There is a lot of talk about electron screening to increase Lenr.
All tries to explain LENR by just using electron screening have failed so far - even if some of the most brilliant ones, like Schwinger, tried it...
The problem is that the model & reasoning SM (standard model) provides is in all respects 180o wrong as we cannot figure out a worse model for dense matter.
LENR is a magnetic resonance, what makes it classically a weak force effect. LENR needs no input energy at all, as we had fuels that did react at room temperature just after mixing them. Unlike others we could prove this by measuring the expected gamma signature of side paths.
Almost all SM claims up to know have been derived from high or ultra high energy input experiments, a scenario that completely excludes any magneto static resonance effects.
Thus the word talk Cydonia uses describes the exact state of current "miss-" educated physicists thinking level. I would even say its gossip level.