Whilst there is very little credible data shared in the 'report' on the E-Cat X, information has been released all the same which you can read about here:
This is what MFMP volunteer Bob Greenyer had to say...
"From my half-formed understanding...
Photons emitted can be
1. Thermal (IR /THz)
2. Visible (The stuff you can see from red up to blue light)
3. Invisible (UV, EUV, Soft X-Rays, X-Rays, 'Gammas')
The proportion of the type of photon will depend on the transition elements used, their relative geometry / crystalline structure / cluster size, their level of thermal excitement and the drive signal applied.
The mix of Group 1 alkaline metal will help determine the activity as would control field strength. Group 1 metals can also influence the yield of electrons.
The direct electricity generation would come from charged particles, possibly from Alphas from p + 7Li reaction (that is the principal thermal photon generator), but I believe, direct electricity comes principally from Auger electrons - the stimulation photons of which I have described in previous videos come from two processes. If these processes are driven to emit photons of high enough energy to create Auger electrons, there will be less visible light and more electrons that will allow direct production of electricity. The rate of electricity production will be directly limited by the geometry and internal structure of the emitter and the proportional amounts of metal types in it.
Given the reported operating temperature and hard limit of Auger electron yield from a particular element, I would expect that the principle transition metal used is NOT nickel in the claimed device - since Nickel could possibly yield approximately 60% electrons, 40% X-Rays.
Even if the principal element was Palladium, I would expect it to be approximately 20% electrons, 80% X-Rays
Therefore, I conclude that the principle transition metal used is Platinum and this sets the upper limit of approximately 10% direct electric yield. It would also mean that when driven to produce direct electricity in preference to heat/visible light, it would yield more high energy photons and it would create a 'bluer' light output. Essentially it would produce more X-Rays and so this author re-iterates his assertion that this is why it is called E-Cat X. In addition, the melting point of Platinum at 1,768ºC is favourable to a wide range of operating temperatures. The size of the device would be appropriate if working with such an expensive material.
This will help you get the concept. https://goo.gl/jSsqYQ
(Note Lithium is the smallest element that will yield Auger electrons and will yield essentially 100% and no x-rays.)
I would suggest that the claimed device is a surface modified platinum wire or other substrate as the high temperature conductor. This provides incredibly efficient direct, controllable heating and field. The surface would contain platinum - perhaps as open cell rhombic dodecahedron clusters (if stable at the desired temperature). The rhombic dodecahedron clusters could be formed by the previously described nickel/platinum synthesis process and rapid fused to the substrate wire through joule heat pulse when the wire is immersed in the powder. I would suggest that there is added Lithium, and additional Caesium in very small quantities and Protium. This together would constitute the reaction matrix.
The reaction matrix so described above would be stimulated directly in the same basic fashion as a Celani wire, allowing for precise control over the system and direct monitoring of temperature through a substrate conductor resistance function. Additionally, an external metallic shell in combination with the internal conductor could provide HT differential for both accelerating the yield of electrons(-)/protons(+)/alphas(+) and thermalising photons away from the generator - if coated on the inside with an appropriate nano material, it could downshift incident high energy photons into photons with more suitable energies. There could be a light transparent material between the main reaction matrix and the metal sheath to contain the reaction environment such as sapphire capillary tube:
or the outer metal could provide this function. The geometry would need to be such that converting nano particles are stable at the required operating temperature.
Drawing again from Francesco Celani's work, one possible improvement could be to add knots to the treated wire - this introduces discontinuities to electric and magnetic fields and adds thermal gradients.
If the technology is as above, the platinum and palladium in scrap catalytic convertors could provide all the key metals for reactor production.
Alternatively, the capillary tube could be filled with powder and the power and triggering supplied by discharge through it or RF/MW into it. The tube ID would be sub millimetre which might be relevant to THz resonance.