The following post has been submitted by Engineer48
This new paper is very interesting (found by Alain Coetmuer here):
The article title is: “On nuclear DD synthesis at the initial stage of nanosecond vacuum discharge with deuterium-loaded Pd anode”
Authors: Yu K Kurilenkov, S Yu Gus’kov, V T Karpukhin, A V Oginov and I S Samoylov
Source: Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Here they use a highly deuterated Pd Anode, which is impacted with electrons from the Al Cathode. This knocks Deuterons out of the Pd Anode and as they have a positive charge, they accelerate toward the negative Al Cathode. Then the 1st D stops as it impacts the Al, after which the following D slam into it with enough KE from the acceleration between Anode to Cathode to breach the Coulomb barrier and initiate D+D fusion.
As the fusion does not occur inside a lattice due to phonon pressure waves, the resultant by products are as expected from a normal D+D fusion event. So lots of radiation.
Point of the paper is here is a new way to trigger D+D, which while not missing the bad radiation, still shows that D+D fusion can occur in a non stellar environment.
Maybe post it to the forum as a new discussion topic?