Attempt to explain Andrea Rossi's Ecat
In view of the production of heat in the Ecat by Andrea Rossi, Rossi-Focardi tried to publish an article, the Rossi-Focardi Paper that has then given motivation to Rossi to create the blog Journal of Nuclear Physics. Now I want to show that the hypothesis of binuclear atom solves the discrepancy at the base of that publication, and the reason why it was not accepted by peer-review journals.
Rossi Focardi estimated the possibility of nuclear reactions starting from the energy of the hydrogen nuclei, the protons, within nickel. We know that the temperature is 1500 degrees by the equation E = kT which determines that the average energy of protons is 0.13 eV. Using this value in the Gamow formula to calculate the value of probability of a nuclear reaction between the hydrogen nucleus and nickel, you get a value too low which absolutely does not justify the production of heat in the Ecat as an effect of nuclear type.
But if we now think about the formation inside of Rossi’s Ecat of binuclear atoms with the features highlighted by Professor Holmlid, we have to consider the kinetic energy for the protons of the order of 1,000 eV and no longer just 0.13 eV. Do you know what temperature corresponds to an energy of 1,000 eV for the protons? It would be like having hydrogen at 11 million degrees inside the Ecat.
So in conclusion: if the existence of binuclear atoms were confirmed, it would represent a revolution in physics and chemistry and would allow to explain the mechanism by which nuclear reactions occur at low energy.