Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 39 / Number 2 / March 2001 / Pages 253-259
Technical Paper / dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST01-A166
Anomalous gamma emission was rarely observed during direct-current glow discharge in ~3 Torrs of deuterium gas using a deuterated palladium foil cathode. Autoradiography after the discharge experiment showed that isotopes with low- and high-energy radiation components were produced before or during the discharge. The palladium foil after the anomalous gamma-ray emission was analyzed by secondary ion mass spectroscopy, which revealed a considerable increase in the content of iron and copper on the surface.