The documents here are related to neutralizing radioactivity using catalysis of nuclear reactions by mu mesons and muon-surrogate electrons. These are all drafts for team review.
A Zuppero  2017 06 26-1604

Neutralizing Radioactivity from a Nuclear Reactor
Transmutation mse TEXT 2017 08 09-1606.pdf

      8 July 2017: first sketch of derivation showing non-radioactive ground state is preferred to first excited state by cube of Gamow factor.

Explaining the NASA Glenn data of Spring 2017,
possibly confirming radioactive neutralization principles
Steinetz mse catalyzed beta and neutron autocatalysis 2017 06 26-1551.pdf)


  Steinetz Review,

Muon-Surrogate Catalyzed Fusion Interpretation Of Steinetz-BenyoTransmutations Stimulated By Gamma Rays

A Zuppero, TJ Dolan 6/26/2017 2:36:33 PM

  (Steinetz mse catalyzed beta and neutron autocatalysis 2017 06 26-1551.pdf)

Steinetz et al observed a reaction energized by nominal 2 MeV gamma rays that produced some neutrons with energies greater than 10 MeV and beta emitters that appear to be transmutation products. Their observations appear to be predictable using recently discovered chemical physics, first to create muon-surrogates in nano-crystallites, which mimic muon catalyzed fusion, and second using direct vibrational to electron quasiparticle energy conversion. Together they concentrate nearly all the nuclear binding energy into heavy electron quasiparticles.

Heavy electron generation producing muon-surrogates here would use a process almost identical to photovoltaic energy conversion in indirect semiconductors, such as silicon, but with MeV rather than eV photons.

Steinets and Benyo Papers


arXiv:1704.00694   Steinetz, Benyo et al. using Er, Hf, Mo and 2 MeV Gamma x-ray LOCAL VERSION  

arXiv:1704.01183  Benyo et al. using Ti and ~ 0.2 MeV x-ray   LOCAL VERSION


Chemical Physics Principle of muon-surrogate electron catalyzed transmutations

Transmutations Stimulated by Recently Discovered Direct Vibrational To Electron
Energy Transfer And Elevated Effective Mass Electron Quasiparticles
A Zuppero, TJ Dolan  (draft currently being edited:
 (Transmutation mse TEXT 2017 06 26-1042 Gamma Hammer.pdf)

Currently under edit
Muon-Surrogate Catalyzed Transmutations Of Radioactive Waste Using Recently Discovered Direct Vibrational To Electron Energy Transfer And Transient, Elevated Effective Mass Electron Quasiparticles

A Zuppero, TJ Dolan version 6/26/2017 11:22:47 AM

Chemical physics experiments recently revealed a chemical bonding reaction having a strong propensity to
transfer most or all the binding energy to a single electron, leaving the bonded product in a low energy or
ground state. The same chemical physics predicts the original muon catalyzed fusion observations exactly,
published at UC Berkeley circa 1957 and having a nearly identical potential energy diagram. Radioactive
reactants are expected to similarly transmute into non-radioactive products when using the recently
discovered direct vibrational to electron energy conversion and elevated effective mass electron
quasiparticles, referred to as “muon-surrogate electrons” (mse). The reaction permits tailoring a transmutation triggered by chemical means alone.

We create muon-surrogate electrons by using a peculiarity of the electron band structure in nano-meter sized crystallites during simultaneous injection of energy and crystal momentum. This creates transient (10-14 sec), moderately elevated effective mass electrons (less than about 50 me).

This discovery involves subtle, seldom invoked concepts. A method and device to neutralize radioactive
isotope is included.