Nuclear fusion in matter

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Astronuc
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The conclusion is that there is a difference between nuclear fusion in vacuum and nuclear fusion in matter.
I think what one means is the difference between fusion in a plasma vs in a solid.

One has to compare energy densities and reaction rates if one is looking at which is more practical.
 
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Maybe the difference is between fusion in gas target (trying to reproduce stars behavior in lab where high vacuum condition are applied) and in a solid target.

Anyway, in this article the fusion ratio depends on target material.
And I think this is the crucial point.

I have always known that the electrons dynamics is so slow (I mean typical time decay) compared to that of nuclei that the lattice presence has no effect.

But this article says exactly the contrary.
 
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