On the Cosmic Nuclear Cycle and the Similarity of Nuclei and Stars
Repulsive interactions between neutrons in compact stellar cores cause luminosity and a steady outflow of hydrogen from stellar surfaces. Neutron repulsion in more massive compact objects made by gravitational collapse produces violent, energetic, cosmological events (quasars, gamma ray bursts, and active galactic centers) that had been attributed to black holes before neutron repulsion was recognized. Rather than evolving in one direction by fusion, nuclear matter on the cosmological scale cycles between fusion, gravitational collapse, and dissociation (including neutron-emission). This cycle involves neither the production of matter in an initial “Big Bang” nor the disappearance of matter into black holes. The similarity Bohr noted between atomic and planetary structures extends to a similarity between nuclear and stellar structures.
O. Manuel et al., "On the Cosmic Nuclear Cycle and the Similarity of Nuclei and Stars," Journal of Fusion Energy, vol. 25, pp. 107-114, Springer Verlag, Jun 2006.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10894-006-9009-6
Keywords and Phrases
Astrophysics; Cosmic Rays; Gravitational Effects; Hydrogen; Neutron Emission; Nuclear Energy; Steady Flow; Cosmic Nuclear Cycle; Neutron Repulsion; Neutron Stars; Neutrons
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