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Isoperibolic calorimetry on modified fleischmann-pons cells

Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitá di Milano INFN, Sezione di Milano, Milan 20133, Italy
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry (Impact Factor: 2.87). 08/1996; 411(1):9-18. DOI: 10.1016/0022-0728(96)04588-3

ABSTRACT We present a set of calorimetric data obtained with Fleischmann-Pons type cells, working in a novel electrostatic configuration aimed at achieving high deuterium loading. The analysis of such data, which includes an eight day run with a “blank” cell (Pt cathode), shows that: (a) the heat dissipation of the cells depends strongly on the physical processes occurring at the cathode; (b) the continuing calibration with periodic heat pulses yields accurate estimates of the excess enthalpies generated in the cells; (c) very high excess power densities are observed in the cells electrolyzing D2O with Pd cathodes.

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