If you read Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat patent you will see that at the heart of the device are what are referred to as ‘wafers’ which contain the essential elements to make the E-Cat react: hydrogen, lithium, lithium aluminum hydride, and and a group 10 element such as nickel, and also a heat source.
Rossi has confirmed recently on the Journal of Nuclear Physics that the plant currently under test are using this wafer technology. Today Rossi was asked another question about the wafer.
December 24th, 2015 at 11:11 PM
Dr Andrea Rossi
If the E-Cat X will be produced in very small dimensions to be eventually assembled to reach any power, how will be possible to reproduce the wafers of the charges described in your US Patent?
December 25th, 2015 at 8:22 AM
The robotized lines will produce the wafers with a technology similar to the one used to make microelectronic components. I cannot enter in the particulars.
It’s fascinating to think that E-Cats of all sizes could someday be spit out on production lines like transistors or computer chips, and make units of any power rating needed. I wonder how far away we are from this kind of development.
Today I received an Amazon tablet that can do a lot of things that any PC could do. I could probably run this website on it, and do all the communicating and surfing that I need to do. It’s on the low end, but very adequate for basic usage, and the total cost was $35 (a Black Friday deal). My point here is that it has components inside it that at one time were probably very complex to desgin, very bulky, and very expensive to make. And now, with advanced manufacturing techniques, it is very easy and inexpensive to produce these terribly complex items.
Probably the E-Cat wafers would be a lot simpler to make than a tablet/smartphone/computer since I assume there would a lot less complex electronics involved — so maybe in a few years time they might be able to make E-Cat reactors for just a few dollars or even pennies each.
This is just conjecture at this point, and there’s a long way to go, but I find the possibility of mass production in this manner very intriguing.