Nuclear Fusion and Transmutation of Isotopes in Biological Systems
By Vladimir Vysotskii and Alla Kornilova

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The book presents the results of combined (Mössbauer and mass-spectroscopy) examinations of stable isotope transmutation processes in growing microbiological cultures.

In this book the processes of transmutation of different stable isotopes in growing biological systems are examined from three different points of view — as the totality of experimental facts of low temperature isotopes transmutation, as a nuclear science based process, and as a process studied from of biochemistry of live systems. For the first time the experimental observation and study of low-energy nuclear transmutation of light (p 1, d 2), intermediate (Na 23, P 31, Mn 55, Fe 54, Fe 57) and heavy (Sc 133, Ba 134) mass isotopes were carried out in growing microbiological cultures Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli and yeast culture Saccharomyces cerevisiae with controlled conditions of growth. The rate of these isotopes transmutation equals 10 -8 s -1.

The physical mechanism of non-barrier nuclear interaction in optimal non-stationary microcavities in growing biological objects is discussed. The biological reasons of nuclear fusion in growing systems are also investigated in details.

A lot of possible applications of the phenomenon of isotope transmutation (including the problems of obtaining of rare light and heavy stable isotopes and the possibility of radioactive waste utilization) are discussed.