Nuclear and Atomic Physics

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[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