I' m really grateful for this report of your interesting work. I have to
confess that my priority and focus are different- I hope that CF will lead
to an energy technology. However I will follow you progress with total
empathy and with all my crossable parts crossed.
More in my other message. Have now urgent work to do for my employer- UPC
in the US it is Liberty Global a great ISP, I am the editor of their local

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 1:27 AM, Abd ul-Rahman Lomax 

> At 03:52 PM 3/24/2010, Peter Gluck wrote:
>> If I understand you correctly, you are performing experimental work and
>> your ideas are based on this. Like exploring parameter space. Can you be so
>> kind to tell here or on my personal address, in complete confidentiality
>> what are the peak results as excess heat
>> and reproducibility you have obtained? Thank you in advance!
> I've been very open about what I've done and not done, and my results will
> be openly presented as soon as they are available. I have not run cells yet,
> and I'm not studying excess heat, having decided that this is not compatible
> with my goals, which I'll explain.
> I came across the resurgence of research in cold fusion as an editor of
> Wikipedia in January of last year. I had followed the work in 1989-1990,
> even buying $10,000 worth of palladium as an investment on the speculation
> that it might turn out to be commercially useful. Don't worry, I didn't buy
> futures, I could have lost my shirt! I just put $10,000 into a palladium
> metal account at Credit Suisse. Basically broke even, unless you count the
> lost interest as a loss.
> I had concluded, with nearly everyone else, that it was a bust,
> experimental error, a mistake. However, last January, I saw, on Wikipedia,
> an instance of administrative abuse, the web site lenr-canr.org was
> blacklisted without adequate reason. As I looked at the article, I started
> to read the sources, and I do have adequate education to understand most of
> what I read.
> I read enough sources to change my mind. And when I tried to bring the
> Wikipedia article into compliance with Wikipedia neutrality policy, and to
> make a long story short, I was banned from discussing that topic. But at the
> same time, a business idea had occurred to me, that could not only assist in
> shifting public perception of cold fusion, but that might also make a little
> money. Not a lot of money, but enough, I hope, to recover my investment in
> time and money.
> The idea was to design kits to reproduce solid cold fusion experiments,
> cheaply, so cheaply and so reliably that these could be sold even to high
> school students for science fair projects. There is, I'm sure, a market. It
> also turns out that the same conditions (cheap, reliable) would make these
> kits valuable, as well, to a subclass of researchers in the field.
> I have assembled all the materials, and what is holding me back is only my
> own distraction, I'm running a textile business and have other interests as
> well. I've designed the experiment, and have discussed it widely. It is
> basically a Galileo project replication, I didn't want to try something
> truly wild and untested. In case you don't know, the Galileo protocol,
> copied by a number of workers, including amateurs, in 2007, was designed by
> Pam Boss of SPAWAR, and the goal was to look for radiation, measurement of
> heat was not a part of the protocol.
> I began with actual testing by looking at CR-39. For the moment, that was a
> blind alley for me, I won't explain why here, but I'm going to be using
> LR-115 SSNTDs instead. I expect that I will later move to CR-39. So far, the
> only actual experiments I have done have been with commercial makrolon
> CR-39, and I essentially found that the material I first tried was not
> usable at all, and all that will be documented, I don't want people to
> repeat my errors. I don't expect any problems with LR-115, it's very
> commonly used for radon measurements, and I have fresh material. (But I'll
> test it anyway, soon.)
> I chose the Galileo protocol because it was much better documented (by
> Steve Krivit) than any other protocol, down to photographs of assembly and
> other details. It is codeposition, which has a reputation of being reliable,
> with results sooner than with solid cathode approaches (Fleischmann cells).
> I will not be doing an exact replication, however, and I'm aware of the
> risks, and if I don't see results at first, I will assume that some
> variation is possibly behind that. However, what I'm varying shouldn't
> affect the results, that's why I'm risking it, and there are improvements
> that I gain because of these changes.
> 1. Cathode wire will be gold, 0.010 inch diameter. Galileo was silver. Gold
> is chosen because later SPAWAR work showed much more neutron evidence with a
> gold cathode. I'd say that nobody knows why. But it's neutrons I'll be
> looking for.
> 2. The wire will be shortened from the Galileo length. The amount of
> palladium chloride in the electrolyte will be proportionally lessened, and
> the current will be proportionally lessened, so that current density remains
> the same as Galileo. In theory, this should leave local wire conditions
> exactly the same, simply reducing the active surface area. As a result,
> deuterium oxide consumption should be proportionally reduced as well. The
> single most expensive item in one of these cells is the heavy water, I'm
> using 99.9% D2O. 25 grams in a cell. That's a little less than what Galileo
> used as a starting quantity, but I want to avoid refilling. I expect to
> leave the concentration of lithium chloride the same, so that I have the
> same conductivity.
> 3. The cathode wire will be stretched across an opening in the polyethylene
> cathode support. It will be directly against the plastic (acrylic) cell
> wall. I'm not windowing the cell, though I could. It would add complexity. I
> might do this later, I have the materials and I even have some cells that
> were made for the Galileo project with windows cut in them. But I don't
> think it's needed. The anode will be platinum.
> 4. A radiation detector (1x2 cm piece of LR-115) will be placed against the
> cell wall on the outside, about half covering the wire, so that I can see
> the other half through the cell wall. If neutrons are generated at the
> cathode, I expect to see knock-on proton tracks on the detector, similar to
> what SPAWAR finds on the back side of wet configuration detectors, and about
> the same distance away from the cathode. I may see a few triple-tracks. I
> will have a control detector opposite the anode. I expect far fewer tracks
> on that.
> 5. A control cell that is identical, except that light water will be
> substituted for heavy water, will be operated, electrically in series with
> the experimental cell, so that the current profile for each is identical.
> 6. The current profile will follow Galileo/SPAWAR, except for reduction as
> described above.
> 7. Then, additional instrumentation: Three thermocouples will monitor cell
> temperature in each cells, and ambient temperature. The experimental cell
> will be mounted on a modified stage of a Celestron microscope, laid on its
> back, so that the cathode can be directly observed under high magnification
> and photographed or video recorded. Current is controlled by the protocol
> through current regulators, though I may record it. Cell voltage will be
> monitored for each cell. Piezoelectric detectors will be mounted to each
> cell, and will be monitored by a Rigol digital storage oscilloscope (2 ch,
> 50 MHz, 1GS/s). Other than from the piezo detectors, all electrical signals
> will be collected and transmitted to a computer for storage by a LabJack USB
> interface.
> 8. I could put together ready-to-use kits, including radiation detectors,
> ready to go with minimal prep, (like open the vial of electrolyte and pour
> it in, and stick the radiation detectors on the sides), and sell them at an
> adequate profit for $100, quantity one. Power supply would not be included
> for that price, nor any monitoring equipment. I suppose that I could toss in
> some NaOH if people really want to develop their own detectors, or I expect
> someone will offer a developing service. A light water control cell will be
> substantially less.
> All the materials are available for sale now, though nobody has bought
> anything. http://lomaxdesign.com/coldfusion
> Kits will not be sold until there has been at least one successful
> replication, and even then will be sold with disclaimers (and full
> disclosure of the experimental record so far). All those who try this
> experiment or similar, whether materials were obtained through me or not,
> are encouraged to communicate with the community of those doing so on the
> mailing list set up for this project at
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/coldfusionproject/?yguid=40611328
> Discussion here on Vortex is also most welcome. Competition? I'd be
> delerious! Just be nice, okay?

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