Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Institute of Physics, Department of Experimental Physics, Budafoki út 8. F. I. I. 10., 1521 Budapest, Hungary
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Institute of Nuclear Technics, Department of Nuclear Energy, Műegyetem rkpt. 9, 1111 Budapest, Hungary
It is theoretically shown that an attractive effective potential is generated via optical phonon exchange between two quasi-free, different particles in deuterated Pd which, in turn, enhances the probability of their nuclear fusion reaction. Mechanisms, that may be responsible for extra heat production and nuclear isomer formation, are also discussed. Creation of 4He pairs due to the significantly increased probability of the p + 7Li 24He + 17.35 MeV and d + 6Li 24He + 22.37 MeV nuclear reactions is predicted. Some of the basic questions of fusion reactions in solids seem to be successfully explained.
(Received May 8 2008)
(Accepted August 25 2008)
(Online publication October 24 2008)