Isoperibolic calorimetry on modified Fleischmann-Pons cells

ArticleinJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 411(1):9-18 · August 1996with18 Reads
Impact Factor: 2.87 · DOI: 10.1016/0022-0728(96)04588-3


    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.