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Lochon Catalyzed D-D Fusion in Deuterated Palladium in the Solid State

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.


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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 Appiled Physics
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Satish MV
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/12432

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