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  • 1 Tohoku University Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science 980 Sendai Japan
  • 2 L. Eötvös University Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry P. O. Box 123 1443 Budapest Hungary
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Abstract  

An observation of signals of acoustic emission induced by tritium decay is reported. The equipment consisting of PZT detectors, preamplifiers, low-cut filters and computer evaluation was used in this study as a differential system. The result shows that the two types of clear signals of acoustic emission are induced by tritium decay. They seem to be related to some radiation effects due to tritium irradiation, and not to acoustic waves during tritium decay events.