Robin-- I agree with your assessment of potential fission reactions. A tuned magnetic dipole or quadrupole EM signal may give two Al-27 nuclei from Fe or Ni natural metal. No neutrons is a key objective for any new fission reactor design IMHO.
Bob Cook Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10 From: mix...@bigpond.com<mailto:mix...@bigpond.com> Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 1:25 PM To: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [Vo]:Cold Fusion Catalyzed Hot Fission - A promising hybridorjust hand-waving? In reply to bobcook39...@hotmail.com's message of Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:44:53 +0000: Hi, >Jones— > >IT’S JUST HAND WAVING. > >Fission reactions with U and the like are nasty—hard to manage—processes. >The high energy gammas and the variety of fission products are the problem not >to mention the possibility of runaway reactions. There are NO silk purses >that will come out of those sows ears! > >I DO NOT CONSIDER THERE IS ANY FUTURE IN HYBRED FISSION USING ANYTHING HEAVIER >THAN NI OR FE. Actually, fission of elements not much heavier than Ni/Fe could be interesting because the daughter isotopes may well be stable. I say this because the instability of the Uranium fission daughter products is primarily due to the large number of excess neutrons. For elements not much heavier than Ni/Fe OTOH, there are far fewer excess neutrons, so any resulting fission products are consequently less likely to be unstable. The down side is that such elements are also much more difficult to fission, i.e. the "hump" that has to be overcome is higher. Prompt gammas are not really a problem, as they can be shielded, more or a concern are gammas resulting from the daughter isotopes as they decay. If there are far fewer (or no) radioisotopes among the daughter products then this also becomes less of a (or no) problem. [snip] Regards, Robin van Spaandonk local asymmetry = temporary success