Sounds like spin and magnetic fields are important.  Eureka.

I talked with Biberian at ICCF-21 and asked about spin and magnetic fields and 
about how magnetic fields change
nuclear resonances and spin energy states.   I think Biberian agrees with the 
importance of spin coupling—nuclear to lattice electrons, potentially via a 
connecting oscillating magnetic field.

I hope to visit Biberian’s lab in the Fall per invitation.

Bob Cook

From: Jones Beene
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:07 PM
Subject: RE: [Vo]:All ICCF-21 Abstracts in one document

From: Jed Rothwell<>

There is a most interesting paper by Biberian on page 10 which begins with this 
background info:

“In 2001, Stanley Pons gave me a palladium cathode that had produced a lot of 
excess heat. The
electrode was 10cm long and 2mm in diameter. It was pure palladium and was used 
in an ICARUS 9
calorimeter. The electrode stayed in my drawer for years, until I found a 
laboratory that could do
dynamic SIMS (Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy). The equipment was a Cameca 4f 
machine that
can detect masses of elements with high sensitivity.”

The curious thing is that active areas of the cathode labeled as “hot spots” 
contained silver isotopes and furthermore, the silver must have transmuted from 
palladium over the course of the gainful runs since the cathode was pure 
palladium before “lots of excess heat” was seen.

Most of the transmuted silver was the isotope 107 by a very large margin. The 
ratio between Ag-107/Ag-109 was close to 10, whereas in natural silver this 
ratio is 1.06.

This could mean with fairly high certainty that the single isotope of 
palladium, 105Pd (which is over 22 percent of natural palladium) absorbed or 
fused with deuterons to become 107Ag but without subsequent beta decay.

Therefore if we assume for the moment that 105Pd is the active isotope of cold 
fusion (there are other possible conclusions but let’s start with this one) 
then several things stand out.

First, this is a high spin isotope. Second it has a nuclear magnetic moment. In 
fact, this isotope is the ONLY palladium isotope to have a nuclear magnetic 
moment and the only high spin isotope and the Larmor frequency seems to be 
similar to D. Thus the excess heat and the fusion could have been a product of 
spin coupling without subsequent beta decay (so no x-ray signature or residual 
radioactivity would be seen).

This is interesting information which - had it come out in 2001 could have made 
a difference in the way the field matured.

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