I'm well aware of transmutation as a way to effectively make radioactive material decay faster, however that isn't really what I mean.
Doing a quick Google search I found references to several theoretical treatises on the subject, and a few references to experiments with, at best, inconclusive results. Among them, there were a few on the quantum anti-zeno effect, which I already knew about, as well as a couple on something called "field enhanced beta decay" and various methods utilizing lasers. Nevertheless, much to my frustration, there was essentially no example I could find with any sort of empirical testing of these effects. So, I suppose I have two questions:
- How "good" is the physics behind these claims?
- Have any of these effects ever been unequivocally observed experimentally?