After more than 3 decades of irreproducable claims, not much hope has left, rather only wishthinking.
Without electron assistance, you would need to cross ~500keV energy barrier to get to a few fm distance so nuclear force could take over - I don't see…
(Quote from JulianBianchi)
There is this ~500kB energy barrier - for reaching 3fm by two protons, probability of jumping through it with Boltzmann distribution in 1000K is ~exp(-500000/0.1).
What do you think is probability of tunneling through it?
Neutralizing proton's charge with electron in fm-scale distance ... requires investing 782keVs to get neutron.
This energy difference is why neutrons are unstable, understanding of which requires weak/strong interactions, which act only in fm-scale…
If p-e-p are in equal distances, then from Coulomb F~1/r^2: attraction by electron is 4 times stronger than proton repulsion.
However, in practice this electron wouldn't be static, but dynamical - attracted by both nuclei.
Fall on one nucleus, scatter -…
390MeVs is definitely not EM, but some other interactions.
Sure, at ~3fm it can have helpers ... but the difficulty is getting to 3fm through larger distances, what would directly require ~500keVs energy from Coulomb ... unless there is (single!) electron…
Combining electron with proton into neutron again requires to invest energy which is completely inaccessible in these conditions: 782keVs.
And if you don't do it, electron is just too light and EM interacting to calmly wait - for fusion it…
The mainstream physics just works, is confirmed on every step.
Not having clear arguments against it (?), you can only work within it, maybe also use freedom of interpretation.
Do you have any experimental suggestion that Coulomb force does not work? …
But neutron is much further - adding weak/strong interactions, QCD, nuclear forces holding protons together in nucleus against Coulomb - which is still necessary e.g. in droplet nucleus model: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…mass_formula#Coulomb_term
Just wow, electromagnetism is "an outdated theory" ... what more? Earth is flat and vaccines are bad? And then you wonder why people see LENR as another freak show...
If you want LENR to be treated seriously, what becomes less and less possible, you…
(Quote from Wyttenbach)
To bring two positive charges to r distance, we need to invest kqQ/r energy (Coulomb), what for protons and r=3fm nuclear force distance is ~500keV.
Where do you want to get this enormous energy from???
Thermal energy in 1000K is…
The only hope for LENR is electron assistance - that electron remains localized between the two nuclei to screen Coulomb repulsion, down to femtometer scale distance.
But mainstream forbids such localization - requiring to spread probability cloud of this…