It does not emit these things with enough energy to detect outside the cell, as Ed Storms often points out.
This is not entirely true. Szpak, Mosier-Boss & their colleagues used gamma and x-ray detectors placed outside the cell.
Even if you accept that particles are not emitted with enough energy for easy detection outside the cell, I don't understand how it would follow that that is grounds for not trying to do measurements inside the cell, where possible.
As far as I know, these researchers intend to look for them externally. These methods will not work.
The Dodaro experiment, as presented at ICCF24, looks internally.
If my interpretation is correct, then the ETI work is a continuation of prior codeposition work. Given prior work with detection outside the cell, it seems reasonable enough that they would choose to look for reaction products outside the cell.
Take x-rays, for example. The only way to detect them in an electrochemical cell is with x-ray film placed right next to the electrodes, in the electrolyte.
Is there a problem using film inside a cell? Why would anybody rule that out if it was appropriate?
More generally, the whole thrust of our discussion militates for the opposite conclusion in my mind. If it's very challenging to find these reaction products, all the more reason to provide the funded projects with first rate resources.
I acknowledge your argument that the focus should be on heat, because it's easier to find, and that makes perfect sense. I suppose our disagreement is ultimately about how to interpret the focus of the announcements made thus far.