Transmutation reactions induced by deuterium permeation through nano-structured palladium multilayer thin film

Yasuhiro Iwamura, Takehiko Itoh, Shigenori Tsuruga

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Abstract

Low energy nuclear transmutation reactions have been observed in nano-structured Pd multilayer thin film which is composed of Pd and CaO thin film and Pd substrate, induced by D2 gas permeation1-5. Up to now we have observed transmutation reactions of Cs into Pr, Ba into Sm and W into Pt. Replication experiments have been successfully performed by some researchers and Toyota R&D Center published almost complete replication experiments8 on the transmutation of Cs into Pr last year. This new phenomenon would be used as an innovative nuclear transmutation method for radioactive waste9-11 or a new energy source if we could solve many problems for commercialization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628-632
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Science
Volume108
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Deuterium
  • Low energy nuclear transmutation
  • Palladium thin film
  • Permeation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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