Condensed Matter

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[2] viXra:1501.0246 [pdf] submitted on 2015-01-28 14:49:07

On the Non-Singularity of the Thermal Conductivity Tensor and Its Consequences

Authors: Ali R. Hadjesfandiari
Comments: 12 Pages. 1 figure, 5 references

In this paper, the symmetric character of the thermal conductivity tensor for linear anisotropic material is established as the result of arguments from tensor analysis for Duhamel’s generalization of Fourier’s heat conduction. The non-singular nature of the conductivity tensor plays the fundamental role in establishing this symmetry, as well as its positive (or negative) definiteness. Significantly, the second law of thermodynamics does not contribute here in establishing these characteristics, but does ultimately decide that the conductivity tensor is indeed positive definite.
Category: Condensed Matter

[1] viXra:1501.0234 [pdf] replaced on 2015-09-19 11:27:53

TSC Jitterbug Fusion of D in Pd NanoClusters

Authors: Frank Dodd Tony Smith Jr
Comments: 52 Pages.

Graphic Cover summarizes TSC Fusion of D in 147-atom Palladium Clusters; Jitterbug Icosa - Cubocta - Icosa Transformation reloading D into Pd Clusters; and Zeolite Steam Engine utilizing Fusion Energy. The body of the paper gives details of the Pd - D TSC Jitterbug Fusion Process: Clusters of Palladium atoms (also clusters of atoms of Nickel and similar elements) have two basic structures: Icosahedral and Cuboctahedral: 1 - Icosahedon <-> Cuboctahedron Jitterbug Transformation; 2 - Pd clusters with absorbed Deuterium have two states: Icosahedral ground state Cuboctahedral metastable state; 3 - Tetrahedral Symmetric Condensation (TSC) in Icosahedral Pd-D produces Fusion; 4 - Icosahedra TSC Fusion Triggers Jitterbug to Cuboctahedra; 5 - Cuboctahedra reload TSC sites and Jitterbug back to Icosahedra; 6 - Repeat the Cycle. Version 2 (v2) updates some material and adds recipe for Zeolite Pd-D fusion experiment. Version 3 (v3) adds XRD and SEM data for Sandia Pd clusters on SBA-15 substrate. Version 4 (v4) adds TEM data for Sandia Pd Clusters on SBA-15 substrate. Version 5 (v5) reorganizes the material with some revisions, and adds Palladium electron shell structure considerations and comparison with Carbon electron shell structure and graphene. Version 6 (v6) corrects references to those getting positive experimental results. Version 7 (v7) revises discussion of Zeolite Y crystal structure and corrects author name. Version 8 (v8) adds details about Pd cluster structure and relation to Zeolite Y cavity geometry.
Category: Condensed Matter