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Ultra low momentum neutron

  1. Dec 5, 2011 #1
    Eur. Phys. J. C (2006)
    THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C
    Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1140/epjc/s2006-02479-8
    Ultra low momentum neutron catalyzed nuclear reactions on metallic hydride surfaces
    A. Widom 1, L. Larsen 2
    1 Physics Department, Northeastern University, 110 Forsyth Street, Boston MA 02115, USA
    2 Lattice Energy LLC, 175 North Harbor Drive, Chicago IL 60601, USA

    Can anyone comment of this peer reviewed journal article?
     
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  3. Dec 5, 2011 #2

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    The comment is "yawn". It's a hand-wavy calculation that the rest of the community didn't find interesting. Nine cites, seven of them self-cites, and two by Cold Fusioners with an axe to grid. Yawn.
     
  4. Aug 15, 2012 #3
    I have been reading about this lately. It's quite interesting. The process is not fusion at all, but purely a weak force interaction. The 2004 DOE review of LENR certainly supported the idea that no strong force interactions were taking place.

    The theory has been gaining ground lately. I think once people admit that fusion is not taking place, it is possible to move on with the science.

    NASA is currently trying to confirm some aspects of the theory:

    http://futureinnovation.larc.nasa.gov/view/articles/futurism/bushnell/low-energy-nuclear-reactions.html [Broken]

    Also, there was a meeting at CERN about it this year:

    http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1433865/
     
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