Title

On the Cosmic Nuclear Cycle and the Similarity of Nuclei and Stars

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Keywords and Phrases

Astrophysics; Cosmic Rays; Gravitational Effects; Hydrogen; Neutron Emission; Nuclear Energy; Steady Flow; Cosmic Nuclear Cycle; Neutron Repulsion; Neutron Stars; Neutrons

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

01640313

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 Springer Verlag, All rights reserved.


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