Atomic and isotopic changes induced by ultrasounds in iron

Gianni Albertini, Fabio Cardone, Monica Lammardo, Andrea Petrucci, Filippo Ridolfi, Alberto Rosada, Valter Sala, Emilio Santoro

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Electron microscopy and neutron activation techniques are used to map the elemental and isotopical compositions of ferrite bars where the emission of neutron bursts and the formation of dark regions were reported after ultrasound irradiation. Anomalous values are found in these regions. The original concentrations of natural isotopes of copper and zinc are deduced; the occurrence of pressure-induced nuclear reactions is inferred while the cavities are suggested to act as nuclear micro-reactors. The general characteristics of these phenomena are considered a support to the existence of a new type of reactions, called deformed space–time reactions (DST-reactions).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)955 - 963
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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