Lerner is highly confident that there is a high probability that p+B11 fusion will eventually achieve ignition with the use of only decaborane by itself.
After exploring various options of some kind of supplemental energy boost ...... heavy atom fission, helium 3, duetrium, and the blacklight reaction ...... they all seem very unlikely candidates. Even a workable energy assist, if found, may not improve the operation of the FF device that much anyway. It might possibly reduce the electric power requirement for heating the plasma, but that’s about it.
In the past, I also considered the blacklight reaction as a possible supplemental energy assist to help initiate nuclear fusion. I think Randall Mills said that the presence of atoms of calcium and phosphorus in the hydrogen plasma acts as a catalyst for the transition of hydrogen to hydrinos. Lerner might want to try injecting some calcium and/or phosphorus into the DPF just for kicks to see if anything will happen. More than likely, nothing would happen. But who knows if such basic research and shots in the dark might turn - up something. If the calcium and/or phosphorus actually worked to catalyze the hydrogen to hydrino transition, that would be great.
In fact, the presence of atoms with a high atomic number of protons might have the opposite of desired effect by cooling the plasma with too much x - ray emission loss. Especially when the loss is the square of the atomic number. With boron it’s not all too severe (5x5=25), but with larger atomic numbers like calcium or phosphorus it might be much greater.
If indeed the blacklight reaction were to work in assisting fusion, it would have to perform it’s job very quickly ...... large numbers of ordinary hydrogen atoms undergoing transition to hydrinos ...... dumping enormous energy into the plasma very fast ...... say, probably within only 3 or 4 picoseconds or something like that.
I sent an E - mail to Blacklight Power several years ago, and asked them if the blacklight reaction might help to harness the power of fusion. I got no reply back from them.
However, Randall Mills himself could have indeed considered the possibility, because I read on the internet a few years back that he was tinkering around with heavy hydrogen ( deutrium ) in some of his experimentation.