Hi Robin,

On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 12:34 AM, <mix...@bigpond.com> wrote:

In reply to  Eric Walker's message of Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:10:22 -0500:
> Hi Eric,
> While the concept is interesting, consider that it won't deliver excess
> energy
> unless the original isotope is already radioactive. If it is, then you may
> have
> a way of shortening the half life. How are you contemplating going about
> it?
> (Plenty of radioactive substances around that many people would be only to
> happy
> to pay you to take away. ;)

The hope was that if the idea had merit in the case of heavy nuclei that
decay by spontaneous fission, it might also be applicable to heavy nuclei
that are normally stable.  One thought about how to trigger the process: a
strong magnetic field will shift the electron orbitals in a preferred
direction; perhaps this will in turn set up a gradient of electron density
along the preferred direction.


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