Italian Open Science LENR Effort
We are very flattered and grateful that others want to work in a similar manner to us. We also want to thank Celani, again, for all his support of our work.
We have one isothermal box fully assembled and functional with peltier modules and fans to regulate the temperature around an aluminum box. The thermistors were all calibrated to each other before being mounted around the aluminum box. When we set the temperature to 26 C we saw about a 10 minute settling time, about 0.4C variation depending on location, and a very stable tempearute over time. Then we needed to test it with a heat source inside, so we put in our thrid V1.3 Celani Cell with the Helmholtz coils around it. Then we needed to troubleshoot some sensors, and that is where we leave it for the weekend.
Below, Malachi installing the Celani cell in the isothermal box.
Here we see the cell in the coils in the box. It's starting to look like a complicated apparatus.
From the top it looks pretty cool, too.
More details on our development of this box are in this Evernote link: Isothermal Box
Because it is still in early development and rapidly changing, we are not publishing data streams for this, yet.
Our powder cells have taken a bit of a back seat as Wes explains here: Powder in Idle
The Triple Wire test
Over the week we have tried adjusting the calorimeter out of its original operating parameters to be able to allow us to reach 500+C inside the cell. That worked, at least partly. We achieved 530C, but the calorimeter was giving us values way off of calibration. All this time - a whole week- the wire has been in a 1 mbar vacuum. We have seen little rise in resistance to indicate unloading, though, even at such high temperatures. Over the weekend we will step the power up over the whole range 3 times and do something of a calibration run, again. We are pretty much assuming we have driven off enough hydrogen to make the wire inactive. Then next week, we should be able to add hydrogen and see if we see any difference as we explore temperatures up to 500+C.
Homemade Wire Test
We have, indeed, seem some resistance drop in the wire made here at HUG. Even in the last 12 hours as we stepped the power up.
Check here for the complete log