I would rewrite your statement to read " The *undistorted* molecular
orbitals of h2 and h liquid/solid *can*not support metallic

Nevertheless, if you look at the change and spread in atomic and molecular
orbital parameters as a function of lattice spacing (e.g., in Kittel's
"Solid State Physics, at least in the earlier editions), you can see the
basis for my modification to your statement. Recognition of the fact of
orbital modification in a generic lattice certainly opens the way to seek
specific changes in specific environments.

Molecular orbitals could be considered as metallic extensions of atomic
orbitals. Combining multiple H atoms or H2 molecules in a common potential
well should certainly provide the opportunity to form multi-atom H
molecules, which would be metallic in nature.

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On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 2:46 PM, Brian Ahern <> wrote:

> The molecular orbitals of h2 and h liquid/solid do not support metallic
> characteristics.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Feb 24, 2018, at 10:27 AM, Edmund Storms <> wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> Finally we are describing the same process although in slightly different
> ways.  We agree, a linear structure is required that, thanks to a unique
> resonance process, can gradually dissipate the fusion energy.  Your are in
> a better position than I am to describe the quantum characteristics of this
> process.
> This basic idea does not come from any theory but only from how the
> process is observed to behave.  The behavior requires a process that can
> gradually release the mass-energy in order to avoid the energetic radiation
> normally produced by all other nuclear reactions. As I have proposed, this
> reaction can be best described as slow fusion in contrast to fast fusion
> normally observed. The challenge is to find a mechanism that allows slow
> release to take place.
> Although the release of mass-energy is called slow, the fusion process
> would be fast by chemical standards and independent of temperature.
> Therefore, the observed amount of power production would require a slow
> process that is influenced by temperature, as is known to be the case. I
> suggest the rate of power production is determined by how fast D can
> diffuse to the sites where fusion can take place. Once D reaches the site,
> fusion starts immediately but with release of mass-energy that is much
> faster than any chemical or diffusion process. In other words, the fusion
> process is controlled by several independent processes having their own
> rates.  This adds complexity that no theory has yet acknowledged.
> I  look forwarded to exploring these ideas with you.
> Ed
> On Feb 24, 2018, at 4:13 AM, Andrew Meulenberg wrote:
> If we define metals as materials with electrons that are bound to a
> lattice, but not to an individual atoms, then there is another (proposed)
> option for producing metallic H (at least on the sub-lattice level). K.P.
> Sinha, Ed Storms, and I have all proposed linear defects as a potential
> source for LENR.
> A. Meulenberg, “Pictorial description for LENR in linear defects of a
> lattice,” ICCF-18, 18th Int. Conf. on Cond. Matter Nuclear Science,
> Columbia, Missouri, 25/07/2013, J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. 15 (2015),
> 117-124
> If H atoms are inserted into linear defects of a lattice, the 'random'
> motion of the H2 molecular electrons is constrained. This lateral
> constraint of the electron motion means that, instead of massive pressures
> needed to bring H nuclei close enough together to lower the barrier between
> atoms, the progressive alignment and increasing overlap of the linearized
> electrons will do the same thing at room temperature. Progressive loading
> of H into the lattice defect, may produce a phase change in the H
> sub-lattice, if conditions are right. The proposed conditions are that the
> lattice structure of the linear defect, while strong enough to compress the
> lateral motion of the H electrons, does not strongly impose the lattice
> spacing onto the sub-lattice. The ability of the sub-lattice to
> alter/reduce its periodic structure means that at some point in the loading
> process the aligned-H2 molecular structure changes to that of H(n) and thus
> the local electrons are now bound to the larger molecule, not just to the
> pairs.
> If this alignment happens, and if the sub-lattice spacing can shrink, then
> a feedback mechanism of the electron-reduced Coulomb barrier between
> protons becomes dominant and cold fusion is initiated. A question of the
> process is the nature of the Pauli exclusion principle in this formation of
> H(n). Spin pairing,  both between the individual electrons and between
> pairs, changes the fermi repulsion to bosonic attraction of electron pairs.
> It is likely that the pairing is spatially (and temporally?) periodic and
> this periodicity will introduce resonances between the lattice (fixed) and
> sub-lattice (variable) spacing. These resonances, which depend on lattice,
> nature of defect, temperature, and loading, could be the critical feature
> of amplitude in variations of H(n) nuclear spacing and of rates of cold
> fusion.
> Andrew M.
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