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Crystal fusion raw data including PMT traces of valid neutron hits

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Published on Mar 25, 2012

"This movie is a real-time presentation of the crystal fusion raw data including raw PMT traces of valid neutron hits."

From supplementary info of the paper "Observation of nuclear fusion driven by a pyroelectric crystal," authored by B. Naranjo, J.K. Gimzewski, S. Putterman; Nature 434, 1115-1117 (28 April 2005). http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature03575

The authors claim to "have shown that small (about centimetre-sized) pyroelectric crystals can produce ion beams of sufficient energy and current to drive nuclear fusion. They anticipate increasing the field ionization current by using a larger tip, or tip array, and by operating at cryogenic temperatures. With these enhancements, and in addition using a tritiated target, they believe that the reported signal could be scaled beyond 106 neutrons s-1. Pyroelectric crystals may also have applications in electrostatic fusion devices, such as the Farnsworth fusor, and as microthrusters in miniature spacecraft."

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