Inorganic Materials: Applied Research

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 193–200 | Cite as

Synthesis of new structures in dense deuterium gas and deuterated palladium under nuclear reactions induced by γ quanta

Effect of Energy Fluxes on Materials


Effects of the change in chemical composition of initially pure Pd (99.997%) and formation of a new product after γ irradiation (8.8 MeV) of a Pd target in a gaseous deuterium environment are ascertained experimentally. A phenomenological model is presented to explain the observed effects by means of the chain reactions of fusion of light nuclei and Pd nuclear fission into lighter products due to photodisintegration of deuterons on neutrons and protons, and nuclear reactions with heating and fusion of deuterium nuclei. Similar reactions in dense deuterium gas or deuterated metals could serve as the basis for the creation of a fundamentally new deuterated fission/fusion reactor.


gamma quanta dense deuterium gas deuterons neutrons protons fusion reactions fission reactions chain reaction of deuterium heating chemical composition scanning electron microscopy microelemental analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubna, Moscow oblastRussia
  2. 2.National Center for Nuclear ResearchOtwockPoland

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