Low Energy Nuclear Reaction Occurring in Hydrogen-loaded Nickel Wire (Songsheng Jiang)

The following post and embedded document have been submitted by Songsheng Jiang of the Ni-H Research Group, China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing, China

Dear Frank Acland

Attached is a post report titled “Low energy nuclear reaction occurring in hydrogen-loaded nickel wire”. The excess heat, greater than 240 W in 80 minutes is observed, and no LiAlH4 was used. This scientific result may be helpful to study of LENR, therefore, we hope this work could be posted on ECW, although this is not a recent work and the excess heat period is short. The result has not been published elsewhere.

We now work on improving and upgrading the experiment devices. The progress moves slowly for some reason. We plan to repeat both nickel powder + LiAlH4 and nickel wire experiments.

Regarding the experiment in May, the nickel, lithium and copper isotopes in the Ni+LiAlH4 fuel before and after experiment have been carefully analyzed using ICP-MS. The copper content is 4-5 magnitude orders lower than nickel in the fuel samples before and after experiment. The significant change of isotopes only be found for 6Li and 64Ni, the both isotopes content is reduced by ~1.0 % respectively after experiment, the values is greater than the relative standard deviation (better than 0.1%). No other nickel isotope change is found exceeding of deviation (~0.1%).

Kind regards,
Songsheng Jiang
CIAE

Link to PDF: http://www.e-catworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Excess-heat-production-in-hydrogen-loaded-nickel-wire.pdf

  • Axil Axil

    Most of the melted nickel is laying on an area of dark discoloration, but not all melts are so positioned on the nickel wire. I wonder if that dark area is a transmuted element like carbon. In the wide picture(figure 7), the wire looks blackened. The reaction has melted the wire and their may have been small droplets of melted nickel that have exploded out of the larger melted pools since these droplets rest on metal that has not been discolored. . All the reaction sites looks as if they occurred on the surface of the metal only. Does hydrogen loading really matter since the reaction did not penetrate the surface? An identical experiment might be run with little or no hydrogen loading to determine if loading is important.

  • GreenWin

    Thank you SS.Jiang. LENR is common ground that will raise the standards of living for all people. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

  • Gerard McEk

    Thank you very much for your answers. Maybe the best way to initiate LENR is to load it with hydrogen similarly to what Fleischmann and Pons did 26 years ago!

  • Sanjeev

    Its very interesting that Jiang is seeing excess power even without powdered Ni or any catalysts (LAH etc). Its a step forward.
    But honestly, this setup raises some questions. Once the wire starts producing its own heat, the input power should start decreasing. Why was there a need to disable the control and let the temperatures go beyond the instruments range ?
    Unfortunately, none of the graph shows input power data. The behavior with control is much different from that without the control, why is that ? How repeatable is this experiment ? Was this repeated with a new wire and no power controller present?
    Is was much easier to repeat the last experiment with Ni powder and LAH with a better thermocouple, rather than changing the setup totally. Why was that abandoned?

    Anyhow, it will be good to switch to calorimetry at this point to remove all doubts.

    • Omega Z

      Sanjeev
      “rather than changing the setup totally. Why was that abandoned?”
      Maybe this explains it

      ->”this is not a recent work”

      So this may have been pre Nickel powder + LiAlH4 setup of which they are now working to improve…

      • Sanjeev

        Thanks, the date is June 2014, I misread it as June 2015.
        Hopefully he will publish the new results with latest tests.

    • http://www.lenrnews.eu/lenr-summary-for-policy-makers/ AlainCo

      using wires is not new.
      it was used by thermacore with some success.
      It seems very similar.

      • Sanjeev

        Not new. Celani and MFMP are trying since years. The puzzle is they never saw such big excess with Ni wires. However, they never tried winding it on an SS tube.(as far as I know)

  • Redford

    Why isn’t it published elsewhere ? We need publications in peer reviewed journals.

  • Bob Greenyer

    Thankyou Songsheng Jiang for sharing this work.

    I hope with the next ICCF being held in part in China that the authorities there accelerate research into this field in general.

  • georgehants

    Wonderful, would it not be better if the whole World worked freely together on everything like this to improve the lives of everybody and not be in continual fights for riches and power.
    Cold Fusion could and in some areas is showing the ability to work together. imagine the same attitude on everything.

    • Mats002

      Official science institutions and scientist from both Russia and China have openly shared successful replication results of NiH Cold Fusion / LENR for the whole world to see and question. They are best in the open NiH class!

      I am sure we have some US and European institutions trying hard, but without a positive result they wait to publish.

      Europe (Iceland/Sweden) official open science have positive results with D-D fusion, which seams to be another class of LENR and Japan have transmutations for mitigating radioactive waste, yet another class of LENR reactions.

      The PdD class which is the oldest and origins from F&P CF have problems showing something useful (controlled with high yield), but PdD is the base for understanding the phenomena so they will always be highly held as the Nestors! PdD can still be a runner up but for the moment looks a bit tired.

      US is leading the commersials, but they are NOT open, so any cigarr have to wait until the companies launch their Products openly on the market, free to examinate – we are waiting for Rossi, Mills, Godes…

      Then we have the DIY Live Open Science experimenters from different parts of the world.

      This race is ON, more popcorn please!

  • Gerard McEk

    Very intereting news, thank you for sharing that with us!.
    Can you give an indication how long the nickel wire has been soaked in hydrogen before you did the test? Was the test tube evacuated before hydrogen had been put in? Was the hydrogen pressure only due to the dissociation of the LiAlH4? What kind of heating element was used and what is the wave-form of the current?
    I am sure many in our community also have questions about your test and we hope you will be able to answer them.
    Kind regards, Gerard

    • ecatworld

      Songsheng has sent me this response to your question, Gerard:

      “The nickel wire was soaked in the hydrogen at pressure about 200-100 kPa for more than 10 days. Before filling in hydrogen, the chamber was vacuumed to 10-2 mbar or less. No LiAlH4 was used in this experiment. The heater is same as used in the previous reported work. Normal AC power was used,”

  • Mats002

    Songsheng Jiang, a great man from a great country! I tip my Piantelli hat, thanks for joining in, a pleassure to learn from you.

  • Ecco

    Interesting explanation:

    The reason for the excess heat automatic stopping after 80 minutes is unknown. We suppose that the excess heat ceased when nickel wire was loosed at extra high temperature, and the loose of nickel wire might cause a possible electric field decreasing between the surfaces of the nickel wire and stainless-steel tube. The excess heat event was not observed in the repeat measurement and then the reactor chamber was opened and found the loose of nickel wire.