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Fishing on the Reef - Powder Reactor Technology at HUG

Geschrieben von Wes Baish am .

Welcome!

The recent uptick in interest for our line of powder reactors has given us the renewed ambition to chase the New Fire with nano-sized particles. Just breathe in that surface area!

My name is Wes Baish, B.A. Chemistry from Gustavus Adolphus College. I got my start here at HUG last summer, intern-ing up a storm with my fellow intern, Malachi. I had to take a brief hiatus to return to studying in St. Peter, MN and finish that whole bachelor’s degree thing (so yes, I’m a very fresh 22 years of age).

We got plenty of action in those few months repeating Ryan’s prescribed protocol for preparing HUG’s home-made LENR cooker, and it seems the world is hungry for more. Part of the process was building a 3-row mounting area, each level equipped with a max capacity of 4 powder cells complete with cozy mineral glass coats, pressure transducers, and the like. This was all before they graduated to the Celani replication in late August that we’re all so familiar with. However they didn’t make too many drastic changes to the lab when I was gone, and the aforementioned mounting array was still intact from when I left in August.

The ghost of LENR past! And we forgot to take the ornaments off the tree. These abandoned pups have hung cold and lonely for quite some time, but they still have the guts for another run, literally--they are even still charged in a H2 atmosphere . So we will build upward on these bones of our predecessors, and establish an environment for little LENR fry to flourish. You are looking at the powder cell workstation, aptly named the Reef.

I will be adding each concurrent experiment and its progress in the document below, both my designs and yours, and prod you for input and experience. What have you done that works? What skills and knowledge do you have to tangibly integrate into our powder cells? What adjustments should we be making to our protocols or design? Do you have designs for other cells?

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0 #6 wearable technology 2015-06-24 17:22
How much powder can you fit in your device? What grain size are you using? It seems small particle size down at 20nm to 5nm is costing about $20 per gram. This makes it very expensive to do 1Kg with 20nm powder. I am more a fan of Takahashi's no triggering experiments. http://techgear2wear.com
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0 #5 Wes Baish 2013-05-17 14:23
@Robert Ellefson I'm hoping to get a good look at some Ni nanopowder and 255 micropowder with the SEM in the near future to understand the surface topography of both species. We may still be able to emulate Storms' theoretical NAE with the powder particles as there is still plenty of room for lattice vacancies, but the real goal with nanoparticles is the maximized surface area to foster H2 loading - a process that occurs on the transition metal's surface. We are also interested to watch H2 flux in powder in the next powder reactor as we boil off previously loaded powder.

We have no objections looking into larger grain sizes, though, as those are certainly less expensive, safer to work with, and could possibly even be produced in-house.
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0 #4 Robert Ellefson 2013-05-16 18:45
Based upon the conclusions of Dr. Storm's research into the NAE, it seems to me that surface morphology is likely more important than raw surface area in determining reactivity. If we are using stimulus modes that relate to the grain size, such as acoustic or EMF resonance, then identifying appropriate sizes will be important. It seems doubtful that smaller equals better, based on what I've read so far.

I think we need to study a range of processes which produce candidate bulk chemical environments with varying surface morphologies. Once potentially NAE-bearing candidate materials have been identified (via SEM?), then we can run a 2D matrix of experiments that vary stimulus methods and material morphology as the two independent variables.
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0 #3 Edwin Pell 2013-04-14 04:47
What I have learned so far is that 3um filamentary Ni sinters at
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0 #2 Edwin Pell 2013-04-11 18:44
It seems to be the consensus that surface area is important. Two things contribute to surface area the amount of powder (grams) and the size of the particles (10um, 1um, 100nm, 10nm) the smaller the more surface area per gram.

How much powder can you fit in your device? What grain size are you using? It seems small particle size down at 20nm to 5nm is costing about $20 per gram. This makes it very expensive to do 1Kg with 20nm powder.

I am more a fan of Takahashi's no triggering experiments.

I have had zero positive results with 3um filamentary nickel powder in the temperature range 25 degree C to 340 degrees C with 1bar H2. Though I am getting some odd declining temperatures over many days at a fixed power input.

Needless to say I do see huge initial excess heat when H2 is first applied to baked out nickel powder. I had thought this was gone by about 18 hours but I am having second thought about this.
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0 #1 AlanG 2013-03-21 18:14
Regarding triggering, I'm particularly interested in the high-current pulse technique developed by Godes. This seems to be possible with addition of a separate trigger wire, well insulated from the SS shell by the ceramic tube. The trigger pulses might be 400 v (?) 1 ns or less, for very low average power but very high peak current. This assumes that the nano-particle charge is sufficiently conductive between the inner electrode and the shell. A circular anode plate immersed in the powder might be needed.
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