According to Bob Greenyer
This is, IMPO, charge cluster driven fusion – the extreme V/cm static field is set up between suspended highly charged polarised carbon particles – and the microwaves are their. The fact that you can split the electrons from the various nuclei is a winner too – all, this is what happens in the corona of a sun, or a NOVA, hence, the name.
Andrea Rossi confirms as “Correct” the following comment by “Dan C.”
I see where you have devised new materials at where the Quark can operate somewhere around 2700`C.
Is this a natural steady state where the Rossi effect is stabilized(thrives) where it neither tends to spontaneously stop nor tries to runaway without constant monitoring and intervention of the controls.
If so, then the final piece of the puzzle is a long lived material(At least exceeding the life of the fuel charge) to a marketable product.
Wishing you the best.
According to Axil Axil here
Someone will test the plasma type LENR reaction for muon generation, and when the government finds out that muons are being produced in massive amounts, then the government will take over the LENR tech and produce a thorium based large scale centralized gigawatt level fission power station connected to the power grid. All the LENR developers […] and all their associated investors will lose everything that they have invested in this LENR tech. Before all these developers and investors proceed, it would be prudent to test their systems for muon production.
Muons generate a potpourri of nuclear reactions including muon decay, fusion, fission from muons, and fission from catalyzed neutrons. The trick is to capture those muons so that the energy that they carry can be turned into heat. Currently, most of the energy produced by a LENR reactor is broadcast for miles in all directions with little of that energy being converted to heat. Heavy elements capture muons a million times better than hydrogen, water, your body or air so surrounding a muon source with a lot of heavy elements will produce lots of nuclear reactions generated from sub atomic particle reactions.
In LENR, most of the energy produced is not captured by the reactor. That energy escapes as sub atomic particle emissions and atomic fragments. So capturing this energy will increase the COP from LENR reactors by many orders of magnitude.
We are exposed to muons from space every day and we get along just fine. But as the number of LENR reactors increase, the density of muons broadcast around the countryside will become problematic. Background radiation produced by those excess muons will begin to exceed acceptable limits. This radiation increase will force the government to restrict the prolific use of unshielded LENR reactors. There comes a point where muon pollution just becomes too much. This is why LENR reactors must be shielded by a large amount of heavy elements.
According to Pekka Janhunen, the stable isotopes that have 2n neutrons.
- He4 Z=2, N=2
- Li7 Z=3, N=4
- N15 Z=7, N=8
O16 Z=8, N=8
- Si30 Z=14, N=16
P31 Z=15, N=16
S32 Z=16, N=16
- Fe58 Z=26, N=32
Co59 Z=27, N=32
Ni60 Z=28, N=32
- Pd110 Z=46, N=64
Cd112 Z=48, N=64
In113 Z=49, N=64
Sn114 Z=50, N=64
According to Torkel Nyberg in “Wow! Rossi is Planning a #LeonardoCorp #LENR #IPO?“, Andrea Rossi is probably planning a cold fusion IPO.
One theory about how his “E-Cat” works (nickel-catalyzed fusion of LiAlH4 fuel with energy released by beta decay of the resulting 8Be) is at http://hydrofusion.com/ecat-science/the-rossi-effect beginning
The Rossi Effect is based on a LENR process including Hydrogen and Lithium where Nickel is merely used as a catalyst and is not consumed in the process (some Nickel – Hydrogen reactions occur but the major part of the Nickel is not consumed and can be recycled). The Hydrogen – Lithium reaction is highly exothermic;
- Li7 + H1 → Be8 → 2He4 + 17.3 MeV,
where the 17.3 MeV (=2.8*10-12J) is released as heat.
I’ve been assuming that the much-hyped “E-Cat” would turn out to be a scam.
Now I’m not so sure.
A good place to start would be Mario Menichella’s new book about it. Here’s a book review and interview.