Search for neutrons from cold nuclear fusion

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An attempt was made to detect neutrons from the so-called cold nuclear fusion of deuterium in palladium and titanium, both saturated with deuterium: the palladium electrolytically and the titanium from gas phase. The measurements were performed in a tunnel located 30 m deep in limestone, using3He filled proportional counters surrounded by water for neutron moderation. In all cases the detected neutron flux was practically equal to the background level. Very low upper limits to the neutron source strength were obtained from this experiment: 2×10-4 n.s-1g-1 Pd and 4.3×10-4 n.s-1g-1 Ti on the 1 level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-337
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume145
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1990

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Nuclear Fusion
Deuterium
Neutrons
Palladium
Titanium
Fusion reactions
Proportional counters
Neutron flux
Calcium Carbonate
Neutron sources
Limestone
Tunnels
Gases
Water
Experiments

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  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry

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Search for neutrons from cold nuclear fusion. / Kocsis, M.; Nyikos, L.; Szentpétery, I.; Horváth, D.; Kecskeméti, J.; Lovas, A.; Pajkossy, T.; Pócs, L.

In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Vol. 145, No. 5, 07.1990, p. 327-337.

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