Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR)
Starting with the YouTube presentation “Randall Carlson Finally Reveals Proof of Ancient Lightning Bolt Technology” 56:01 "Low-energy atomic reaction" (low-energy nuclear reactions, or LENR aka Cold Fusion)
There are three key questions:
Q1: Why Argon gas? Argon has an atomic weight of 39.948 and 3 stable isotopes the most abundant of which is Argon40.
Q2: What has happened to the Carbon? Carbon has an atomic weight of 12.001 and 2 stable isotopes the most abundant of which is Carbon12.
Q3: Where is the Oxygen coming from? Oxygen has an atomic weight of 15.999 and 3 stable isotopes the most abundant of which is Oxygen16.
Argon40 is acting as a nucleogenesis catalyst in the conversion of Carbon12 to Oxygen16.
Starting with Argon40 and Carbon12 in the presence of Hydrogen plasma in the form of protons there are two identified routes:
Direct fusion of Argon40 with Carbon12 to form Chromium52.
Followed by a sequential four step fusion with protons to form:
FusionH1: Chromium52 plus proton to form Manganese53;
FusionH2: Manganese53 plus proton to form Iron54;
Fusion H3: Iron54 plus proton to form Cobalt55
Fusion H4: Cobalt55 plus proton to form Nickel56
Nickel56 undergoes electron capture and converts to Cobalt56
Cobalt56 undergoes electron capture and converts to Iron56
Iron56 then fissiles to reform the nucleogenesis catalyst Argon40 and the release of Oxygen16 as the fusion product.
Carbon12 fusion with a proton to form Nitrogen13.
Argon40 fusion with a proton to form Potassium41.
Nitrogen13 fusion with Potassium41 to form Iron54 (rejoins Route #1 as a feed stock to Fusion H3).
Cul de Sac
Carbon13 fusion with a proton to form Nitrogen14
This is purely a numerological exercise. The energetics of the proposed cascades presented here in Route #1 and Route #2 are unknown to me.
The key to making this work is that two of the four protons must be converted to neutrons either by electron capture or by positron emission. I speculate that it is by the process of electron capture that the required conversion takes place. There are plenty of free electrons in the plasmoids.
Update on Energy Production:
The atomic weight of Carbon is 12.011, Carbon has two stable isotopes C12 & C13. Oxygen has three stable isotopes O16, O17 & O18, the atomic weight of oxygen however is 15.999 this value is less than 16 and yet O15 is not naturally present.
This atomic weight of 15.999 for stable Oxygen demonstrates that there is a mass loss, and therefore energy production, in the nucleogenesis of Oxygen from Carbon.
How to test for Argon’s role
Generate an artificial air mixture from bottled pure Oxygen (20%) and pure Nitrogen (80%), use this as the feed gas for the combustion process in a test ICE engine and observe the impact that the lack of Argon gas has (if any) on the LENR.