“A singular solution for a hydrogen atom as a way toward cold nuclear fusion” (Paper by V. Ignatovich)

Thanks to Agaricus for posting the following in the Always Open thead:

“Somewhat above my pay grade, but a Rusian scientist [V.K. Ignatovich of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia] is proposing that ‘cold nuclear fusion’ may be explained by an overlooked corner of established physics – a possible solution for Schrödinger’s equation.”

The article, titled “A singular solution for a hydrogen atom as a way toward cold nuclear fusion” is here: https://www.academia.edu/14205552/A_singular_solution_for_a_hydrogen_atom_as_a_way_toward_cold_nuclear_fusion

Here’s the abstract of the article and introduction:

The cold nuclear fusion (CNF) can be ensued by the usually rejected singular so-lution of the Scr¨odinger equation for an atom. This solution, when atom is confinedinside matter, though singular, is normalizable. It can be an admixture to the stan-dard solution. A possibility of CNF because of nucleus charge screening provided bythe electron in the singular state is discussed.

The last publications on real devices for CNF [1, 2], existence of the European patent onsome analogous device [3], a lot of recent reviews on experiments and theoretical researches[4–7], repeating of the Rossi’s generator in Russia [8] and report [9] about huge isotopic changes in fuel of Rossi’s generator  all that deeply impresses and makes thinking thatthere is some truth in CNF. The attitude toward it as a pathological science should bechanged, though with some reservation, because it may happen that all the activity in this area stems from a simple desire to get much money from venture capital or hedge funds.Suppose that CNF reactions really take place. The common opinion of enthusiasts is that explanation of these reactions requires some new physics. However, it seems, that the old physics also can be useful here. Under pressure of the new data it is only necessary to look
carefully, what was missed in the old physics.