Welcome to a Blog which will hope to "revolutionize the world".
First of all a minor amount of background information. This blog is written and maintained by a 50ish, mild mannered, "Dilbert" like Engineer.
Well, maybe not THAT mild mannered. After all in his brief life he's managed to work in Nuclear power, Medical Devices, X-ray systems design, Fossil Fuels (including refinery, gas processing, and coal/electric generation). He's also managed to find time to perform (vocally) with a couple of major symphonies, one regional opera company, and a couple of small, quasi-professional vocal groups.
BUT in the long run, he's most happy about his 6 year association with a small, determined group of researchers in Kiev Ukraine, who call themselves, "Proton21". (More about that name later on.)
In the Spring of 2003, I began an Email correspondence with a group calling itself, "Proton21" in Kiev Ukraine.
My motivation was the result of finding a couple of references to their work, mostly in "Science curiosities" type articles, which gave abbreviated summaries of their work.
One can still find some fine summations of their work on their web page: (linked here)
Proton21 Website It should not throw one off that their work seems "dated" and almost to "stop" in 2005.
There is a good reason for that appearance.
However, let us quickly summarize the nature of their work, and the results that they claim on their web page:
1. Their work involves study of a "pulsed power" system. (On the order of 100,000 Amps DC, at 500,000 volts for 5 nano seconds)
2. Their pulses are performed in a specially structured vacuum discharge chamber, and between two specially constructed electrodes.
3. Their "anodes" are pretty much always the same. A "pin" of pure copper (99.9947% pure, or typical electrolytic refined copper) about 1 cm long, 0.5 mm in diameter with a perfectly shaped hemispherical head.
To help understand what you are looking at, this illustration which is a more "isometric" view is given:
These pins are mounted on a 1 cm diameter, fine copper wire mesh, at the bottom of the vacuum test chamber.
Here is a top down view of the end of the pin, after the 500,000 Volt, 100,000 amp, 5 nanosecond discharge (about 500 joules):
Note the spot analysis using X-ray florescence (in a scanning electron microscope). Also note the appearance of elements and percentages of elements not originally in the specimen.
What is MORE amazing than these nuclear transmutations, are the "overspray" products on the Cu mounting screen, as shown here:
Now these are just a couple EXAMPLES of the MASSIVE NUCLEAR TRANSMUTATIONS that Proton21 has observed. Basically they have found (with the exception of the gasses at room temperature) ALL the known periodic table elements as the result of their "transmutations".
Now I will make this statement IMMEDIATELY..(and then I'll explain it for the lay public in upcoming blogs), they back calculate to less than 100 Electron Volts per nuclear transmutation.
Those "rigidly educated" in standard "nuclear physics" can now stop reading, as such people "KNOW" this is "impossible".
However, for those with good curiosity, or Dilbert types out there...please stay tuned. As there is "more to come" and it will, as Alice said, get.."Curiouser and curiouser!"