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Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 209–213 | Cite as

First experimental results at the gran sasso laboratory on cold nuclear fusion in titanium electrodes

  • A. Bertin
  • M. Bruschi
  • M. Capponi
  • S. De Castro
  • U. Marconi
  • C. Moroni
  • M. Piccinini
  • N. Semprini-Cesari
  • A. Trombini
  • A. Vitale
  • A. Zoccoli
  • J. B. Czirr
  • G. L. Jensen
  • S. E. Jones
  • E. P. Palmer
Special Issue: U.S. Department of Energy Workshop on Cold Fusion Phenomena. Part I

Abstract

We present here the first results obtained at the Gran Sasso Laboratory on the neutron emission following the electrolytic infusion of deuterons into titanium electrodes. The measurements were carried out under a 4000-m water equivalent rock thickness, i.e., in an extremely reduced cosmic-radiation background. The neutrons were detected by proton-recoil liquid scintillation detectors, allowing a huge reduction of the local gamma-ray background. The results obtained provide a neutron emission rate comparable in size to the one recently reported by Joneset al. in an electrolysis experiment performed with a different apparatus in ordinary laboratory conditions. They provide more evidence in favor of low-level cold nuclear fusions in metals.

Key words

Cold fusion low-level neutron emission 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Bertin
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Bruschi
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Capponi
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. De Castro
    • 1
    • 2
  • U. Marconi
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Moroni
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Piccinini
    • 1
    • 2
  • N. Semprini-Cesari
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Trombini
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Vitale
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Zoccoli
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. B. Czirr
    • 3
  • G. L. Jensen
    • 3
  • S. E. Jones
    • 3
  • E. P. Palmer
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartmento di Fisica dell’Università di BolognaSezione di BolognaItaly
  2. 2.Instituto Nazonale di Fisica NucleareSezione di BolognaItaly
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsBrigham Young UniversityProvo

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