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High Density Solid State Source of Hydrogen for Fusion Pellets

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000054729D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Preeouf, JL Woodall, JM [+details]

Abstract

Fusion pellets that are stable mechanically at room temperature can be made by impregnating a transition metal hydride, such as palladium hydride, or a solid, such as Si or Ge, with hydrogen. The amorphous solid can contain hydrogen up to 50 atomic percent, which is a density approaching 500 atmospheres for fusion by laser, electron or ion beam energy sources.