Do you think this is a worthy experiment? 1
Yes, absolutely. The combination of ideas are worth testing. (1) 100%
Not really. We should stick to powder based systems for now. (0) 0%
No way. The ideas are bunk because plasma based systems don't work. (0) 0%
Simon Brink proposes that hydrogen atoms excited or shrunken to different levels interact with different catalysts. As an example, the most optimal catalyst to shrink a hydrogen atom at a 1/4th fractional state would be different than 1/8th fractional state. To optimize this effect and produce the smallest fractional states that may most potential induce LENR or cold fusion events, this hypothesis proposes a plasma based environment between electrodes in the negative resistance regime producing ion acoustic oscillations; additionally, nano-particles of a wide array of elements would be added to the discharge by one of various mechanisms a percentage of which would be reduced to a near atomic state by plasma processes. The multitude of atomized catalysts would interact with atomic hydrogen or atomic deuterium to induce the reduction to fractional states (or simply altering the hydrogen to various forms) which would continue to encounter other elements inducing a constant downward process. Simutaneously to these processes, nuclear reactions are speculated to occur providing thermal energy to the complex space charge construct which may be converted into electrical current and more powerful oscillations. At some point, the input power may be reduced or nearly cut off completely allowing the system to operate in a near self-sustaining mode. Lithium, due to its track record of undergoing nuclear reactions at very low energies, should be tested both along with a multitude of other elements and in other tests using only hydrogen (or deuterium) and traces of noble gases.
The forms of energy produced by such an experiment could include light, heat, traditional transverse electromagnetic radiation, and longitudinal waves as the macro-EVO or complex space charge construct undulates. Methods should be utilized to measure all these different types of output.
Although not without some expense, such an experiment could be performed on a small scale (shoe box size or smaller rather than table top size) to reduce some material costs.