I asked Beiting about the addition of SmCo magnets. SmCo was chosen for its higher curie temp. The magnets began as charged SmCo disks and were crushed into apparently 1-2 mm fragments for inclusion with the fuel. Enhancement of the LENR by magnetic field when using light hydrogen (as he used) is a surprise. It could have been the Sm or Co instead of the magnetic field - he did not have an experiment with un-charged SmCo material for comparison.
A wonderful replication report. On Tue, Jun 5, 2018, 10:13 PM Jed Rothwell <jedrothw...@gmail.com> wrote: > Richard Garwin of the Jasons was brought in to evaluate the experiment. He > said there is a problem because it uses K-type thermocouples which are > susceptible to errors from exposure to hydrogen. Beiting pointed out three > problems with this hypothesis: > > 1. The thermocouples were shielded. > 2. The damage only happens at ~600°C and these cells were run at 300°C. > 3. The damage causes the thermocouples to show a lower temperature. If > would reduce the estimate of excess heat, not increase it. > > Garwin is grasping at straws, trying to find an excuse to dismiss the > results. He said the first thing that popped into his head, which could not > have happened and would have had the opposite effect if it could. Soon > after cold fusion began, Garwin was called in to evaluate SRI. The gist of > his report was: "I could not find an error but I am sure something must be > wrong." >