Hank Mills on Untangling the Rossi Effect Knot

A new article by Hank Mills has been posted on the Looking for Heat website here: http://www.lookingforheat.com/rossis-knot-untangled-practical-mechanisms-for-the-induction-of-cold-fusion-in-metal-hydrides/

The article is titled “Rossi’s Knot Untangled: Practical Mechanisms For The Induction of Cold Fusion in Metal Hydrides” and it contains Hank’s current thinking on what is required for replicators to achieve the Rossi Effect based on wide-ranging research he had done on the subject. He believes that he has identified certain critical factors that are required for successful replication.

He writes:

From analysis of available documentation in the form of patent documents, third party replications, discussions with successful replicators, and the vast wealth of literature available, the author has conceptualized a framework of logically deduced guidelines that may hold the potential to increase the success rate dramatically. Primarily, the guidelines revolve around two critical issues that must be broken down into additional topics and analyzed: the absorption of hydrogen into a transition metal allowing for the creation of a highly loaded “metal hydride” and the stimulation of said metal and hydrogen via thermal shock and/or additional methods.

Successfully achieving hydrogen loading and a sufficiently powerful thermal shock – inducing the desorption or degassing of the hydrogen from the nickel at a rate that is faster than possible by the constraints of the lattice – are the two absolutely critical requirements for inducing “cold fusion” in metal hydrides. However, to achieve such loading and stimulation careful choices of fuel composition and fuel preparation must be made. This paper discusses such issues and others vital to the successful replication of the Rossi Effect.

One critique I have about this article is the lack of references and links to sources mentioned. Hank makes a lot of statements regarding things he has discovered in his research, but it is hard to know in many cases where the information is found. Also, there is a lot of ideas presented the paper that need to be tested experimentally before they can be verified. Fortunately, Hank is working closely with Alan Smith at Looking for Heat and together they have come up with an experimental protocol that is designed to test Hank’s hypotheses (see here). I am hopeful that testing can begin taking place this month, and Alan has committed to sharing the the results of his testing with us all.

  • Axil Axil



    The preparation of LENR fuel is a two step process where the first step produces the metalized hydride made possible by following the guidelines of BEC production listed above. In this fuel preparation stage only BEC enabling fuel components are used. This means pure lithium 7. Clean nickel that is highly porous is required to produce the metalized hydrides.

    The second step of fuel usage is to provide lithium as fuel to the LENR process so that NO additional metabolized lithium hydrides is produced to avoid reactor meltdown. In this stage, lithium aluminum hydride is used because lithium 6 and aluminum 27 are BEC poisons which dampens the LENR reaction. This dampening removes the danger of reactor meltdown.

    Note that Fluorine is a BEC friendly element. Fluorine 19 has 9 protons and 10 neutron and 9 electrons: a BEC count of 28 which is even and therefore BEC capable. This means that lithium 7 fluoride is acceptable to use in step one of the fuel preparation process.

  • Alan Smith

    Looks like experiments will begin in early November, since I have been invited to go to Japan. And my Hydrogen Generator is not working properly- it’s the experimenter’s life story! So patience is called for., and thanks everyone for your interest.

  • greggoble

    Mystery or Knot Science

    Is a Knot Intertwining

    Is an Art Unraveling

    Love is a Life Learning
    Love is a Lattice Vibration
    Love is a Source Energizing
    Love is a World Operation

    Love is the earth. We Birth from
    Love is the air. We Breathe of
    Love is the fire. We Live with
    Love is the water. We Drink in

    Art of Love of Science
    Rite of Well Being
    Essence of Spirit
    Heart Matter

    The be all
    The end

    Cold Fusion


    It is interesting to consider cracks in a metallic lattice. In macro materials a metallic lattice is well known. Alloys make these lattice structures complex to understand in their multitudinous varieties,,, yet still well known. Nano materials throw a whole different light on this subject of cracks in a metallic lattice. These nano particles of a pure metal create varying lattice structures whose numbers approach infinity. Pure metallic element lattice structure change depending on both size and shape, unlike their macro material parents.

