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*GlowStick* 5.3

Written by Robert Greenyer on .

The team in Santa Cruz, California are still conducting close-out testing in the latest iteration of the *GlowStick* 5 series.

This experiment will focus on replicating *GlowStick* 5.2, hopefully - Please look at the thread for that in the "Experiments and Updates" links.

Live screen grabs

Live data is on HUGNetLab under GS5 - http://data.hugnetlab.com/

Support data/videos and screengrabs

*GlowStick* 5.3 Setup - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA


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0 #415 Robert Greenyer 2017-02-03 01:48
Extracting the fuel from the 5.3 reactor core.

0 #414 GlowFish 2016-08-22 12:16
Are there any further developments regarding the new planned glowstick experiment?
+1 #413 Axil 2016-08-20 00:04

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This paper describes an undergraduate-l evel physics project that incorporates various aspects of machine- and electronics-sho p technical development. The desktop muon detector is a self contained apparatus that employs plastic scintillator as a detection medium and a silicon photomultiplier for light collection. These detectors can be used in conjunction with the provided software to make interesting physics measurements. The total cost of each counter is approximately $100.

Axani and Conrad published instructions for building the detector on the open-source physics publishing site arXiv, and have been reworking the project with the aim of making it accessible to high-school students. No math more advanced than division and multiplication is needed, Axani says. And the parts don’t need to be new, meaning students could potentially take advantage of leftovers from experiments at places like Fermilab.

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0 #412 Axil 2016-08-18 06:14
Reference post 411...The google link was truncated. The full link should be as follows:

+1 #411 Axil 2016-08-18 04:21

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This super nano nickel powder is Rossi's powder as shown in the Lugano demo. It is about 100 times better than the powder that MFMP uses.

The specific surface area values using BET method show that the chemically processed Ni powders have a very high specific surface area (> 60 m2/g), which recommend them for electrical
applications, especially for electrode applications. For Ni carbonyl powder the specific surface area
was found 0.68 m2/g.

The evaluation of the chemisorption characteristics by using hydrogen selective adsorption method shows that the modified Ni powder exhibits high power of hydrogen adsorption (600
µgH2/g), which recommend them as catalysts in hydrogen addition reaction
+1 #410 GlowFish 2016-06-26 17:04

EDIT: I tried again and then it worked. Odd. Thanks anyway

Thanks however I still have a link problem, but it might be something on my side.

Just a few requests.

- Add a center tap to the heater winding. For possible voltage measurements to ensure that the balance between the null and active sides remain equal.

- Is the stimulus from the amp isolated? I assume the amp provides an isolated output. At the moment you will get stimulus as a current through the fuel. If possible, can provision be made so that the stimulus drive can be attached to one of the coil power wires so that you can get an electric field stimulus across the cross section of the reactor core (from outside to inside).
+1 #409 AlanG 2016-06-25 18:52
Try the link again. I confirmed that Sharing was turned on.

Here's the drawing just in case.
0 #408 Axil 2016-06-25 17:28
Quoting EccoEcco:

It should be of interest that Edmund Storms suggests in this paper he published today: http://lenrexplained.com/2016/06/lenr-theory-paper-revised-with-more-detail/ on his blog that the NAE is created when stresses are relieved from the lattice when hydrogen is removed.

Pulsing the pressure of hydrogen repeatedly should amplify the effect as a function of the number of pulsations.
0 #407 GlowFish 2016-06-25 09:06
Unfortunately, i get a server error when I try to see the sketch via the posted link.

There are some questions I have regarding the experiments.

1 - Does an electric field enhance or speed up the adsorption process and load the nickel faster? i.e Will a strong negative charge on the nickel relative to the reactor walls attract protons to its surface?

2 - Does the thermionic effect of the hot metal ejecting electrons repel hydrogen from the surface?

