Constraints on energetic particles in the Fleischmann–Pons experiment

  title={Constraints on energetic particles in the Fleischmann–Pons experiment},
  author={Peter L. Hagelstein},
In recent Fleischmann–Pons experiments carried out by different groups, a thermal signal is seen indicative of excess energy production of a magnitude much greater than can be accounted for by chemistry. Correlated with the excess heat appears to be 4He, with the associated energy near 24 MeV per helium atom. In nuclear reactions, the energy produced is expressed through the kinetic energy of the products; hence, it would be natural to assume that some of the reaction energy ends up as kinetic… 
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