Relativistic coupling between lattice vibrations and nuclear excitation
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For many years we have been interested in understanding the origin of the coupling between the condensed matter system and nuclei in connection with the anomalies that have been observed in Fleischmann-Pons and related experiments. Over the past two years, it has become clear that collimated x-rays in the Karabut experiment can only be consistent with our coherent energy exchange theory if there exists a very strong coupling between lattice vibrations and nuclear transitions. We have examined the problem many times in previous years, usually with the conclusion that there can be no such effect in the non-relativistic problem. This is a consequence of the clean separation between the center of mass dynamics and relative dynamics which occurs in non-relativistic models.