Vol. 9, no.1, 2017


1,2Serge Timashev
1Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry, http://www.karpovipc.ru
Moscow 105064 Russian Federation
2National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, https://mephi.ru
Moscow 115409 Russian Federation

Received 25.05.2017
Abstract. It is shown that a wide variety of low-energy nuclear transformations studied under conditions of a nonequilibrium low-temperature glow discharge plasma and laser ablation of metals in aqueous media can be understood on the basis of the concepts of the dynamic interrelation between the electron and nuclear subsystems of an atom. The initiating role in such processes belongs to electrons a sufficiently large kinetic energy Ee ~ 3-5 eV (by chemical scales), which they can acquire under the indicated conditions. Inelastic scattering of electrons by nuclei in according to weak nuclear interaction becomes possible in the collision of such electrons with ions or plasma atoms (here we assume that the nuclei are not related to “K-capture” nuclei). At the first stage of such a nuclear-chemical interaction, a nucleus arise, the charge of which is one unit less than the charge of the initial nucleus, and nuclear matter is locally disrupted: the nuclear mass in this case is insufficient to preserve nuclear matter in the base state of interacting nucleons. Under such anomalous excitations of nuclear matter, which are characterized as the states of “inner shake-up” or isu-state, the relaxation dynamics of the nuclei is initiated by weak nuclear interactions. Such nuclei, being β-active (“β-nuclei”), can have sufficiently long lifetimes and effectively participate in nuclear reactions (as the β-neutron and β-dineutron introduced into consideration). If the initial nucleus is radioactive, the decay of “β-nuclei” will occur with a probability many orders of magnitude greater than the decay probability of the original nuclei. As an example, the nuclear-chemical transformations realized in the E-CAT reactor of Andrea Rossi are also considered.

Keywords: low-temperature plasma, laser ablation of metals in aqueous media, β-nuclei, low-energy nuclear-chemical transformation, u- and d-quarks, Feynman diagrams of the initiating radioactive decay

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RENSIT, 2017, 9(1):37-51 DOI: 10.17725/rensit.2017.09.037

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