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Subject: A different nuclear reaction - Electron to photon conversion?!?!
Date: Nov 12, 5:51 am
Poster: Scott Stephens
On Nov 12, 5:51 am, Scott Stephens wrote:
How about an exciting nuclear reaction to investigate with your fusor?
If you can believe in electromagnetic - nuclear reactions such as the recent post to:
"AIP Update #500: transfer of energy from nuclear reactions to atomic electrons 8.31.00" from Thu, 31 Aug 2000 AIP listserver
and gamma lasers and the mossbauer effect (such as:http://www.utdallas.edu/research/quantum/cqeseg3.htm#CONC)
You might consider what I'm suggesting seriously.
Randall Mills has developed a novel explanation for cold fusion's purported anomalous heat generation - hydrinos which you can read about at: http://www.hydrino.org/GUTCQM.htm
In his book (which was once available in full online, but now I can find only a few chapters) he describes electrons and photons as electromagnetic 'orbitspheres', soliton-like configurations of charge.
Along the same lines is the following paper:
"THE PHYSICAL ORIGIN OF MASS AND CHARGE II" by
Erik A. Haeffner 0010050.pdf at http://xxx.lanl.gov/find/hep-th or
Which states electrons are basically photons bent into a loop. And Mills states that quarks are nuclear leptons that trap 3 gluon-photons, which have a color charge dependent on phase.
So the unified field theory is just the electrodynamics of photons. No more 'strong' force and weak force - but more is required I won't get into here.
Mills in addition to hydrino-collapse theory of energy release in cold fusion also refers to CAF - coulombic annihilation fusion.
Consider an electron gets trapped between heavy metal ion and hydrogen (proton) ion.
Then thermal agitation causes the heavy catalyst (like potassium) to radiate energy (around 40 eV) making the electron orbit between the hydrogen ion in a quantum sub-orbit (hydrino).
Mills says no orbits are stable past N/25. I'm not so sure hydrino's are stable at all independent of a heavy ions influence.
What might be happening is the electron gets stuck between the hydrogen and potassium, the potassium radiates 40 eV photons away as the distance between the hydrogen and potassium ions shrinks with each 40 eV step.
After a few hundred eV are radiated, the orbit of the electron is so eccentric and the fields so powerful that the electron (looping photon) is 'straightened out' and the broken loop of EM field pushes the hydrogen away from the potassium ion - no more electron!
It sacrificed itself bringing two positive ions together, which tore it apart. What Mills says in his book about pair production is interesting and relevant.
Just another silly notion someone with a fusor might want to investigate. If it is for real, it would be a virtual energy panacea. Direct (near anyway) conversion of plasma into electricity, with a bit of heat and no nuclear radiation!