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Nature 338, 737 - 740 (27 April 1989); doi:10.1038/338737a0

Observation of cold nuclear fusion in condensed matter

S. E. Jones*, E. P. Palmer*, J. B. Czirr*, D. L. Decker*, G. L. Jensen*, J. M. Thorne*, S. F. Taylor* & J. Rafelski

* Departments of Physics and Chemistry, Brigham Young University Provo, Utah 84602, USA
Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA

When a current is passed through palladium or titanium electrodes immersed in an electrolyte of deuterated water and various metal salts, a small but significant flux of neutrons is detected. Fusion of deuterons within the metal lattice may be the explanation.

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