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A series of experiments has been carried out to try to detect `cold fusion' in titanium which has been loaded with deuterium at high pressure. No neutrons were detected using a range of counting systems, the most sensitive of which could detect 0.9 neutrons/s if sustained over 100 secs. Bursts of more than 30 neutrons occurring in a period of less than 0.1s could also have been detected using coincidence counting. Evidence is presented for erratic behaviour of proportional counters, which could be mistaken for neutron emission when only a single counter is used.

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Authors: MCCRACKEN G M, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB);BAILEY M, Harwell Laboratory, Didcot (GB);CROFT S, Harwell Laboratory, Didcot (GB);FINDLAY D J S, Harwell Laboratory, Didcot (GB);GIBSON A ET AL, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: CLM-P864 EN (1989)
Availability: Available from the Librarian, UKAEA, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3DB (GB)
Record Number: 199010109 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en