Iggy Dalrymple put me on to this video:
It is an interesting experiment with unexpected results. However, as you watch the video you see that Renzo Mondaini begins to talk of his reaction as “cold fusion”. Near the end of the video he uses a spectrum analyzer to “prove” that he is getting cold fusion.
However, we all know that the proofs of cold fusion are either measured transformed atoms, or measured excess heat. This rig really needs to be set up in a controlled environment to detect excess heat. Optionally, especially with his “aluminum becomes silicone” conjecture, the work product needs to be analyzed.
I am convinced that every high school whiz-kid will be doing LENR science fair projects in the next 5 years. Could it be that this will be their experiment? It sure looks compelling, and compellingly easy.