[ExI] arXiv paper on "cold fusion" and EM/weak interactions

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Oct 10 19:30:28 UTC 2008

A Primer for Electro-Weak Induced Low Energy Nuclear Reactions

<http://arxiv.org/find/nucl-th/1/au:+Widom_A/0/1/0/all/0/1>A. Widom, 
<http://arxiv.org/find/nucl-th/1/au:+Larsen_L/0/1/0/all/0/1>L. Larsen
(Submitted on 1 Oct 2008)
Abstract: In a series of papers, cited in the main body of the paper 
below, detailed calculations have been presented which show that 
electromagnetic and weak interactions can induce low energy nuclear 
reactions to occur with observable rates for a variety of processes. 
A common element in all these applications is that the 
electromagnetic energy stored in many relatively slow moving 
electrons can -under appropriate circumstances- be collectively 
transferred into fewer, much faster electrons with energies 
sufficient for the latter to combine with protons (or deuterons, if 
present) to produce neutrons via weak interactions. The produced 
neutrons can then initiate low energy nuclear reactions through 
further nuclear transmutations. The aim of this paper is to extend 
and enlarge upon various examples analyzed previously, present 
simplified order of magnitude estimates for each and to illuminate a 
common unifying theme amongst all of them.

Subjects: Nuclear Theory (nucl-th); General Physics (physics.gen-ph)
Cite as: <http://arxiv.org/abs/0810.0159v1>arXiv:0810.0159v1 [nucl-th]

Submission history

From: Allan Widom 
[<http://arXiv.org/auth/show-email/fe8c4291/0810.0159>view email]
[v1] Wed, 1 Oct 2008 13:16:59 GMT (16kb)

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