There is a very interesting detail provided by Andrea Rossi on the Journal of Nuclear Physics today, in a response he gave to a question from Pekka Janhunen regarding the detection of helium.
April 8th, 2015 at 7:54 AM
There exists an endothermic reaction Li7(alpha,n)B10 which has cross section 0.03 barn at 5 MeV and 0.25 barn at 7 MeV. I also read in wikipedia (article Neutron_source) that there exist americium-lithium neutron generators based on this reaction. If there are energetic alphas (energy about 17/2=8.5 MeV) in the reactor as per your paper’s suggestion, then there should also be some free neutrons generated from lithium-7 by this reaction. But Bianchini saw no neutrons. This looks like a dilemma.
With mysterious regards, /pekka
April 8th, 2015 at 8:40 AM
We found that calculating properly the Mossbauer effect the understandable dilemma you propose ( that obviously was clear to us from the beginning) could be resolved. I underline “could be”.
We are still studying on this. I think the keys are 7Li3+p -> 8Be4 -> 2 Alpha -> Mossbauer Effect-> Heat + (2 Alpha + 2e)-> 2He
Maybe we are wrong, but this is the reconciliation we propose. And this is the core of the Rossi Effect, we suppose. Now we are working on the calculation of the He produced, that we have already found.
This will be the object of a next Cook-Rossi paper. The nuclear model of Prof. Norman Cook suits perfectly my effect.
I believe this is the first time that Rossi has mentioned the detection of helium, which is a definitive marker of nuclear fusion reactions are taking place. It looks like there will be at least one more paper to come from Norman Cook and Rossi, which will deal with the subject.
The Lady E-Cat 1MW is stable and the COP is very high, because we are mostly in ssm mode. I am writing from inside the computers container.
I have learnt much from Prof. Cook; I have read his book 12 times and every time I got something. His book and the book of Greiner Maruhn are my Linus blanket and I have biult up using them my personal Nuclear Physics synoptic system, to have fast access to the information I need when I have some intuition during our experiments, also here in the 1 MW plant. I always have them in my briefcase. We have joined our ideas to reconcile the Lugano results; we decided to continue our theoretical collaboration.