CFR v4.0 - Radiations measurements
created on May 8, 2003 - JLN Labs - Last update June 18, 2003
Toutes les informations et schémas sont publiés gratuitement ( freeware ) et sont destinés ŕ un usage personnel et non commercial
All informations and diagrams are published freely (freeware) and are intended for a private use and a non commercial use.

The purpose of this test is to check if some anomalous ( a, b ,g ) radiations can be detected near the Cold Fusion Reactor ( CFR ) v4.0. For the measurement, I have used a Geiger counter, the Gamma-Scout® handled radiation detector.The Gamma-Scout® reliably measures alpha, beta, gamma and x-radiation, it is the latest development in handheld Geiger counters, designed specifically for homeland security.

Gamma-Scout : Technical Data
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Radiation Type Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and X-radiation
Detector  Halogen filled Geiger - Müller detector (LND712) with mica end-window
End window density 1.5 - 2 mg/cm
Stainless-steel housing (.012" wall thickness)
Measuring length 38.1 mm, measuring dia. 9.1 mm
Zero rate <10 pulses per min w/ 3 mm Al and 50 mm Pb screening 
Operating Range 0.05 µSv/h - 80.00 µSv/h, 0-50,000 cpm (digital)
0.05 µSv/h - 10.00 mSv/hr (analog)
1000 cpm/mR/hr or 108 pulses referenced to Cobalt-60 radiation of 1 µSv/h ambient
Alpha -  from 4.0 MeV
Beta -  from 0.2 MeV
Gamma - from 0.02 MeV
Display Liquid crystal display (LCD), 4-digit numeric with Operating-mode indicators Logarithmic bar chart.
The Gamma Scout
® Geiger Counter with 9-Button multi-function Keypad offers numerous options for data display, output and collection.
Power  Embedded V-Max Lithium Battery, 10 years operating life at average 20° C 
Operating temp -40 to +75° C
Output RS-232 Serial Port (DB9) - Recorded datas can be uploaded to a PC computer
Memory  2 Kilobyte 
Housing  Impact-resistant Novadur® 
RF Shielding  US standard FCC-15
Dimensions  L 6.5" (165 mm), W 2.8" (72 mm), H 1.2" (30 mm)
Weight 6 ounces (130 grams)

1 - Experimental test setup :

The Gamma-Scout® handled radiation detector has been placed just in front of the CFR v4.0 and a digital clock allows to record the time Vs the logged datas. The detector has been tuned so as to detect all the radiation spectrum ( Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and X-radiation ).

The CFR v4.0 is powered with a DC voltage through a bridge rectifier connected through a variable transformer ( Variac ) to the 220V AC power grid line. The voltage input has been measured with a digital oscilloscope Fluke 123 with a Shielded Test Lead STL 120 ( 1:1, 1 Mohms/225 pF ). The current input has been measured with a current clamp CIE Model CA-60A ( Accuracy DC Amps ±1.5%, AC Amps±2% (40Hz-2kHz), AC Amps±4%(2kHz-10kHz), AC Amps±6%(10kHz-20kHz) ). The Power Meter C1 X3 is connected at the input of the variac and to the Power grid. The temperature has been measured with a type "K" temp probe ( NiCrNi ) connected on a VC506 digital multimeter ( -20°C to +1200 °C with an accuracy of +/- 3% ). ( see the photo above ).

Test RUN : Test at 256V DC :

Electrolyte solution : 2000 mL of K2CO3 ( 0.2 M ),
ELECTRICAL INPUT : AVG POWER = 1345.8 Watts, Voltage : 256 Volts
RUNNING TIME = 177.6 sec

CFR OUTPUT : Start Temp = 75°C - Final Temp = 96°C
Evaporated water = 100 mL, Delta T = 21°C

CFR ENERGY OUTPUT = 401560 Joules
Pwr OUT = 2261 Watts - Power Gain = 915.3 Watts

COP = Output/Input = 1.68

TESTS RESULTS : The radiations have been recorded by the Gamma-Scout® during the test run ( between 09h43 to 09h46 ) and then uploaded to a PC computer. As you may observe in the recorded datas, no significant increase in radiations have been detected during the test run ( see the results below ).

Above :The pure Tungsten cathode is subject to the Hydrogen Embrittlement Cracking ( HEC ) effect.
The presence of atomic hydrogen in the tungsten at very high temperature produces a lot of longitudinal fractures in the cathode.
The cathode disintegrates as time the tests runs and a fine Tungsten powder settles in the bottom of the Dewar vessel ( see below ).

Cold Fusion Reactor : Full Experimental datas results

See also : CFR v4.0 Test with a Power Meter

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