Summaries - Research
Back Critical Experiments in Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, Phase 2B: Standard Heat Experiment Modeling and Analysis
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
Melich, Michael E.
Johnson, Rodney W.
|Sponsor||Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DoD)|
|Summary||That the condensed matter state affects the state of nuclei has been established in a continuing series of experiments begun nearly 20 years ago. It has become clear that the release of nuclear energy in these chemical systems depends on subtle correlation effects in the condensed matter state, particularly where hydrogen is loaded into metals. A workshop was conducted 25-28 October 2006 at NRL where the experimental evidence was reviewed and areas of fruitful research were identified. Subsequently DTRA identified the Fleischmann-Pons Effect (FPE), i.e. heat-producing experiments, as a focus. We have developed inference methods (Bayesian networks) for assessing the weight of evidence for FPE from multiple sources. We will extend these to characterize sources of error in ongoing experiments, and to suggest where improvements and further experimentation could contribute to reliability of the results. We will organize an Institute for Condensed-Matter Nuclear Science (CMNS) Theory to study, in collaboration with visiting scientists, a number of proposed theoretical mechanisms and the connection of the experimental evidence therewith.|
|Keywords||Condensed-Matter Nuclear Physics Fleischmann-Pons Effect Codeposition Bayes Bayesian Network|
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