Estimate of nuclear fusion rates arising from a molecular-dynamics model of PdDx

J W Halley, J. L. Vallés

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Abstract

We describe an estimate of the fusion rate of deuterium in palladium metal based on molecular-dynamics simulation. Quantum effects on the motion of the deuterium are treated semiclassically and the effects of electronic screening of the interactions are studied by varying a screening parameter in the potentials. We find very low fusion rates of the order of 10-150 s-1 per deuteron, consistent with bounds suggested by Leggett and Baym.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6072-6075
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume41
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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