Article: ‘Anomalous Heat detected in Lead Carbon Hydrogen Systems’ (Looking For Heat)

Thanks to Alan Smith from Looking For Heat who has forwarded me a link to a new article published on the LFH website titled “Anomalous Heat detected in Lead Carbon Hydrogen Systems: Simple and Accessible, But is it LENR?” Authors are Alan Smith, Sam Hansson and Martin Moore.

The full text is available at:

Here’s the abstract:

While investigating the electrolytic activation of granular carbon for use as a catalyst for generating pure hydrogen from water and a metallic hydroxyl ion acceptor, members of a research group here and in the USA witnessed sudden and unexpected evolution of considerable amounts of thermal energy, and the release of what is probably Beta radiation. In all cases this resulted in (at least) the breaching of the electrolysis cell. We present a full account of the test methodology, a hypothesis for the origin of the heat element of this event, and offer assistance to researchers who would like to investigate this further.

  • sam
  • Zephir

    /* he lead used for both electrodes was 10×10 cms approx. I notice the
    patent describes mostly cells with disparate metals -Zinc/Lead, for
    example. */

    Note that Cravens spheres did also use active carbon mixed with metals. But the carbon in your experiment has been anodized, there shouldn’t be
    metals in elementary state – especially not the reactive metals like the
    zinc or lead.

    The bulk of the material inside the active sphere is activated
    charcoal (carbon). The charcoal has a mesh of between 1350 and 2000
    (micro mesh screening of 6 to 10 microns) with some larger pieces. That
    was selected to match the 8.2 micron peak wavelength of black body
    radiation at 80°C [i.e., spectral radiance of about 0.02 W/(cm2 · sr·
    μm)]. The charcoal’s pores holding the metal alloy are nominally 9 nm.
    The metal alloy is palladium and gold.

  • Alan DeAngelis

    The pair of electrons in the lead hydride bond, H~Pb~H might reduce the Coulomb barrier?

    Pb(204) + H(1) > He(4) + Tl(201) 6.9 MeV

    Pb(206) + H(1) > He(4) + Tl(203) 6.8 MeV

    Pb(208) + H(1) > He(4) + Tl(205) 6.9 MeV

    Pb(210) + H(1) > He(4) + Tl(207) 11.1 MeV

    Tl(207) > Pb(207) + beta

  • sam