In reply to's message of Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:42:00

1) Maybe get the electrons to help instead of considering them a hindrance, as
Eric suggested?
2) If that isn't workable, then create a high temperature plasma, where some of
the electrons are stripped off making the job easier?

>IMHO strong magnetic fields varying at a given resonant   frequency  (like in 
>a laser or gaser) have a good chance of causing a metastable isomer that  
>fissions—gives up potential energy to kinetic energy of two or more new 
>particles which may be unstable themselves.
>This method of radioactive waste management is one of 7 or8 options listed in 
>the DOE’s EIS for high level waste management at Hanford, issued in the late 
>1970’s.  It was considered impractical since there was no open (not dark) 
>laser/gaser technology available to produce the resonant magnetic/electric 
>fields of sufficient intensity to penetrate the atomic electronic structure.
>Bob Cook
>From: Eric Walker<>
>Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 6:35 AM
>Subject: Re: [Vo]:Fission of heavy nuclei under assymetric electron screening?
>Hi Robin,
>On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 12:34 AM, 
><<>> 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 
>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.

Robin van Spaandonk

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