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Pramana

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp L339–L342 | Cite as

A theory of cold nuclear fusion in deuterium-loaded palladium

  • Swapan K Ghosh
  • H K Sadhukhan
  • Asish K Dhara
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Abstract

Deuterium gas compressed in a palladium lattice is considered to form a quantum plasma of bosons leading to significant screening of the Coulomb potential between deuterium ions. The resulting enhancement of the quantum mechanical tunnelling probability adequately explains the recently observed cold fusion rates.

Keywords

Cold fusion plasmon screening deuterium boson palladium/titanium 

PACS Nos

25.45 71.45 82.45 28.50 

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Copyright information

© Indian Academy of Sciences 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Swapan K Ghosh
    • 1
  • H K Sadhukhan
    • 1
  • Asish K Dhara
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Heavy Water DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreBombayIndia
  2. 2.Theoretical Physics DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreBombayIndia

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