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Subject: Electro-weak theory extension?
Date: Sep 24, 6:59 pm
Poster: Robert Mockan

On Sep 24, 6:59 pm, Robert Mockan wrote:

On August 11 Jones Beene wrote:

Also note that deuterium, although never
classified as radioactive, is known to undergo spontaneous decay, just as if it were radioactive. This rare event could possibly be initiated by neutrino or other light lepton interaction. There are proposed extensions to electro-weak theory that suggest that this kind of decay is not constant but can be augmented by exposure to high voltage over extended periods. (JB)
Just finished reading much of the postings going back months. The only message board to discuss amateur experimental *real* fusion reactors I have seen. I found some subjects I sure would like to know more about- maybe you people might know about more references. First off, what JB wrote above Aug 11. I came across a patent awhile back that I presumed was nonsense so put it aside. It concerned increasing the decay rate of radioactive isotopes by exposing them for extended time to high voltage gradients. Allegedly the experimenter
reduced the radioactivity of thorium in a few days that ordinarily would take many years given its half-life. So my question is does anyone know a reference about the electro-weak theory extensions having to do with augmenting decay that JB mentioned? Tried reaching the patent holder but no luck on that. It sounds like LENT (from the "cold fusion" field) but specifically mentions using the Van de Graf generator to provide the voltage gradient to samples placed about the charge accumulator. I hate to think I discarded the patent idea if there really is some truth to it.
I keep putting things on here off topic. Sorry, but thought I'd give my question a try here since you have all shown interest in experimental nucleonics. Thanks in advance, R. Mockan.