3 - Do rapid temperature changes cause mechanical stresses in the nickel lattice possibly aiding reactions? Could that be a reason for "heat after death"? As the nickel cools, the lattice contracts aiding the reactions which in turn produces heat and slows the metal cooling in an equilibrium. I suspect this can only really be tested with reactors that have a fast cooldown to start with.
0 #406 AlanG 2016-06-15 19:34
@Ecco The next experiment series will be Glowstick6. Several changes in the design are contemplated. A preliminary sketch is available at

The changes currently contemplated include a larger reactor ID, allowing sufficient clearance for removal and cycling of fuel capsules.

Also considered for initial testing is addition of some Deuterium (to ~50% H), by using LiAlD4 in the fuel. This follows from the reaction path proposed in Ed Storms' recently updated paper.

A further important design change is the provision of direct electric stimulus to the fuel cartridge.

This proposed design is meant to be a starting point for discussion and formal experiment planning, on a platform TBD.

As far as schedule, I think testing will start no sooner than August and possibly later, depending on the progress of our collective design work.

+2 #405 EccoEcco 2016-06-13 07:23
Is there a timetable or rough estimate for when the next GlowStick-type experiment will resume?
As it's now clearer that interesting results seem to arise when hydrogen is repeatedly removed from the "fuel", I think the next cell should focus on allowing this kind of control (= with a split heater, hydrogen getter/storage on one side).

It should be of interest that Edmund Storms suggests in this paper he published today on his blog that the NAE is created when stresses are relieved from the lattice when hydrogen is removed.
0 #404 B.nicolotti 2016-06-02 19:29
Have You taken in consideration the theory of neutron spallation due to ponderomotive force described in the work of Lundin and Lidgren https://animpossibleinvention.com/2015/10/15/swedish-scientists-claim-lenr-explanation-break-through/
0 #403 Mats002 2016-05-29 19:05
Ecco wrote "However that neutrons are generated if the electron target is a deuterated material might be related to LENR in my opinion."

Yes I guess it comes to what is the definition of LENR, the coolx smash electrons into a Cu wall emitting x-rays without nuclear reactions. PdD and NiH LENR do more than that.

I look forward to buy a lenrx device some day. It would produce H- ions smashed into a wall of Ni nano powder and produce heat in a TO-8 package.
+1 #402 Donor#356 2016-05-29 14:47
Quoting Mats002:
If Frank knew... Etiam LENR patent: //www.google.com/patents/US20150162104

@Mats002: Thanks very much for that clear explanation of LENR. What a well written patent. So clear!
0 #401 EccoEcco 2016-05-29 13:25
@Mats002: to clarify, I'm not saying that the Amptek Cool-X device itself is making use of a LENR effect - it's a miniaturized vacuum X-Ray tube after all - but rather that neutron generation from irradiation of deuterated metal surfaces is an effect reminiscent of LENR (and might be to some extent).

EDIT: as far as I've read, irradiating adsorbed atoms on surfaces with energetic photons can cause them to desorb in an excited state. This sort of excitation for example with a laser has been described by George Miley or Leif Holmlid and used by some LENR researchers (Letts, Cravens, Hagelstein, etc), but it is also notably featured in one of Piantelli's patents that was recently granted (see paragraphs 0014-0016), as a possible method for ionizing hydrogen atoms. I think it does more than just that.
0 #400 EccoEcco 2016-05-29 12:56
@Donor#356: I've read that brief report but I'm not sure it should be taken too literally from a scientific point of view due to the lack of details and anecdotal nature. I'm also not aware of many LENR experiments where 2.5 pounds (1.13 Kg) of metallic micropowder in a hydrogen atmosphere has been used. As others have pointed out, there might potentially be a critical mass (of reacted hydrogen) to spontaneous runaway reactions; I don't think it can be easily concluded here that it happens "because it's Nickel".

Similar conditions with protium and large amounts of host catalyst may be found in hydrogenation beds (e.g. trickle bed reactors) in the petrochemical industry, where thermal runaways (or excursions) have been often reported in the scientific literature. Iron oxide contamination has been associated with thermal runaways. High exothermicity and thermal runaway potential is also encountered in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, which usually employs alkali-promoted iron oxide catalysts.

