The answer to the RATE of energy gain is in the ash.
The inner workings of the process is not in the ash, I am pretty sure of that.
Because we know a lot about isotope nuclear chain reactions but the mystery part is in the beginning of the process,
How does the ultra-slow-neutron form??? Neither Widom-Larsen, Cook-Rossi, Storms or other theorists have explained this initial part
of the process in a conclusive way that explains ALL path of LENR (PdD and NiH and D-D and...)
Please help fill out this gap, what did the theorists say about the details of the initial part of the process?
- NAE is correct but at an abstract level of understanding
- CECR is correct but not the only way to trigger LENR
This presentation goes well with the question: http://anstd.ans.org/wp-conten…15/07/5043_Popa-Simil.pdf
See slide 48 for example of theory at a level detailed enough to explain and by that optimize and design LENR.