Nuclear and Atomic Physics

1512 Submissions

[4] viXra:1512.0330 [pdf] replaced on 2016-12-19 10:23:56

A New Neutron Model

Authors: Kunwar Jagdish Narain
Comments: 16 Pages. 1 Figure

As we know, in nature, nothing occurs unnecessarily, e.g., our hearts beat persistently without having any source of infinite energy, not unnecessarily; there is an important purpose as to why they beat persistently, and they have special structure, unlike simple balloons of blood, that keeps them beating persistently and provides all the properties our hearts possess. And therefore, as neutrons possess persistent spin motion without having any source of infinite energy and several properties; there should positively be some important purpose as to why they possess persistent spin motion, and they should have special structure, unlike simple balloons of zero net charge, that keeps them spinning persistently and provides all the properties they possess. Presently, that special structure of neutrons has been determined. It enables to give very clear and complete explanation of all the properties the neutrons possess, e.g.: 1. Persistent spin motion; 2. Magnetic moment; 3. Electric dipole moment; 4. High penetrating power; 5. Distinguishable low and high energy ranges; 6. Why and how neutron has both unstable (in its free state) and stable (in nuclei) states; 7. How and what situation is created in nuclei such that the neutron becomes stable; 8. Why and how neutron decays after about 15 minutes, while the rest of all the unstable elementary particles decay within fraction of a second; 9. How, during beta decay, the beta particles, which are electrons are emitted from the nuclei while it is believed that electrons do not reside inside the nuclei; 10. Why and how beta particles, emitted from radioactive sources, have continuous energy spectrum.
Category: Nuclear and Atomic Physics

[3] viXra:1512.0278 [pdf] replaced on 2015-12-29 23:58:38

A Qualitative Analysis of Isotopic Changes Reported in LENR Experiments

Authors: Eric Walker
Comments: 17 Pages. Addition of earlier references and copy-editing for clarity

A few patterns are identified in the isotopic changes seen in LENR experiments. These patterns are shown to be consistent with the parallel operation of several related processes: α decay, α capture, fragmentation of heavier nuclides following upon α capture, and β decay/electron capture. The results of several researchers working in the field are examined in the light of these processes. The analysis developed here is then applied to the 2014 report by Levi et al. on the test of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat in Lugano, Switzerland, whose fuel and ash assays are found to be broadly consistent with the isotope studies. The different processes are seen, then, to operate in systems making use of palladium, nickel, electrolysis, gas diffusion and glow discharge. A suggestion is made as to what might be inducing these decays and capture and fragmentation reactions.
Category: Nuclear and Atomic Physics

[2] viXra:1512.0266 [pdf] submitted on 2015-12-08 10:02:19

Was an Alpha Emitter Present in the Fuel in the March 2014 Test of the e-Cat?

Authors: Eric Walker
Comments: 4 Pages.

Three figures in an appendix to the report by Levi et al. show spectra with mass peaks for ions with masses at m ≥ 100. Although some of the ions were no doubt cluster ions, heavier elements might also have been present. We examine two of the figures for possible elements and derive approximate upper bounds on the counts relative to the other peaks in the figures. Ranges of mass peaks are consistent with small amounts of samarium, rhenium, hafnium and other elements. Many of the elements are either α or β emitters.
Category: Nuclear and Atomic Physics

[1] viXra:1512.0023 [pdf] submitted on 2015-12-03 04:05:47

Nuclear Fission by means of Terahertz Sonic Waves

Authors: Fran De Aquino
Comments: 3 Pages.

It is shown here that when terahertz sonic waves strike on an atomic nucleus they can produce the fission of the nucleus. This fact can be now checked in practice since recently it was developed an acoustic device called a SASER that is the first to emit sonic waves in the terahertz range.
Category: Nuclear and Atomic Physics