The following comment was posted by Axil Axil.
Why does the LENR reaction stabilize radioactive isotopes instantly?
As per JOHN A. GOWAN
Single elementary particles created today must be the same in every respect as those created eons ago during the “Big Bang”. The conservation requirement of elementary particle invariance constrains the mechanism of weak force single particle creation and transformation. Weak force transformations recreate primordial “symmetric energy states” of the “Big Bang” force-unification eras (in the case of the “W” IVB (Intermediate Vector Boson), the electroweak force unification era) to accomplish the invariant creation and transformation of single elementary particles. Massive IVBs are employed not only because they can be quantized to exactly recreate the energy-density of the required symmetric-energy state, but because massive particles are unaffected by the entropic expansion of spacetime, however great.
The W+, W-, and W (neutral) (or Z neutral) are the “Intermediate Vector Bosons” (IVBs – “field vectors” or force-carriers) of the weak force. The weak force IVBs are unusual in that they are very massive bosons, whereas all other field vectors are massless. The mass of the IVBs is why they are called “intermediate” vector bosons. The great mass of the IVBs is used to recreate the primordial conditions of the “Big Bang” in which the reactions they now mediate first took place. Such extreme measures are necessary because single elementary particles created today must be the same in all respects as those created eons ago in the “Big Bang”. Only the weak force is capable of creating single elementary particles rather than particle-antiparticle pairs derived from electromagnetic energy.
As a general proposition, because the IVBs needs so much energy to form, on the average, it takes a long time for that energy to be gathered from the vacuum. Because what happens in the vacuum is random, it boils down to a case of probability. Consider how long it would take to flip a coin to get 100 heads in a row. Generating virtual particles from the vacuum is a random process. The more unlikely the particle is to form, the longer it takes to form. If a person bets on the lottery everyday, consider how long it will take a person to win the lottery. On the average, because the IVBs are so massive, the speed of radioactive decay is limited by the energy requirements of the IVB to form. As a posit, the more energy that the vacuum fields contain, the faster that virtual particles will form.
The EVO is a bubble or defect in the vacuum that has a different nature from the true vacuum that permeates space/time. This bubble is called a false vacuum. Inside the EVO, there exists a huge amount of stored energy that can be used to form IVBs instantly. During its lifetime, an EVO can grow to store 100s of gigavolts of energy as it feeds. When an unstable radioactive isotope forms during transmutation,the isotope immediately catalyzes IVBs to stabilize it. There is no lack of energy inside the EVO to instantly form as many IVBs as is required to instantly stabilize an unstable radioactive isotope.
Unlike the limited energy store available in the vacuum, this huge store of energy inside an EVO that is available to action IVB formation is the reason why no radioactive reaction products are seen during and after transmutation.