I think you are right about factors out side the nucleus being of great
I was wondering if the data from these transmutations and isotopic shifts could
tell us something independent of any theory about the nucleus. For example if
the observed data requires particular states to form and if this could tell us
something about the environment or processes external to the nucleus itself.
I guess much of this has already been considered by many.l though. So probably
I should read a bit more too ;)
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On 16 Sep 2016, at 17:12, Bob Higgins
Actually what you describe has already happened. Norman Cook himself is
weighing in on a theory of LENR. However, I don't think it is that simple.
Dr. Cook is well versed at what happens inside the nucleus, but the LENR
phenomenon is bigger than that - it needs a condensed matter physicist also
versed in nuclear physics. Now the field narrows. Even then, there is
probably the need for introduction of new physical phenomena that are not
recognized or understood today - perhaps the ignored negative solutions to
Dirac's equation that were swept under the rug by Feynman.
Looking simply at the nuclear physics end alone is like saying that LENR is
related to hot fusion, wherein only the two fusing nuclei are the domain of the
problem because they are isolated when they react.
That is why LENR is reported in the Journal of "Condensed Matter Nuclear
Science" - a science that embodies nuclear science and also condensed matter
On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 4:25 AM, Stephen Cooke
Actually it would be interesting to give this data to an expert on nuclear
physics who has no bias one way or other about LENR and see what he comes up
with as an explanation.