In reply to JonesBeene's message of Fri, 27 Oct 2017 15:09:37 -0700:
>The neutron hopping modality is indeed one way that gain could happen.
>In fact you are probably referring to Hagelsteins 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.
I'm not sure there would be a gamma. The energy may appear as kinetic energy of
the two new nuclei, where they "push off" against one another, moving in
opposite directions. Because they are massive, there would also be virtually no
Robin van Spaandonk