LANP Model Calculations
George Miley's Nickel Microsphere Data

An Explanation Of These Tables

These tables contain illustrative examples of nuclear reactions that might explain Miley and Patterson's[1] nuclear transmutation experiments. I know that there are compelling arguments against this type of presentation, and that these arguments are based in well-established theoretical physics, and countless experimental observations. There is no known mechanism that can overcome nuclear repulsive forces at laboratory temperatures.

Nevertheless, there is an equally compelling argument that there are forces in nature that overcome these obstacles, producing the nuclear transmutation results reported by Miley and Mizuno(2). This is not magic. There has to be a physical reason for the observed nuclear transmutations. It could be an experimental error or possibly a misinterpretation of the experimental result. Alternatively, we could be observing a new element of physics that produces room temperature nuclear reactions and unlimited energy. If there is even a chance that it could be the later, theoretical possibilities need to be explored in their broadest context.

The Least Action Nuclear Process model presents a candidate theory based in reversible thermodynamics. The nuclear reactions displayed in these tables are not reactions that the LANP theory predict. Rather, they are an exploration of the broadest view of Cold Fusion reactions that might be operative. They serve two purposes:

  1. The reactions are intended to test the LANP predictive ability against Miley's data. According to the LANP theory, all feasible nuclear reactions are candidates, but the one that occurs in the cold fusion process, is that which produces the smallest energy change. Each reaction, no mater how implausible, is represented as a mass change, and one or two final stable isotopes. These isotopes are then compared to those tabulated for Miley's post-experiment electrode.
  2. The tabulated nuclear reactions are intended to test the LANP model beyond its limits; first, categorizing reaction types that are promising, and secondly estimating the range of the model's predictive ability. For example, nickel isotopes in the pre-experiment electrode produce favorable results for fusion reactions with 1 to 8 deuterons. The same is true for copper, zinc, silver and cobalt impurities in the initial electrode. Favorable results are then found for the fusion of two nickel nuclei, but not for three. Alpha decay of nickel and silver isotopes is shown to be consistent with the model, producing the  42He observed by several experimentalists.

These calculations represent hundreds of hours of work that none wants to repeat. Decay paths and energy calculations for these reactions are displayed on this web site so that you can form an objective opinion of the model, and its predictive ability.