Paper: “Peculiarities of hydrogen absorption – Nd90Fe10” (Vladimir Dubinko)

Thanks to Alan Smith from Looking For Heat, who has shared with me a new paper written by Ukrainian scientist Vladimir Dubinko titled “Peculiarities of hydrogen absorption – Nd90Fe10”

The article is published on the Looking For Heat website here:

Here is the abstract:

A fierce exothermic reaction was detected in Nd90Fe10 films with sufficient degree of amorphous phase upon filling them with hydrogen or deuterium, which resulted in the melting of the samples and the Cu foil, in which the samples have been wrapped. Quantitative analysis have shown that the amount of heat produced in large Nd90Fe10 samples in our experiments is 80÷100 kJ per g of hydrogen, which cannot be explained by DSC [Differential Scanning Calorimetry] data on the heat produced in small samples under different heating-cooling balance. Possible reasons for the discrepancy are discussed including low energy nuclear reactions taking place at the initial stage of hydride formation.

Dubinko notes:

One of the possible explanations of this discrepancy is based LENR taking place at the initial stage of hydride formation, when 80÷90% of amorphous phase in the films produced LAVs [5-10] that triggered LENR. Subsequently, the amorphous phase transforms to crystalline hydrides where the LAVs do not form, which stops the LENR. Upon cooling, various hydride phases are observed by X ray analysis: NdH2 (fcc) and Nd2Fe17H4.8 (hcp).

In order to initiate LENR, it is desirable to make the hydrogenation directly under irradiation and to measure the response to such combined treatment. This problem needs further investigations.

  • Pekka Janhunen

    Sorry I think I don’t understand your comment.

  • georgehants

    We have many many reports of anomalous results with experiments from all over the World.
    It seems so strange that from all these reports we still do not have a single example of a method that can be openly repeated indisputably by others, to bring the technology clearly into the World of reality, where that initial conformation can bloom into an explosion of justified Research and investigation.
    What is going wrong, why from all these reports do we still not have an open, example of a easily repeatable, undeniable production of excess energy.
    Commercialization is at this stage irrelevant, that if it is possible will come automatically in time.

    • there are recipes that works quite well with PdD electrolysis.
      it is a difficult experiment with high dependencies on metalurgical and cristallographic properties.

      there are many false beliefs, like the kind of alloy/pure that works (best is PdAg for filters)…

      storms since long gathered key facts
      and recently he added more (look in recent articles)

      ENEA are beyond replications, trying to caracterize

    • Warthog

      Because it is difficult to make happen, and funds and researchers to investigate are virtually non-existent due to the successful propaganda campaign against LENR waged by physicists protecting their grant turf.

    • Mats002

      Hi George,

      Not only is it hard to make the LENR reaction happen, the result is often only COP 1.1 after long time of energy input to the lattice – thus it is hard to prove a higher energy output than input.

      MFMP Glowstick runs show so for the NiH system.

    • Pekka Janhunen

      Somewhere (I don’t recall exactly where and in what context) I encountered some instructions or advice for inventors. It was a set of questions. One of the questions was: To what extent is the IP describable on paper?
      Science basically requires that the subject must be described on paper. But the industrial and intellectual property world can also deal with arts where posing such requirement is not possible.

  • Gerard McEk

    The interesting thing is that amorfphous metal has been proven more often that it works for LENR. Similar metal structure happens when you co-deposition palladium (seach work of Stanislaw Szpac on this site). Storms has always said that it happens in NAE (nuclear active areas) near the surface with small gaps in the lattice structure, where by definition the lattice is deformed. I am sure that also sputtering will work. Scientists who study ‘Lattice Enhanced Nuclear Reactions’ should take notice of this as I believe that a lattice is nearly not existent or strongly deformed in amorphous metal.

    • Warthog

      Not surprising at all. Amorphous material has many sizes and types of void spaces. I think Storms is basically right, but we should probably think of it as analogous to electrons and “holes” in doped semiconductors. Given the huge energy release from a single fusion event, it would not take many “holes” to generate a large energy output.

    • Cathodic Sputtering was used by Didier Gras&al in Thomson CSF to make better thermionic electrodes.
      Their process was :
      1- use ZrO2 powder base
      2- cathodic sputtering of Ni on the powder
      3- electrolysis in water with Ni(NH2SO3)2

      all have melted violently during the electrolysis, even the ZrO2

      Sputtering seems a line to follow among other.
      Sputtering create many twin default.

  • sam

    If there is anyone who understands

  • Anon2012_2014

    Specific energy of H2 combustion is 142 kJ/g not counting the O2, compared to 80 to 100 kJ/g in Prof. Dubinko’s paper. Thus, is is within the range of chemical until chemical is ruled out. It could be LENR, but we need to dig deeper — I hope to read the paper next week.

  • Mats002

    This analysis of hydrogenation is equivalent to McKubre since years ago – that 80-90% saturation in metal lattice is needed to get excess heat – for a PdD system that was. Why cannot mainstream science work more on this mystery? We know why – It’s a ‘reputation trap’.

    • just about the loading requirement, Ed Storms recently discovered that loading was required for preparation of the metarial, but that after ward the loading was not a requirement, while temperature was a key “throttling” parameter…

      “Conventional belief says that excess power is increased when either the D/Pd ratio or the applied current are increased.
      Evidence for these conclusions is shown in Figs. 15 and 16. This study is in direct conflict with the conclusions based
      on the information in these figures. The conflict is proposed to result because the effect of temperature on excess power
      production was ignored during the previous studies. In general, applying different amounts of electrolytic current,
      which also changes the temperature, will change the D/Pd ratio. Consequently, these three variables are interrelated
      and must be separated in order to find the effect of each.

      section 3 “discussion”