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Preparing to relaunch this nucleonic reactor for satellite propulsion

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posted on Dec, 18 2019 @ 08:25 PM
See Video here:

I am preparing to convert this prototype LENR device into several MHD plasma propulsion devices. It should be more efficient than existing Krypton ion engines currently being used in micro-satellites. It will react charged hydrogen from the LEO orbit environment in a plasma vortex which will slowly ablate the sacrificial anode you see at the bottom of the video image. Those flashes you see at the point where the hydrogen plasma vortex is drilling into the anode create nucleonic reactions that produce heat, added hydrogen, and K-40 isotope which transfers to the cathode. We have tested it by SEM and found the cathode material coated with nearly 98% pure K-40 isotope proving nucleogenesis. The technology simply does not produce enough heat at this tabletop scale to boil a working fluid to generate commercially useful electrical energy. Since it creates hydrogen as well it should be applicable to ion thrusters.

The only rare element in the device is contained in the alloy we used for the sacrificial anode. That element is beryllium which fuses with hydrogen with far lower energy than H+H fusion. The abundance curve shown in the image shows the universe is very lacking in Be. This is due to the fact that it is at the root of many nucleogenesis reactions that make up the other heavier elements.

My calculations indicate a 7-10 year lifetime for the reaction elements or 2-3 times the life of current krypton gas ion-based micro-thrusters as shown in the next image.

We abandoned development due to a lack of funding but hope to reinvest our resources and knowledge into this new application for the technology.

We will be presenting a paper on this at IEEE by next spring and also hope to obtain a provisional patent by then as well.

posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 06:14 PM
Today I started the disassembly of the original plasma vortex nucleonic reactor prototype to recover the anode material which is a very rare one of a kind alloy material at the moment.

I took a closeup of the dismounted anode. The dark spots were formed where the hydrogen plasma vortex drilled into the anode.

The anode weight is about 94g

I will likely remove the material from the fusion sites to obtain samples of the fusion products for SEM analysis. This should also provide enough material to analyze the anode composition. That should leave 90 grams of anode material after I remove the oxide layer.

I am thinking I will use this to form 9 x 10-gram anodes. One for testing and the other 8 for the ion engines. I will recycle the reaction chamber for the vacuum testing of the prototype and engines for functioning at a low vacuum simulating the 550 kilometer LEO environment.

I did a short video clip with the rundown on what I am doing now. It should be ready to view in a minute or 2.

Video of the disassembly of the plasma vortex nucleonic reactor for testing and recycling.

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posted on Dec, 20 2019 @ 04:52 AM
I am going to test the samples from the anode and cathode to get a particle count today. The background here is measuring 7 DPM. I am expecting it to be above that over a half-hour time base measurement due to the presence of potassium-40 in the sample. I will send this material to a lab for better testing assuming I find an indication in the samples.

Video of the test.:

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posted on Dec, 20 2019 @ 04:52 PM
As expected the reactor cathode was pretty hot with residual potassium 40 isotope. If measured 10DPM on a 30-minute time-base. It is nearly 50% above the background. That is pretty active.

I decided to pull the entire cathode out and measure it directly in the particle counter. It weighed just shy of 2 grams. Most of that weight is the silver cathode. I expect the isotope is only about .35 grams in weight. I spoke to my friend Tom at SCU. He will arrange SEM testing to get a full analysis for me.

posted on Dec, 21 2019 @ 03:52 AM
Machinable ceramic sheet for plasma vortex fusion ion drive engines

I have obtained some machinable ceramic for the plasma vortex fusion ion drive builds.

posted on Dec, 22 2019 @ 08:48 AM
The Cathode from the prototype plasma vortex fusion devise tested by the particle counter shows activity about 50% above background. This indicates the presence of K-40 isotope in this sample which was run on a 30-minute time-base.

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