Experimental Evidence of a Neutron Flux Generation in a Plasma Discharge Electrolytic Cell
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.
E. Hristoforou and D.S. Vlachos
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