# On the Role of Nuclear Binding Energy in Understanding Cold Nuclear Fusion

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https://doi.org/10.12723/mjs.58.4## Keywords:

cold nuclear fusion, maximum binding energy per nucleon, nuclear experiment## Abstract

The basic aim of this paper is to highlight the hidden energy source and understand the mechanism of the controversial and spectacular ‘cold nuclear fusion’ at nuclear energy scales. Following the concept of strong interaction, theoretically, fusion of proton seems to increase the binding energy of the final atom by 8.8 MeV. Due to Coulombic repulsion, asymmetry effect, pairing effect and, other nuclear effects, final atom is forced to choose a little bit of binding energy less than 8.8 MeV and thus it is able to release left over binding energy in the form of internal kinetic energy or external thermal energy. Thus, in cold fusion, heat release to occur, binding energy difference of final atom and base atom seems to be less than 8.8 MeV.

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