Rossi: An Alloy and Outsourcing (Updated)

A couple of new details provided by Andrea Rossi today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics.

Courtney Kissinger
February 4, 2018 at 2:07 AM
Dear Andrea
Can you explain the material the reactor that contains the plasma is made with?

Andrea Rossi
February 4, 2018 at 8:35 AM
Courtney Kissinger:
I cannot, it is an alloy we invented.
Warm Regards,

February 4, 2018 at 4:59 AM
Mr Rossi,
Will you also outsource part of the components of the Ecats?

Andrea Rossi
February 4, 2018 at 8:34 AM
Warm Regards,

The alloy Rossi mentions here probably refers to something he has reported previously — that they had to make a material that was heat-resistant enough to handle the high temperatures of the E-Cat QX, because they could not find a commercially available material to do the job.

As far as outsourcing goes, I would imagine if they can get parts for the E-Cat (that are not confidential) made more efficiently by outside companies, they will do so, as it will save them time and money in what would surely is already a complex operation.

UPDATE (Feb 5, 2018)

Here’s a little bit more from a Q&A on the JONP regarding the alloy:

Colin Watters
February 5, 2018 at 5:54 AM
Dear Mr Rossi,

Do the wires taking power into the plasma electrodes also have to be made of a similar high temperature alloy? Did you need to invent one for those as well? Thanks.

Andrea Rossi
February 5, 2018 at 9:05 AM
Colin Watters:
Warm Regards,