Metallurgical characterization of Pd electrodes employed in calorimetric experiments under electrochemical deuterium loading

E. Castagna, M. Sansovini, S. Lecci, A. Rufoloni, F. Sarto, V. Violante, D.L. Knies, K.S. Grabowski, G.K. Hubler, M. McKubre, F. Tanzella

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Abstract

A systematic approach has been followed in the production and characterization of Pd foils to be used in excess heat production experiments [1][ 2] [3]. Starting with a metal foil as supplied, palladium samples have been fabricated and characterized in a step by step process, and then subjected to electrolysis deuterium loading. The characterized metallurgical properties include the main grain size, the grain boundary, the material Vickers hardness, and the crystal grain orientation. Electrochemical properties that are recorded include the D/Pd loading ratio and the D/Pd low current loading ratio. A suitable correlation parameter has been defined and correlations have been found between excess heat production and individual properties; i.e. the mean grain size, grain boundary, material hardness, crystal grain orientation, deuterium loading and low-current deuterium loading level.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science and the 14th International Conference on Cold Fusion, ICCF-14 - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science and the 14th International Conference on Cold Fusion, ICCF-14
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/08 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Castagna, E., Sansovini, M., Lecci, S., Rufoloni, A., Sarto, F., Violante, V., ... Tanzella, F. (2008). Metallurgical characterization of Pd electrodes employed in calorimetric experiments under electrochemical deuterium loading. Paper presented at 14th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science and the 14th International Conference on Cold Fusion, ICCF-14, United States.