Here is the link to the Navy publication where they claim "evidence" of LENR--fusion at low activation energy input. http://www.newenergytimes.com/Library2/2008/2008BossTripleTracks.pdf [Broken] Edit: and see here news release of American Chemical Society presentation: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0323110450.htm ==== I would like to begin here a detailed analysis in this forum of the peer reviewed publication by the Navy. I would like to know the following: (1) Exactly what are the 'possible' hypothesis now on the table that explain how the Coulomb barrier was overcome to allow for any fusion to begin ? (2) The Navy explanation of the 3-pit patterns they show in Fig.1 is that Carbon-12 was split into three alpha ? Does this not mean Navy then suggests Carbon-12 isotope has preexisting within it three alpha ready to split ? Is this an accepted hypothesis for how nucleons arranged within nuclear shells for carbon-12 ? (3) What other explanations come to mind to explain the 3-pit pattern shown by Navy in Fig. 1 ? I think it good possibility each pit is a nucleon, either a P or N. So, why would my hypothesis be false ?