A new USPTO patent application, perhaps of interest --
United States Patent Application 20210225531 July 22, 2021
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INITIATING AND MAINTAINING NUCLEAR REACTIONS
This disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for energy production from at least one of electron-mediated nuclear reaction and single-element nuclear reaction, wherein a reactive nuclei fuel is loaded into a reactor. The fuel includes one or more reactive nuclei. To maintain a chain reaction, the fuel structure has a multiplication factor of energetic electrons larger than one. A chain reaction is initiated and/or periodically re-initiated in the fuel.
Related to the paper (J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. 25 (2017) 159–180) by the patent application authors --
Exothermic Reactions in the Partially Molten Li–Ni–Cu Alloy
- which is cited by the following two papers --
Investigation of Electron Mediated Nuclear Reactions, J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. 29, (2018), p 416
Study on Cu-containing High Entropy Alloys for Nuclear Fusion Application
This is very similar with my(and Vavra Jerry et.al.) theory od Cold Fusion and so I sent the paper to the authors.
Thsnk you for your information.
We discuss the signatures of electron states which are highly localized around the nucleus. A theory of electron transitions into such highly localized states is proposed, with good correspondence to the observed reaction dynamics. Understanding the underlying nuclear reaction requires further investigation. With respect to applications, the discovered process implies the possibility of sustainable energy productionfrom fuels comprising hydrogen, nickel, and lithium