Experimental Evidence of a Neutron Flux Generation in a Plasma Discharge Electrolytic Cell

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A substantial neutron flux generated by plasma excitation at the tungsten cathode of an electrolytic cell with alkaline solution is reported. A method based on a CR-39 nuclear track detector coupled to a boron converter was used to detect the neutrons. This method is insensitive to the strong plasma-generated electromagnetic noise that made inconclusive all the previous attempts to identify neutrons in electrolytic plasma environment by means of electric detection techniques.

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Evangelos Hristoforou and Dr. Dionisios G. Vlachos

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D. Cirillo et al., "Experimental Evidence of a Neutron Flux Generation in a Plasma Discharge Electrolytic Cell", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 495, pp. 104-107, 2012

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