Murray: Wall: Dash: critiques of Ohmori-Mizuno Au transmutation June 1998 
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 Murray: Wall: Dash: critiques of Ohmori-Mizuno Au transmutation June 1998

Jan 7 2000  Hello all,  I am reposting these critiques, since John Dash
is claiming complex microstructures and tran{*filter*}ation products on Ti
cathodes from electrolysis in acidified heavy water.  Since Au has an
molar density of 197 gm/mole, which is 4 times that of Ti, 48 gm/mole,
then for the same loading of H in the Ti, the burning of an O2
micro-bubble against the metal, forming steam, will soften and foam
about 4 times the volume of metal as in the case of Au.  My reports
contain proposed experimental tests for this process of
electrochemical formation of complex corrosion structures.  In addition,
I give detailed analysis that simple impurities are the source of the
"tran{*filter*}ation" products.  This may help in avoiding these known
sources of error in Dash's work.  Rich Murray
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Jan 5 2000  from Ed Wall:

In addition to Claytor's work, which I have not seen first-hand, I did
recently visit John Dash, a physics professor at Portland State
University (materials science) who has been experimenting in cold fusion
using titanium in acidic electrolyte (heavy water).  They recently got a
Calvet calorimeter, which they have running at an accuracy of
+/- 0.022W, from the data I saw, which they did not want published yet.
The excess heat with the cell running while I was there was 0.2W.
Calibrations were performed with the manufacturer (Thermonetics, Inc.)
provided resistance heater, a resistor immersed in a beaker in a
configuration like the test cell, and a platinum/platinum in acidified
light water cell.  All of these calibration methods come remarkably
close to each other.  I did witness redundant voltage and current
measurement of the constant current power into the cell, recorded with
high precision by their Keithley 2000-20 data acquisition system.

If I were Randi, I would have seen nothing but chicanery in falsely
calibrated resistors, hidden power sources that I did not need to bother
finding, and calibrations constants that only appear constant.  What I
saw was some fine equipment being run by some dedicated people that was
showing consistently positive results.  NERL staff was impressed enough
to go ahead with starting work on replication of the same experiment.
Dr. Dash and his student, Jon Warner, agreed to help us.

Cold fusion is far too important to risk false negatives in the process
of rejecting false positives.  That, by itself, should make skeptics
very, very careful.  That is not what I see in Gary Taubes or Richard
Blue or Richard Murray.

Quote:
>      Go for it Ed (and Ed)!

Thanks, Kirk.

Edward Wall
New Energy Research Laboratory
Cold Fusion Technology, P.O. Box 2816, Concord, NH 03302-2816
(603) 226-4822  fax (603) 224-5975

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Dr. John Dash  Professor Emeritus of Physics
Office Phone:(503) 725 - 4222

The recent discovery of superconductivity at temperatures up to 125 K
has led to unprecedented worldwide research efforts to understand
mechanisms and properties so that these materials can be utilized
advantageously for energy conservation in applications such as
electrical energy transmission and storage, transportation, and
electronics. One family of these materials, containing Bi, Sr, Ca, Cu,
and O, is very sensitive to the temperature of heating and the rate of
cooling during processing. A wide range of properties is possible,
depending on these parameters. This sensitivity to heating temperature
and cooling rate suggested an investigation in the PSU ballistic
compressor to determine the effects of rapid heating and cooling on the
properties of these materials.

The PSU ballistic compressor is capable of producing gases at
temperatures as high as 6000 K and pressures as high as 2000 atmospheres
for about half a millisecond. The subsequent cooling rate of the hot,
dense gases can be as high as 105 oC per second.

Measurements made on superconductor samples before and after exposure to
hot, dense argon in the ballistic compressor have shown that this
treatment increases the superconducting temperature and reduces the
temperature range over which the transition to superconductivity occurs.
Currently, x-ray diffraction, x-ray fluorescence, and electron
microscopy studies are underway to determine the changes in structure
and composition which caused these improvements in properties.

