| In the mid-1990s, both George Miley (Ni-H aqueous electrolytic experiments, University of Illinois, USA) and Takahiko Mizuno (Pd-D aqueous electrolytic experiments, Hokkaido University, Japan) published singularly comprehensive analyses of LENR transmutation products observed post-experiment that were exhaustively detected and systematically analyzed with a suite of well-recognized techniques used for measuring isotopes (e.g., neutron activation analysis - NAA, secondary-ion mass spectrometry - SIMS, etc.).
From those transmutation product measurements, they were able to calculate implicit rates of isotope/element production for particular values of amu (atomic mass unit, collectively referred to as A) in the range of hydrogen (A = 1) all the way out past the amu value of elemental Lead (Pb, A ~ 208).
When these experimentally observed rates were then plotted as graphs of apparent isotope/element production rate (y-axis) versus A (x-axis, with amu value going from 1 out to past 200), they showed a remarkable series of five (5) particularly spaced product ‘peaks’ and ‘valleys’ (essentially equivalent to experimental abundances of measured isotopes/elements) that were extraordinarily similar in both the Miley and the Mizuno datasets, even though Miley used a Nickel (Ni) cathode light-Hydrogen H 2O system and Mizuno used a Palladium (Pd) heavy hydrogen (Deuterium – D 2O) system.
This important result strongly suggested that the underlying mechanism which created the observed LENR transmutation products was exactly the same process in both types of systems. Miley & Mizuno’s LENR experimental ‘abundance’ data also exhibited striking similarities to charts of solar system elemental abundances already published by astrophysicists.
Because the astrophysical community believes that elements above the mass of Iron (Fe) are produced by neutron-capture processes occurring in stars and supernova explosions, it is not illogical to think that ULM neutron capture transmutation processes might potentially produce somewhat similar isotope/element production patterns in LENR condensed matter systems here on earth. In fact, this paper uses a simple, two-parameter theoretical ‘optical’ neutron absorption model (no data-fitting whatsoever) to show exactly how Miley & Mizuno’s distinct 5-peak pattern of observed LENR product abundances were produced. It shows quantitatively why the 5-peak abundance pattern represents a unique signature (‘fingerprint’) of ULM neutron capture processes occurring in condensed matter LENR systems.