Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 317–321

Ultradense Deuterium

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10894-010-9280-4

Cite this article as:
Winterberg, F. J Fusion Energ (2010) 29: 317. doi:10.1007/s10894-010-9280-4

Abstract

An attempt is made to explain the recently reported occurrence of ultradense deuterium as an isothermal transition of Rydberg matter into a high density phase by quantum mechanical exchange forces. It is conjectured that the transition is made possible by the formation of vortices in a Cooper pair electron fluid, separating the electrons from the deuterons, with the deuterons undergoing Bose–Einstein condensation in the core of the vortices. If such a state of deuterium should exist at the reported density of about 130,000 g/cm3, it would greatly facility the ignition of a thermonuclear detonation wave in pure deuterium, by placing the deuterium in a thin disc, to be ignited by a pulsed ultrafast laser or particle beam of modest energy.

Keywords

Ultradense deuterium Thermonuclear ignition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of NevadaRenoUSA