Friday, September 2, 2011

Ultra low momentum neutron catalyzed nuclear reactions on metallic hydride surfaces

via New Energy Times ( Widom-Larsen )

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.

Along with the slow neutrons, you may want to find heavy electrons.
  • 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 [8]. 

  • 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] 

 One explanation applies the analogy of a single goose flying through an atmospheric disturbance as opposed to a flock of geese.  The flock has a better chance of making it through.  Think of it as a flock of electrons trying to get to the proton in order to form the low energy neutron.

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.

    1 comment:

    1. I'm doing a little research on this to try and pierce the veil of scientific jargon, but, admittedly, it is not an easy task.