Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 39 / Number 2 / March 2001 / Pages 249-252
In some experiments, intense electron fluxes were made to encounter high proton concentrations to achieve p + e fusions. Anomalies were observed: The electron energies were often below the threshold energy, and the cross-section results were unexpectedly high. A twofold mechanism consisting of hydrogen squeezed atom formation and of virtual neutron absorption is suggested to justify the observed anomalous nuclear events. The hypothesis is extended to the d + e reaction.