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dc.contributor.authorHagelstein, Peter L.
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-16T19:39:05Z
dc.date.available2012-07-16T19:39:05Z
dc.date.issued2010-02
dc.date.submitted2009-12
dc.identifier.issn0028-1042
dc.identifier.issn1432-1904
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/71631
dc.description.abstractIn recent Fleischmann–Pons experiments carried out by different groups, a thermal signal is seen indicative of excess energy production of a magnitude much greater than can be accounted for by chemistry. Correlated with the excess heat appears to be 4He, with the associated energy near 24 MeV per helium atom. In nuclear reactions, the energy produced is expressed through the kinetic energy of the products; hence, it would be natural to assume that some of the reaction energy ends up as kinetic energy of the 4He nucleus. Depending on the energy that the helium nucleus is born with, it will result in radiation (such as neutrons or x-rays) that can be seen outside of the cell. We have computed estimates of the expected neutron and x-ray emission as a function of helium energy and compared the results with upper limits taken from experiments. Experimental results with upper limits of neutron emission between 0.008 and 0.8 n/J are found to correspond to upper limits in alpha energy between 6.2 and 20.2 keV.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSpringer-Verlagen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-009-0644-4en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.sourceHagelstein via Amy Stouten_US
dc.titleConstraints on energetic particles in the Fleischmann-Pons experimenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationHagelstein, Peter L. “Constraints on energetic particles in the Fleischmann–Pons experiment.” Naturwissenschaften 97.4 (2010): 345-352.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronicsen_US
dc.contributor.approverHagelstein, Peter L.
dc.contributor.mitauthorHagelstein, Peter L.
dc.relation.journalNaturwissenschaftenen_US
dc.eprint.versionAuthor's final manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsHagelstein, Peter L.en
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4260-5940
mit.licenseOPEN_ACCESS_POLICYen_US


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