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Title: Nuclear Reactions Induced by a Pyroelectric Accelerator

Abstract

This work demonstrates the use of pyroelectric crystals to induce nuclear reactions. A system based on a pair of pyroelectric crystals is used to ionize gas and accelerate the ions to energies of up to 200 keV. The system operates above room temperature by simply heating or cooling the pyroelectric crystals. A D-D fusion reaction was achieved with this technique, and 2.5 MeV neutrons were detected. The measured neutron yield is in good agreement with the calculated yield. This work also verifies the results published by Naranjo, Gimzewski, and Putterman [Nature (London) 434, 1115 (2005)].

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20778592
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.054803; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ACCELERATORS; COLD FUSION; COOLING; CRYSTALS; ELECTRIC CHARGES; HEATING; IONS; KEV RANGE 100-1000; MEV RANGE 01-10; NEUTRON SOURCES; NEUTRONS; POLARIZATION; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K

Citation Formats

Geuther, Jeffrey, Danon, Yaron, and Saglime, Frank. Nuclear Reactions Induced by a Pyroelectric Accelerator. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.96.0.
Geuther, Jeffrey, Danon, Yaron, & Saglime, Frank. Nuclear Reactions Induced by a Pyroelectric Accelerator. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.96.0.
Geuther, Jeffrey, Danon, Yaron, and Saglime, Frank. Fri . "Nuclear Reactions Induced by a Pyroelectric Accelerator". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.96.0.
@article{osti_20778592,
title = {Nuclear Reactions Induced by a Pyroelectric Accelerator},
author = {Geuther, Jeffrey and Danon, Yaron and Saglime, Frank},
abstractNote = {This work demonstrates the use of pyroelectric crystals to induce nuclear reactions. A system based on a pair of pyroelectric crystals is used to ionize gas and accelerate the ions to energies of up to 200 keV. The system operates above room temperature by simply heating or cooling the pyroelectric crystals. A D-D fusion reaction was achieved with this technique, and 2.5 MeV neutrons were detected. The measured neutron yield is in good agreement with the calculated yield. This work also verifies the results published by Naranjo, Gimzewski, and Putterman [Nature (London) 434, 1115 (2005)].},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.96.0},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 5,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Feb 10 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Feb 10 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}