This recent experiment caught my interest, in the context of Edmund Storms theory
It shows how electrons, via electron capture, can push nuclei into an excited state (Correct me!).
I'd like to ask people competent in orthodox QM like Eric Walker (please NO fringe QM). to explain me this experiment and whether it may open a possibility in Hydroton (or similar) theory.
My perception (biased toward Ed vision, I agree. please take it as an axiom in this discussion) of that theory is that the only "no new physics/chemistry/thermodynamics" solution for observed LENR is that at some moment a coherent insulated collection of hydrogen atoms emit keV-scale x-rays photons, because the collections moves from collective excited states of D to end in a classical state where a nucleus is he4.
What I understood from exchanges is that the nuclei cannot interfere from so far away (only of few fm away can they interact).
This experiment using a much more heavy and very specific nucleus, show there is a hope of electrons mediating nucleus transition.
Maybe it is false hope, and thus I'd like to have and educated debunking of my hope.
Please, no other theory, else usual QM and Ed approach.
Fork your own thread if you want to discuss another super cool theory exploiting this article