In this paper it is shown that quantised inertia predicts that cracks or defects in metals of 28 nm diameter or less should be hot enough to cause an attractive radiation recoil force on the deuterons
strong enough to overcome their Coulomb repulsion.
Takacs et al., "Investigation of alternative production routes of 99mTc: Deuteron
induced reactions on 100Mo," Applied Radiation and Isotopes, vol.
Since neutrons are only rarely formed from protons, a relatively small number of deuterons
are produced at any one time, and thus solar fuel (deuterons
) constitutes but a tiny fraction of the total material in the sun.
In 1940 Martin began his collaboration with Harry Berman at Harvard, on deuteron
irradiation of diamonds; though Berman died during the war, Martin pursued their investigations in post-war days.
It was an American physicist, Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967), who had demonstrated that deuteron
bombardment was equivalent to neutron bombardment.
from high-energy proton bombardment of matter," Physical Review Letters, vol.
It would take 14 MeV to create two deuterons
. The only energy available is from the [alpha]'s 5.5 MeV kinetic energy.
The scattering cross section on deuterons
is about [10.sup.3] to [10.sup.4] times larger than the neutron capture cross section.
In the Indiana University study, Stephenson's team collided a beam of deuterons
into a target of deuterium gas.