Nuclear reactions in deuterium-saturated palladium under irradiation by 10 MeV γ-quanta, in dense molecular deuterium at 1.2 kbar pressure
1 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research - 141980 Dubna, Russia
2 National Center of Nuclear Research - 05-400 Otwock, Poland, EU
Received: 16 June 2013
Accepted: 19 August 2013
A high-pressure chamber with a Pd-rod inside was filled up with 1.2 kbar molecular deuterium (DHPC). Then the saturated by deuterium palladium rod was irradiated during 18 hours by 11 MeV braking γ-quanta at 11–13 μA electron beam using the MT-25 electron accelerator. The element compositions of all the DHPC surfaces which had been in contact with dense deuterium gas were studied using scanning electronic microscopes with Roentgen microprobe analysis. It was determined that all the surfaces, including surfaces of the high-purity Pd-rod (99.995%), were covered either by a partially homogeneous layer or large microparticles of lead. Also, light elements as C, O, Na, Mg, Al, Si, Ti, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn and heavy metals as Ag, Ta, W, Pt, Au and Pb were observed on the chambers inner surfaces.
PACS: 25.20.Dc – Photon absorption and scattering / 25.45.-z – 2H-induced reactions / 25.45.De – Elastic and inelastic scattering
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