It has recently been argued that inverse-β nuclear transmutations might occur at an impressively high rate in a thin layer at a metallic hydride surface under specific conditions. In this note we present a calculation of the transmutation rate, which shows that there is little room for such a remarkable effect.

Low Energy Neutron Production by Inverse β decay in Metallic Hydride Surfaces

CIUCHI, SERGIO;
2012

Abstract

It has recently been argued that inverse-β nuclear transmutations might occur at an impressively high rate in a thin layer at a metallic hydride surface under specific conditions. In this note we present a calculation of the transmutation rate, which shows that there is little room for such a remarkable effect.
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