Sinha, KP and Meulenberg, A (2007) Lochon Catalyzed D-D Fusion in Deuterated Palladium in the Solid State. In: National Academy of Science Letters - India, 30 (7-8). pp. 243-245.
Lochons (local charged bosons or local electron pairs) can form on $D^+$ to give $D^-$ (bosonic ions) in Palladium Deuteride in the solid state. Such entities will occur at special sites or in a linear channel owing to strong electron-phonon interaction or due to potential inversion on metallic electrodes. These lochons can catalyze $D^- - D^+$ fusion as a consequence of internal conversion leading to the formation of $^4He$ plus production of energy (Q = 23.8 MeV) which is carried by the alpha particle and the ejected electron-pair. The reaction rate for this fusion process is calculated.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to National Academy of Sciences.|
|Keywords:||Lochon mediated nuclear reaction;Solid state internal conversion;Condensed matter nuclear science;|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation and Applied Physics (Formally ISU)
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
|Date Deposited:||06 Nov 2007|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:41|
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