Am wrote:Sorry, title is "A detailed Qualitative Approach to the Cold Fusion Nuclear Reactions of H/Ni"
But let us concentrate on Axil getting really lucky...
I confess, I had pretty much forgotten about the "mini-atom" hypothesis. I'm glad to see Stremmenos doesn't ignore the gamma-ray problem either. His (primary) solution: the nickel absorbs them and emits electrons through the photoelectric effect. It sort of sounds like Stremmenos is intending to test these hypotheses, but I'm not quite certain if I'm interpreting him right:
In any case, a rigorous, in my opinion, theoretical approach for the interpretation of that phenomenon with quantum mechanical terms, would give clear quantitative answers to the above stated models. With my Colleges of theoretical chemistry, we are already planning to face the problem using the time-depended quantum mechanical perturbation theory, bearing in mind the following:
1. The total wave function (of the nucleus and the electrons) of temporarily, non-stable states.
2. The total time-depended Hamiltonian, for temporarily states.
3. Searching for the resonance conditions at that system.
I hope he does, and publicly documents the results.
By the way, I think I found two errors in the paper: "defused" should presumably be "diffused" and "Colleges" should presumably be "colleagues".
Note: Stremmenos also mentions nickel as a catalyst that decomposes biatomic hydrogen molecules into single hydrogen atoms, but I assume this is not the same thing as Rossi's catalyst, or he would hardly have allowed the paper to be published.
Temperature, density, confinement time: pick any two.