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Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

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Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 21, 367-378, 2014
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Research article
11 Mar 2014
Thermal energy generation in the earth
F. J. Mayer1 and J. R. Reitz* 1Mayer Applied Research Inc., 1417 Dicken Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
Abstract. We show that a recently introduced class of electromagnetic composite particles can explain some discrepancies in observations involving heat and helium released from the earth. Energy release during the formation of the composites and subsequent nuclear reactions involving the composites are described that can quantitatively account for the discrepancies and are expected to have implications in other areas of geophysics – for example, a new picture of heat production and volcanism in the earth is presented.
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Citation: Mayer, F. J. and Reitz, J. R.: Thermal energy generation in the earth, Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 21, 367-378,, 2014.
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