Figure 1.9 - Keelys Molecular Morphology

Keely's Molecular Morphology
Figure 1.9 - Keely's Molecular Morphology
Showing the nested levels of non-observable quantum entities within observable atomic and molecular structures. This illustrates how matter is a nested or fractal construct on many levels or dimensions simultaneously.

Ionic Recombination Now, the fascinating aspect of all this is that synthesis of the higher elements is rather hard, owing to the non-existence of stable elements with atomic weights A = 5 or A = 8. This makes it hard to build up heavy nuclei by collisions of 1H, 2D, 3He and 4He nuclei. The only reason that heavier elements are produced at all is the reaction

3 4He -> 12C (3.98)

A three-body process like this will only proceed at a reasonable rate if the cross-section for the process is resonant: i.e. if there is an excited energy level of the carbon nucleus that matches the typical energy of three alpha particles in a stellar interior. The lack of such a level would lead to negligible production of heavy elements - and no carbon-based life. Using these arguments, Hoyle made a breathtaking leap of the imagination to predict that carbon would display such a resonance, which was duly found to be the case (Hoyle et al. 1953). Three Body Recombination

See Also

Atomic Triplet Efimov state Figure 1.9 - Keelys Molecular Morphology Figure 4.12 - Keelys Formative Structural Dynamic Morphology Figure 4.14 - Feynmans Triplet Structures of the Proton and Neutron Figure 7.6 - Keelys Triune Morphology Figure 7.7 - Keelys Morphology - Infinite Subdivision of Matter Resonantly Interacting Particles can form weakly bound Trimer States very important paper Table 15.02 - Triune Polar Streams triune polar flows Triune States of Matter and Energy

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