I have been awaiting for someone qualified in nuclear physics to analyze the “ashes”, or the used “fuel”, that supposedly powered Andrea Rossi’s E-cat in second “independent party” test. The report was published yesterday .
“So if you do not manage to read through all the tables and numbers, just turn to page 27 ff, read section 8 “Fuel analysis”, and check out table 1 in Appendix 3. That should do. Why? Because none of the measurements presented on the previous 26 pages matter, if what is written in this section is true; i.e., that the reported dramatic changes in the isotopic composition of the “fuel” are really due to a nuclear reaction in the E-Cat.
Levi et al. write that the “fuel” initially consists of a mixture of nickel powder and lithium in natural isotopic compositions. However, after the run, the “ash” is radically different in the isotopic composition! Practically all Li-7 has turned into Li-6 and all the 4 other naturally occurring nickel isotopes have practically vanished and turned into Ni-62. The latter has a natural abundance of 3.6 % but in the “ash” the abundance is about 99 %! Yes, you have read correctly. This is what is claimed. Nobelprize? If true: definitely. Imagine: You run the E-Cat and all the Ni-58 (68 % natural abundance), Ni-60 (26 %), Ni-61 (1 %) and Ni-64 (1 %) nuclei have turned into Ni-62.
Yes, you may read this again and try to digest it. The authors really claim that some of the nickel isotopes get some neutrons added while others have some removed and everything just becomes one single isotope. ”
This is the rumor control, here are the facts:
- We still did not have an independent test party. This team was exactly the same as before with involvement by Mr. Rossi
- Suspicious measurement methods were used for both input power and radiated heat
- The report clearly demonstrates, as Stephan Pomp shows, that the claimed nuclear transformations are pure nonsense
So, we still have no replication, no theory, no nothing.
Don’t you wonder how similar LENR is to paranormal? It only shows up, when no-one skeptical is watching.