    Size and Shape Dependent Lattice Parameters of Metallic Nanoparticles
    Journal of Nanoparticle Research
    February 2005, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 51–57

    A model is developed to account for the size and shape dependent lattice parameters of metallic nanoparticles, where the particle shape difference is considered by introducing a shape factor. It is predicted that the lattice parameters of nanoparticles in several nanometers decrease with decreasing of the particle size, which is consistent with the corresponding experimental results. Furthermore, it is found that the particle shape can lead to 10% of the total lattice variation. The model is a continuous media model and can deal with the nanoparticles larger than 1 nm. Since the shape factor approaches to infinity for nanowires and nanofilms, therefore, the model cannot be generalized to the systems of nanowires and nanofilms. For the input parameters are physical constants of bulk materials, therefore, the present model may be used to predict the lattice variation of different metallic nanoparticles with different lattice structures.


    Thanks Hank for touching on this when pointing out the size of the nano matters… Perhaps the shape does as well… Also the thought of a hydrogen atom becoming embedded in a nano metal intrigues me…

  • fritz194

    Maybe Samsung introduced LENR in the consumer market by accident.

  • Axil Axil


  • Axil Axil

    ​I have just authored a post explaining how Bose condinsation is central to the LENR reaction.

    In order to get the Bose condinsate to form, the gas that enters the lattice must be pure in the expreme, all gas atoms must be the same. This means that all the surface imperfections must be cleansed of all dissimilar gas types. Air, oxygen, water vapor, nitrogen…every possible gas contamination must be removed from the gas pockets in the lattice.

    The hydrogen isotope used in the LENR reaction must also be absolutely pure. There must be no mixing of protium, deuterium and tritium. The hydrogen isotope must be 100% pure.

    This is a hard requirement to meet because the source of the hydrogen can be a hydride that was chemically constituted using a mixed hydrogen isotope.

    This means that the replicator must make his own hydride using a isotopically pure hydrogen source.

    • LT

      I have always suspected that Rossi’s secret is in the process of creating the fuel, not
      necessarily in the composition of the fuel.
      Years ago I found some indications that Rossi might have visited in Europe a company which is
      specialized in producing metal powders by chemical/physical processes, however I have lost my notes regarding that information. (But note that it was a conclusion I arrived to based on some facts, not hard proof)
      But if true, could it then be a possibility that he is creating his nickel particles by a chemical reaction and/or physical process to get as pure and clean (unoxidized) nickel powder without
      impurities, this instead of using standard nickel powder available and processing this afterwards ?

      • Ted-Z

        Open mind is needed there. Some time ago I suggested that there could be some sort of Bose-Einstein condensation at the temperatures higher than near absolute zero… provided that a lot of pressure is applied. The process might be similar to the condensation of gases: all gases will condense at near zero Kelvin, but going that low with the temperature is not necessary – just cool them down below their respective critical temperatures and apply pressure. The Nickel element might be analogous to the gases with respect to “condensation”, even the Bose-Einstein condensation.
        Some time ago chemist believed that free radicals can exist only for a 1-2 milliseconds. Now, some free radicals (of proteins) are known to be stable for about 50 years or more.

        • Ted-Z

          The cryogenic pre-treatment (perhaps with “pounding”) might be all that is needed for activation of the Nickel element to achieve the LENR effect.
          Pro publico bono.

        • Axil Axil

          It looks to me like this condensates stores energy on their negatively charged outer coat. The magnetic field that this charged coat produces protects the condinsate from heat much like the magnetic fields protect a hot fusion reactor walls from the plasma. As the store of energy builds, this magnetic field gets so storing that the condensate becomes insensitive to heat,

          This mechanism of magnetic protection is what produces 4000C LENR reactor meltdowns that can vaporize steel and alumina.

      • Axil Axil

        Rossi said that the QuarkX made reverse engineering his technology hard/impossible. I beleive that the reason that Rossi’s fuel secrets are protected by the QuarkX is that its fuel charge melts and changes its nature when the QuarkX gets up to its operating temperature which is way over the melting point of nickel.

        After the Lugano test, when Rossi extracted the nickel particle from the reactor, he had to scrap of the melted nuckel from the wall of the reactor’s core. Rossi now understood that his reactor could perform even above the melting point of nickel and this insight gave birth to the design of the QuarkX.

  • Private Citizen

    Good on Hank Mills and Alan Smith to get publicly testing soon. Been a while since we’ve had any action.

  • roseland67

    When Hank Mills constructs Ecat w/the same
    Bill of Materials,
    Build Instructions
    Testing Protocol/Procedures
    Accurately Measures
    Comes up with the SAME results, then,
    He can say he has untangled the Rossi knot.