Following different theory discussion, Edmund Storms theory, and my modest understanding I am proposing a speculation about LENR.
First of all I am working in the framework of Ed Storms theory, not as hydroton, but about the reason that led him to propose hydroton.
I don't care what is the animal.
as reference here is the book of Edmund Storms
here is an appendix about the QM part
his theory is described with (too) less details
I don't follow alls the details of his explanation, but just question the most general mysteries, raised in his book (better than in his articles).
His key observation is about Iwamura transmutations, and I match it with many other strange observations :
LENR produce few radioactive products, few energetic gamma, few neutrons...
Iwamura observed that in his experiments the fusion of target elements like Cs was involving an even number of deuterium.
Even number of hydrogen is important for symmetry, but the big surprise is that between 2-4-6 deuterium , it seems the non radioactive outcome are prefered
This make me think that this is not an accident but the natural target of the phenomenon called LENR.
Ed storms key idea is that all happen in an insulated quantum object, of huge size, which dissipate the energy of fusion or transmutation, BEFORE the transmutation happen...
I'm basically incompetent but I propose my (mis)understanding for review, in the standard model framework (please no hydrino, supergravitation... this is a game to stay in SM, like playing chess)
My story is the following:
For some reason (self building from gibbs energy) a big quantum object appears in hydrure material.
All particles inside are entangled, and insulated from outside for some time.
I propose that you consider that as a MEGA-ATOM... it is not a planetary system like an atom, but a similarly insulated quantum object, build from thousands of nucleus and electrons, a galaxy.
it have energy level, states, and thus can radiate and absorb energy like an atom.
(this is my understanding of Ed Storms theory, I invent nothing, at worst I deform)
My idea is that (this is questionable) that MEGA-ATOM when created is not at it's bottom level because it is created from hot atoms, or from random geometry.
It start radiating energy, by the smallest transition possible... I propose it is by quanta much below 100keV level, as it is observed.
It may also eject some energetic particles like by evaporation cooling.
the MEGA-ATOM goes to energy level like -24MeV for deuterium, -6MeV for hydrogen, or other values for system containing impurity as iwamura observe...
At one moment as a MEGA ATOM, because of the geometry change induced by "cooling", the state is a quantum superposition including some fusion. When the quantum superposition disentangle it is possible that a fusion became reality, and this correct the loss of energy of the mega-atom.
In fact I suspect that this kind of transition, because the mega-atom is in debt, is required. when losing entanglement, the megaatom have to propose a new disentangled state that is of lower energy, this mean fused, or fissioned.
It can also be among the allowed low energy transition. for the megaatom transition from a state where the geometry is "compact low energy" to a geometry more "as usual" with one fusion, may be a small transition.
Of course, this fusion will produce the least possible energy results.
If it is helium, it won't be excited as with hot fusion, because the megaatom will have transitioned to a desexcitated helium before energy of excitation is added to an excitated helium ready to became tritium and neutron.
I see many question in my scenario, that is where I ask for review
One is if it is possible for an entangled insulated object to fall spontaneously to a lower energy level compared to it's non entangled components ?
One is how can an entangled object evolve, when getting disentangled, after being at an energy state which is impossible as it's former structure, except by nuclear transition ?
Note that I don't ask if electroweak , strong or any interaction can do it... it is just a question on any quantum theory... a question on energy state, on entanglement,...
My idea is if it can explain the strange mystery that LENR seems to produce among the possibilities, the least radioactive one.
If you are very very luck with dices, it probably mean the dice are loaded.
Ready for review, I won't say peer review, because I'm incompetent.
NB: sent on vortex too.