A mechanism for neutron emission from deuterated metals is proposed, which is based on some known phenomena, concerning hydrogen precipitation in supersaturated metals. Transient electric fields are assumed to produce energetic deuterons and hence neutrons from D(d, n)3He reactions. The mechanism predicts neutron yields compatible with those reported in some of the experiments and implies a certain degree of experimental irreproducibility.

A MECHANISM FOR NEUTRON EMISSION FROM DEUTERIUM TRAPPED IN METALS / S. E., Segre; Atzeni, Stefano; S., Briguglio; F., Romanelli. - In: EUROPHYSICS LETTERS. - ISSN 0295-5075. - STAMPA. - 11:(1990), pp. 201-206. [10.1209/0295-5075/11/3/003]

A MECHANISM FOR NEUTRON EMISSION FROM DEUTERIUM TRAPPED IN METALS

ATZENI, Stefano;
1990

Abstract

A mechanism for neutron emission from deuterated metals is proposed, which is based on some known phenomena, concerning hydrogen precipitation in supersaturated metals. Transient electric fields are assumed to produce energetic deuterons and hence neutrons from D(d, n)3He reactions. The mechanism predicts neutron yields compatible with those reported in some of the experiments and implies a certain degree of experimental irreproducibility.
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