There doesn't appear to have been any melting inside the tube. It's interesting that the fuel formed a small diameter cylinder. There was also a small amount of fine powder left in the cell.
The fuel is shown in the picture (looks like a little stick). http://www.lenr-coldfusion.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_20150317_134300_957.jpg On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 11:39 AM, Jack Cole <jcol...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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 >> >> >> >