Evidence for Nuclear Emissions During Acoustic Cavitation

  title={Evidence for Nuclear Emissions During Acoustic Cavitation},
  author={Rusi P. Taleyarkhan and Colin D West and J. S. Cho and Richard T. Lahey and Robert I. Nigmatulin and Robert C. Block},
  pages={1868 - 1873}
In cavitation experiments with deuterated acetone, tritium decay activity above background levels was detected. In addition, evidence for neutron emission near 2.5 million electron volts was also observed, as would be expected for deuterium-deuterium fusion. Control experiments with normal acetone did not result in tritium activity or neutron emissions. Hydrodynamic shock code simulations supported the observed data and indicated highly compressed, hot (106 to 107 kelvin) bubble implosion… 
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