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G. Albertini, V. Calbucci, F. Cardone

Abstract

Measurements of ionizing and nonionizing particles are performed during the rupture tests of steel rods having different diameter. A ZnS(Ag) alpha detector, a Geiger counter and a 3He proportional counter for neutrons are used. From the distributions of the recorded intensity maxima, different particles emissions are suggested to occur in broken and nonbroken samples. A hint for the emission of neutrons at rupture is also obtained. Such neutron emissions are predicted in the framework of the piezonuclear theory.

Modern Physics Letters B
Vol. 28, No. 5 (2014) 1450036 (7 pages)
© World Scientific Publishing Company

DOI: 10.1142/S0217984914500365