birchoff wrote:JoeP wrote:My guess is that any excess energy (if there is any) is the metals simply heating up due to the shorts and then burning up in the atmosphere. Very energetic for sure...all basic chemistry.
While the heating of the metal particles are contributing to the excess energy, burning isn't. during the demo on July 21, 2014 he one or two demos where the reaction chamber was filled with argon. Now the chamber that the ignition was being shown in didn't look as if it was hermetically sealed but I am willing to give him a pass on this since I don't have any money ridding on him being right and it looked like they were continuously running argon through the chamber before the test for a considerable amount of time.
By the way, my skeptic meter is pegged on Mills even more than Rossi. The hot ecat test was far more "transparent." Just shows the low bar Mills is not attempting to get over. Anyway...
Filling the chamber with argon is pretty good to eliminate the burning with atmosphere.
But -- enough juice into those rollers and the metal is going to vaporize and burst in a similar light show anyway. So I agree this is kinda of meaningless without some actual numbers claims to look over. And I agree with all that say this is easy to cheat with. Hell, an oxidizer could be a component of the fuel too, so the argon bit could be just a shell game.
Doesn't impress at all. Oh well.