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Low-Intensity Neutron Emission from TiDx Samples Under Nonequilibrium Conditions

Dan Chicea, Dan Lupu

Fusion Science and Technology

Volume 39 / Number 1 / January 2001 / Pages 108-113


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Several experiments were performed that loaded titanium samples with deuterium from the gas phase, changed the temperature of the samples over a wide range, and monitored the neutron emission. Neutron emissions in very low intensity bursts, still significantly above the background, were recorded, revealing that low-energy nuclear reactions in condensed matter can be produced at a very low rate, which occasionally can be high enough to become detectable.

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