The photo below has been published for the first time 6 days ago in my book “E-Cat – The new Fire“. It is part of a much larger and interesting picture that I will release in the near future.
See the hi-res original by clicking on the photo and then right clicking on the mouse to download.
The photo has been taken on September 26, 2013, at 10:20, with an iPhone 5. The laboratory showed was in Ferrara, Italy. Later, Rossi moved in an Industrial Heat‘s facility, in the USA.
It is the first image of a Rossi’s laboratory that has been published in the last year and a half. The last images were released on May, 2013. So, it can be rightly considered a Vessy’s scoop.
I asked for help from some experts to figure out what’s in the picture:
“First of all, you can notice an IR camera to monitor the temperature. You can also see a gray panel whose function could be that of emergency switch, and where you can read the currents involved or, more likely, the temperature on the external part of a Hot-Cat measured through a thermocouple.
The red box should be the power supply, with above its settings panel distinguished by the illuminated display. It seems to be just a “Compact Fusion” model (see photo on the right).
The yellow instrument visible at the end of the table is a three-phase power logger model Fluke 1735 (see photo on the left). It can record the parameters of power supply and all the associate parameters (electrical load, logging quality and so on) up to a maximum of 45 days.
Lastly, the Hot-Cat showed is a traditional model, not the ‘naked’ version used for the last test”.
I received from a friend engineer, who lives and works in Germany, the following contribute.
After the release of the new Third Party Report, it was a spontaneous curiosity for me to compare quantitatively different energy sources to see where the Hot-Cat fuel ranks.
I found very useful, in order to make such an assessment, the chart published on the website LENR for the Win and given here. It is a so-called “Ragone chart”, used for performance comparison of various energy-storing devices. Both axes are logarithmic, which allows comparing performance of very different devices (for example, extremely high and extremely low power).
On such a chart the values of energy density (expressed in Wh/kg or, after an appropriate equivalence, in J/kg like in this case) are plotted versus power density (in W/kg). Conceptually, the vertical axis describes how much energy is available, while the horizontal axis shows how quickly that energy can be delivered, otherwise known as power, per unit mass.
It is interesting to note that, in the 2nd Third Party Report (TPR) by Levi et al., the Hot-Cat fuel showed to be about an order of magnitude more “powerful” than in the 1st TPR (see the chart). Also renewable energy sources such as solar panels and wind plants, although imperfect candidates for inclusion in a Ragone chart, have been included for comparison.
The Ragone Chart (from LENR for the Win, slightly modified)
So, Hot-Cat fuel can be compared with a powerful nuclear source such as Plutonium-238 and the most common Uranium-235 (an isotope of Uranium whose fission in chain reactions is used in fission reactors), which appears to have a much lower power density (at least a factor 100 lower) and an energy density substantially similar.
All the traditional fossil energy sources (such as natural gas, coal and so on) have instead, compared with the Hot-Cat fuel, a significantly lower power density (a factor 50 lower or more) and a much lower energy density: at least 4 orders of magnitude lower!
So, it is quite obvious to consider the reactions behind the operation of an E-cat not chemical reactions, but rather a new type of nuclear reactions, although occurring at low temperatures and without dangerous or polluting by-products. In short, they are a form of LENR.
R. Ventola – Electrical engineer
I suppose that many of you are interested in reading posts a little more technical. Here’s an interesting comment by Ubaldo Mastromatteo, engineer and former Senior Researcher at STMicroelectronics (where he worked on LENR), regarding some results of the 2nd Third Party Report on a high-temperature E-Cat, or Hot-Cat.
This was posted in Italian as a comment on the blog 22 Passi in these days. I found it interesting because it contains a possible explanation for the results from the analysis of the fuel before and after running a Hot-Cat.
What follows is my English translation of the original text:
“With pleasure I have to give credit to Rossi for having contributed to the confirmation of the LENR phenomena (for me it was not necessary), opening new paths with admirable perseverance, given the rain of criticism that could put you off. [..]
Let me say that Rossi has not found anything particularly new; and it must not be forgotten that the first results on nickel and hydrogen surely belong to [Francesco] Piantelli and [Sergio] Focardi, who saw excess energy and transmutations.
Also, I myself have been able to verify (there are publications on the subject) excess energy with hydrogen and palladium, palladium and deuterium, hydrogen and constantan, working with [Francesco] Celani and [Vincenzo] Nassisi (Lecce).
About transmutations observed in the [second Independent Third Party] report under discussion, it may be that the nickel-62 isotope is more abundant because it does not react, while the other isotopes decrease because transmuted into light elements such as Al, Si, Ca, O, Fe, Cl, which seem to be appeared in the analysis of spent fuel, as seen in the past by other researchers, including myself. Indeed, those elements often appear in the transmutations observed on nickel, constantan and palladium”.
Obviously, many other explanations are possible, but it is interesting to note in Mastromatteo’s comment that the results of the 2nd Third Party Report are not entirely dissimilar to those obtained in the past by other researchers in their LENR experiments.
P.S. I would like to express my condolences to the “22 Passi’s father”, the friend Daniele Passerini, whose father passed away on October 22. A big hug!
For a psychologist, the blogs are a very very interesting environment…
You can read comments made by people who talk about articles or books without reading them or, conversely, faithful and objective analysis or reviews. Among these last, I point out that written by Andre Blum. I saw that he is a long-time reader and commentator of the blog E-Cat World.
Needless to say, he shows that he read my book carefully. Thank you, Andre!
Thank you to all!
This website has been online for no more than 12 hours and I have already received hundreds of contacts and inquiries from all over the world (see hourly statistics below, where part of the data are covered for privacy reasons).
I’ve never been so busy :-O
I also thanks all the websites that have already reported my book or are going to do it.
I will keep you informed about the developments…
Not all writers are so lucky to be in a friendly contact with a Nobel Laureate for Physics.
Brian Josephson was one of the first readers of my book when it was only an early manuscript. He encouraged me in the work and gave me some valuable advice.
Brian is one of the few high-level scientists to have immediately expressed a positive opinion on the invention of Andrea Rossi, that he wanted to met privately during a stay in the USA.
So, it did not surprise me to read his post on the website of Nature in relation to the Independent Third Party Report released a few days ago by Levi et al.
He wrote, in the Seven Days online column of the popular magazine:
“The most important news of the year, perhaps, not just the last seven days? The results of a new investigation into the Rossi reactor (allegedly a high-power cold fusion reactor), involving running the reactor over a 32-day period, are now out. The report not only confirms output power far in excess of anything possible by chemical reaction, but also gives a clear indication that a nuclear reaction is occurring, on the basis of a substantial change in the isotopic proportions of Li and Ni over the period of the run. The report, entitled Observation of abundant heat production from a reactor device and of isotopic changes in the fuel may be seen at http://www.sifferkoll.se/sifferkoll/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/LuganoReportSubmit.pdf. As before, I predict that pigs will fly before Nature makes any mention of the report, which has also been put on hold by the physics preprint archive arxiv.org (with an earlier report, a leaked email disclosed that the moderators were trying hard to find a reason to block the report but eventually gave in). Brian Josephson”
Thank you again, Brian!
Welcome to all in my blog on the E-Cat and on Andrea Rossi’s life and news!
This is a new channel for all the people who wish to know more on this topic. I hope you will appreciate it over time and I would be happy to know your opinion on the arguments covered in individual posts. The post comment section is open to all…
You are also free to suggest topics to be discussed or – only for those who send me by e-mail a specific request to be contributors of this blog – to write and publish your guest post.
But I do not want to waste any more time… Let’s go!