Dunno. Perhaps there is a cross-section for muon absorption and it has a resonance – as you say.
Axil posted about chirality change speeding up decay… maybe the 6s electron flips the chirality of the muon and it decays much faster thereafter. Thus there is an inverse relationship with the thickness of what should be a shield. From: bobcook39...@hotmail.com Jones— Why do muons react more easily with relativistic electrons in the 6s shell of Pb than with less energetic ones? Is it because of the greater loss of energy associated with the lower differential masses, and/or some resonance in the energy field coupling between a muon and a heavy (relativistic) electron? Neutral muons should not be affected the same way IMHO. I wonder what electro chemists have to say about the Swedish/Finish article? Are there other elements that conduct electricity well that have heavy electrons like Pb? Is it only s shell electrons that become/are sufficiently heavy to cause the higher voltage during an oxidation/reduction? Thorium comes to mind as likely having heavy s shell electrons. Bob Cook From: JonesBeene Interesting... I have reproduced a version of Vysotskii's undamped thermal waves results which he detects using a peizo-electric detector with a high frequency range (which I could only get from the states). The results suggest that whatever is being detected is travelling far faster than the velocity of sound. The detectors are made of PZT = lead zirconate titanate. Could this unusual property of lead be a clue to what is going on with the Vysotskii measurements? Nigel, Yes that is a distinct possibility. I would imagine that the relativistic electrons can transfer quanta of spin energy - following which their velocity is replenished by the zero point field. The spin would initially interact with thermal waves in the THZ or IR range in the process of downshifting. JonesBeene wrote: Despite its 150 year-old history, the lead-acid battery is not as well-understood as one might suspect. On paper it should hardly work at all. Tin – a similar metal to lead will not work when substituted. More recently, in experiments in 2011 it was demonstrated that most of the power of the lead-acid batter: 80%+ – or roughly 10 V out of the 13 V of the electrical potential- comes from relativistic electron effects (as opposed to redox chemistry) ! This is due to the unusually fast 6s orbital of lead and a few other heavy metals. The relativistic electrons (they are paired) could relate to why lead shielding (or normal radioactivity) could actually increase the signal from muon interaction, rather than shielding against it. https://phys.org/news/2011-01-car-batteries-powered-relativity.html