Reflections of a nuclear scientist on CNF mechanisms Eugen Andreev Institute of Physics NASU, Kiev, Ukraine, email@example.com
The mechanism of the approach of charged nuclei at Fermi distances in cold nuclear fusion (CNF) processes has been a problem for a large array of theoretical models for many years. It seems that without taking into account the peculiarities of nuclear forces and p-p interaction, it will not be possible to describe the passage of a proton through the Coulomb barrier of a neighboring nucleus.
The author is inclined to think that this difficulty is overcome by the hypothesis about the possibility of the creation of a proton (primary nucleosynthesis) inside an already existing hydrogen atom due to energy introduced from outside. In fact, the problem is reduced to the analysis and generalization of the models of primary nucleosynthesis in nuclear astrophysics, which should take into account the internal structure of baryons.
On the basis of this hypothesis, a model of nucleosynthesis (Avalanche) was previously proposed, which successfully explains the elemental ratios in all terrestrial minerals and transmutations in CNF experiments. However, it is incomplete and needs to decipher the quark structure of the proton.
The physical analogue of the concept of "quarks", from which all elementary particles (EPs) are formed, can be a single cell of the Fermi-scale foam from a superfluid nuclear liquid, which contains three-dimensional geometric images of many QCD concepts (confinement, strings, "bag", chromaticity, etc.) etc.).
The architecture of such a medium can have three-dimensional self-similarity (fractality), which is clearly manifested in the spatial organization of atoms in a condensed state (atomic foam). Extrapolation of this property from a hydrogen atom to a proton leads to the conclusion that it is possible to compare specific geometries of foam cells with U and D - quarks.
The surface tension forces cause a specific behavior of the liquid in the foam channels, which can be interpreted as birth operator of an EP, or the collapse of the wave function. Detailing the quark structure of the proton allows us to understand the features of the p-p interaction, to show the reason for the noncentrality of nuclear forces. This approach is key in the mechanism of primary nucleosynthesis in nuclear astrophysics and may be useful in the practice of CTC.
It's not even a model yet. This is a view, a philosophical-physical approach, in which primary concepts reveal the physical meaning of the phenomena of the surrounding world, offer a non-standard worldview, which is submitted for discussion and criticism of the physical community.