I wonder whether anode and cathode are mixed up here. The cathode in such setup generates Hydrogen. Using a coin as cathode enables hydrogen to merge into the coin's metal lattice. Right?
On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 6:31 PM, Alan J Fletcher <a...@well.com> wrote: > At 12:25 PM 9/19/2012, Jones Beene wrote: > >> "If I had a nickel for every time" ... >> So ... with that caveat in mind, here's a cheap tip about what to do with >> another cheap tip - all those Buffalo coins you've been saving for the >> meter >> ... IOW - there is a ready source of Romanowski alloy for Celani type >> reactions in your pocket, or center console, as we speak. >> >> The U.S. nickel has been a cupronickel since 1913 and the composition is >> rather similar to Constantan: 75% copper 25% nickel with trace amounts of >> manganese. Romanowski would approve. >> > > > Last year I had a private email from Charles (Chuck) Sites --- who has > given me permission to post : > > I was reading Vortex-L and followed your link. I'm an old cold fusion guy > but pretty much a lurker. I found your article on Rossi's E-Cat to be very > interesting. > > Here is a story about CF, from 1984 with Pons and Flieshman > announced their discovery, I was a young excited physics student, and > immediately want to test the concept of CF. I didn't have palladium, nor > deuterium. So I was looking for an alternative. I was thinking, Boron > has a > very large cross section (Q factor) and B11 could easily cold fuse given > the > right circumstances. So looking at what I had, what would be a good > source > of Ni? Not knowing it's metal makeup I choose an American nickel 5-cent > piece. > (75 percent copper, 25 percent Ni) This was the Anode. A source of Boron, > would be Borax (Na2B4.10H2O). The cathode, I used graphite. This was > hooked > up to a 65 Watt 5 Volt supply from an IBM PC. To my surprise, the Nickel > got > extraordinarily hot. Too hot to touch, and I melted several plastic p > tree > dish before changing to jars. I was always able to bring pint of water to > 80C after running for about 8 hours. > > Other metals used for the Anode, showed no indications of even being warm. > (Steel, Aluminum, Copper, Zinc). So a US 5 cent piece gave great results. > I even had a Geiger counter go off once, but it may have been a cosmic ray. > Given that, I could never really understand how this Nickel got hot without > radiation. I could never get a theory as to how it worked either, in > spite of > the fact that the experiment is very repeatable. > > > >