Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 40, Number 3, December 2007
|Page(s)||293 - 303|
|Section||Characterization of Materials: Imaging, Microscopy and Spectroscopy|
|Published online||13 December 2007|
Use of CR-39 in Pd/D co-deposition experiments*
SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego, Code 2373, San Diego, CA 92152, USA
2 JWK International Annandale, VA 22003, USA
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 28 August 2007
Published online: 13 December 2007
The use of CR-39, a solid state nuclear track detector, to detect the emission of energetic charged particles during Pd/D co-deposition is demonstrated. The pits observed in the CR-39 are attributed to the Pd/D cathode and are not due to radionuclide contamination in the cell components; nor to the impingement of D2 bubbles on the surface of the CR-39; nor to chemical attack by D2, O2, or Cl2. The features (i.e., optical contrast, shape, and bright spot in the center of the pit) of the pits generated during Pd/D co-deposition are consistent with those observed for pits that are of a nuclear origin.
PACS: 29.30.Ep – Charged-particle spectroscopy / 81.15.Pq – Electrodeposition, electroplating
© EDP Sciences, 2007
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