Possible explanation of He-4 production in a Pd/D-2 system by the TNCF model

Citation
H. Kozima et al., Possible explanation of He-4 production in a Pd/D-2 system by the TNCF model, FUSION SC T, 40(1), 2001, pp. 86-90
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Nuclear Emgineering
Journal title
FUSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ISSN journal
0748-1896 → ACNP
Volume
40
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
86 - 90
Database
ISI
SICI code
0748-1896(200107)40:1<86:PEOHPI>2.0.ZU;2-8
Abstract
Experimental data showing generation of He-4 from a Pd sheet-D-2 gas system observed by E. Botta et al. are analyzed by the trapped neutron catalyzed fusion (TNCF) model. The proposed mechanism of He-4 generation is nor the d irect d-d reaction but the reactions between the trapped neutron and a Pd i sotope, n-Pd-A(46) reactions, with a supplemental assumption, decrease of t hreshold energies for (n,alpha) reactions of Pd-A(46) in solids. The arbitr ary parameter n(n), the density of the trapped neutron, of the model is det ermined to be similar to 10(12) cm(-3), which is consistent with values det ermined in analyses of data in various events in the cold fusion phenomenon .