Decay of 4 He*^ from PdD and transmutation
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Present Lochon and Extended-Lochon Models for the low-energy nuclear reaction, LENR, fusion process predict the fusion of monatomic deuterium into a sub-fragmentation level excited condition of 4He*^. The ^ and * indicate the presence of deep-Dirac level (DDL) electrons and of an excited nuclear state respectively. The higher angular-momentum deuterium combinations result in the formation of femto-deuterium molecules or molecular ions, D2^ or D2+^. Both the 4He*^ and femto-deuterium molecules are expected to be short lived (<1fs). However, the short life may be determined more by their fusion with other nuclei than with their decay time to 4He.