New Mitsubishi Transmutation USPTO Patent Application

  • NUCLIDE TRANSMUTATION METHOD AND NUCLIDE TRANSMUTATION DEVICE - U.S. Patent Appl 20150030115 - January 29, 2015


    ABSTRACT: A nuclide transmutation device and method which enable nuclide transmutation to be performed in a small-scale device compared with large-scale devices are disclosed. The device comprises a structure, and high and low deuterium concentration units are disposed on either side of the structure so as to sandwich the structure therebetween, wherein an electrolytic solution containing heavy water is supplied to the high deuterium concentration unit and is electrolyzed to generate deuterium, thereby producing a state of high deuterium concentration near the high deuterium concentration unit side surface and placing the low deuterium concentration unit in a state of low deuterium concentration relative to the high deuterium concentration unit, causing the deuterium to penetrate through the structure from the high deuterium concentration unit toward the low deuterium concentration unit, and subjecting a substance to nuclide transmutation by reaction with the deuterium.


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