Since we appear to have observed thermal Neutron emissions in our recent *GlowStick* 5.3 experiment by way of industry standard Bubbletech detectors, we have been made aware of a number of researchers that have observed them too. Of course, we already knew that Piantelli and Focardi had observed them in their work without much understanding of the reactants used at that time. However, there is mounting evidence:-
- On closer inspection of Dr. Edmund Storms paper from 2012, where he deduces that his observed 109 minute decay has come from 'activation' of K41 in his Geiger counters mica window, Ecco suggested that this could come from n,p knockout reaction making K41 > Ar41 which decays via Beta emission over 109 minutes. This would imply that neutrons were being emitted from the reactor which contained Nickel exposed to hydrogen.
- me356's observations of emitted Neutrons from a reactor that uses transition metals and hydrogen, claimed to be controllable
- Clean Planet patent application claiming controllable Neutron emissions from apparatus including prepared Nickel and Hydrogen
- Observations of Neutrons by Ubaldo Mastromatteo in apparatus containing powders and Hydrogen
- Dr. Stoyan Sarg's predictions of a mechanism for production of Neutrons in Nickel + Lithium + Hydrogen
It has become clear that researchers should have a means of detecting Neutrons in their work and the Bubbletech solution should be considered by all. They do have limitations though - they need to be re-set periodically and do not work above 40C. In addition, it is difficult to know the precise event timings - we were lucky to observe a few appearing on our live broadcast recordings, but this is not a practical solution for all. A better solution would be to have a reliable method of detecting Neutrons which is more temperature resilient and capable of precise event timing and counting.
To that end, MFMP collaborator Bob Higgins has been working on a Neutron detection system and to his great credit, he is open sourcing it. It uses Russian CHM 32 Corona tubes available on E-Bay for around $50. He has written a paper about it which is still being updated and has designed PCBs - the full works. If researchers are interested in securing a kit, please let us know.
You can get the latest version of the document here
UPDATE#1 - prototype functional
UPDATE#2 - Major update to Bob Higgins' Open Source Neutron detector paper
UPDATE#3 - Bob Higgins published version 1.0 of his apparatus