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Title: Comment on ''Thermal Behavior of Polarized Pd/D Electrodes Prepared by Co-Deposition''

Comment on ''Thermal Behavior of Polarized Pd/D Electrodes Prepared by Co-Deposition'' This paper presents the basics of this model, including what physical conditions could produce a calibration constant shift and what might cause those conditions to arise. The new evidences are discussed and it is shown that the possibility of at-the-electrode recombination cannot be eliminated, in fact prior photographic evidence is shown to be reasonable evidence of this phenomenon. Thus in the absence of definitive data, the conclusion that apparent excess heat arises from a nuclear cause is premature. If the apparent excess heat signal is not representative of a true heat source, but is instead an equipment/method malfunction, integrating the signal is of no value. This paper proposes that is the situation, and will therefore focus on examining the phenomenon of apparent excess enthalpy (sometimes called excess heat). Not addressed will be the myriad of other purported evidences of nuclear reactions. The apparent excess heat claims form the largest block of claims for a nuclear FPHE cause, and the correlation of apparent excess heat with apparent nuclear ash detection is often cited as evidence of the nuclear nature of the FPHE. But confidence in the validity of the apparent excess heat signal is of critical importance in validating a nuclear more » explanation. If the heat signal is erroneous, any correlation to nuclear ash production must also be erroneous, and the nuclear ash measurements likely spurious. This is a critical realization. « less
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OSTI Identifier:829839
Report Number(s):WSRC-MS-2004-00528
Journal ID: ISSN 0040-6031; THACAS; TRN: US0404506
DOE Contract Number:AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:Journal Article
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Resource Relation:Journal Name: Thermochimica Acta; Other Information: PBD: 14 Jul 2004
Research Org:Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org:US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CALIBRATION; DETECTION; ELECTRODES; ENTHALPY; HEAT SOURCES; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; PRODUCTION; RECOMBINATION PALLADIUM; HYDROGEN; CALORIMETRY