Today the loading has leveled off. The resistance of the Celani wire is at 15.3 ohms, and has been for the last several hours, giving an R/R0=0.83. I will post more data files and graphs soon, but I figure everybody was ready for an update.
Now that the wire appears to be loaded, we will turn off the heat and compare the cool down curve to the one in Helium and Hydrogen. If it cools slowly, maybe it is generating internal heat.
Then I will bring the Hydrogen pressure back up to starting at 3.5 bar.
Then we will ramp the power up on the nichrome and slowly heat the cell, again, to get a resistance vs. temperature curve for the fully loaded wire before we up the current into the Celani Wire.
Then we will let it cool again, give it a light vacuum pumping down and refill with the 75%H and 25%Ar back to 3.5 bar.
After that, we should be ready to start heating with current through the Celani Wire and see if we can get some clearly excessive heat. This will also give us current and temperature vs resistance in the Celani Wire. This will probably happen somewhere near 8 am US Central Time.
We will also be doing calibration regressions of the glass inside, glass outside, and thermowell sensors to try to figure out which is the best baseline to work from.
Oh, and there are a couple new videos out, today, too.