Numerous papers have been published on anomalous heat generated by reactions between atomic gases and catalysts or nano powders. The reactions remain the subject of intense research and controversey spread across several fields of research. LENR, cold fusion, solid state systems used by Arata in Japan or Mills at Black Light Power. Most of these researchers report unushual states of matter such as Fractional hydrogen, hydrino, deuterium clusters or ultradense deuterium. Recent government reports conclude the anomalous heat is undeniable and further research is warranted regardless if this is a nuclear or another as yet unidentified energy source. Although The Haisch Moddel patent mentions Casimir cavities most papers only mention catalytic materials, a little research however reveals the Casimir geometry of the pores in the skeletal catalysts used by Black Light Power or the spacing between the Pd nano powders used by Arata. Even the permitivity of collapsing menisci in bubble fusion must take on Casimir geometry – assuming a conductive electrolyte. Based on papers describing relativistic states of hydrogen and Cavity QED I am proposing a relativistic interpretation of Casimir effect that also happens to fit results observed in the Reifenschweiler effect.
“The ‘Reifenschweiler effect’ is the observation that the beta-decay of tritium half-life 12.5 years is delayed reversibly by about 25-30% when the isotope is absorbed in 15 nm titanium-clusters in a temperature window in between 160-275 C. Remarkably at 360 C the original radioactivity reappears. The effect is absent in bulk metal. Discovered around 1960/1962 at Philips Research Eindhoven, The Netherlands Reifenschweiler extensively discussed his observation with o.a Casimir (the director of research at the time), Kistemaker (ultracentrifuge expert), and although no satisfactory explanation was found, R. was allowed to publish it. At the time a unique example as to how an electronic environment might affect nuclear phenomena.”
I am not suggesting that nuclear decay is in anyway necessary for anomalous heat but rather that nuclear decay can be utilized like dye in the water to uncover the relativistic effects induced by Casimir cavities.
Other evidence for relativistic effects on radioactive half lifes are listed by Rex research. I ignore Gamma decay as related to excess heat since we have so few dead researchers but some He-4/Alpha decay has been reported (although not near enough to account for the heat) and I am also focused on Beta decay but as a source of detection since I assume the excess heat anomaly will work at least as well with tritium as deuterium so the heat anomally could be compared to the half life delay. The Reifenschweiler effect is not presently associated with excess heat but the 15nm titanium clusters loaded with tritium in the experiment indicate conditions very similar to Rayney nickel loaded with hydrogen in the Black Light Process. If the relativistic interpretation of Casimir effect is correct, I would predict a correlation between The two effects – If tritium were used instead of hydrogen in the Black Light Process the half life delay should be in constant proportion to the anomalous heat.
Note, I still feel fusion is a side effect or result of an interim ashless chemistry/oscillation between h1 & h2. I believe
the change in Casimir force changes the relativistic environment changing the inertial frames and breaking covalent bonds so the atomic orbitals can translate to new fractional states, rebond – dropping to a lower state and releasing the energy the change in Casimir effect just reimbursed them.