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Abstract

When studying the possibility of a D-D nuclear fusion reaction in metallic lattices, tritium detection is one of the ways to demonstrate that such a reaction has taken place. In the tests based on heavy water electrolysis, tritium production has been ascertained. It seemed worthwhile to investigate if tritium is also produced in the process of metals deuteration. In order to detect a possible production, it is necessary to analyse both the deuterium used for the operation and the deuterated metals. A system based on the oxidation of deuterium and tritium to water, trapping in a cold trap and finally counting in a scintillation spectrometer has been set up. The possible sources of error are discussed.

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Authors: LANZA F, JRC Ispra (IT);PARNISARI E, JRC Ispra (IT);RONSECCO C, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13367 EN (1991) l5 pp., MF, ECU 4, blow-up copy ECU 5
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Record Number: 199111161 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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