“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:

Abstract:
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.

Introduction:
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.

  • Paul

    According to the author of the paper, neutral particles would be produced by H, so they are neutrons, but where are they? No one has measured them around the E-Cat… Perhaps the author should explain this paradox…

  • Alan DeAngelis

    As Joshua Cude points out in the comments here, http://coldfusionnow.org/electron-capture-by-a-proton-where-would-the-energy-come-from/ “branching ratios in muon-catalyzed fusion
    are exactly the same as in ordinary thermal fusion”. So, if it just the coulomb barrier being overcome wouldn’t the branching ratios in cold fusion still be the same as they are in hot fusion?

    • Alan DeAngelis

      …if it IS just…

  • Alan DeAngelis

    This is too much for my feeble mind. I think the deuterium to helium reactions in palladium have more to do with the infrared stretching of the soft (by HSAB theory) covalent metal-hydride bonds. Palladium hydride,
    d~~Pd~~d > Cd* > Pd + He + 24 MeV.

    Overall: 2d > He + 24 MeV (no gamma rays).
    My delirious hand waving is in the comments here:

    http://coldfusionnow.org/peter-gluck-and-yeong-e-kim-on-lenr-research/

    • Alan DeAngelis

      PS

      Typo in old comment:

      …the INFRARED stretching frequency…

  • Alan DeAngelis

    Is this limited to hydrogen-hydrogen fusion? Can it explain the Mitsubishi transmutations?

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iNy47-PKxoQ/T2ziOYJ2RvI/AAAAAAAASLo/OcvAZx1OnVo/s1600/LENRJapantransmute.png

  • Mats002

    To me it says: Atomic particles can be compressed if put inside a lattice of other atomic particles. The compressed H atom will have it’s only electron in a nearer (lower) orbit (this sounds very much like Mills hydrino) and then a screening effect lower the coloumb barrier making the probability for fusion higher. Sounds reasonble and simple, hope the math and reason holds for peer review.

    • georgehants

      Mats I hope you do not mean “official peer review” or like Cold Fusion for 25 years and much other good science, it will get nowhere, True peer review is other competent scientists reviewing and attempting to replicate the work after publication not before.

      • Mats002

        I hope he will have enough endorsements of skilled enough science professionals to be upheld as valid. The pentaquark paper had almost 1000 cowriters. How can one be better than 1000?

        • georgehants

          Ha, “official” science believes that just one of their “opinion experts” is far better than 1000 competent scientists.

    • mike

      Yea, they’ll catch up to Mills in about 10 years.

      • GreenWin

        It may not take that long. But they seem to be catching up.

      • Axil Axil

        Does the time matter when they are going in the wrong direction?

    • Gerard McEk

      That is exactly what came into my mind while reading the conclusion. Mills ignors the possibility that the compact atoms may be able to penetrate other atoms to fuse with and says that the released energy only comes from hydrogen turning into the compact state. There are however too many observations which show fusion or transmutation. The question is: can we detect these compact particles? If not than we must be extremely careful with LENR, because it may radiate unknown particles that may be very harmful.

      • Axil Axil

        Coming up with compact neutrally charged particles are a common way to explain how the coulomb barrier is overcome in LENR theory. But how are these particles detected. I would say that these particles might be detected through their nuclear spins using an RF probe.

        But Leif Holmild has this dense hydrogen covered through his detection of ultra dense hydrogen rydberg matter molecule. Yes, that stuff is a molecule and not a single atom and it is very important in LENR. Holmild just showed an experiment that produced 10^13 fusion of D D to He4 using a laser. Holmild has taken control of this theory with work that extends for the last decade.

        Chech out this theory of how ultra dense hydrogen produces fusion and

        http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/0912/0912.5414.pdf

        Note the pictures of the Rydberg matter in the figures at the end of this paper