Upper bound for neutron emission from sonoluminescing bubbles in deuterated acetone

C. G. Camara, S. D. Hopkins, K. S. Suslick, S. J. Putterman

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Abstract

An experimental search for nuclear fusion inside imploding bubbles of degassed deuterated acetone at 0°C driven by a 15 atm sound field and seeded with a neutron generator reveals an upper bound that is a factor of 10000 less than the signal reported by Taleyarkhan et al. The strength of our upper bound is limited by the weakness of sonoluminescence, which we ascribe to the relatively high vapor pressure of acetone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number064301
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume98
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 7 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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