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Acoustic, Electromagnetic, Neutron Emissions from Fracture and Earthquakes

  • Alberto Carpinteri
  • Giuseppe Lacidogna
  • Amedeo Manuello

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Giuseppe Lacidogna, Oscar Borla, Gianni Niccolini, Alberto Carpinteri
    Pages 11-22
  3. Amedeo Manuello, Riccardo Sandrone, Salvatore Guastella, Oscar Borla, Giuseppe Lacidogna, Alberto Carpinteri
    Pages 23-37
  4. Alberto Carpinteri, Francesca Maria Curà, Raffaella Sesana, Amedeo Manuello, Oscar Borla, Giuseppe Lacidogna
    Pages 39-56
  5. Stefano Invernizzi, Oscar Borla, Giuseppe Lacidogna, Alberto Carpinteri
    Pages 83-97
  6. Alberto Carpinteri, Oscar Borla, Alessandro Goi, Amedeo Manuello, Diego Veneziano
    Pages 99-121
  7. Alberto Carpinteri, Oscar Borla, Alessandro Goi, Salvatore Guastella, Amedeo Manuello, Diego Veneziano
    Pages 123-134
  8. Oscar Borla, Giuseppe Lacidogna, Alberto Carpinteri
    Pages 135-151
  9. Alberto Carpinteri, Giuseppe Lacidogna, Oscar Borla
    Pages 153-162
  10. Norman D. Cook, Amedeo Manuello, Diego Veneziano, Alberto Carpinteri
    Pages 219-235
  11. Gianni Niccolini, Oscar Borla, Giuseppe Lacidogna, Alberto Carpinteri
    Pages 237-248
  12. Federico Accornero, Stefano Invernizzi, Giuseppe Lacidogna, Alberto Carpinteri
    Pages 249-264

About this book

Introduction

This book presents the relevant consequences of recently discovered and interdisciplinary phenomena, triggered by local mechanical instabilities. In particular, it looks at emissions from nano-scale mechanical instabilities such as fracture, turbulence, buckling and cavitation, focussing on vibrations at the TeraHertz frequency and Piezonuclear reactions. Future applications for this work could include earthquake precursors, climate change, energy production, and cellular biology.

A series of fracture experiments on natural rocks demonstrates that the TeraHertz vibrations are able to induce fission reactions on medium weight elements accompanied by neutron emissions. The same phenomenon appears to have occurred in several different situations, particularly in the chemical evolution of the Earth and Solar System, through seismicity (rocky planets) and storms (gaseous planets). As the authors explore, these phenomena can also explain puzzles related to the history of our planet, like the ocean formation or the primordial carbon pollution, as well as scientific mysteries, like the so-called “cold nuclear fusion” or the correct radio-carbon dating of organic materials, such as the Turin Shroud. In biology, Piezonuclear reactions could explain the mechanism that governs the so-called "sodium-potassium pump" and, more in general, the metabolic processes. 

Scientists engaged in seismology, geophysics, geochemistry, climatology, planetology, condensed matter physics an

d biology, as well as those involved in theoretical and applied mechanics, will all appreciate the innovative work presented here in a holistic way.

Keywords

Acoustic Emission Earthquakes Electromagnetic Emission Fracture Mechanics Neutron Emission

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Carpinteri
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Lacidogna
    • 2
  • Amedeo Manuello
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Bulding EngineeringPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building EngineeringPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  3. 3.Department of Structural, Geotechnics and Building EngineeringPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16955-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16954-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16955-2
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