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.
low energy nuclear reactions, metallic hydride surfaces, heavy electrons, strongly correlated electrons
Nuclear reactions, Hydrides, Electrons, Mesons
Widom, A. and Larsen, L., "Absorption of nuclear gamma radiation by heavy electrons on metallic hydride surfaces" (2005). Physics Faculty Publications. Paper 16. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000369
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