How could Parkhomov's 225 day reactor get started?
... and keep running even after the Nickel had melted?
At ICCF-22, I was asked by Jean-Paul Biberian, editor in chief of The Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, how Dr. Alexander Parkhomov’s 225 day reactor worked long after its Nickel melted. I had clear idea in my head, which would also explain the observations at the end of the experiment. I will go over what that was today and it has broad ranging implications to a range of LENR systems.
You can hear the Q&A using the link below. Slides can be found here.
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Before the 225 day reactor was run, the core was found to be around 1% calcium, after the experiment, it was found to be around 20%.
The inner reactor core was made of Silicon Carbide. Using the MFMP fusion reaction calculator and the following query (without neutrinos involved)
E1 in ('C') and E2 in ('Si' ) order by MeV desc
The heater coil was a tungsten wire (in hydrogen atmosphere). Using the MFMP fission reaction calculator, and the following query (without neutrinos involved)
E = 'W' order by MeV desc