Jones— I think that the 2-D characteristic of graphene is a key for generation of intense magnetic (B fields) to control resonances necessary for LENR to occur without energetic radiation. The magnetic field couples the nucleons’s magnetic moments to the atomic graphene structure of orbital electrons with their magnetic moments and their electrons intrinsic magnetic moments with l and J quantum numbers..
IMHO some folks, like those you identify at LLNL, are stuck in the dogma of hot fusion being practical in the future. It (hot fusion) is way too impractical considering future R&D, fast neutron production, related activation of apparatus with tough repair and safe handling, bad waste management issues, nasty decommission, no domestic opportunity as an energy source,---all entailing large costs and headaches compared to comparable LENR issues. Bob Cook From: JonesBeene<mailto:jone...@pacbell.net> Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 8:03 AM To: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [Vo]:What the heck is a Dirac electron? The blog/page below has a good explanation of the Dirac electron… for anyone in LENR who might like to put their own spin on things using excellent insight from another (seemingly unrelated) field. Problem is… that this information is coming from a different technological background (which is spintronics in graphene). Typically, there would seem to be no obvious connection to LENR but there is, or could be. http://www.spinograph.org/blog/what-heck-dirac-electron Spinograph.org is itself an interesting story but their focus is only graphene. “Graphene” has supplanted “nanotech” as the latest and greatest hot topic in science these days. Not to be left out, the unanswered question on the Dirac electron, from the perspective of LENR relates to “dense hydrogen” and the likelihood that the experiments and theory of Holmlid, Mills,. Lawandy, Meulenberg, Mayer, Dufour and other high quality theoreticians who have embraced the idea, is whether or not all of LENR is simply about dense hydrogen and almost nothing else… It may seem that way. Of course the so-called DDL conception of Meulenberg pops up immediately since it incorporates Dirac’s name… as was covered in prior thread here https://email@example.com/msg115809.html The conclusion of it all of these slightly variant concepts about dense hydrogen can in practice relate directly to graphene, which is the natural home of such electrons. This should tell Leif Holmlid and/or anyone who is using his technique to produce UDH (including the geniuses at LLNL who are trying to remain anoumymous) that the ideal “storage medium” of this species is graphene. The future of LENR my indeed merge with ICF as practiced at LLNL into a viable concept for superhot fusion. There is some irony here – that it required cold fusion to turn hot fusion into something useful.