Biberian and I caught the first glimpse and identified this same silver anomaly 
at the US National Centre for Electron-Microscopy at Berkeley using a unique 
SEM/TOFSIMS machine back in the early 1990’s. Jean-Paul was a visiting 
scientist at the institute and managed to slip me in for some time studying my 
sonofusion samples on that unique machine that had a year-long waiting list for 
access time. He then volunteered and aome and work side by side in the lab that 
I shared with Roger Stringham and proved he is driven by the purest of 
scientific curiosity and a true friend could not be found. I know he remembers 
fondly the top burrito joint in Mountain View California where we dined. 


That initial work in the national lab led to extensive additional studies paid 
for the Electric Power Research Institute at Charles Evans Laboratory on their 
SEM and TOF SIMS instrument.  There my good friend Tom Passell and I sat for 
several days with the operator of the instrument being the top expert and man 
who built it. There was  a plethora of shifted isotope ratios observed, 
including the Ag 107 109,  so much so it was a difficult puzzle to unravel. 
This was the conorstone of my coming to understand that cold fusion is a 
natural phenomenon readily observable and understandable when one creates and 
observes the rare atom-ecology environment that is ultra-dense deuterium in 
metals. Thanks to friend Martin Fleischmann on his considerable council to me 
over the years on the uniqueness and wonder of what he called ‘gamma phase’ 
deuterium. Proven in my collaboration with Dr. George Chambers of NRL, as 
provided by NRL director Nagel, to be quite uniquely stable once created in 



From: Jones Beene <> 
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2018 5:42 PM
Subject: [Vo]:Nuclear spin coupling of hydrogen




The interaction between the nuclear spin of hydrogen and a host metal like 
palladium is sensitive to “physics beyond the standard model.”


IOW – it is not well understood. However, it may be a good time to assemble the 
main features of spin coupling which leads to facilitation of fusion.


In the article below, the authors present a variational approach and calculate 
the constant J in the hydrogen molecule with controlled numerical precision, 
using the adiabatic approximation. This study supposedly improves the 
reliability of the NMR theory for searching new physics in the spin-spin 
coupling. But it gets much harder to characterize spin coupling with heavy 
metal hydrides.


The constant J (and J-coupling) is not known to be relevant to a high energy 
reaction such as to facilitate nuclear fusion – but there must be more than 
electron chemistry involved to overcome the Coulomb barrier. Some isotopes 
however, have very high intrinsic nuclear spin and palladium has one such 
isotope. The standard model would need to be altered in order to find a way for 
spin coupling to overcome the Coulomb barrier – but that may happen easily, 
especially in the context of deuterium which is the only isotope with an 
overwhelming dipole bifurcation as it approaches a target nucleus.  In addition 
to J-coupling we have Magic angles, a Nuclear Overhauser effect and Magnetic 
moment to deal with.


There is a distinct likelihood that the active isotope of cold fusion in a 
palladium lattice has been identified by the recent analysis by Biberian of a 
P&F cathode from the French experiments - which produced a large amount of 
thermal gain 20 years ago.


This is the palladium-105 isotope which converts to silver-107. Aside from that 
identification – the exact mechanism of the reaction is not known, nor is it 
known if helium ash is produced in this transmutation, or if it is – how much 
energy it represents. Nor is it certain that there is only one type of fusion 
reaction in cold fusion. There could be another distinct reaction, but as of 
now - the hard proof of transmutation only exists for the high spin isotope – 


However, almost certainly this identification of the active isotope serves to 
eliminate the hypothesis that the amount of helium produced correlates exactly 
with an energy gain in the range of 24 MeV per fusion reaction. 


At best, the gain would be less per fusion and the helium derives from 
lithium-6 fusing with palladium 105… which seems unlikely to be the prime 


More likely - for those who favor the “two step” methodology of Mills/Holmlid 
etc. or the binuclear atom of Accomazi - the proposed route is for UDD (or the 
di-deuterino or the binuclear atom) to approach the 105Pd nucleus as a neutral 
species, from whence the spin coupling results in additional range of strong 
force attraction so that we end up with a transmuted nucleus - 107Ag as a 
result  plus a free deuteron, which can thermalize without the high energy 
gamma via the intrinsic spin mechanism. 




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