NCAT PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM SIRIES
2007/2008
Contact: Dr. Abebe Kebede
336-285 2113 or email abkebede@gmail.com




Space Science

Astronomy and Astrophysics
Material Science
Nuclear Physics






Dr. Ray Hoff








  Dr. Stephen Shaforth







Triangle Universities

W. Tornow,1 S. M. Shafroth,2 and J. D. Brownridge3

1
Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA and Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, Durham, North Carolina 27708-0308, USA

2
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27715, USA

3
Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy Binghamton University, New York, 13902-6000, USA

J. Appl. Phys. 104, 034905 (2008); DOI:10.1063/1.2963190
Published 4 August 2008©2008 American Institute of Physics
  Septemmber 29, 2008

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.