I have decided to start this thread as a place where I will develop conceptually and methodologically what I hope will become a small project for performing a series of experiments aimed to verify in an unambiguous and accurate way the validity of claims of elemental transmutation observed under conditions in which cavitation has been generated in aqueous media.
This idea has evolved as a result of the deep interest and inspiration that I have acquired through the reports and recent visit of a team belonging to the MFMP to the facilities of Japanese Dr. Ryushin Ohmasa, and since that moment, the analysis I have been doing of his patent applications and reported technical results of elemental transmutation of simple salt solutions (of Mg, Ca, Cu and Cs) prepared with a 5% in weight of D2O and submitted to low frequency (50-200 Hz) vibration by means of a seemingly simple mechanical device of Dr. Ohmasa's invention, which is basically a reciprocating motor attached to two vertical rods to which in turn an array of metallic fins of stainless steel (that in some of the embodiments are plated with palladium and/or plantinum).
They say a picture is better than a thousand words so here I link to some videos of Ohmasa's vibration equipment and ongoing transmutations experiments (he also uses it for water electrolysis with very interesting results, but that is not the focus of my attention within this thread).
And here is a video of the complexity hidden within the simplicity of the experiments they perform with the vibratory apparatus (slow motion video of the vibratory fins submerged in a CuCl solution)
A video of the ending of a CuCl vibration experiment (with a remarkable change of colour of the solution in a lapse of 3 hours as evidenced by the samples taken at preset time intervals)
And a video of an attempt of quickly validate results with MgCl via a colorimetric ion tests (all results in the patents are from ICP MS independent lab analysis).
As the reactor of Dr. Ohmasa has a significant price (I have been told one of his vibration units sells for 17000 british pounds), and my intention is to perform an independent validation of this kind of effects, and the vibration equipment is basically creating a intense turbulence and cavitation within the aqueous solution, I decided that my replication, in absolute need of being low cost, should find a different way to generate a similar effect in the water. A very efficient way to create cavitation is by means of ultrasound.
Not sure if anyone had ever reported transmutations in aqueous phase with the use of ultrasound in the formal literature, a cursory search in Google Scholar quickly yielded some interesting results, most notably from Dr. Cardone, who measured the appearance of an atificial Europium isotope by direct measuring through ICP MS in a vial of water submitted to ultrasonic cavitation. One chapter of a book written by Drs. Cardone and Mignani is properly titled "Piezonuclear Reactions in Cavitated Water". I will not upload here in order to avoid Copyright problems, but is very informative, but they also published a review in 2012 titled "Piezonuclear Reactions" that delves extensively in the observations of nuclear transmutation in diverse media, water and aqueous solutions included.
One of the things that I instantly detected in Dr. Cardone's publication was his attention and intention to detect "nuclear signatures" as radiactivity and neutrons. This contrasts heavily with the absolute absence of radiacivity and any concern about neutrons by Dr. Ohmasa.
Now, I have to clarify that my current understanding of these phenomena makes me lean towards the idea that LENT happening in this kind of situations is related to the behaviour of electrons rather than any classical nuclear reaction. This is highly speculative, and at odds with current mainstream knowledge, and I am aware of that so please refrain from pointing it out and mocking me for my ignorance, and allow me to continue exposing the sequence of ideas.
The interaction of water within a cavitation events rich environment in this context, is increasingly being thought to have an effect in the arrangement of water molecules, and this arrangement is related to the clustering of the electrons of these molecules. In that sense, we would be in the presence of similar structures to those proposed by Kenneth Shoulders, but generated in an aqueous media and capable of remaining stable in this environment and also to interact with dissolved ions in this solution.
If one focuses experiments with this later background idea, shifting from the old focus in the "brute force" effect of the cavitation that might create conditions to "break the Coulomb barrier" to cause nuclei to interact, one can device experiments that are focused in enhancing cavitation and formation of these water clusters, and forget about the nuclear fussion but see the effect of these electron clusters when interacting with nucleus.
This is what I intend to do, and in the following weeks I will be developing here an experimental protocol with the much demanded control experiment to compare, and submit it to your collective criticism in order to enhance it, within the brevity of the resources I have at my disposal, and later to execute it with the aid of a friend researcher of the city where I live, with the help of undergrad university students, and with the outcome to be made into a paper to be submitted to JMCS for consideration.
Your input and valid criticism is welcome.