Theory for Hafnium Isomer Triggering

 

The English translation of the comprehensive Russian article describing the theoretical basis for the triggering of the 31-year isomer of Hf-178 can be downloaded from the link.  It provides balance by refuting the negative results reported in the series of Tkalya papers. 

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Universal Decimal Classification 621.039.514
PROCEDURE FOR CALCULATING HYPOTHETICAL ISOMERIC γ-REACTORS BASED ON THE EXAMPLE OF 178m2Hf
V.F. Kolesov, S.N. Abramovich, A. Ye. Shmarov, and Ye. V. Intyapina
All-Russia Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics, Russian Federation Nuclear Center, Federal State Unitary Enterprise, Sarov, Nizhniy Novgorod Oblast
Based on the example of the nuclear isomer of 178m2Hf, a procedure is developed for describing the kinetic and dynamic phenomena in isomeric γ-reactors. Consideration of the processes in the 178m2Hf isomer environment is based on the hypothesis that, as a result of using the NEET resonance mechanism, the isomer is successfully transferred with sufficient intensity to a trigger state, thus creating the conditions for the chain reaction of γ-decays similar to the chain reaction of fissions in neutron nuclear reactors.


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Figure 1 from the article reproduced at the original resolution.