In March 1989, Pons and Fleischmann claimed that they were able to
produce nuclear fusion by electrolysis of heavy water with a palladium
cathode. Their main evidence for this claim was the production of excess
heat which could not be explained by any known chemical process. In May
1989, the American Physical Society after examining evidence from major
laboratories, concluded that no excess heat is produced in the Pons and
Fleischmann experiment. However, in 1994, after careful evaluation of
the 1989 data used for the Physical Society conclusions, it was
discovered that serious errors were made. These error invalidated the
conclusions reached by the American Physical Society in 1989. [see J.
Phys. Chem , 1994, 98: 1948-1952. ]

Our own research on the Pons and Fleischmann experiment has been
fruitful. For example, surface crater were observed on the palladium
cathode after a 12 minute experiment. During longer experiments, excess
heat, localized melting, and localized concentrations of unexpected
elements were observed.

Our studies are continuing. We currently are studying glow discharge,
in which others have reported excess heat and evidence of nuclear ash.

Enhancement of To of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O Superconductor by Rapid Heating and
Cooling in a Ballistic Compressor, Q. Duan, J. Dash, M. Takeo, and J.
Huang, J. Appl. Physics, 69, 4897 (15 April 1991)

Surface Morphology and Microcomposition of Palladium Cathodes After
Electrolysis in Acidified Light and Heavy Water: Correlation with Excess
Heat. Dash, J., Noble, G., and Diman, D. Trans Fusion Tech., 26:299
(1994)

Surface Topography of a Palladium Cathode after Electrolysis in Heavy
Water. Silver, D. S., Dash, J., and Keefe, P. S. Fusion Tech., 24:423
(1993)

Electrolytic Codeposition of Metals and Nonmetallic Particles, J. Dash,
U.S. Patent No. 4,666,568, May 19, 1987.

Low Temperature Nuclear Fusion, J. Dash and P. S. Keefe, U.S. Patent
Application.
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June 9, 1998

Hello All,   I will apply pertinent comments from Forsley's "Analyzing
Nuclear Ash" and Little's "Search for Evidence of Nuclear
Tran{*filter*}ations" to "Tran{*filter*}ation In a Gold-Light Water Electrolysis
System," Ohmori, Mizuno, Nodasaka, Enyo, Fusion Technology, 33, (May,
1998, received at LANL Library June 2) 367-382, received by FT March 31,
1997. Yoshinobu Nodasaka is from the School of Dentistry, not "Density".
I will call Ohmori's 1998 paper, for brevity, "Electrolysis". I can
snail mail this report, if anyone wants to critique it and post the
critique. Sadly, nine photos are black.  All these reports were
presented at ICCF-7 in April.


Many details are available in Ohmori, Mizuno, Enyo, "Isotopic
Distributions of Heavy Metal Elements Produced During the Light Water
Electrolysis on Gold Electrodes," J. New Energy, 1 (3), (Fall, 1996),
90-105, which I will term, "Isotopic", as well as T Ohmori, M Enyo, T
Mizuno, Y Nodasaka, and H Minagawa, "Tran{*filter*}ation in the Electrolysis
of Light Water-- Excess Energy and Iron Production in a Gold Electrode,"
Fusion Technology, 31, (March, 1997), 210-218, and their earlier report,
T Ohmori and M Enyo, "Excess Heat Evolution During Electrolysis of H2O
With Nickel, Gold, Silver, and Tin Cathodes," Fusion Technology, 24
(Nov., 1993), p. 293-295.  I will call these "Tran{*filter*}ation" and
"Excess".

I am also reposting my October 19, 1997 critique of Ohmori's March, 1997
report of Au tran{*filter*}ation, since my plaints are all relevant to the new
report: No chemical analysis is used to confirm the results.  No mass
balances are attempted.  No account is taken of contaminants from the
silica cell itself.  The calorimetry is not described in sufficient
detail.  SIMS and ICP/MS are very susceptible to interferences; for
instance, in 1994 Bush and Eagleton published SIMS data for an unused Ni
cathode that shows a substantial apparent Fe-57 anomaly, not noticed by
them.

All four Ohmori reports, from 1993 to 1998, describe essentially the
same type of experiments, except in "Excess" in 1993, submitted Nov. 13,
1992, the Au, 99.95 % pure,  is .2 mm thick, and with dimensions 2X10
cm, area 20 cm2.  Excess heat was claimed with Ni, Au, Ag, and Sb: I
know of no other teams that claim excess heat with Au, Ag, or Sb, and
the many claims about Ni are not substantiated in recent reports.

