Recoil Assisted Low Energy Nuclear Reactions

Low energy nuclear processes that are strongly hindered by Coulomb repulsion between the reacting nuclei, are investigated in solid environment. It is shown that the hindering effect may be significantly weakened (practically it disappears) if one takes into account the Coulomb interaction of one of the reacting particles with the surroundings. … Low energy nuclear reactions allowed by recoil assistance and leading to nuclear transmutations are partly overviewed. Critical analysis of Fleischmann-Pons type low energy nuclear reaction experiments is presented too.

Budapest University of Technology and Economics,
Institute of Physics, Budafoki ut 8. F., H-1521 Budapest, Hungary