From Pons and Fleischmann to Rossi (Gerard Hunf)

The following post has been submitted by Gerard Hunf

From P @ F to Rossi (Gerhard Hunf)
In 1989, the chemists Pons and Fleichmann claim that one electrolysis cell – Electrolyte: (heavy water + LiOD); Cathode: Pd wire; Power source: 24 V battery – gives off more heat than it consumes in electrical energy. They did not have an explanation for that.

A closer look at the electrolysis process revealed that after a long period of electrolysis, lithium had been deposited on the cathode. This led to the speculation that a surface skin of Pd / Li / D on the Pd cathode has a special property. Our investigations on the system Pd / Li / H showed that this combination has superconducting properties.

With these findings, the e- / n-capture theory could be developed, which can explain the heat development in the P @ F experiment.

Further possibilities for producing such surface layers on special substrates result from the deposition of lithium from the vapor phase (in the H2 atmosphere) or by thermal decomposition of LiH-compounds which are mixed with the substrate material and heated.

Andrea Rossi takes takes the last path. For the heating of the mixture a resistance heater is used, which is disconnected after the onset of the reaction. If current flows through the surface layer thus produced, the e- / n-reaction occurs in this layer as in P @ F. When reaching 120 oC, the superconductor turns off the power, when falling below again on.

As in FIG. 3.
shown, the current flow through the surface skin is accompanied by a highly concentrated magnetic field, which alternates by the on / off function of the superconductor. The non-contact interaction of this magnetic field with the (disconnected) heating coil results in induction heating with temp.> 1000 oC

Let’s summarize:

In the case of P @ F, e- / n-reaction leads to max 120 oC  in the superconducting layer. In the case of Rossi,the combination of coil and superconductor, max 120 oC via the superconductor, > 1000 oC via the induction heater can be tapped.