Since the resistance drop during loading seems to be correlated with real hydrogen absorption, we wondered how difficult that was to recreate. To explore that, we decided to make our own wire to fit into a LENR stick test cell and test for resistance drop when heated in hydrogen.
Starting with Block Constantan - 200 micron diameter with a black, oxide coating, we treated this particular wire with 2160 cycles.
- Approx 21 V, and 3 amps
- 5 seconds on, 5 seconds off (not exactly as described in this paper http://lenr-canr.org/acrobat/CelaniFexperiment.pdf)
Similar treatments had produced wires that kink, which is similar to the way the Celani wire behaved. We have not looked at it with SEM, yet, as our microscope is tripping out too easy.
Length:40 cm long
Sample of wire saved for SEM analysis
R0= 7.9 ohms (multi-meter)
This will be a simple test of loading, but done in the calorimeter, just to see what happens.
It is in test FC0407 - LENR Stick: HUG Made Wire in data.hugnetlab.com
And in Calorimeter CTC#3, just above that.
We have more documentation in our Evernote notebook for this experiment here: First Homemade Celani Wire