Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 52, Number 3, December 2010
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Physics of Energy Transfer, Conversion and Storage|
|Published online||30 November 2010|
Theoretical interpretation of anomalous tritium and neutron productions during Pd/D co-deposition experiments
Department of Physics, Purdue University, Physics Building, West Lafayette, IN, 47907, USA
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Revised: 27 July 2010
Accepted: 16 August 2010
Published online: 30 November 2010
The recent experimental observations of triple tracks in solid-state nuclear track detectors, CR-39, during Pd/D co-deposition experiments indicate that the triple tracks are due to ~14 MeV neutrons, which appear to originate from “hot” fusion reaction D(t,n)4He. Nuclear theory interpretation of the origin of ~14 MeV neutrons is presented in terms of a sub-threshold resonance reaction involving (T + p) resonance state of 4He* (Jπ = 0+) at 20.21 MeV, which produces 1.01 MeV T. An upper limit of the branching ratio, R(n)/R(T), between neutron production rate and tritium production rate is calculated to be R(n)/R(T) < 10-4. Experimental tests of the proposed theoretical interpretation are proposed.
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