I thought I’d forward a discussion with someone about Muon catalysed fusion.

 

Idea is that moderated cosmic ray muons (some 10,000/m^2/minute) might last 
longer in a lattice (the free electron gas would prevent decay, much like a 
neutron in a nucleus doesn’t decay because of the protons Pauli excluding the 
decay – it can’t decay because the states it wants to decay to are already 
filled). Also prevent muon capture by alpha particles (product of fusion). Stem 
these two processes – muon decay and capture and it might work.

 

Might it be possible to capture the cosmic muons, subject them to a magnetic 
field, whereupon they go around in circles bremstrahalunging a bit until they 
are slow enough to initiate CF in a LiD lattice (or maybe LI metal infused with 
deuterium rather than an ionic LiD lattice). The person I am corresponding with 
notes that heavy metal lattices preferentially capture muons, so I suggested a 
light metal lattice. I also suggested a magnetic field (+ve go one way, -ve 
another) or UV to break up muon capture by alpha particles. Compression may 
help fusion too – put the material in a diamond anvil.

 

If anyone is up for this, let me know.

 

From: Remi Cornwall [mailto:remic...@gmail.com] 
Sent: 12 July 2017 12:29
To: 
Subject: RE: [Vo]:Question about Muon catalysed fusion

 

Moderate them? If you capture them, subject them to a magnetic field, they will 
go in circles until their energy is such that it might allow reactions.

 

From: 
Sent: 12 July 2017 00:12
To: remic...@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Vo]:Question about Muon catalysed fusion

 

Cosmic muons are so energetic that they will never see the LiD lattice. These 
cosmic ultra fast muons will lose all that cosmic energy when they are two 
miles underground.

 

On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 7:04 PM, Remi Cornwall wrote:

I see, then what about a lattice of LiD ? Incidentally, not talking about 
generating muons but using what is present from cosmic radiation at sea level.

From: 
Sent: 11 July 2017 23:55
To: remic...@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Vo]:Question about Muon catalysed fusion

Muon Physics  

http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/389/muon/muonphysics.pdf

Total nucler caputure rates for negitive muons.

http://lartpc-docdb.fnal.gov/0002/000248/002/Suzuki_etal.pdf

The muon capture rate goes up as the atom's nuclear size goes up. uranium has a 
capture rate 1,000,000 times greater than hydrogen.

B) If the lattice is then either warm enough or bombarded with UV, magnetic
field (Hall effect) might this stop the muon capture?

light elements stop the capture of muons.

Most muon capture happens away from where the muon was created, possibly 
kilometers away. The amount of secondary muon catalyzed fusion that occurs in 
LENR is miniscule  local to the lattice that produced the muon.

The amount of muons that escape the lattice is very large unless the lattice is 
surrounded by a foot or two of lead.

 

On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 6:27 PM, Remi Cornwall <remic...@gmail.com> wrote:

Dear Vo,

Sorry if this is off topic but I have a question about Muon catalysed
fusion.

If I understand correctly, basically two factors come into play a) Muon
decay and b) Muon capture by alpha particles from the fusion process. So I
thought this:-

A) A neutron on its own decays after about 15 minutes 1/2 life to a proton
and an electron (and electron neutrino and perhaps gamma). In the nucleus it
doesn't decay by the Pauli exclusion principle, which stops it dropping into
a non-empty proton state (it's surrounded by protons). So, might it be
possible to stop a muon decaying in a lattice somewhat because there is a
free electron gas?

B) If the lattice is then either warm enough or bombarded with UV, magnetic
field (Hall effect) might this stop the muon capture?

My two cents. Who can expand on this?

Regards,
Remi.

 

 

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