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Infinite Energy Device Update
New Energy Research Laboratory Device and Process Testing Update
Published in IE Volume 5, Issue #27. By Ed Wall and Jeffery Kooistra. September, 1999
NERL has been a busy place the last few months. With the arrival of Jeffery D. Kooistra as research scientist, new projects have been started and old matters have been moved from back burner to front. Even before Jeff had completed his move to New Hampshire, Ed had been building Jeff an office. Once on site, Jeff and Ed finished the office and Jeff moved in.

Jeff brought along his laboratory from Michigan, so NERL is now a place where advanced Marinov Motor work is being done.

To make room, Jeff and Ed have been putting lots of time into clearing out and reorganizing the lab. There are several new workbenches and shelves in place, and the laboratory has become both more scientist friendly and visitor friendly as well.

Along with new work on Marinov Motor related issues (most of which is currently proprietary), studies on railguns and retrograde railguns has commenced. For a slight investment, a great deal of interesting science can be done. The crackle and sizzle of sparks, and the scent of ozone in the air, is common when the railgun is being used. We've verified the expected "armature-toward-the-muzzle" behavior, and also demonstrated the retrograde motion of the ferromagnetic armature.

Ordinary railgun armatures do not move all that fast when a car battery is used as a power supply. However, we've already managed to up our performance level about an order of magnitude while using LESS energy. Exactly how we do this is, at the moment, also proprietary information. We're planning to do more precise measurements soon with yet another modification that should at least double current performance.

Case Cell
The flow calorimeter was used in a long series of measurements of cell heat output. This is the first time, to our knowledge, that flow calorimetry has been performed on this type of cell. Heat measurement before this has been performed by temperature measurement of the catalyst (isoperibolic method). This method has been cause for criticism, because it does not directly measure heat. It compares temperatures attained in the catalyst when ordinary hydrogen is in the cell to temperatures when deuterium is used, for the same heater power. We have found some problems with this method when thermal disequilibrium is introduced to the cell. We found substantial excess temperature in the cell for a wide range of heater power, even for temperatures below where the cell is supposed to "turn on." This was cause for initial excitement, which was quickly dulled when we realized that the flow calorimeter was not showing excess heat. We then reduced heater power to levels below the crossover of the calibration and deuterium lines and found that the deuterium data actually stayed on course, not returning to the calibration line. This was the final confirmation that the excess temperature, in this case, did not indicate excess heat. See Figures 1 and 2 and accompanying photograph

The calorimeter performed well, but the calorimeter envelope had disappointing heat capture. This has been completely redesigned. The new setup has a much larger envelope that does not use a Dewar (modeled on Earthtech work) and we have included a cold trap for the vacuum pump. The purpose of the cold trap, which is an apparatus immersed in liquid nitrogen, is to force the gas that is between the vacuum pump and the cell to be exposed to extreme cold. This very effectively eliminates the backstreaming of pump oil, which Les Case has warned us may be a problem. Flow calorimeter cooling coils around Case cell. It also keeps the substantial moisture and other detritus that is sucked from the cell from entering the pump. This will mean that the purging of the cells is more efficient, with much deeper vacuum, much less contamination in the cell, and longer pump oil life.

This new setup has been constructed with cooling coils around the top of the cell to allow for thermal disequilibrium. The degree of disequilibrium can be controlled by changing the inlet water temperature in the flow calorimeter and by adding to or reducing the number of coils wrapped around the cell.

Mizuno-Ohmori Cell
Jed Rothwell has been busy visiting Japan. He took the opportunity to see Drs. Mizuno and Ohmori and provided us and Scott Little of Earthtech with a wealth of photographs of virtually everything in Mizuno's laboratory. He expounded artfully on the method of calorimetry employed and is producing a detailed description to be published in the next issue of Infinite Energy.

Figure 1

Figure 2



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