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An organized approach to LENR experimentation with the aim of optimizing the reaction.
As an aid to LENR developers, a nanoplasmonic based experiment suggested as a probe of the nature of the LENR reaction involving the fission of thorium by muons.
An organized and scientific approach in testing various combinations of test various materials and temperature ranges involving the LERN reaction can be carried out within the framework of this class of experiment.
This expanded experiment is based on this already verified experiment that has already been performed as follows:
Initiation of nuclear reactions under laser irradiation of Au nanoparticles in
the presence of Thorium aqua-ions
A.V. Simakin and G.A. Shafeev
“The resulting average size of Au NPs as determined by Transmission Electron Microscopy lies between 10 and 20 nm.”
The addition is to configure this experiment with two double concentric glass chambers with pure water and gold nanoparticles in the inner chamber and one with a thorium salt in solution in water filling the outer chamber but without any nanoparticles inside of it.
First, test the two concentric chambers without nanoparticles added to the inner chamber. Expect to see no transmutation in either the inner or the outer chamber.
Next, test the two concentric chambers with nanoparticles added to the inner chamber. Expect to see transmutation results involving thorium in the outer chamber as was seen in the referenced experiment done by A.V. Simakin and G.A. Shafeev.
This will show that interaction between light and nanoparticles produce the LENR reaction and that the reaction is carried out at a distance by subatomic particles that can penetrate a glass wall.
Variations on the wall material: aluminum, iron, stainless steel, lead etc. can be carried out if the laser beam enters the inner chamber from an open top of the inner chamber.
Next, a high voltage spark discharge can replace the laser light that is fired just above the top of the water level on the inner chamber. As a probe of the LENR reaction with gold nanoparticles present, expect to see transmutation results involving thorium in the outer chamber.
No LENR reactions will be produced without the presence of gold nanoparticles in the inner chamber.
The simplicity of the framework of this experiment lends itself to adding variations to optimize the LENR reaction.
The optimum matching of material type and light frequency can be determent by changing the size of the nano/micro particles and the light frequency produced by the LASER. Gold, silver, nickel, iron, tungsten, molybdenum, titanium, zirconium and so on are material variations.
Various crystal frequency doublets can be used to change the frequency of the LASER light.
The efficiency of the wall material as a shielding against muon penetration can also be determined.
The heat range of the LENR reaction can be probed by replacing water with transparent molten salt (FLiBe) as the nanoparticle support medium. FliBe dissolves thorium.