NCAT PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM SIRIES
Contact: Dr. Abebe Kebede
336-285 2113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Marteena Hall, Room 310
Time- 4:00 PM
Title: Pyroelectric Crystal Accelerators and Their Use in Production of Neutrons via Nuclear Fusion
ABSTRACT: We present evidence for the production of 2H(d,n)3He neutrons in gaseous deuterium by using a pyroelectric crystal as positive ion accelerator. In contrast to previous studies, neutrons were generated without a tip attached to the crystal and without using a solid deuterated target. The deuterium gas provided both the projectile and target nuclei. On the average, 1 neutron/s was obtained in our “hot fusion” experimental setup. No neutrons were detected when a tip was used.