Just after the Lugano Report was published - we suggested on FaceBook that the narrow tube, with tight fat coils being driven by high pulsed currents could be all about creating a pinch effect.
To remind people of what that is, here is wiki...
"A pinch is the compression of an electrically conducting filament by magnetic forces. The conductor is usually a plasma, but could also be a solid or liquid metal. Pinches were the first device used by mankind for controlled nuclear fusion."
Notice that it says "LIQUID" - well - we know from analysis of the "Bang!" experiment, that there is liquid Li/Al with H in solution in the Parkhomov reactor when it is hot.
On a related note, Ecco reminded us of a presentation made by DGT, he was making the point that they were using Si/Al based ceramics in their Hyperion composite fuel matrix - and guess what, Parkhomov is using Si/Al in his reactor tubes, because, as we discovered, he is using Mullite.
In the presentation on page 17 it says
But then, if you look on page 14, you will see something that looks like a magnetically stabilised plasma being discussed.
Lastly, today, the 21st July 2015, when translating an email from the Open Power Association - we were reminded of the title of their patent application.
"Apparatus and method for the production of energy by means of pulsed electro-compression of light elements in nano-structured ceramic-metal composite matrices"
Sounds like a bit of a pinch! AND "nano-structured ceramic-metal composite matrices" sounds very familiar.
So it will be interesting to see how the OPAs reactor design for Parkhomov fuel does.