If low energy neutrons can be detected, does that prove the Widom Larsen theory? After all, where do they come from? I scanned the file and looked for evidence of such an observation. A few excerpts from the file:
- These will rarely be experimentally
detected. In this regard, ultra low momentum
neutrons may produce “neutron rich” nuclei in substantial
quantities. These neutrons can yield interesting reaction
sequences [19, 20]. Other examples are discussed below in
the concluding section.
- In summary, weak interactions can produce neutrons
and neutrinos via the capture by protons of heavy electrons.
The collective motions of the surface metallic hydride
protons produce the oscillating electric fields that
renormalize the electron self energy, adding significantly to
the effective mass.
- laser light fields can “dress” an electron in
a non-perturbation theoretical fashion with an additional
mass as in (5). Such mass modifications must be applied
to electrons and positrons when pairs can in principle be
blasted out of the vacuum [9, 10] employing colliding laser
beams. The mass growth in the theory appears in a classic
treatise on quantum electrodynamics .
- The classical equation (21) holds true in the fully quantum
mechanical theory if the electron density ˜n represents the
electron density at the proton position [ comment: emphasis in the original]
There may be a problem verifying this. How do you observe neutrons of this type that are rarely observed. And how do you find the heavy electrons? It may not be easy, but it doesn't say it is impossible.