Thanks to Dods for providing a link to this new article that has been published in the journal Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
The title is “Cold Nuclear Fusion Developments”; the author is E.N. Tsyganov.
Chemical energy sources (oil and gas) will run out in the next 30–50 years. In addition to the depletion of these sources, there is a so-called greenhouse effect, which imposes severe restrictions on the use of chemical fuel. Nuclear reactors use uranium and hope to use thorium reserves of fissile materials that will last for no more than 100–200 years. In addition to poor safety record of nuclear reactors, the problem of burying radioactive nuclear reactor waste for a period of thousands years has not have a reliable solution.
During the last 25–30 years, so called cold nuclear fusion processes in conductive crystals have been developed. This paper discusses the main features of such processes.