‘The Hypothesis of Micro Acceleration Mechanism for Nuclear Fusion E-Cat Reactor (Fedir Mykhaylov)

The following paper was submitted by Fedir Mykhaylov, an energy systems engineer from Lviv, Ukraine.

His own preface:

“To describe the operation of the reactor, processes confirmed by modern science were used,without involving exotic and unproven theories.”

The Hypothesis of micro acceleration mechanism for nuclear fusion E-Cat reactor.

  • Philip James

    Not that I want to give the high energy or hot fusion types any more power per se… but (and this is pure “I don’t know what the hell I am talking about” ignorance I usually employ in my own lab.

    I wonder if an accelerator or some kind of “beamed” particles into an LENR reaction can accelerate the outcome of fusion? Put a LENR device on the receiving end of a particle beam of some kind (protons, ions).

    Would that change anything about the reaction?

  • psi2u2

    I go back to the point that what is being discovered, it seems to many, is not just one effect, but a whole new branch of physics, with multiple possible reactions, depending on parameters that are still poorly understood. This would explain the various seemingly contradictory findings.

  • BroKeeper

    I really feel as you do. There is a degree of truth in all theories and in time they will eventually come to a common understanding through much more analytical testing and when, finally, the majority of coulomb force paradigm stuck physicists come on board. Obviously the atom model is much more complicated than what is currently understood.

    • bachcole

      Imagine this: Perhaps there is a fifth force that was inaccessible until now. It would have stayed hidden after all of these decades of research. Someone said once that mainstream nuclear physics is like giant people from say the Andromeda Galaxy trying to determine the nature and composition of automobiles by smashing them together and then examining the pieces.

      • BroKeeper

        Ha! That’s an unforgettable image. Can you imagine the collider?

  • GordonDocherty

    I believe Fedir’s description of the various processes involved provides the clearest description yet of what is occurring in the (hot) e-Cat and other similar reactors. Of particularly note is ” Exceeding the tensile stress above the tensile strength causes microcracks in nickel. On the fresh microcrack mosaic-charged surface are formed. Electrons and protons are emitted from the surface into the field of uncompensated charges, and then accelerated to high energies”. In a few words, this nicely explains why you don’t need to demolish a city to accelerate electrons or protons to high energies: that is, you don’t need to heat a large volume to millions of degrees to significantly raise the energy of a limited number of subatomic particles, any more than you have to heat a whole city, town or building to hundreds of degrees just to heat a cup of soup. So, the next time a hot physicist tells you “cold fusion” is impossible, just remember the cup of soup example…you just have to make sure the required energy is generated around and stays within the confines of the cup long enough for you to consume the soup…

  • georgehants

    Would it help the situation if corrupt and incompetent main-line science had half of it’s hot-fusion etc. etc. wasters, who seem to just sit around for years picking-up their charity benefit cheques, were to be doing Research and experiments on the proven science of Cold Fusion?

  • Pekka Janhunen

    The theory explains why D+D doesn’t produce neutrons (although at the same time perhaps failing to explain how it fuses in the first place). But it fails to explain why neutrons from the Be7 producing reaction are not detected. The p+n->D+gamma reaction is slow because it involves the electromagnetic interaction. This is apparent in the fact that ordinary hydrogen is not a good neutron shield. Li-6 and B-10 would be among the best known neutron absorbers, but even with them, centimetres of material would probably be needed. The amount of Li-6 in the grains appears too small to account for any significant neutron absorption.

  • Frechette

    According to this theory the more defect vacancies in the crystal lattice the better which is precisely what Peter Hagelstein of MIT claimed in January during his 1 week symposium.

    • Warthog

      Likewise Ed Storms.

  • BroKeeper

    Actually I was thinking in the way Rossi often thinks, experimental. Theories have a half-life of geese brain waves.

  • Axil Axil

    A good theory will product thing. This theory does not make any predictions of explains how the E-Cat works.

  • bachcole

    Are all of these theories mutually exclusive, or could some of them be combined?

    • BroKeeper

      I’m almost sure Andrea Rossi ‘analyzed all the claims of the competitors and reproduced
      their apparatuses’ not only to test for a Rossi Effect but to determine each device’s
      advantages to potentially enhance further excitation and control of the Rossi Effect.

  • builtitnow

    Mark Gibbs makes a mention of the E-Cat as a possible power source when discussing lethal autonomous robots. When Mark Gibbs reported for Bloomberg, he wrote articles on the E-Cat and Cold Fusion.

  • Andreas Moraitis

    Could anybody confirm that the reaction 6Li + 1H >> 7Be + n would require 934 MeV?

    • Andreas Moraitis

      Apparently, we have 4 neutrons on the right side, but only 3 neutrons on the left side of the equation.

      • hunfgerh

        I think your question is a test of what people have learned from the endless discussions here.
        My answer:
        H = (p+ + e-)
        (p+ + e-) + 0,78 MeV = n + v (e-capture)
        H + 0,78 MeV = n + v

        • Andreas Moraitis

          Then we had enough neutrons, but not enough protons to from Beryllium. I think it is just a typo, as Pekka says.

      • Pekka Janhunen

        It looks to me as a typo, he means Li7. p+Li7->Be7+n-1.6 MeV is one of the known fusion reactions. Likely also because Li7 is depleted, not Li6.

        • Fedir Mykhaylov

          Sorry this really is a typo! I meant to write Li7.

  • Ophelia Rump

    It is beginning to amaze me how many different theories there can be to explain a reaction which most of science holds to be outside the realm of the possible, and completely incapable of fitting within any acceptable framework.

    Something is very wrong with this picture.

    • timycelyn

      Remember those blinders that cart horses used to wear……….

    • Gerard McEk

      Wasn’t it Edmund Storms who also build a theory around micro/nano cracks? Maybe the acceleration principle (not theoretically underpinned) causing the fusion/mutation of Mykhaylov is novel? It would have been better if he would have done that theoretical part also.