Radiochemical comparisons on low energy nuclear reactions (LENR) and uranium fission

ENVR 107

George H. Miley, ghmiley@uiuc.edu1, Heinz Hora, hora@phys.unsw.edu.au2, Andrei Lipson3, and Prajakti Joshi Shresthra3. (1) Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 100 NEL, 103 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, (2) Department of Theoretical Physics, University of New South Wales, 2052 Sydney, Australia, (3) Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 100 NEL, 103 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Measurements of production of heavy elements by low energy nuclear reactions (LENR) of very high concentrations of deuterium within palladium permitted a comparison with the standard abundance distribution (SAD) of the endothermic element generation measured in the Universe. Consequences for the magic numbers of elements could be concluded and the jump between the two Bagge sequences could be based on a Boltzmann distribution without needing the Jensen-Goeppert-Mayer spin-orbit explanation. Relating the LENR measurement of the element distribution with that of uranium fission, the Maruhn-Greiner maximum did not exactly fit a magic number 180 for a compound reaction via a hypothetical element 306X126, based on the Boltzmann derived magic numbers. A better fit was directly indicated from the LENR measurements for 310Y126. This could be based on a quark-gluon model by Ghahramany et al. in contrast to the Boltzmann model, whereas both models agreed with the magic numbers up to 126.