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Laser stimulation of low-energy nuclear reactions in deuterated palladium

Sinha, KP and Meulenberg, A (2006) Laser stimulation of low-energy nuclear reactions in deuterated palladium. In: Current Science, 91 (7). pp. 907-912.


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Models to account for the observed experimental results for low-energy nuclear reactions in palladium– deuteride systems are presented along with calculated results. The crucial idea is a mechanism of improved probability for the needed penetration of the Coulomb barrier for a D–D reaction. This facilitation occurs, in general, with the formation of $D^-$ ions at special frequency modes (e.g. via phonons) and, specifically for the laser-stimulated case, with utilization of enhanced optical potential at a selected interface. Both mechanisms may work individually, or together, to increase the probability of barrier penetration.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this aricle belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Barrier penetration;Low energy nuclear reactions;Optical potential;Resonance enhancement.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/8951

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