Evidence for neutron production in deuterium gas with a pyroelectric crystal without tip

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We present evidence for the production of H2 (d,n) 3 He neutrons in gaseous deuterium by using a pyroelectric crystal as positive ion accelerator. In contrast to previous studies, neutrons were generated without a tip attached to the crystal and without using a solid deuterated target. The deuterium gas provided both the projectile and target nuclei. On the average, 1 neutron/s was obtained in our "hot fusion" experimental setup. No neutrons were detected when a tip was used. © 2008 American Institute of Physics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tornow, W; Shafroth, SM; Brownridge, JD

Published Date

  • August 25, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 104 / 3

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-8979

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.2963190

Citation Source

  • Scopus