In an article called “Condensed Plasmoids – The Intermediate State of LENR“, submitted for the ICCF-20 proceedings in late 2016, Lutz Jaitner, expounds on a theory for LENR from the theoretical findings of researchers such as Ken Shoulders and Edward H. Lewis.
The theory opines “atoms can enter a previously unknown state of matter, in which they behave like ball lightning, and which is an intermediate state of the LENR reaction. Nuclei and the electrons are moving rapidly in opposite directions along the plasma wire which results in a strong electric current through the wire, pinching the plasma thin via its strong magnetic field. This enables nuclear reactions between the ions via strong electronic screening of the Coulomb barrier and via self-amplifying longitudinal density oscillations of the plasma.”
The author’s site is worth checking out.