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Enhanced pyroelectric crystal D-D nuclear fusion using tungsten nanorods

Gillich, Donald J. and Teki, Ranganath and Fullem, Travis Z. and Kovanen, Andrew and Blain, Ezekiel and Chrisey, Douglas B. and Lu, Toh-Ming and Danon, Yaron (2009) Enhanced pyroelectric crystal D-D nuclear fusion using tungsten nanorods. Nano Today, 4 (3). 227 - 234.

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Thin films of vertically aligned tungsten nanorods were used to enhance field ionization in pyroelectric crystal D–D fusion experiments resulting in increased neutron production. The tungsten nanorods were deposited on a single LiTaO3 crystal using sputter deposition at glancing angles. The combination of a single tungsten tip with a thin film of nanorods on the face of the crystal yielded about four times the number of neutrons than did either a single tip or nanorods alone.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pyroelectric crystal; Neutrons; Tungsten nanorods; Oblique angle deposition
Subjects:Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:8545
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:22 Apr 2010 11:44
Last Modified:22 Apr 2010 11:44

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