This data is faulty, does not indicate this, because unconnected protons and neutrons moving from a nucleus alongside one another would
This is wrongheaded. That data mentioned has no bearing on how lithium nuclei would be configured.
automatically join together to
This shows an alpha particle, compared to a beta particle, being acted upon by a strong magnetic field. This drawing was produced before the realization that alpha particles would form when initially unat-tached protons and neutrons travel alongside one another, i.e. before that had fully dawned on me. It's the eddies caused by the flow of the magnetic field, due to an overabundance of magnet/electric parti-cles that are being drawn in from the surroundings in addition to what is already constantly circulating through the material, which cause the beta to bend left like it does as opposed to how the alpha bends slightly right; with the cause for that not being neg-ative vs. positive charge.
The parts about carbon dating were added to this in early 2016.
Several preliminary type diagrammatic explanations were included here to show how these concepts were conceived or came about. The first few nucleus configuration diagrams that follow here were also a bit tentative and cautious for a time; then cer-tain things that seem very important to all of this began to be realized. Four of the most important, yet somewhat still prelim-inary type drawings have now been placed at the bottom of this webpage so that others can see what I was trying to envision.
automatically join together to
This data is faulty, does not indicate this, because unconnected protons and neutrons moving out from a nucleus alongside one another would
ANOTHER MORE PRELIMINARY TYPE DRAWING
The small beryllium nucleus was used at the bottom of this next sheet so it would fit. But beryllium obviously wouldn't have all of those shells.
About the Lithium Nucleus
There are two reasons why the following explanation about a change in the lithium configuration has now received a yellow x across it, which was done on 3/22/16. First, if it had four extended neutrons and so few protons (protons mostly toward the center) its configuration would have a superior molecular strength potential to carbon; whereas we know in reality that lithium atoms are very lightly attracted to other lithium atoms in every possible case they have to express that property. Therefore, if this hypothesis that all nuclei configure in certain ways to make elements is the correct approach, then lithium can't have four protruding neutrons as this drawing on the Nucleus Configurations page depicted it in contrast to the original between 15 June of 2014 and 22 March of 2016. For if the lithium nucleus could be stable in that way its potential atom-to-atom bond would be the strongest in all of nature. Therefore, I now feel assured that the original lithium configuration, which is still shown in the April 14th and May 30th 2014 drawings, is the correct way to depict it.
That means the explanation for the alpha particle byproducts produced when bombarding lithium-7 with hydrogen atoms needs a fair amount of editing. On that, one thing that seems to keep emerging as very likely about nucleons (also highly likely about light particles with slight variations in charge) when either type travel together side by side, they most likely unite to make certain predictable configurations. Light particles would make predictable columns without attaching, while the nucleons that have been separated from one another by bombardment (bombardment via any mode, whether by hydrogen atoms (protons) or from U-235 (an alpha emitter). When nucleons begin to move out side by side, if many neutrons and protons are present, those would automatically form alpha particles while moving along together. I think this is most likely what is happening, and that it happens with rather high regularity in nature when nucleon constituents are separated from several atom nuclei next to one another and then move along nearly side by side after being separated or broken apart via some bombardment. That would mean formations take shape quickly out of the nucleons separated from several side-by-side atoms that have been bombarded, and so will in many cases is not indicative of what those elements' nucleon proportions were, i.e. those elements' proton numbers relative to their neutron numbers.
This came before the two diagrammatic explanations just above it. The one at the top of this webpage, with its accompanying table, was consid-
Molecule drawings have also been improved.
ered a big
form alpha particles.