In the more recent work, the Au is described in "Electrolysis" in 1998
as: "2.5 to 5.0 cm2 apparent area [But, Table I lists two cathodes of
area 2 cm2.]; 0.1 mm thick; 99.99 % pure; Ag: 21 ppm; Pd: 3 ppm; Cu: 1
ppm; Fe, Rh, Pt, Si: <1 ppm; Hg and Os: not detected)[But
"Tran{*filter*}ation" in 1997 states that "Fe < 16 ppm".]...The counter
electrode was a 1 X 7 cm, 80-mesh platinum net (99.98 % pure; Rh: 18
ppm; Pd, Cr, Si: 2 ppm; Cu, Fe, B, Ca: <1 ppm; Hg and Os not detected.)
Nowhere are the electrode masses given, but at least we can estimate
that in the three recent reports, the Au volume was .00025 and .0005
cm3, and so, since Au has specific gravity 19.3, we have masses of 4.825
and 9.65 mg.  At 99.99 % purity, then .01 % is impurities, 100 ppm,
giving in round numbers 500 and 1000 microgram impurities in the Au.
How much might these be redistributed into concentrated spots on the 100
micron thick Au and as the 100 to 1000 microgram precipitates,
considering the days and ...

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Tue, 25 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Murray: Wall: Dash: critiques of Ohmori-Mizuno Au transmutation June 1998

Quote:

> Jan 7 2000  Hello all,  I am reposting these critiques, since John Dash
> is claiming complex microstructures and tran{*filter*}ation products on Ti
> cathodes from electrolysis in acidified heavy water.  Since Au has an
> molar density of 197 gm/mole, which is 4 times that of Ti, 48 gm/mole,
> then for the same loading of H in the Ti, the burning of an O2
> micro-bubble against the metal, forming steam, will soften and foam
> about 4 times the volume of metal as in the case of Au.

[snip]

Not only is the huckster an idiot, the critic is an untutored imbecile
as well.  In the words of Darth Vader, "Impressive."

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Wed, 26 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Murray: Wall: Dash: critiques of Ohmori-Mizuno Au transmutation June 1998


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> Not only is the huckster an idiot, the critic is an untutored imbecile
> as well.  In the words of Darth Vader, "Impressive."

> --
> Uncle Al
>  (Toxic URLs! Unsafe for children and most mammals)
> "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"  The Net!

It is a pity that people can behave like this in a newsgroup.
I hope Uncle Al will be stopped by some one.

Svein Utne



Wed, 26 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Murray: Wall: Dash: critiques of Ohmori-Mizuno Au transmutation June 1998


Quote:

> Not only is the huckster an idiot, the critic is an untutored imbecile
> as well.  In the words of Darth Vader, "Impressive."

> --
> Uncle Al
>  (Toxic URLs! Unsafe for children and most mammals)
> "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"  The Net!

It is a pity that people can behave like this in a newsgroup.
I hope Uncle Al will be stopped by some one.

Svein Utne



Wed, 26 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Murray: Wall: Dash: critiques of Ohmori-Mizuno Au transmutation June 1998

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>Jan 7 2000  Hello all,  I am reposting these critiques, ...

 You could have set followups to sci.physics.fusion where their
 discussion is on-topic.  Note followups, and would others please
 do likewise?

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Fri, 28 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Murray: Wall: Dash: critiques of Ohmori-Mizuno Au transmutation June 1998

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>> Not only is the huckster an idiot, the critic is an untutored imbecile
>> as well.  In the words of Darth Vader, "Impressive."

>> --
>> Uncle Al
>>  (Toxic URLs! Unsafe for children and most mammals)
>> "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"  The Net!

>It is a pity that people can behave like this in a newsgroup.
>I hope Uncle Al will be stopped by some one.

if uncle al, and others, did not point out the nonsense that gets
posted here then people actualy seeking knowledge would risk being
hoodwinked.  given the increadible garbage that often appears,
al's acerbic tone is not always uncalled for.

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Fri, 28 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 
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