Ultrasound induced transmutations in metal bars?

  • A fairly recent paper --


    "Deformed space–time transformations in Mercury"
    International Journal of Modern Physics B - March 2017
    Abstract at URL - http://www.worldscientific.com…10.1142/S0217979217501685
    -- claims detecting transmutations in a mole of Mg exposed to ultrasound
    -- without gamma emission


    In previous papers by the authors conjecture ultrasound cavitation initiates piezo-nuclear reactions.


    "Nuclear metamorphosis in mercury" - pdf available at URL:
    https://www.researchgate.net/p…_metamorphosis_in_mercury


    "Piezonuclear Neutrons from Iron"
    https://www.researchgate.net/p…ar-Neutrons-from-Iron.pdf


    -- and the following URL provides a list of citing and related papers ---


    https://scholar.google.com/sch…ites=14937271233535619360
    These experiments do not seem difficult or expensive to replicate.
    The equipment and materials appear readily available.
    Does anyone know whether these results have been replicated? - or rebutted?

  • Does anyone know whether these results have been replicated? -


    Lou Pagnucco : Sono-fusion experiments with frequencies ranging from 20..1600kHz have been made over the last 15 years. Because of the high neutron? load I do not recommend this Iron/mercury experiment for amateur replication.

    Since one year I tell all LENR experimenters that the expected radiation is highly anisotropic. The main reason for this is, that the nuclear spin axes plays an important role in the overall reaction. If a first order resonance occurs, then all involved nuclear core axes get aligned. If a second step (like Alfven sheer wave) resonance builds up, then the nuclei start to approach in axial direction, where the Coulomb repulsion is much weaker... If hydrogen is present (very small amount are sufficient) then this leads to a M+H add-on reaction which starts the chain. This effect is best seen in the Lipinski experiment. Whether they measure H* or neutrons would also be interesting to know.

    That it works for iron was already known years before the F&P experiment – cavitation in high speed turbines... But that 20kHz are sufficient is interesting, this is a home loud-speaker frequency! (But I doubt this, because they have a pending patent... Also their hint with earth magnet field is a patent driven joke!)

    I would be interested in the radiation result for mercury, but it looks like it starts to decompose in the well known distributed transmutation reaction type (see Urutskov).



    They (the experimenters) still believe in the break down of the Lorenz invariance... May be they should first read Mills work about the correct description of space-time in strongly curved (mass dense) space!

  • https://scholar.google.com/sch…ites=14937271233535619360
    These experiments do not seem difficult or expensive to replicate.
    The equipment and materials appear readily available.
    Does anyone know whether these results have been replicated? - or rebutted?


    Thanks Lou Pagnucco for this Interesting thread. Such a mechanism would likely be a source for low momentum neutrons, assuming the observations are genuine.


    By the way, and unfortunately, the last link (quoted above) appears broken, at least through my ISP.


  • Wyttenbach,


    You correctly warn amateur experimenters that (if the reported results are correct) dangerous high momentum (along with low energy thermal) neutrons may be released. If the results are correct, the presence of hydrogen might explain the observations.


    That ultrasound as low as 20KHz intiates the phenomenon makes me wonder whether some very narrow band of excitation causes either strong resonance, superoscillation, or some kind of self-accelerating/focusing Airy wave - possibly also, special metallurgical properties are needed.


    For me, the theory explaining the phenomenon is less important than confirming the results. If the observations are correct, either new physics, or some very rarely attained infitinesimal volume of the control input space is responsible.


    BTW, another company that has raised significant capital for (what appears to be) sound-induced nuclear effects is the Oxford University spinoff, First Light Fusion (formerly known as Isis Innovation Ltd). However, they appear to rely on vortex-focusing in shaped micro/nano-particles.


    See URL - http://firstlightfusion.com/

    or their USPTO Patent Application 20160296465 October 13, 2016

    "CAVITATION-INDUCING POLYMERIC NANOPARTICLES " Description [0002], [0090]


    or follow the thread --

    New Sonofusion Patent Application


    Longview,

    Yes, the papers report both low energy thermal neutrons and high energy neutrons.

