Tales From the Laboratory of Experimental Physics: LENR Research in Ukraine and Russia by Andrew Hrischanovich (Parts 2 and 3 Added — Alan Smith)

The following post has been submitted by Alan Smith.

UPDATE (Feb 5, 2016): Two new documents, Parts 2 and 3 have been submitted by Alan Smith which provide an English language clarification of the work of Andrew Hrischanovich at the Laboratory of Experimental Physics in Ukraine and Russia. The original website with a difficult English translation is here: http://tet.in.ua/index.php/en/ Links and embedded documents for the complete new English translation by Alan are below.

Part 1: http://www.e-catworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TALES-FROM-THE-LABORATORY-OF-EXPERIMENTAL-PHYSICS.pdf

Part 2: http://www.e-catworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/TALES-FROM-THE-LABORATORY-OF-EXPERIMENTAL-PHYSICS-Part-2.pdf

Part 3: http://www.e-catworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/TALES-FROM-THE-LABORATORY-OF-EXPERIMENTAL-PHYSICS-Part-3.0.pdf

  • Alan DeAngelis

    Could the following fusion-fission reactions be taking place?

    For example, could heat induce the infrared symmetrical stretching
    of the polarizable soft (by HSAB theory) titanium-50 hydride, H~Ti(50)~H bonds?
    Could this bring the protons, H(1) close enough to tunnel into the titanium-50, Ti(50) nucleus to form chromium-52 in an excited state, Cr(52)* that in turn would lose its energy by ejecting an alpha, He(4) (helium) to become titanium-48, Ti(48)?

    2 H(1) + Ti(50) > He(4) + Ti(48) 9.21 MeV

    And these reactions:

    2 H(1) + Ti(49) > He(4) + Ti(47) 8.52 MeV

    2 H(1) + Ti(48) > He(4) + Ti(46) 7.79 MeV

    2 H(1) + Ti(47) > He(4) + Ti(45) 6.23 MeV

    2 H(1) + Ti(46) > He(4) + Ti(44) 5.57 MeV

    • Alan DeAngelis

      Pardon me, via chromium-52 in an excited state, Cr(52)*.

      H~Ti(50)~H > Cr(52)* > He(4) + Ti(48) 9.21 MeV

  • Bernie Koppenhofer

    Alan, thank you for this very important contribution.

  • Gerard McEk

    Alan, thank you again for bringing this to us and the work you needed to do!

    It seems that titanium has some properties that may lead more easily to LENR than nickel. On the other hand, it may also be that Andrea Rossi has found a method that solves the inability of nickel to quickly absorb/desorb hydrogen. The reason may be amount of heat that can be generated in Rossi’s Ecat, using nickel.
    An important issue is the direct injection of electrical current through the fuel, something I have advocated for some time and that surely should be considered by the experimentors.

    • John Littlemist

      I think the main cause for the negative results with nickel was too big grain size in their experiments. They crafted the nickel powder themselves from “sawdust”.

    • Zephir

      The high speed collisions of metal dust soaked with hydrogen represents the Russians approach to cold fusion. The principle simply is in colliding large grains with high speed. The trick can be understood by shaking of sand dust and pebbles in the closed vessel. When you shake pebbles, the sparks appear due to large inertia of pebbles. When you
      shake the dust (or even isolated atoms as its common during hot fusion), then the energy of collisions remains low and the sparks will not emerge (not to say about overcoming of Coulombic barrier).

      In addition, the titanium used dissolves hydrogen much better than nickel or even palladium at high temperatures. The better saturation of metal with hydrogen, the higher probability of cold fusion.

  • Alan DeAngelis
  • Well, titanium powder is much more expensive than nickel powder. In any case, I hope this is real.

    • Alan Smith

      Not that much difference Christopher- and considering that you only need grams of the stuff it won’t break the bank.

    • Zephir

      Actually the titanium powder is used quite often in sparking firecracks and as an additive of rocket fuels

  • kenko1

    Looks like the Russians already have a working, ready to mass manufacture e-cat style LENR device. Where & when can I get one?

  • Gerard McEk

    This is a very interesting document Alan, thanks for taking the time to put it in readable English!
    These are obviously replications of Rossi’s first generation reactors he made in 2011. Maybe titanium is one of the catalyzers Rossi uses.
    I wonder if the cooling down – heating up meganism would work for Nickel as well.
    What Rossi calls the ‘cat and mouse principle’ may be the addition of lithium powder. The ‘mouse’ is the reaction as observed with titanium, the ‘cat’ are subsequent reactions with the lithium (due to fast particles and/or gamma radiation of the mouse reaction or SPP’s).

    • Alan Smith

      Hi Gerard. I will ‘translate’ some more this week -it is a large website. The Russians are all very interested in Titanium as both Hydride and Deuteride at the moment. I think Magnesium is also getting some attention- a good oxygen scavenger if nothing else – but with the potential to form Hydride too.
      Sorry the file is not displaying well for you- I have the same problem here.

      • pelgrim108

        This video just appeared on youtube. The title translated contains the word titanium. Its from the famous resourcefull and inventive TET group.


      • Omega Z

        Thank you Alan,

        This is a good read that allows one to easily grasp many of the basics.
        From the basics, a person can start fleshing out the details and understand them as well..

  • Axil Axil

    Also included in the experiments is a DGT type reactor that produces about the same COP.

