Are oxide interfaces necessary in Fleischmann-Pons-type experiments?

D.D. Dominguez, D.A. Kidwell, D.L. Knies, K.S. Grabowski, G.K. Hubler, J.H. He, V. Violante

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Abstract

The generation of excess power in a palladium deutende electrochemical system is often difficult and time consuming. Long incubation times, on the order of weeks or months, are necessary presumably for the basic electrolyte to dissolve and redeposit essential impurities onto the cathode surface. To accelerate this process, we added chemical additives to the electrolyte once the palladium was loaded with deuterium. Chemicals that produce oxide interfaces on the palladium surface seemed to occasionally produce apparent excess power. A single Pd90Rh10cathode generated a total apparent excess energy on the order of 10 kJ after a series of additions in an experiment that only took one week. The results are encouraging and may lead to an understanding of what triggers excess power production in Fleischmann-Pons-type experiments. A hypothetical model describing the possible role of oxide interfaces is described. © 2012 ISCMNS.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science 2011 - , India
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science 2011
CountryIndia
Period1/1/11 → …

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Dominguez, D. D., Kidwell, D. A., Knies, D. L., Grabowski, K. S., Hubler, G. K., He, J. H., & Violante, V. (2011). Are oxide interfaces necessary in Fleischmann-Pons-type experiments?. Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science 2011, India.