We had very good results this afternoon, I tried to nail down the activation temperature using a passive heating after reducing the pressure to 1 bar and increasing the power in the NiCr wire. for a temperature of 184°C we were able to see T mica rising without any change in P_in. It kept oscillating with an amplitude at lower value as the temperature was set lower.
Then reducing power in several time allowed us to see that this behaviour was showing a lower amplitude.
The first run of the EU cell will occur at around 20:30 CET. We will have a range of power metrics for you.
P_Out Low (W) = The most conservative power in watts output from the cell calculated from the highest calibration curve fit
P_Out High (W) = The most optimistic power in watts output from the cell calculated from the lowest calibration curve fit
P_Xs Low (W) = The most conservative EXCESS power calculated by the formulae
P_Xs Low = P_Out Low - (Power (Blue) + Power (Red))
Today at 12:12:12 PST on the 12/12/12 (during the 21st CET hour) we will power the active wire and see if there is any excess heat generated from the cell. We should start at P_in = 48W to get the best replication of Celani’s work.
We have a “deliberate mistake” in the data viewer, if you are sober enough at this time in the day, we challenge you to spot it.
Wish us luck!
UPDATE #1 Flicking the switch
So, as of 2:55 Indian time I am seeing around 6W Pxs on our most conservative baseline.
Here was the moment of switchover of the Power.