Solid Helium as a Nontraditional Energy Source

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The results of quantum-chemical calculations of helium atoms in strong and superstrong magnetic fields are described. The calculations showed the possibility of transferring helium atoms to superstable states with the release of a huge amount of energy, provided that helium was previously converted to a solid state at a sufficiently high pressure and low temperature. In addition to energy production, the possibility of using helium as a coherent radiation source, that is, as a laser with a predetermined frequency.

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Correspondence to E. A. Smolenskii or A. N. Ryzhov or I. V. Chuvaeva or L. K. Maslova or A. L. Lapidus.

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Smolenskii, E.A., Ryzhov, A.N., Chuvaeva, I.V. et al. Solid Helium as a Nontraditional Energy Source. Solid Fuel Chem. 54, 186–189 (2020). https://doi.org/10.3103/S0361521920030106

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Keywords:

  • quantum-chemical calculations
  • coherent radiation
  • magnetic field
  • solid helium
  • superstable state