Please note, that I wrote a very extensive series of 8 papers on the very subjects of the questions, in the Infinite Energy magazine. Some of the answers are there.
About 90% of background info is in these papers, and about 10% is in the patent application, to be published in about half a year. Note, that textbook physics is simply not enough to describe and design devices based on LENR.
1 – What alloy of stainless steel are you using for the electrodes?
2 – Have you tried other metals such as nickel or other alloys? How did they perform?
3 – How do you clean or condition the electrodes before use? Do you perform any annealing or degassing cycles? Do you intentionally roughen the ends to create sharp points?
Obviously we tested several materials, including steels, copper, titanium, brass, etc. Here immediately we are in the middle of the storm!
Even a slight change in the composition, surface preparation will cause changes in the performance.
Our parent company works on very limited budget, so we dont have access to Xrfs or other electron beam driven magnification and composition tests.
Therefore we don’t have reliable material composition data on the transmutation of surface.
The carbon deposition is visible under an optical microscope though.
4 – Is the Leopard Spot pattern already present on the stainless steel before use?
The Leopard skin pattern was meant for the set of important parameters, like gap between the electrodes
Curvature of electrode edges, pressure, gas composition, etc.
5 – Does the carbon transmutation product build up on the Leopard Spot outlines?
Those damned carbon spots appear above a spark current threshold. Hard to control, but possible.
6 – Your discharges are sometimes blue and in other segments purple. Are you adding Noble Gases to your hydrogen deuterium mixture to enhance the condensed plasmoid formation process? SAFIRE, Ken Shoulders, the Correas, and many others have demonstrated that an addition of a heavier gas benefits the process.
Discharge colours are again current dependent. Too high currents melt the surface. Otherwise only bluish hydrogen related colours.
7 – How well does a mixture of nitrogen and hydrogen perform?
We don’t use air, hydrogen isotopes or water vapor only. If we could afford, we use Penning s inert gas mixture.
See the above-mentioned papers. J.Papp preferred them as well!
8 – Is there anything unique about the form of electricity being produced? Does it have properties similar to that of cold electricity?
No special form of electricity, just sudden bursts. I shall send you some fresh voltage data!
9 – Can you explain in laymen terms what you meant by impedance matching the output, load, and bulb?
10 – Why do you think achieving such an impedance match increases performance?
11 – What is the relative performance with inductive loads?
Impedance matching is like the gearbox of a car. It connects the engine with the wheels, the load.
See the papers!
12 – Could you please provide test reports from specific test runs that give a more complete review of the testing methodology and the data collected?
We are constrained now to low pressuse range, where the output voltage bursts are less than 25 kV.
Above it simply burns high voltage probes and oscilloscopes. So far we accidently executed two oscilloscopes.
13 – Could you please share the long version of the ICCF presentation?
Hopefully we can assemble the 35 min version by late October. We recorded it already
14 – Since you have shared so much information and even circuit diagrams, would you be willing to provide plans for third parties to replicate from?
Replication will start mid Sept at an East Coast University lab.
15 – How do you plan to improve performance of the device? What are the next steps to improve the COP?
If we can afford, large surface power tubes will be build,to generate more power.
16 – Have you attempted to wrap a pickup coil or collection line around the device to collect radially emitted energy? Ken Shoulders did this and collected more power than he did from the anode.
Neon tubes. can absorb power pulses in a more efficient manner.
17 – What are the obstacles in close looping the device?
The input power supply has a measle efficiency, under 20%. It must be improved, though sometimes we had self running for half a minute, and restart immediately after restart.