2021-10-18

Challenging the mystery of the big bang of heavy elements, the earth factory creates elements through nuclear transformation

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Challenging the mystery of the big bang of heavy elements, the earth factory creates elements through nuclear transformation

researchers in Japan and Canada are now challenging an important part of the big bang problem, that is, whether all elements heavier than iron really come from stellar explosions, or some elements are deep in the earth’s mantle, Due to the convection dynamics driven by plate tectonics

in AIP progress published by AIP press, the team proposed an alternative model for the formation of nitrogen, oxygen and water based on the history of the earth’s atmosphere

they speculated that the 25 elements with atomic numbers less than iron (26) were produced through the internal thermal nuclear transformation of carbon and oxygen nuclei. These cores may be confined to the natural aragonite lattice core of the earth’s lower mantle under high temperature and pressure during lithospheric subduction, which occurs when two tectonic plates meet

the team described the internal thermonuclear transformation process as “under the physical catalysis of excited electrons generated by the stick slip movement of mineral compounds of ground neutrons produced by deuteron fusion or radioactive decay of elements in the earth’s mantle”

“our research shows that the earth itself has been able to create lighter elements through nuclear transmutation,” said Mikio Fukuhara, co-author of the new industry creation incubation center of Tohoku University in Japan. “If the conclusion is accurate, this is a revolutionary discovery, because the previous theory is that all these elements come from supernova explosions, and we have put forward a supplementary theory.”

this work will have a considerable impact on the field of Geophysics, and may therefore “point out possible research directions for creating the potential of elements required for future space development”