To add a couple of more details. The agglomerated piece of material is extremely hard. I tried to break it off with pliers, but it seemed like it would take more force than to break the entire cell. The resistance wire is extremely difficult to separate from the cell. I plan to open the cell with a diamond blade later today to see if more can be learned about what took place (e.g., evidence of melting on the inside of tube). I was able to get one piece of the resistance wire pried from the tube. There were indentations in the cell.
As a follow-up experiment, I need to run it without the fuel to the same power levels to see if the same effects occur. On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 9:42 AM, Jack Cole <jcol...@gmail.com> wrote: > I had an interesting experiment yesterday. This was my first time using a > triac to regulate input power and sealing the tube with a compression > fitting. Unfortunately, my thermocouple failed. > > Take a look at the alumina tube and the evidence for melting. The furnace > sealant which I coated it with completely melted and agglomerated to the > bottom of the cell (also appears to be mixed with melted alumina). > > > http://www.lenr-coldfusion.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_20150317_084823_361.jpg > > The tube was purchased from China and is purportedly 95% pure. It was > supposed to have a continuous operating temperature of 1500C. > > Any opinions? > > Jack > > >