Tsoukalas* and Clikeman** Change Tritium Confirmation to Disconfirmation

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* At the time, the head of Purdue University's School of Nuclear Engineering
** Emeritus professor, Purdue University School of Nuclear Engineering


DRAFT: ~Jan. 2004
"Tritium Evidence in Acoustic Cavitation Nuclear Emission Experiments"

"Tritium measurements conducted in controlled experiments to investigate nuclear emissions during acoustic cavitation of the organic deuterated fluid - reported by Taleyarkhan et al. in Science, 8 March 2002 [1] - provide positive evidence for excess tritium produced (and attributed to D-D nuclear fusion.)...The results point to statistically observable tritium increases in post-cavitation deuterated acetone samples..."

"Tritium measurements in deuterated acetone subjected to acoustic processing as reported by Taleyarkhan et al [6] point to positive evidence for increased tritium production. Several runs were made under nearly identical conditions to establish repeatability. Most (but not all) involving deuterated acetone point to a net growth in tritium counts."



SUBMITTED: Feb. 2006, PUBLISHED: Aug. 2006
"Tritium Measurements in Neutron-Induced Cavitation of Deuterated Acetone"

"An attempt to reproduce the tritium measurements in an acoustic cavitation experiment with deuterated acetone has shown no evidence of tritium production attributed to D-D fusion. The average number of disintegrations per minute observed is within 1 sigma of zero.

"Evidence of tritium production attributed to D-D fusion sought in this study. The average dmp count observed is within 1 sigma of zero. Therefore, the claim of Taleyarkhan et al.[1] was not confirmed in the experimental study presented.