It is possible that the LENR reaction was not carried inside the tube in the fuel, but in the alumina cement that covered the heater wire. The cement must have some residual water in it. Therefore, a sonoelectrochemistry based mechanism might be producing nanoparticles in this cement and these particles are the source of the reaction. If Jack runs the test without fuel and the reaction still occurs, then look to the cement as the LENR active element.
On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 3:12 PM, Axil Axil <janap...@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear Jack, > > Congratulations. Anyone that has seen a meltdown, knows that LENR is real. > > Your use of a pulses current may be what caused the LENR reaction to fire > up. Current pulses might be what the key is. The triac may be producing a > periodic sharp current rise and an associated magnetic field axially along > the length of the tube. This is what Brillouin does to excite their > reaction. Why the heat of the reaction is generated on the outside of the > fuel in the tube is new and mysterious. > > The use of a pulsed current may be what makes this experiment more > productive than your others. Manipulation of the pulsed current may be the > way to start and then control the reaction. > > On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 2:58 PM, Jack Cole <jcol...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> 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 >>>> >>>> >>>> >>> >> >