Study of deuterium charging in palladium by electrolysis of heavy water

A. De Ninno, V. Violante

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Abstract

Two different polarization regimes have mainly been used during electrolytic deuterium loading of palladium cathodes to produce an excess of heat in 'cold fusion' experiments. Most of the experimentalists apply a constant current density, while some prefer to work with a square-wave current. The different effects of the two techniques on the deuterium dynamics through the cathode are not yet very clear. Thus, a transport model supported by a computer code is used to describe the evolution of the deuterium concentration profile inside a palladium membrane cathode for both operating conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1304 - 1310
Number of pages7
JournalFusion Technology
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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