T.

http://www.e-catworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Parkhomovetal.pdf

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  • I hope we figure out how LENR functions soon. Hard to argue that nothing is happening with all this data (from Parkhomov and many others).

    The disparity in the specific results across reactors and experimenters points to LENR being a process which frees up nucleons for transfer between nuclei at bargain basement energy prices. Then the disparities can be attributed to initial fuel and engineering particulars.

  • Buck

    “Savior of Russia”, it is a shame you chose to hide your disparagement of Parkamov

    Google Translate:

    “Especially do not believe in Russian They often lie and cheat To receive a salary”

  • radvar

    Page 9
    “In addition, a powder was formed, one of whose fractions had ferromagnetic properties”.

    Made me think of Quark electrical generation.

    Also, unless someone is really good at Photoshop, the presentation has fairly clear evidence that Parkhomov and company have been investing considerable time and energy in LENR experiments.

  • john williamson

    Unless they are a result of the migration of contaminants, it is a remarkable coincidence that of the new nuclides observed, they are all stable, and mostly present in nature with very similar isotopic ratios. In particular, the near-natural isotopic distributions for B, Cu, and Ag, pretty much exclude attribution to a new nuclear process.

    • radvar

      I find that to be an interesting comment, however, I don’t understand it.
      Are you indicating a contradiction in the presentation’s assertions or a reinforcement of them? Also could you point to specific figures from the presentation? I’m not trying to argue, I honestly don’t understand.

    • Gerard McEk

      If you study the Widom-Larson Theory, which I think is at least applicable for the transmutation part, than you will see that only stable isotopes are being formed.

      • Andreas Moraitis

        According to Widom-Larsen it would work as follows (the initial neutron generation is left out):

        Step 2: nElem[m] + n -> (n+1)Elem[m]

        If (n+1)Elem[m] is stable, it will not undergo further reactions. If it is unstable, it can transmute via beta decay:

        Step3: (n+1)Elem[m] -> (n+1)Elem[m+1] + e- + ve

        That is, in order to obtain ‚true’ transmutation you need anyway an unstable isotope as an intermediate reaction product. If the half-life of that isotope is short enough, you will indeed end up only with stable isotopes, but you should be able to observe betas and Bremsstrahlung for a certain period of time.

        • Andreas Moraitis

          n = A = atomic mass number (nucleon number)
          m = Z = atomic number (proton number)

          (single “n” = neutron)

  • dst18

    Wait, give me the 790MJ instead, thanks ;D

  • Bob Greenyer

    I am very happy this is now public as I can start to talk about our data and also my Asti presentation.

    As I said before Asti, I think this is one of the most important reports that was prepared for the conference and we are arranging more tests on samples provided by Alexander Parkhomov.

    • radvar

      Do you happen do know the percentage accuracy of the spectometry? Do the variances clearly fall outside that range of accuracy?

      • Bob Greenyer

        Often, Parkhomov is looking for the change in abundance, i.e. 19X more of something in sample after operation of the reactor than before, so the systematic variance is nulled out. Of course this before and after analyses could highlight migration and Alexander discusses that.

    • Any prospect of an MFMP LOS test of a Parkhomov reactor that allegedly produces excess heat?

      • Bob Greenyer

        We certainly want to, but having gone through the really hard process of getting a Russian visa and going there, it really would be far easier if he came to us. First things first though… ECCO

  • Axil Axil

    Regarding: “Significant increase in the concentration of impurities of a number of nuclides has been observed not only in fuel, but also in structural elements adjacent to the active zones of the reactors.”

    There is some nuclear based factor that is coming out of the LENR reaction centered in the fuel zone that is affecting the material away from the fuel and remote to it. That factor is not neutrons supporting action at a distance. Could that factor be some exotic form of subatomic particles as Rossi has claimed in this last theory paper?

    • Andreas Moraitis

      Most likely the hydrogen migrates into the reactor walls and the coils. If so, you would need no ‘long-distance effect’ to explain the modifications.

      • Axil Axil

        Other experiments have shown that there is action at a distance. No hydrogen escape is involved.
        Reference:

        http://file.scirp.org/pdf/JMP20100400005_87444817.pdf

        Shows that fission occurs in uranium not in the explosion channel, but at a distance in both time and distance from the explosion channel and separated from it. This fission reaction of uranium occurs without the appearance of neutrons and gamma radiation.
        There was no hydrogen involved. The reaction from spark discharge occurred in a separate chamber from where uranium fission was measured

        “As has already been noted in the Introduction, the
        macroscopic nature of the observed distortions of the
        initial uranium isotope ratio implies that the phenomenon
        responsible for this effect occurs in a solution volume
        considerably exceeding the plasma channel volume. This
        is evidence supporting the hypothesis that some radiation
        arises during the electric explosion “

        • Andreas Moraitis

          Ok, but that’s a different type of experiment, where the decay rate of radioactive isotopes is thought to be altered by strong EM fields, not by emitted particles.

          • Axil Axil

            True, 238U radiates alpha-particles and decays (by way of thorium-234 and protactinium-234) into uranium-234. 234U has a half-life of 245,500 years.

            Regarding:

            3) At the instant of electric explosion, no induced uranium fission is observed and no fission neutrons are detected.
            4) Within 1-3 ms after the end of current pulse, gas counters filled with 3He detected some signals having, in all probability, electromagnetic origin.

            The initial LENR reaction produced a secondary factor that induced fusion of hydrogen at a delay of milliseconds. That is a very long delay and indicates that a secondary fusion process is generated by the initial LENR reaction. That indicates to me that muons catalyzed fusion of hydrogen or direct muon capture in 3He during the very long timeframe indicating that the muons have a lifetime extended by relativistic speeds or more likely an energy storage mechanism (SPP) that delays muon creation.

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  • Gerard McEk

    Thank you John. I see that you are quite informed. I’m not a physisist and I think I can learn a lot from you and the arguments against the W-L theory demand an explanation of Larson.
    From your discussion with Radvar, below, I now understand your remark/question better. So we need a theory that better explaines these effects, if they occur indeed.

  • I wonder if this would have an effect on anything:

    https://phys.org/news/2017-06-year-old-physics-problem.html