    “in addition to six kilowatts we get 12 kilowatts of nuclear power, for a total of efficiency – 300%. This mechanism generate additional heat from nuclear power is precisely that necessary thermal / barotsiklirovanie and more frequently per unit of time we will be able to implement it, the higher the efficiency of the process.”


    “Presumably, if the receiving efficiency of the process at the level of 400-600% is needed to produce 1 cycle per minute, that’s about four days of operation when the mass of the powder 56 grams and generated maximum power of about 40 kW/h. 560 grams forty days , kilogram – 70 days, at a cost of one kilogram of 300-400 grew. rubles (referring to titanium), it looks quite satisfactorily at the level of market prices. But this is only a preliminary pessimistic calculations and according to some, when compaction and alloying titanium carbon, copper, additives cycles of sorption/desorption can reach up to 100 000.”

  • I just scanned this report, but I did not figure out whether they got positive results with their titanium fuel?
    The just talk about pressure?

    Can someone clearify if they had COP > 1 and if it’s worth for replicators to get in touch with this team?

    • Alan Smith

      Hi Barry. The claim is that following their procedure they have got a system where the adsorption / desorption of hydrogen by titanium is exothermic in both directions. They acknowledge no COP figures, but suggest that the reactions are very energetic.

      • In a part of their web site they do seem to be suggesting ‘COP’ in the region of 3-4 using LENR augmented electric heaters:

        “On the basis of the conducted research we can already start making and production of cost-effective electric boilers and heaters. Expected savings of this type of heating elements, in comparison with conventional heating elements, 3-4 times.” …. “The advantage (over ceramic at 1300ºC) the proposed fuel tubes in the fact that the working temperature is in the range 650°C-950°C., allowing them to be used in the production cycles, high temperature and currently used conventional heating elements.”


        • Alan Smith

          You are quite correct, they do mention this figure. But that is in a part of the report I have not yet reached. Parts 2 and probably 3 are to follow if there is sufficient interest in a (hopefully) clearer account of the experiments.

    • Over on the ‘Always Open’ thread, the YouTube link below was posted by Artefact several days ago. The simple 650kHz induction coil and titanium hydride pellet reactor would be fairly easy to construct, although the cost and availability of titanium hydride powder could be a problem:


      • Warthog

        The problem is the circuitry needed to drive that induction coil. “Back in the day (mid-1960’s)” I did some research using induction heating (500W). The “driver” was about 3ft wide, 3 ft deep, and about 5 ft tall. That gizmo used tubes, and was about the same output frequency as shown here. We also had a higher frequency unit (same output power) that was “smaller”…..about 3 x 3 x 3.

        Perhaps today’s solid state elements allow smaller units.

  • Axil Axil

    In speculating about the effect on the reaction produced by the strange reaction altering mechanisms introduced by the water cooling circuit, it might be that a state of cavitation occurs in the cooling circuit produced by water hammering or the water pump when vacuum is produced due to water boiling. This cavitation might have produced water crystals as seen by LeClair which passed into the reactor through both the copper cooling pipe and the stainless steel reactor walls.

    Another possibility is the onset of a reaction precipitating effect produced by sharp temperature/pressure changes cause by the chaotic water cooling circuit.

    • Zephir

      You’re collecting and bringing here interesting facts, but you’re extrapolating/combining them rather naively. Unfortunately the people, who are able to to decide it tend to ignore subtle indicia instead. A little bit more balanced attitude would be useful here.

      • Axil Axil

        Well provide some.

        • Zephir

          The high speed collisions of metal dust soaked with hydrogen we already had there from Russians. The principle simply is in colliding of large grains with high speed.


          The trick can be understood by shaking of sand dust and pebbles in the closed vessel. When you shake pebbles, the sparks appear due to large inertia of pebbles. When you shake the dust (or even isolated dust), then the energy of collisions remains low and the sparks will not emerge (not to say about overcoming of Coulombic barrier).

          If Frank Acland (or his spam filter) wouldn’t delete my comments from here, you would already know about it too. I’m not posting my ideas and know-how here just for private pleasure of web site owner, but for all people who can read it.

  • Skip

    Geez Frank. You must already be harvesting Time from your Orbo. You made this post in the future.
    I guess it doesn’t have to be in your possession to work…

    (Sorry for the hijack)

  • John Littlemist

    That document could use some proofreading. In 2nd paragraph of page 2 the person is “they”, which somehow transmutes to “us” in paragraph 4. Very confusing to read.

    • Axil Axil

      The english comes from a Russian translation.

    • Alan Smith

      Hi John. If you think this needs proofreading and is confusing you should try the word-salad that is the original. This is a case of ‘translator’s dilemma’. When translating (in this case from very awkward convoluted and difficult English) just how much of the original work do you alter. If I missed an alteration that would have helped you, then sorry!

  • Sanjeev

    Can we get the link to the document instead of an embed? Thanks.

    • Alan Smith

      Hi Sanjeev. If you mean a link to the original, it can be found in the first paragraph of the pdf. The link to which is all i see too.

      • Sanjeev

        Hi, thanks, I can see the link now.

  • Herb Gillis

    There is nothing here but an empty grey box

    • Edac

      Are you using Internet Explorer? I get the same grey box. If I access the page with Chrome browser the document is shown correctly.

      Frank must be embedding it differently to his normal method.