Spontaneous beta emissions from condensed deuterium

Jerry Russell

Staff member
More evidence that ensembles of deuterium atoms can exist in a special state as a coherent quantum entanglement, as described in my article "Haroche's Cockroach".

Leif Holmlid is a long-time nuclear fusion researcher. He is a retired chemistry professor at the University of Gothenberg in Sweden. His research is related to the behavior of condensed "ultra-high density" deuterium which is created at moderate temperatures using a potassium / iron oxide catalyst. In the past, he has used lasers to trigger what he believes to be nuclear fusion reactions in this condensed
deuterium. Now, in conjunction with Icelandic scientist Sveinn Olafsson, he has demonstrated that highly energetic particles are released on a continuous basis from a similar preparation, indicating spontaneous nuclear reactions.

Their experiment is described in a new paper that has just been accepted for publication by the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, as well as a news story in the Iceland Monitor.



High-energy particles are detected from spontaneous processes in an ultra-dense deuterium D(0) layer. Intense distributions of such penetrating particles are observed using energy spectroscopy and glass converters. Laser-induced emission of neutral particles with time-of-flight energies of 1–30 MeV u−1 was previously reported in the same system. Both spontaneous line-spectra and a spontaneous broad energy distribution similar to a beta-decay distribution are observed. The broad distribution is concluded to be due to nuclear particles, giving straight-line Kurie-like plots. It is observed even at a distance of 3 m in air and has a total rate of 107–1010 s−1. If spontaneous nuclear fusion or other nuclear processes take place in D(0), it may give rise to the high-energy particle signal. Low energy nuclear reactions (LENR) and so called cold fusion may also give rise to such particles.
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