Hydron Reactions in Metals

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18109
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Mayer Applied Research, Inc.
1417 Dicken Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Frederick Mayer
 (313) 662-3841
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
Hydrons are charge-neutral, unstable particles formed from an electron and hydrogen isotope nucleus. Recent theoretical work by our company has suggested that certain selected nuclides, in low concentrations, may undergo hydron-mediated nuclear reactions that may be responsible for some of the anomalous experimental observations in heavy-water, electrolytic cells. We propose to design and build small experimental cells that have been appropriately modified to include known amounts of selected nuclides. Baseline and comparison experiments will be performed to test for enhanced nuclear activity in the presence of the selected nuclides. In addition, further theoretical analysis will be performed to suggest alternative reactions with possible significance to energy release from hydrogen-isotope loaded metals.

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