It has been a busy couple of weeks for Defkalion Green Technologies. Last week they were in Texas presenting at NI Week, and today they were on the opposite side of the globe at the 17th International Conference on Cold Fusion in Daejeon, South Korea. Along with their presentation, DGT released a paper on the technical characteristics and performance of their Hyperion reactor which they plan to start commercializing next year.
Much of the information presented in the paper is contained in the slide show that was presented at NI Week in Texas. They summarize their findings as follows:
The common nuclear active environment in which LENR occurs is proposed to be vacancies in the crystal lattice of a heavy metal of a critical size and geometry where excited atoms of hydrogen interact. This process results in different transmutation paths, followed by a resonance process that dissipates energy by emission.
The paper discusses how in the DGT LENR process, a spark plug-like apparatus transforms hydrogen into Rydberg State Hydrogen (RSH) atoms which react with the nickel lattice. When the hydrogen electrons are in the vicinity of the proton and nickel atom for a short moment, a transmutation effect is created, releasing gamma rays and heat production. DGT says that their understanding is that “the RSH nuclei is disguised as a neutron. As a result, Coulomb forces between such nuclei are almost zero during this short time window.”
They report, like Andrea Rossi, that no high energy gamma emissions have ever been detected and say that most likely, these gamma rays are absorbed by heavy electrons.
Defkalion reports that their reactors are manually fired around 10 times per hour to create the reactions, and that the COP ratio (energy in/energy out) ranges from 1:8 – 1:22, with maximum temperatures of 849 C. The maximum heat energy produced “per reaction cycle” is 92Wh. The longest test run reported lasted for six weeks and no degradation in performance was reported over that time.
DGT state that their path towards industrialization involves expanding lab facilities in Canada and Switzerland during the latter part of this year, carrying out industrial prototype tests and securing certification ‘within the next months’, and setting up production lines and support networks ‘within the next year’. DGT have always stated that their goals for production of Hyperion products will be through licensing their technology to third party manufacturers, so presumably the production lines mentioned will include those of their licensees.