(from here) Use a nickel wire in hydrogen gas and you can do the same experiment.
Use a nickel wire in hydrogen gas and you can do the same experiment. In fact it even works with Nichrome resistance wire, that is a nickel and copper alloy.
You can demonstrate LENR by putting a resistance heater using Nichrome heating elements, that you buy at the store, into a container of hydrogen gas at low pressure, and turn it on. Measure the temperature on the outside of the container filled with air and you get one temperature. Measure it filled with hydrogen and you get higher temperature. You can get an accurate measure of the LENR generated power by measuring the power into the heater, and measuring the heat generated by the heater with a flowing water calorimeter about the container.
(Thanks Brad Arnold for putting me onto this one.)
1 – Does a higher container temperature prove that LENR is happening? Could it be that hydrogen conducts heat off of the nichrome wire better? Could it be that the presence of hydrogen causes the temperature to
2 – What of calorimetry? Flow calorimetry is great if there’s enough heat to have it make sense. In lower heat situations would it not be better to put the thing in a container with a known volume of water, and time how long it takes to raise the water temperature x degrees? This surely is the easier setup.
3 – Can you measure heat from this design that is greater than unity? If you can, then it is a fully valid LENR proof of concept. Why make it more complicated than it needs to be.
4 – In the interest of Einstein’s “make it as simple as possible, but no simpler”, what safety precautions are required to make this device?
5 – Whats the easiest way to get the hydrogen? Electrolysis? Buy it in a bottle?
6 – What exactly would the setup look like?
This looks like the makings of an “as simple as possible” project.