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24/7: usable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - winter can be pretty harsh in Quebec, on the mountains or further away from the equator, hence an intermittent heat source (like wind or sunlight) wouldn't do.
combustionless: (1) The problems due to the human-generated increase in atmospheric CO2 are already huge enough, so there's no need to worsen them burning still more fossil carbon and (2) the forests are the main oxygen providers and CO2 absorbers on Earth, so using still more wood for heating would seriously worsen the increase in atmospheric CO2.
inexpensive: in Quebec, using hydro-electricity to heat one's house costs about 1400 $CAN yearly in 2015; using combustibles (wood, oil, natural gaz) instead costs about 1200 to 2200 $CAN yearly and keeps us strongly dependent on international commerce; the goal of this research is to reduce by a factor of 10 or more the yearly cost of domestic heat and to use a fraction of that heat to generate all the electrical energy necessary for the house.
Nuclear fusion research is based on the use of the strong nuclear force, hence requiring very high temperatures and pressures; it seems there's just about noone researching nucleosynthesis mechanisms using the weak nuclear force and thus requiring much lower temperatures and pressures: a very few people make some noise thereabout, but they are rarely taken seriously - mainstream researchers keep marginalizing them due to the dearth of reproducible results.
The weak nuclear force is in fact the key to the beta decay and reverse beta decay processes. The LMM (Leptonic Magnetic Monopoles, i.e.: magnetically excited neutrinos) might make it possible to use that key to control the synthesis of extremely cold neutrons (i.e.: neutrons with very low energy and thus huge cross section) from cold protons and electrons, i.e.: from hydrogen. This is the subject of my research.
To test hypothesis 1, we must produce some LMM, observe their tracks on Rx films and check their properties as described by Lochak:
|Thirst batch of LMM tracks on Rx film|
|Second batch of LMM tracks on Rx film|
|Third batch of LMM tracks on Rx film|
Hypothesis 1 seems thus established: we produce some LMM using a betalight placed in the field of a powerful magnet and we get on our Rx films the same kind of strange tracks that Lochak, Uruskoev, Daviau and others have reported
What we know and what we observe about the LMM
Next steps in this work
To test hypothesis 2, come back later...
Work in progress - En chantier