From: mix...@bigpond.com In reply to bobcook
➢ I partially concur, particularly the spin part and the suggested experiments. However there is a lot of evidence for He-4 and Pd electrodes from the get go. The CR-37 He-4 detection is pretty good in my mind. The Pd105 + Li6 reaction Jones suggested, would probably produce alphas with high kinetic energy, which would register on the CR-39. Hi Robin Yes, the lithium reaction fits the evidence from Biberian well on several accounts. One – There is less need to invent a reason for the lack of an extremely energetic gamma – which no one has seen. There is none expected. Two – There is no need to explain away the lack of a proper branching ratio either… Three - there are reports of lithium-6 depletion in the electrolyte of successful experiments (although I cannot find a handy citation for that) All in all, if we accept the strong evidence from Biberian of Pd105 converting into Ag107 – it is logical to suggest that the helium comes from lithium fusion, not deuterium fusion… … but the best part is that the lithium reaction is falsifiable (by using depleted electrolyte from the start vs enriched).