Model for Transmutation of Elements using Weak Energy of Water Leading to Faster Disintegration of Radionuclides
Sugihara Research Institute of Science and Technology, Yokohama 236-0046, Japan
Present Affiliation: Sugihara Research Institute of Science and Technology
(former professor Shonan Institute of Technology and Kanagawa University)
1-20-24, Kamariya-nishi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-shi, 236-0046, Japan
Keywords: radionuclide, transmutation of elements, weak energy of water, extended particle, half-life reduction
Received: June 4, 2018; Revised: August 14, 2018; Accepted: October 3, 2018; Published: December 17, 2018; Available Online: December 17, 2018
There is great interest among physicists as to whether the transmutation of an element is possible without the use of enormous energy. The topic is also interesting from the viewpoint of basic science. There appears to be reason to suspect that one could change radionuclide transmutation into stable elements with the application of “weak” energy. The discovery of efficient approaches to reduce the half-life of a radionuclide is one of the intriguing issues in current science, and it is also relevant from the perspective of engineering, particularly when nuclear power reactors are decommissioned or demolished. In this context, the purpose of this research is to achieve half-life reduction of radionuclides by using the weak energy of processed water to transform them into stable elements. In terms of practical application, we report the rapid deactivation of cesium (hereafter, Cs) radionuclides (more than 90% reduction in radioactivity) from contaminated soils observed over 5 years after the Fukushima accident. Further, we propose the theoretical idea underlying such transmutation, and we discuss the analytical results leading to the generation of stable barium from radioactive Cs using processed water. Our low-cost and simple approach is suitable for rapidly reducing radioactivity, particularly in the cases of nuclear accidents and decommissioned reactors.