I would say there's a potential for LENR here too. Furthermore, similar catalysts have been used all along in minute quantities by Holmlid and others for obtaining Rydberg Matter of Hydrogen and its ultra-dense form, which have in turn been related to LENR claims.

EDIT: wanted to add that the exact definition "thermal excursion" reminds me of this (follow the link).
0 #399 Mats002 2016-05-29 11:00
Ok, so the coolx make use of a LENR effect! That would make it the first commersial LENR product on the market. Should be big news at ECW if Frank knew.

Furthermore Etiam LENR patent talk about the pyroelectrical effect, quotes from http://www.google.com/patents/US20150162104 :

"Original source of the electric field is preferably a dielectric material that can be polarized comprising piezoelectric material (electric polarization is induced by mechanical vibration, e.g. by an ultrasonic source), pyroelectric material (electric polarization is induced by variable temperature) and/or multiferroic material (electric polarization is induced by a magnetic field). Polarization of a material creates the electric field near the material."

"The material possessing electric polarizability is preferably in the form of powder or nanoporous material. Electric polarization of the polarizable dielectric material is induced by a controlled polarization factor comprising temperature variation, static or variable magnetic field and/or mechanical vibrations."

And: pyroelectrical fusion as D-D fusion is a known effect according to wikipedia:

0 #398 Donor#356 2016-05-29 10:54
@EccoEcco: Here's a link - https://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/index.php/Thread/3272-Account-of-Thermacore-1996-Runaway-Incident-Jones-Beene-Vortex-l/?pageNo=1
0 #397 Donor#356 2016-05-29 10:50
Quoting EccoEcco:
@Donor#356: in what way is it obvious that the exception is nickel?
Have you seen the LENR thread concerning the Thermocore experiment & especially Alan Coers comment about rumors of other thermal excursions at the RENB?2016 conference? What substance other than nickel metal has ever been suspected of reacting in a nuclear manner like that with Protium?
0 #396 EccoEcco 2016-05-29 10:15
@Donor#356: in what way is it obvious that the exception is nickel?
0 #395 Donor#356 2016-05-29 10:02
Lots of interesting scientific research leads to well documented results with Deuterium in variety of experiments! However, protium is NOT like deuterium - there's no Neutron in nucleus - BIG difference. Very few experimental set-ups achieve results with Protium - the obvious exception being NICKEL... Protium plus Lithium is I believe the rest route to achieve safe LENR....
0 #394 EccoEcco 2016-05-29 07:44
@Mats002: the Amptek Cool-X looks like a miniature x-ray tube using a pyroelectric crystal as an electron source. However that neutrons are generated if the electron target is a deuterated material might be related to LENR in my opinion. Coincidentally, a granted patent from Miley recently acquired by Industrial Heat was very recently linked on a different discussion forum (Cobraf). In this case foils containing deuterium clusters are used as a neutron source. The trigger can be a laser beam.

According to Miley dense deuterium clusters can form in lattice defects and are the source of these neutrons, working as a sort of "precompressed" fusion fuel (referring to the compression stage commonly performed in inertial confinement fusion).
These dense clusters have the same characteristics of Holmlid's ultra-dense deuterium/hydro gen, so if you consider that to be related to LENR, it is LENR.
+1 #393 Mats002 2016-05-28 23:21
The guys behind this report takes the pyroelectric crystal effect used in coolx one step further to generate neutrons:


I see a lot in common to LENR here, question is if it is.
0 #392 Mats002 2016-05-28 22:30
So: making X-rays is a big thing? Check out this device from Amptek, their new coolx thingie - a solid state X-Ray generator with only a 9V battery, I wonder what COP can be produced using it: http://www.amptek.com/pdf/coolx.pdf

Interesting that it is a miniature version of the Glowstick with integrated heater and temp sensor.

