Our main thrust so far is the replication of Francesco Celani's treated wire experiment. Here are some of the important documentation behind our effort.
About The Original Experiment
Video Tour of Celani's Demonstration apparatus. Celani explaining his apparatus.
Link to all Celani's papers at LENR-CANR.org (Type in Celani in the Search Box)
About our Replication
The purpose of our initial replication is to convince ourselves that the effect is real and that we can re-create it. If we convince others with our first replication, that's great, but it is not the most important goal. There are innumerable questions about Celani's wire and the phenomenon of it producing heat that demand an almost infinite number of variations on the experiment. Our aim is to develop the apparatus and the methodology to demonstrate to our own satisfaction that this is real and worth the effort of facilitating the widespread replications.
We did not recreate the apparatus exactly as he had it partly at Celani's own urging that we make it safer. We added a safety shield and used quartz glass so tolerate higher temperatures. We are using a power vs temperature calibration method to quantify the heat produced instead of the Stephan-Boltzman based calculations that Celani did to quantify the heat lost via radiation. Calibrating with this method is simpler to understand and takes into account both the radiative losses and the convective heat flows. Despite this we will also be fitting the Stephan-Boltzman calculations to our results as a seperate verification of output power and to replicate and validate Celani's orignal experiment.
There is some debate about the merits of using fused quartz glass instead of borosilicate glass because quartz is much more transparent to infrared. We have settled on using borosilicate, but it will require a slight rework of the flanges
We are using treated wire provided by Celani. We are not replicating the process of treating the wires. Information about that part of the experiment will have to come from Celani and his sponsors.
Test Cell Details
Version 1 test cell solidworks e-drawing - a 3d model you download and look at. Note: This model has the transparent plastic shield removed for clarity.
Basic Cell Drawing
Cell Cross Section
Drawing of pass-throughs for wires
Test Cell in Shield Assembly
Published here from our working document as it is updated
Wiring diagram of instrumentation
Version 2.0 - Modified 29 Oct to allow a few milliamps of current through the wires at all times so we can get a valid resistivity measurement throughout the experiment.
Video Tour of Our Cell (coming soon)
We'll get to it when we're bored during calibration runs...
We are doing a thorough characterization of the apparatus in any state we may wish to detect excess energy. As we do the calibrations, the data results will be linked from the document below so you can watch the progress as closely as you want.
Full details are available here as they happen: Calibration Plan and Results
Full Data Sets
View Live Data
** PLEASE NOTE: Even if the data table indicates excess energy, it is likely an experimental artifact of the input power changing or an incorrect calibration factor. Do not get too excited till we validate that it is stable and working or announce a result. The data is updated every minute or two from the laptop administrating the experiments The viewer is still in development, so it is very rudimentary, but the data is available. We will be improving the user interface as soon as we can.
Take a look at the Live Data from the test cells