I am excited to share a report prepared for MFMP by an enthusiastic and very intelligent person. We would appreciate as much feedback as possible on this concept.
Hello, I am Nikita Alexandrov, a chemist and aerospace/applied physics researcher with interests in LENR analytics, LENR commercialization and LENR "bolt on" technologies.
Gas analysis is critical in proving that LENR effects are taking place. Once experiments produce excess heat reliably the next step is to test for nuclear "ash" or products such as tritium/helium isotopes which were not present initially.
I wrote this report in hopes of supplying the LENR community with a jumping off point for a low cost gas analysis unit.
The gas analysis unit is based on a Residual Gas Analyzer, basically a stripped down version of a mass spectrometer.
These units can be bought for less than 6000$ and often go for only a few hundred on ebay, they are a tinkerers dream!
For LENR research we must be able to differentiate molecules with similar masses, something that is difficult to do with a normal RGA.
By tweaking the ionization filament power supply gasses can be identified based on their ionization potential.
This allows for the identification of nuclear products with a standard, low cost instrument.
Please read the report and give your opinion about how to interface to the RGA platform, we need to be able to tweak the driving circuits.
It may be possible to write custom software which changes the RGA settings and performs quick scans, but for very fast sampling it will still be required to tweak driving circuits.
The schematics are available and we would love to hear from anyone and everyone regarding tweaking this device for use in LENR experiments.
Thanks, Nikita Alexandrov