Dr. Walter Brown has described a process by which fast radio decay happens w/o causing heat problems...as part of his Flood model. The process is supported by experiments where high voltages produce new heavy elements without adding heat. RATE would do well to consider his reasoning.
I'm certain RATE is well aware of Dr. Brown's Hydroplate claims. Apparently they are not convinced. Maybe he should submit his ideas to one of the creationist journals that has invited him to publish on their pages for years.
(1/4 down the page...describing experimentation in Kiev, Ukraine, using high voltage) ...
For an instant, temperatures in this “hot dot” (less than one ten-millionth of a millimeter in diameter) reached 3.5 × 108 K—an energy density greatly exceeding that of a supernova! The electrodes ruptured with a flash of light, including x-rays and gamma rays. [See Figure 193.] Also emitted were alpha and beta particles, plasma, and dozens of transmuted chemical elements. The total energy in this “hot dot” was about four orders of magnitude greater than the electrical energy input! However, as explained in Figure 190 on page 364, heat was absorbed by elements heavier than iron that were produced by fusion. Therefore, little heat was emitted from the entire experiment. The new elements resulted from a “cold repacking” of the nucleons of the target electrode.35
Here's some more Brown says about those experiments .... right before the comments above:
. The resulting fusion produces superheavy chemical elements, (Pi notes: emphasis in the original) some twice as heavy as uranium and some that last for a few months.34 All eventually fission, producing a wide variety of new chemical elements and isotopes.
Here's what footnote 34 says:
“The number of formed superheavy nuclei increases when a target made of heavy atoms (e.g., Pb) is used. Most frequently superheavy nuclei with A=271, 272, 330, 341, 343, 394, 433 are found. The same superheavy nuclei were found in the same samples when repeated measurements were made at intervals of a few months.” Adamenko et al., “Full-Range Nucleosynthesis in the Laboratory,” Infinite Energy, Issue 54, 2004, p. 4."
Notice the paper is from 2004 .... eleven years ago. The discovery of element 117, with A=294 was announced last year.
Here's how it was made.....
..., the researchers smashed calcium nuclei (with 20 protons apiece) into a target of berkelium (97 protons per atom). The experiment was so difficult in part because berkelium itself is tough to come by. “We had to team up with the only place on the planet where berkelium can be produced and isolated in significant quantities,” Düllmann says. That place is the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, which has a nuclear reactor that can create the rare element with a half-life of 330 days. It took the facility about two years to build up a large enough stock of berkelium for the experiment; when about 13 milligrams had accumulated, Oak Ridge scientists shipped it off to Germany for the next stage of the project. At GSI, researchers accelerated calcium ions to 10 percent light-speed and sent them colliding into the berkelium. If a calcium and berkelium nucleus collided head-on, occasionally the two nuclei would stick together, fusing to form a new element with a combined total of 117 protons. “We get about one atom per week,” Düllmann says.
If z-pinch creates all these superheavy nuclei, why hasn't it produced a new element in the 11 years since the Kiev announcement? It sure seems a lot easier (and cheaper) than the process used to create #117.