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Warm fusion

A device that could fit in your lab-coat pocket uses nuclear fusion, and just a little heat, to produce neutrons. The advantages in simplicity and portability over conventional neutron generators could be considerable.

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Figure 1: Naranjo and colleagues' apparatus for neutron generation1.

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Saltmarsh, M. Warm fusion. Nature 434, 1077–1079 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/4341077a

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