After trying the wire repair, we loaded the wire overnight at a few different temperature steps. The cell was heated by the NiCr wire. That means that for this phase of the experiment, T_mica is a pretty close measure of the actual temperature of the Celani Wire.
The Impedance went down to a low of 16.37 @ 202C from a starting (from this loading) of 18.23 for R/Ro of 0.898
When the wire was later cooled, it went down to a low of 15.68, for an R/Ro of 0.86.
The Ambient was steady within +/- .01C
The Excess energy rose slowly from and average of -.5 to 0. This could be attributable to the drop in Hydrogen pressure, but it is interesting to note that we are now in the range of performance we saw in the very first runs with the Celani wire.
Try a run at 3.5 Bar of 75%Hydrogen, 25% Argon using both wires at the same power level we were at yesterday.