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Ultradense Deuterium

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.

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Winterberg, F. Ultradense Deuterium. J Fusion Energ 29, 317–321 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10894-010-9280-4

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Keywords

  • Ultradense deuterium
  • Thermonuclear ignition