A Picture to Explain e-capture (Gerhard Hunf)

The following post has been submitted by Gerhard Hunf

Some metals (Pd, Ni, ..) or their metal alloys “solve” large amounts of hydrogen, based on adsorbtion and absorption.

Adsorption is here seen as a kind of loose chemical bond between metal and hydrogen – on the surface, while the absorption is a deposit of hydrogen in lattice cavities.

It is known from investigations (DE 10 2008 047 334 B4) that adsorption of hydrogen on the surface of Pd/Li-alloys leads to an RT-Superconductor( Pd/Li/H) on the surface.

Inspired by. Fig. 3 from https://arxiv.org/pdf/1201.0139v1.pdf , the same picture of current-flow results when the massiv Superconductor – in Fig. 3 – is replaced by a superconductive coated conductor.

The result is a strongly different electron density in the environment of absorbed hydrogen in lattice cavities (for conductor and superconducting layer). The electron density in the conductor / superconductor interacts with the shell electron of the hydrogen, which is pushed by the repulsion of similar charges towards the nucleus. At a current density of 10exp6 A / cm2 in the superconducting layer, e-capture occurs.

Gerhard Hunf