In reply to Jones Beene's message of Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:31:56 -0700: Hi, [snip] >Hi Robin, > >I am pretty sure it was D2 but as you say, the precursor to any nuclear >reaction of this type could be a first stage densification reaction - whether >it be Millsean or Holmlidean or otherwise such as the binuclear atom being >promoted by Accomazzi. A binuclear atom with two close electrons seems like it >would be an improvement over the Mills di-deuterino in that the 2nd or >non-reacting half of the pair gets to be closer in to the Pd nucleus and >presumably could carry away more of the excess energy > >If cold fusion is a two step process, that detail would help explain the >problem of reproducibility and heat-after-death and a few other things. The >remarkable thing about Biberians finding is that it may represent the most >solid evidence to be presented in 29 years for an identifiable nuclear >pathway, but nobody really wants to deal with that since the expectation of >helium is so entrenched.
If this is indeed the mechanism, then another, possibly more interesting, reaction might be:- 27Al+1H+1H => 28Si + 1H + 11.585 MeV (Al27 like Pd105, also has a spin of 5/2.) Both starting and ending products are stable, and both H and Al are cheap as dirt. (Al is about 7-8% of dirt in fact) ;) At our current rate of energy use, just the top 1 km of the land surface of the Earth would supply us with energy for 2 trillion years. Needless to say, the Sun won't last that long. In fact, just the top 1 m would be a better match to the expected life of the planet. Regards, Robin van Spaandonk local asymmetry = temporary success