The reproducibility of anomalous excess heat production during electro-chemical deuterium permeation of Pd cathodes has been recently observed1 to be strongly correlated with the palladium surface properties (easy loading at low current, crystal grain distribution, crystallographic orientation, and surface morphology). The understanding of the physical mechanism that is responsible for such observed correlation is very challenging and it is complicated further by the fact that the different features are not, in principle, independent each from the other. In this work, the experimental results concerning the correlation of the excess heat production with the cathode surface properties are reviewed and some possible connections of the observed effects with the deuterium kinetics inside the palladium and the electromagnetic interactions at the metal/electrolyte interface are discussed. © 2012 ISCMNS.
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||16th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science 2011 - , India|
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …
|Conference||16th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science 2011|
|Period||1/1/11 → …|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Castagna, E., Lecci, S., Sansovini, M., Sarto, F., & Violante, V. (2011). Correlation between surface properties and anomalous effects in F&P experiments. Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science 2011, India.