Posted by Morris Dovey on October 30, 2011, 11:25 pm
On 10/30/11 5:01 PM, eric gisse wrote:
I'm not attempting to reverse-engineer what Rossi claims: a device
fueled with nickel and hydrogen and which requires a proprietary catalyst.
I thought about all I've heard about catalysts and decided that if a
Ni/H fusion reaction is possible, then it should proceed at some
(pressure,temperature) combination with or without a catalyst. (Think
about it - in how many ways can an H+ ion be aligned?)
I may be wrong, but IF I'm right THEN I have a physics discovery rather
than a patentable device, and I intend to publish that discovery for
everyone to use, and make my test data available so that physicists can
improve our understanding of the universe.
I'm really hoping that Rossi has a genuine breakthrough. It /would/ be
amusing if his catalyst were part of a protective disinformation effort
and I achieved fusion without it - but in that case, we would all still
owe Rossi a debt of gratitude for pointing the way toward a productive
You're right about that, but the exciting part wouldn't be the fusion
reactor itself - it'd be all of the new technology that would be made
Posted by eric gisse on October 31, 2011, 12:06 am
Nickle-Hydrogen fusion has a significantly higher threshhold than other
Posted by Morris Dovey on October 31, 2011, 7:05 am
On 10/30/11 7:06 PM, eric gisse wrote:
I understand that. Reactions should favor production of Ni and Fe - and
yet expert observers are reporting Ni/H fusion producing Cu as the
primary end product...
I have an immediate application for such a small heat source, and I'm
too impatient (and too old) to sit around waiting for someone else to
figure Rossi's device out for me so that I can then continue developing
Posted by CWatters on November 4, 2011, 3:31 pm
On 31/10/2011 07:05, Morris Dovey wrote:
Perhaps CU is the catalyst :-)
Posted by amdx on October 30, 2011, 3:12 pm
Not sure I clearly understand what you want, but I'll stick my neck out!
After you have heated the wire then you want to measure the resistance
of the wire and from that deduce the temperature. I would want to
totally isolate the AC from the resistance measurement. A DPDT relay
would do that. (isolate both ends of the wire. I don't know about
connecting AC neutral to 5v ground, might be ok, but...)
Unless you cycle the relay for heat/measure modes, I don't see how you
will know when to stop heating. So, you have the relay on some clock
cycle, (heat 5 seconds measure temperature 1 second) then when the
proper temp is reached the relay measures temp only until temp drops
below some threshold then your heat/measure cycle starts again.
To measure the resistance of the wire, you will drive some DC current
through the wire and a series (sense) resistor and measure the voltage
across the sense resistor. The voltage will probably need to be
amplified before going to the Arduino.
There my be a way to sense the AC current to the wire and know the
temp of the wire but any AC voltage fluctuations to you home may cause
errors. I'm sure there is a way to compensate for that though.
Ok, have I got the basic idea?
Fill me in.