Wired UK Magazine Covers MFMP Explosive Experiment

David Hambling, writer for Wired UK, has written an article about last night’s experiment carried out by the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project in which a reactor containing nickel powder mixed with lithium aluminum hydride was placed inside a silicon carbide heating element and heated to over 1000C. The experiment came to an abrupt conclusion when there was a sudden explosion.

Hambling writes:

“It is too soon to say whether the explosion really was due to the sort of runaway cold fusion reactions alleged to have destroyed a number of Parkhomov’s test reactors, or whether it was something simpler . . . The MFMP might just have succeeded in producing its first visible cold fusion reaction at last. Rossi has indicated that the difficult part is maintaining a controlled, stable reaction once it starts and preventing runaway, and this may be why he feels he is ahead in the race to commercialise the technology. ”

  • Zeddicus Zul Zorander

    I heard the low temp e-cat uses a different fuel mixture or catalyst.

    I cannot explain more as I don’t know enough about the low temp e-cat.

  • we want LENR Fusione Fredda

    Trolls being vapourized in the comments this time… Way to go MFMP!

  • Zeddicus Zul Zorander

    It seems to be exactly what Rossi has on the competition: control of the reaction off LENR+.

    The effect seems deceivingly simple. A tube, a resistor coil to heat the inner tube, some nickel powder, the catalyst and hydrogen and voila! In practice, the sealing of the reactor, the loading and saturation of the nickel with hydrogen, the power steps of the heating cycle, the “magical” 1000C border for the LENR+ reaction, the control of the reaction at that point, the materials used in the reactor to withstand the pressure; it’s all very, very complicated. Once you understand all the parameters involved, it may not be that difficult to do but how does one find all that out. Just get one critical parameter wrong and you get either an explosion, or no reaction at all. It makes you wonder what immense work Rossi had to do to work out all the variables involved and how genius he is to have figured it out.

    I have no doubt that we are near the point were we understand the variables involved enough to be able to repeatedly demonstrate LENR+. At that point, probably thanks to MFMP and Parkomov, everybody can repeat the experiments and LENR will really take off.

    We live in interesting times…

  • Surveilz

    Nature’s friendly reminder that however exciting and tempting these experiments look to the tinkerer, it’s not something to mess with when accidents happen to those skilled in the art.

  • TomR

    I live in the USA and subscribe to Wired, I am in the process of reading the last issue that just came out. I just looked at wired.com and as far as I can tell, they are not covering any of the recent developments, like Wired UK is. They do have a 10 page article about dumpster diving for thrown away electronics in it. I wonder if or when MSM will wake up.

    • fritz194

      When….. Thats the most interesting question.
      From science point of view its impossible.
      From my point oft view – the game starts now. IH could operate in silence until NOW.
      Anyway… The dice keeps rolling… Hopefully nobody gets hurt in this final stage of big oil. The most interesting phase starts now.