The neutron “hopping” modality is indeed one way that gain could happen.
In fact you are probably referring to Hagelstein’s 1993 paper where he
introduces this concept wrt palladium.
I do not think he was envisioning iron as the active metal at that time.
Perhaps he will be reminded of this possibility.
I like it but it also demands that the 2.4 MeV gamma is attenuated via the
down-conversion aspect – so there are two miracles involved.
… or do you get both miracles for the price of one when you have up and down
conversion together <g> ???
In reply to JonesBeene's message:
57Fe+57Fe => 58Fe + 56Fe + 2.399 MeV
>Think about this: a process for converting sound into x-rays but not involving
>hydrogen or sonoluminescence
>The conference papers from ICCM/20-Sendai includes an important but overlooked
>Developing PhononNuclear Coupling Experiments with Vibrating Plates and
>Florian Metzler, Peter Hagelstein and Siyuan Lu