The most closely held secret of Rossi's tech is how he produces his fuel.
Bos Higgins is on the correct path when he considers a high energy
mechanism for producing the special hydrogen form that is the heart of the
LENR fuel. From the pictures of ne356 fuel I posted a few days ago, the
fuel looked like micro-particles but me356 might be using a number of LENR
I provoked me356 to release the metal grass micrographs that might be
metallic hydrogen growing out of the metal lattice.
On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 10:50 PM, Bob Higgins <rj.bob.higg...@gmail.com>
> The photos of ME356's fuel are fascinating. I don't know what to make of
> the fractal growth on the carbon sticky tape. I would love to see an EDS
> of the fractal growth. Ni crystals do tend to grow when there is
> sufficient heat and in the absence of oxygen, but the Ni crystals are
> normally spiky spears (as is seen in some of the photos). I can't believe
> that the fractal growth is metallic hydrogen - just too far fetched Axil.
> I can speculate about what ME356 does to prepare his fuel. Here are a few
> - The fuel is Ni or Ni alloy wire wound into a coil shape that will
> fit into a reactor tube.
> - From what we have seen, it doesn't seem like ME356's reactor runs a
> current through this coil - it is possible, but it is risks short term
> burnout limiting the life of the reactor. My guess is that it is just a
> coiled up wire fuel inside of a fused silica or ceramic tube that contains
> the fuel coil and H2 gas.
> - ME356 talks of pre-treating his fuel. He says that the longer he
> pre-treats the fuel the more active it is in producing LENR. I think the
> pre-treatment consists of putting the Ni coil inside a vacuum chamber, that
> has been evacuated to less than 1 micron. The wire is heated and cooled
> until it stops outgassing. Then the chamber is filled with about 10 torr
> of H2, the wire is heated, and the wire or an adjacent Ni electrode is
> driven with RF at one of the ISM band frequencies. This will provide some
> sputter-like activation of the surface.
> - After the hot sputter processing, take the coil out and put it into
> the reactor tube and heat in H2 for LENR.