    I don't understand why that link no longer works.

    Instead, google the string (Cardone "Piezonuclear Neutrons from Iron"), then click on

    "Cited by" and "Related articles" links for the paper's URLs.

  • Ahlfors : The most recent summary of "hard core" LENR like reactions is:
     
    ESTIMATION OF ENERGY RELEASE IN PROTON-21 EXPERIMENTS A. Paschenko, V. Petukhov, I. Shapova.



    Transmutations of iron have been found already a very long time ago (> 50 years) and a Swiss follow publication has been stopped by a certain nations intervention...

    These phenomenas are well known since the fifties and are found in all military ballistic experiments. The failure of LENR/Cold-Fusion/Fleischmann/Pons was not to ask the military for their publication...


    But these times are gone and the military soon will ask the new successful teams for help...

  • It's perplexing how many anomalous results in neutron production have been reported.

    Either there are many poorly performed experiments, or the rules of political-correctness are inhibiting progress.


    Two more involving thermal shocks ---


    "Low Energy Nuclear Reaction Experiment generates millions of neutrons in a second" https://www.nextbigfuture.com/…-reaction-experiment.html


    "Mark Prelas Studies Neutron Production at MU"

    http://www.lenr-coldfusion.com…0/mark-prelas-neutron-mu/

  • Another fairly recent publication from this group claiming anomalous neutrons, transmutations --


    New Nuclear Reactions: Neutrons and Nuclear Metamorphosis

    http://www.hydrobetatron.org/files/4_pag_Cardone_16--1-..pdf


    Some additional information is available at URL:

    http://www.newnuclearscience.eu/en/


    It is a bit surprising there is no confirmation or disproof of these claims, since many of the experiments do not appear to be expensive to replicate.

  • No play, sorry.


    In that case, don't quite understand what you were trying to write.


    However, what is implied in the previous excerpt from this paper from the same group (also linked in comment #1) might be a possible reason why (almost) nobody attempts replicating the findings, as Lou Pagnucco notes. Critical details for replicating them are being intentionally withheld or obfuscated. Why should pending and granted patents prevent discussion of related details in a paper?



    The post was edited 1 time, last by can: Deleted an anecdote I couldn't manage to confirm ().

  • One of the papers mentions "deformed space-time.."


    Again classical educated physicists conduct interesting experiments, but fail because of their (miss-) education. Classical ART can't be used in dense matter/space.


    Space time is not deformed - these guys just don't know how to use it.

  • A new preprint perhaps related to this topic --

    Observation of x-ray emission and matter collapse in lead

    https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.00530

    ABSTRACT:

    The action of focused underwater shock waves on a lead sample is revealed to
    be not restricted by a mechanical influence only. A strong unexpected x-ray
    emission was registered from the lead foil exposed to shock waves which are
    extremely adiabatic compared to processes of x-ray generation. The lead foil,
    acted by shocks, misses a part of its area in the form of a polygon hole of the
    size of ∼2mm. The missing polygon of the lead foil looks as a delicately
    removed part with no damage of hole surroundings (as it should be at a strong
    mechanical breaking) which remains flat as before the shocks action. That
    missing polygonal lead matter seems "disappeared" because it, or its parts,
    were not found in the plastic container. Also there are no lead traces on
    plastic surfaces contacting the lead during exposure to shock waves. The
    theoretical backgrounds of those paradoxical phenomena in terms of anomalous
    electron states are presented.


    Several other related papers by one of the authors are URL:

    https://arxiv.org/find/physics/1/au:+Ivlev_B/0/1/0/all/0/1


  • It's interesting that the well funded Oxford spinoff, First Light Fusion, has issued some confident sounding predictions that they expect to produce viable fusion via cavitation before magnetic confinement efforts succeed. Presumably, they have seen anomalous particle and/or electromagnetic radiation in acoustic shock wave experiments.

