Where is the LENR goal line, and how best do we get there?

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    New paper published In the World Scientific News, Over my head, but positive about LENR.

    "The "renaissance" in Nuclear Physics, Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions and Transmutations"


    Funding of LENR research should focus on the basic experimental science of isotopic

    transmutation effects, regardless of their possible technological utility. Once the empirical data

    are unambiguous, ab initio computational simulations should become possible.

    We have developed the fcc lattice of nucleons as a model of nuclear structure, showing

    that its numerical results concerning nuclear size, shape, density, etc. compare well with the

    30+ other models of nuclear structure developed throughout the 20th century. To date, “nuclear

    modeling” contributes little or nothing to the fundamental unresolved issue of the nature of the

    nuclear force holding nuclei together. In the present work, we addressed the question of the

    nuclear force acting between nucleons in a close-packed nuclear lattice. The validity of results

    depends crucially on the three variables R, x, y. A center-to-center internucleon distance of

    approximately 2.0 fm gives a core nuclear density of 0.17 nucleons/fm3, nuclear core density

    normally cited in the textbooks since the electron-scattering experiments of Hofstadter in the

    1950s (somewhat larger values (0.13 ~ 0.16) for the “mean” density (core plus skin region) are

    also cited in the literature).

    Similarly, the nucleon RMS radius for both protons and neutrons is known experimentally

    to be ~ 0.88 fm. Nevertheless, the nuclear dipole that results in the magnetic moments of +2.79

    and -1.91 μ, respectively, might have dimensions somewhat different from the matter

    distribution within the nucleon, so that calculations of magnetic force effects over a broad range

    of dipole sizes are relevant.

    The followed way, with the novelty of the “particular use” of the Biot-Savart law, is

    therefore a possible solution to the 80 years old problem of the nuclear force [11].

    The author wishes to thank very much Prof. Norman D. Cook of the Kansai University Osaka (Japan) for the
    interesting discussions and suggestions, as well as for the exchange of material.

    Paolo Di Sia is currently adjunct professor by the University of Padova (Italy). He obtained a bachelor in
    metaphysics, a master in theoretical physics and a PhD in theoretical physics applied to nanobiotechnology. He
    interested in classical-quantum-relativistic nanophysics, theoretical physics, Planck scale physics, metaphysics,
    mind-brain science, history and philosophy of science, science education. He is author of 260 works to date (papers
    on national and international journals, international book chapters, books, internal academic notes, works on
    scientific web-pages, popular works, in press), is reviewer of two mathematics academic books, reviewer of 12
    international journals. He obtained 13 international awards, has been included in Who’s Who in the World every
    year since 2015, selected for 2017 and 2018 “Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award”, is member
    of 10 scientific societies and of 32 International Advisory/Editorial Boards.