Submitted to Arxiv on 6 Apr 2015 by Norman D. Cook and Andrea Rossi: We discuss the isotopic abundances found in the E-Cat reactor with regard to the nuclear mechanisms responsible for excess heat. We argue that a major source of energy is a reaction between the first excited-state of 7Li4 and a proton, followed by the breakdown of 8Be4 into two alphas with high kinetic energy, but without gamma radiation.
The unusual property of the 7Li4
isotope that allows this reaction is similar to the property that
underlies the Mossbauer effect: the presence of unusually low-lying
excited states in stable, odd-Z and/or odd-N nuclei.
We use the lattice
version of the independent-particle model (IPM) of nuclear theory to
show how the geometrical structure of isotopes indicate nuclear
reactions that are not predicted in the conventional version of the IPM.
Finally, we speculate on similar mechanisms that may be involved in
other low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR).
[Vlad] Also, see some pictures from Andrea Rossi's 1MW plant in the USA: http://andrea-rossi.com/1mw-plant/