  • Zero-point paper...

    B.I. Ivlev
    Instituto de F´ısica, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potos ´ ´ı,
    San Luis Potos´ı, 78000 Mexico.
    Received 27 July 2015; accepted 5 November 2015
    An unusual phenomenon, observed in experiments, is studied. X-ray laser bursts of keV energy are emitted from a metal where long-living
    states, resulting in population inversion, are totally unexpected. Anomalous electron-photon states are revealed to be formed inside the metal.
    These states are associated with narrow, 10−11 cm, potential well created by the local reduction of zero point electromagnetic energy. In
    contrast to analogous van der Waals potential well, leading to attraction of two hydrogen atoms, the depth of the anomalous well is on the
    order of 1 MeV . The states in that well are long-living which results in population inversion and subsequent laser generation observed. The
    X-ray emission, occurring in transitions to lower levels, is due to the conversion of zero point electromagnetic energy

    http://www.scielo.org.mx/pdf/rmf/v62n1/v62n1a10.pdf



  • "Moreover, some collimated X-ray bursts have been seen

    up to 20 hours after switching off the discharge voltage. An
    emission of separate photons by radioactive isotopes from the
    cathode material is easy understandable. But here one deals
    with strongly collimated X-ray laser bursts. So it was the
    laser emission from “dead” sample, namely, which was acted

    by nothing during 20 hours."


    A bose condensate of polaritons would produce both long term energy storage and the emission of coherent "laser light".


    https://www.nature.com/articles/srep25655


    srep25655-f1.jpg


    In your experiment, if you see a Mollow-type triplet, you have detected a signature of coherence of the photons with the e-h system and direct evidence of strong polariton coupling .


  • thanks Alan


    interesting tie-in with Aspden's review of the Correa work reporting anomalous energy obtained using Abnormal Glow Discharge Tubes, attributed to inflow from the vacuum media


    [sr]

  • "Moreover, some collimated X-ray bursts have been seen

    up to 20 hours after switching off the discharge voltage. An
    emission of separate photons by radioactive isotopes from the
    cathode material is easy understandable. But here one deals
    with strongly collimated X-ray laser bursts.

    The
    X-ray emission, occurring in transitions to lower levels, is due to the conversion of zero point electromagnetic energy

    http://www.scielo.org.mx/pdf/rmf/v62n1/v62n1a10.pdf


    The classical explanations for the un-explainable radiation (paper above) are outraging... Nobody did ever show that 0-point energy can be collected and amplified in a strongly perturbed environment. The probability of such an effect is below once in a live-time of the universe...


    What physicists overlooked is the fact that many isotopes have a long living gamma state ( famous one of e.g. Sn at 314 keV). With the right resonance frequency (luckily 1keV in the experiment) you can pump in magnetic energy via. protons (magnetic moment coupling) and level the nuclear state. Such long living states very often have a high magnetic moment too, what also could be the reason that other orbits (in 4D physics called flux holes) in neighbor nuclei become stable.

    The reverse process is explained the same way. Once the moment decays the stabilizing effect disappears and the energy is emitted.

  • It's interesting that the well funded Oxford spinoff, First Light Fusion, has issued some confident sounding predictions that they expect to produce viable fusion via cavitation before magnetic confinement efforts succeed. Presumably, they have seen anomalous particle and/or electromagnetic radiation in acoustic shock wave experiments.


    Thanks Lou,


    https://firstlightfusion.com/technology/#our-approach


    Russ George summed up the state of Sonofusion on his "Atom Ecolgy", in 2015. He mentions First Light Fusion in it:


    http://atom-ecology.russgeorge…turns-mainstream-science/


    Marc LeClairs "Nanospire" was doing the same thing, but they have been quiet now for several years. They are still alive and kicking though, as they signed a contract with Great Lakes Graphite last summer.