Thanks very much Eric for the pointers to the other papers and for the link to
your interesting paper too.
I have a lot to catch up with it seems.
I was wondering if the transmutations and isotopic evolutions could turn out to
require certain states such as excitation or parity spin states or some more
subtle conditions that might help inform about a higher level external process
or environment . Rather than first looking at external processes and seeing how
they affect the nucleus.
But I have a lot to read to catch up with most of you here who have been doing
this for years and probably have already considered this approach.
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On 16 Sep 2016, at 15:11, Eric Walker
On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 5:25 AM, Stephen Cooke
This [using Norman Cook's theory as a guide] would be a bottom up approach from
first principles which might the match well with one or more of the more usual
top down theories ideas.
This sounds like a top-down approach, starting from some assumptions about
what's going on and then interpreting the data. What I was thinking of was a
bottom-up approach, where one keeps theory out of the picture as much and just
catalogues what's been found. Ed Storm's "Science of Low Energy Nuclear
Reaction" gives a good high-level overview, but it doesn't go into sufficient
detail. After reading that book, it's probably good to start looking at actual
experimental papers. There are several authors that have repeatedly reported
them over the years, including but not limited to these ones:
Reading their papers is a good start. Although transmutations are all over the
map, there are a handful of possible patterns that could be followed up on
more. Here is a speculative attempt I made not at systematizing the data but
at guessing at what's going on: http://vixra.org/pdf/1512.0278v2.pdf. Because
it was speculative, one shouldn't draw any conclusions from it. Also, there's
a section on Rossi that is unfortunately probably incorrect and should be
What I would have loved when I was writing that paper was a reliable
systematization of the transmutation research, which goes into great detail on
what's been reported without introducing theoretical considerations.