Maybe the mouse effect of COP 1.2 can be produced with some coolx's and a Li target?
0 #391 EccoEcco 2016-05-28 14:47
In reference to my previous comment(s) about LaNi5, after a more detailed research on the hydride it turns out that it only efficiently absorbs hydrogen at or below room temperature and at several bar of pressure, so perhaps while it might still be potentially better than Ni on that regard it probably would not the best choice for GlowStick-type experiments performed at high temperature, even as a hydrogen getter on the null side only.


0 #390 EccoEcco 2016-05-28 10:26
Have a look at this:

Larger(readable) here

The pressure decrease seemed to start occurring at about 600°C external. This implies an internal temperature of about 750°C according to calibration. It seemed to continue up to something less than 900°C, where the internal temperature is supposed to be about 1100°C. To me this didn't seem like it was directly due to LiH formation.

@Robert Greenyer
I wasn't aware that the device used LaNi5. I imagined using LaNi5 as an active material in the form of powder instead of pure Ni. However, it could be even used both as an active component and as a hydrogen storage material inside the cell, within two separate capsules (Not my idea, for the record. This was also in one of Rossi's patents) as in usual Glowstick experiments.

With this configuration and a split heating coil it would be possible to have a side loaded with hydrogen while at the same time maintaining pressure/vacuum control. The role of both sides could then be easily switched any time, which means that both could potentially be active. Perhaps a repetitive switching (actually, hydrogen loading/unloadi ng) could help achieving anomalies quicker.

EDIT: in retrospect, this could be done with any active fuel mixture with relevant hydrogen absorption capabilities, so potentially even simply Ni+Li (not the passivated Li that was used in the past few GS experiments).

EDIT2: on a related note (repetitive loading/unloadi ng cycles), a few days ago interesting observations on Pd-D LENR by Edmund Storms were posted on Peter Gluck's blog a few days ago, which might apply to other materials:

The term "heat after death" only referrs to the heat that continues after the electrolytic current is turned off. This allows the D to leave the PdD and the composition to decrease. Eventually, all D will be lost, especially if the sample self-heats, as F-P demonstrated can happen.  If the rate of LENR were sensitive to the D/Pd ratio, the power should decrease and eventually stop as D is lost. It does not. The power continues even as the composition continues to decrease. This behavior first noted by F-P provided the first indication that composition is not a major variable affecting power production.  My studies confirmed this conclusion.  As long as a little D is present along with the required NAE, power will be produced by LENR.  The most important variable, other than the NAE concentration, is temperature - NOT the deuterium concentration. This conclusion is in direct conflict with what is presently believed and applied to creating an explanation for the process. 

Finding out how to make Pd nuclear active is the goal of my present work. Apparently, the Pd has to have an initial condition that has not been identified. If this condition is present in the Pd, the D needs to be added and removed several times from the Pd to make it nuclear active. The D/Pd ratio does not affect this process although the maximum D/Pd ratio is a marker for the critical condition that must be present to eventually allow activation. Creating enough NAE in Pd is difficult and is the reason PdD does not result in much excess power. Also, PdD has not been explored at as high a temperature as used to sturdy Ni.  When higher temperatures were applied using the Pd on a Case catalyst, significant energy was produced. Apparently, Kirkinskii et al. have explored a similar type of Pd and temperature range with success. 

Peter, if progress is to be made, the errors in  the present theories need to be corrected. I'm not talking about the nuclear mechanism. The nuclear mechanism is irrelevant to understanding how to initiate LENR. The material itself MUST be the focus.  A very unusual and rare condition MUST be  created before the nuclear mechanism can operate.  
Also, materials besides Pd and Ni need to be studied. People keep following the herd and end up going over the cliff with very little to show for their effort.  

The behavior is consistent with creation of nano-cracks, as I have been advocating.  This conclusion  suggests a single universal NAE is operating in all materials and it  supports the same universal mechanism to cause fusion and transmutation.  Once this basic conclusion is adopted, a search for methods to improve the amount of this kind of NAE and for better materials becomes possible.  Right now much of the search is based on variations of the W-L theory (i.e. neutron production) or on the nonsense suggested by Rossi.  These paths lead nowhere as is demonstrated by known behavior. 

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