Piezo-nuclear neutrons

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Splinder.com Accademia Mappamondi dei Sala December 10, 2008

Piezonuclear neutrons from brittle fracture: Early results of mechanical compression tests

Neutron emissions from the granite test specimens were found to be about one order of magnitude larger than the natural background level at the time of [crushing] failure.
These neutron emissions were caused by piezonuclear reactions that occurred in the granite, but did not occur in the marble.
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