Could you please describe the physical make up of these alpha-beta phase waves. Electrons are connecting the atoms in the lattice together, so does this term mean waves of electrons, in the same quantum mechanical phase, moving collectively in the lattice?
I'm talking about lattice waves https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonon#Lattice_waves https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_harmonic_oscillator The Pd bonds can only be of the alpha or beta length so I think of them as alpha-beta phase waves. In PdDx systems, these waves are driven by the movement of deuterons. In most experiments, the sample is charged and then left to outgas through whatever surface defects/weaknesses exist on the sample. This outgassing slowly sets up waves via Helmholtz resonance and drives the Pd to exhibit coherent lattice waves. Once these waves get started they propagate like phonons. The problem we see in experiments is the use of bulk Pd that have small grains of crystals. This breaks up the lattice waves so they can't propagate very far. That's why I advise using a pure single crystal that is grown like they grow silicon wafers.
When the lattice waves coherently go to the alpha state all the atoms close down at the same time in a volume. This leaves no place for the deuterons to go. The change from the beta bond lengths to the alpha bond length is a quantum change and is very fast. This can push to deuterons into each other at very high speed overcoming the Columb barrier. The energy is then transferred to the lattice driving the bonds from alpha to beta. If this happens close to the surface you'll get the standard pot marks you see in experiments. Remember that the typical experiment creates lattice waves by the gas leaking out.
Codepsision and nano-particles grow crystals. Storms uses impurities that act as nucleation points to grow crystals. If you look closely you see that experiments that work promote crystal growth. F&P slowly annealed their samples causing crystal growth. Fleischmann claimed that poured cathodes worked best because when you pour pallidum and let it cool slowly it forms more crystals than if you roll and pull a cathode.
If you look at my proposed experiment I use a pure charges crystal that is plated to keep the gas in the Pd then I propose driving it from the outside to create lattice waves. This should allow the sample to work for a long time without being charged. Other systems just let the gas leak out and then you're done.