Abstract

Low energy nuclear reactions in the neighborhood of metallic hydride surfaces may be induced by ultra-low momentum neutrons. Heavy electrons are absorbed by protons or deuterons producing ultra low momentum neutrons and neutrinos. The required electron mass renormalization is provided by the interaction between surface electron plasma oscillations and surface proton oscillations. The resulting neutron catalyzed low energy nuclear reactions emit copious prompt gamma radiation. The heavy electrons which induce the initially produced neutrons also strongly absorb the prompt nuclear gamma radiation, re-emitting soft photons. Nuclear hard photon radiation away from the metallic hydride surfaces is thereby strongly suppressed.

Notes

Originally posted at http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0509269v1.

Keywords

low energy nuclear reactions, metallic hydride surfaces, heavy electrons, strongly correlated electrons

Subject Categories

Nuclear reactions, Hydrides, Electrons, Mesons

Disciplines

Physics

Publication Date

2005

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