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Deuteron energy of 15 MK in ultra-dense deuterium without plasma formation: Temperature of the interior of the Sun

Journal article
Authors Patrik U Andersson
Leif Holmlid
Published in Physics Letters A
Volume 374
Issue 28
Pages 2856-2860
ISSN 0375-9601
Publication year 2010
Published at Department of Chemistry
Pages 2856-2860
Language en
Links www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=M...
Keywords Coulomb explosion, Ultra-dense deuterium, Deuteron, Fusion
Subject categories Plasma physics with fusion, Condensed Matter Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Abstract

Deuterons are released with kinetic energy up to 630 eV from ultra-dense deuterium as shown previously, by Coulomb explosions initiated by ns laser pulses at < 1011 Wcm−2. With higher laser intensity at < 1014 Wcm−2, the initial kinetic energy now observed by TOF-MS with variable acceleration energy is up to 1100 eV per deuteron. This indicates ejection of one deuteron by Coulomb repulsion from two stationary charges in the material. It proves a full kinetic energy release of 1260 eV or a deuteron temperature of 15 MK, similar to the temperature in the interior of the Sun. Plasma processes are excluded by the sharp TOF peaks observed and by the slow signal variation with laser intensity. Deuterons with even higher energy from multiple charge repulsion are probably detected. D + D fusion processes are expected to exist in the ultra-dense phase without plasma formation.

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