A new approach to theoretical modelling of nuclear fusion in palladium deuteride
United Institute of Geology, Geophysics and Mineralogy
of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science -
prospect Acad. Koptyuga, 3, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia
Accepted: 10 March 1999
An original model of nuclear fusion mechanism in metal crystal structures at low energies is developed. It uses a new approach for the estimation of electron screening in metals which is based on the dynamic account of the outer metal electronic shells deformation during counter motion of two deuterons near their sites boundary. Computer simulation of deuterium behaviour in the palladium deuteride crystal structure has shown that the calculated rate of nuclear reactions agrees in order of magnitude with the values deduced from experimental data on excess heat output. A reaction rate sharply ( times) increases in conditions of high mobility of deuterons in crystal structures. Crucial factors for fusion feasibility are indicated.
PACS: 34.20.Cf – Interatomic potentials and forces / 25.70.Jj – Fusion and fusion-fission reactions / 25.45.-z – -induced reactions
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