Mössbauer study of cold nuclear fusion in Fe-Zr alloy

E. Kuzmann, M. Varsányi, L. Korecz, A. Vértes, T. Masumoto, Y. Ujihira, A. Kiss, L. Kiss

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... Mössbauer spectroscopy as well as neutron and gamma spectroscopy were used to study the possibility of cold nuclear fusion in Fe-Zr amorphous alloys deuterized electrolytically both in air and in nitrogen atmosphere. The change in the localization and concentration of deuterium can be sensitively followed by Mössbauer spectroscopy. Significant differences were observed between the spectra of samples deuterized in air and in nitrogen atmosphere. In the case of deuterization performed in air these spectral changes can be explained by decrease of deuterium uptake and small heat effect. These changes can be attributed to reaction of deuterium with oxygen dissolved into water if the isotope effect could be taken into consideration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1417-1420
Number of pages4
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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