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Subject: Re: Fusor for Blacklightpower process
Date: Sep 22, 12:06 pm
Poster: Jones Beene

On Sep 22, 12:06 pm, Jones Beene wrote:

RH wrote:>I really don't see the connection with the fusor effort and Mills work... The hydrino and its formation is a totally chemical and therefore totally electronic process. I don't see how it links into a fusion process which is nuclear. The energy ranges are way out of line. ev vs mev.

The 4.34 ev ionization energy of a Potassium "catalyst" which lowers the ground state of D or H is the supposed impetus for the Mills BLP experiments. If applied to the Fusor BUT in electronic and non-chemical methodology, as will be outlined below, AND if deutrinos were indeed produced "chemically" then it is possible that they would secondarily instigate a "real" DD fusion much more readily than if both D atoms were at ground state.

Moreover, there is a small possibility (at least I haven't heard anyone rule it out) that this above stated methodology IS already what is actually going on in the Fusor today - as the device seems to produce more nuclear reactions than the tiny probability that nature ordinarily allows. There is undoudedly some uv unavoidably being produced in the grid discharge of every fusor!

Prior to Mills, no on has ever thought to look for "less-than" ground state atoms. This would be one more reason why the ash from a long-running fusor should be analyzed in every detail.

About a month ago, I suggested an easy add-on experiment for a fusor which has a viewing window and also good data logging of neutron production.
It would involve externally applying a focused light source throufh the view port into the plasma. The ~2737 angstrom - 4.88 e.v. uv line of Mercury coming from an arc discharge lamp would be the critical element of the light source. The wavelength and energy of this arc discharge also correlates to the work function values of the metals used in cold fusion experiments, which implies that return of an electron to the metal may produce a transferred uv photon in those experiments.

A high intensity uv light source is necessary as quartz or pyrex glass is a pretty good uv absorber and will be parasitic - but most Hg arc lamps are robust - 300 watts and up. I have one available for loan for any fusorite that might wish to try this. I have been trying to do something similar in a fusor-like device, which is currently on hold awaiting a recently converted MHD magnet chamber to be finished. If anyone wants to borrow the lamp for a month or so, feel free to contact me.

Jones Beene