by Mikio Fukuhara
Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 37740 (2016)
23 November 2016
The cause and source of the heat released from Earth’s interior have not yet been determined. Some research groups have proposed that the heat is supplied by radioactive decay or by a nuclear georeactor. Here we postulate that the generation of heat is the result of three-body nuclear fusion of deuterons confined in hexagonal FeDx core-centre crystals; the reaction rate is enhanced by the combined attraction effects of high-pressure (~364 GPa) and high-temperature (~5700 K) and by the physical catalysis of neutral pions: 2D + 2D + 2D → 21H + 4He + 2 + 20.85 MeV. The possible heat generation rate can be calculated as 8.12 × 1012 J/m3, based on the assumption that Earth’s primitive heat supply has already been exhausted. The H and He atoms produced and the anti-neutrino ve are incorporated as Fe-H based alloys in the H-rich portion of inner core, are released from Earth’s interior to the universe, and pass through Earth, respectively.
We provide a possible model for the origin of thermal energy from Earth’s interior without harmful radioactive wastes in which heat generation is the result of three-body nuclear fusion of deuterons confined within hexagonal FeDx core-centre crystals: 2D + 2D + 2D → 21H + 4He + 2 + 20.85 MeV. The KamLAND Collaboration was able to observe anti-neutrinos ve by nuclear fusion in the D-rich inner core, provided that scientists at KamLAND could believe the nuclear fusion.
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