Effect of acceleration of the decay rate of /sup 198/Au: a preliminary report

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Experimental evidence obtained at the Los Alamos National Laboratory during 1980 suggests that the decay rate of /sup 198/Au may be influenced to a measurable extent by acceleration of the bulk material. In the experiments, a sample of /sup 198/Au was subjected to a sustained acceleration of approximately 196,000 g's, and its decay rate was compared with that of a control sample that remained at rest. The decay probability of the accelerated sample was observed to exceed that of the control sample by 7.48 standard deviations. This was the maximum value resulting from comparison of the accelerated sample data and ... continued below

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Whitaker, D.H. June 1, 1982.

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Experimental evidence obtained at the Los Alamos National Laboratory during 1980 suggests that the decay rate of /sup 198/Au may be influenced to a measurable extent by acceleration of the bulk material. In the experiments, a sample of /sup 198/Au was subjected to a sustained acceleration of approximately 196,000 g's, and its decay rate was compared with that of a control sample that remained at rest. The decay probability of the accelerated sample was observed to exceed that of the control sample by 7.48 standard deviations. This was the maximum value resulting from comparison of the accelerated sample data and the control sample data. Although not conclusive, these preliminary data are certainly suggestive that a direct coupling may exist between gravitation (acceleration) and nuclear processes (radioactive decay).

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  • Other: DE82019189
  • Report No.: LA-9388-MS
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/5187919 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1060707

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Whitaker, D.H. Effect of acceleration of the decay rate of /sup 198/Au: a preliminary report, report, June 1, 1982; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1060707/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.