May 242013
 

The controversial Italian scientist Andrea Rossi claimed a while ago that he attained huge amounts of energy at low temperature, and now his results are reportedly confirmed for the first time by an independent team of credible researchers who submitted on May 16, 2013 a the paper titled “Indication of anomalous heat energy production in a reactor device”. [The paper was subsequently revised on May 20 and June 7, 2013].

E-cat cold fusion reactor

The E-Cat HT reactor tube working on Andrea Rossi’s idea for generating energy by cold fusion (Reference: Cornell Univ. Library (http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.3913))

Rossi’s energy catalyst dubbed as the E-Cat HT device, works using a low energy nuclear reaction (LERN) that produces large amounts of energy from a few grams of hydrogen; the results triggered waves of controversy and criticism among scientists. Otherwise known as cold fusion, this approach is one generally avoided by physicists and regarded with skepticism.

Fusion or illusion?
Well, it appears that independent third parties performed two test runs in December 2012 and March 2013 and confirmed the veracity of Rossi’s cold fusion device, according to Forbes.com. “Unless this is the most elaborate scientific hoax in the world, it seems that the mankind is just about to witness an unprecedented energy revolution, and that depends only on Rossi himself” wrote the editors of the prestigious American magazine.

The E-Cat device employed for cold fusion reaction is presented as:
… a high temperature development of the original apparatus which has also undergone many construction changes in the last two years – is the latest product manufactured by Leonardo Corporation: it is a device allegedly capable of producing heat from some type of reaction the origin of which is unknown.
… a cylinder having a silicon nitride ceramic outer shell, 33 cm in length, and 10 cm in diameter. A second cylinder made of a different ceramic material (corundum) was located within the shell, and housed three delta-connected spiral-wire resistor coils. Resistors were laid out horizontally, parallel to and equidistant from the cylinder axis, and were as long as the cylinder itself. They were fed by a TRIAC power regulator device which interrupted each phase periodically, in order to modulate power input with an industrial trade secret waveform. This procedure, needed to properly activate the E-Cat HT charge, had no bearing whatsoever on the power consumption of the device, which remained constant throughout the test. The most important element of the E-Cat HT was lodged inside the structure. It consisted of an AISI 310 steel cylinder, 3 mm thick and 33 mm in diameter, housing the powder charges. Two AISI 316 steel cone-shaped caps were hot-hammered in the cylinder, sealing it hermetically.
(Forbes.com)

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