Yoshiaki Arata

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Yoshiaki Arata
Born(1924-05-22)22 May 1924
Died5 June 2018(2018-06-05) (aged 94)
AwardsOrder of Culture of Japan
Scientific career
FieldsCold fusion
InstitutionsOsaka University

Yoshiaki Arata (荒田 吉明, Arata Yoshiaki, 22 May 1924[1][2] – 5 June 2018)[3][4][5] was a Japanese physicist. Arata was one of the pioneering researchers into nuclear fusion in Japan[5] and a former professor at Osaka University.[6] He is reported to be a strong nationalist, speaking only Japanese in public.[5] He received the Order of Culture in 2006.[7]

Arata started researching and publishing in the field of cold fusion around 1998, together with his colleague Yue Chang Zhang.[8]

Further reading[edit]


  • Y. Arata and Y. C. Zhang. "Achievement of intense 'cold' fusion reaction," Proceedings of the Japanese Academy, series B, 1990. 66:l.
  • Y.Arata. Patent Application US 2006/0153752 A


  1. ^ http://www.geocities.jp/aratacenter/Arata.html
  2. ^ https://www.sponky.net/?p=1922
  3. ^ https://mainichi.jp/articles/20180607/k00/00m/060/072000c
  4. ^ https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO3144586006062018AC8000/
  5. ^ a b c "La rivincita del Samurai" (in Italian). Il Sole 24 Ore. 22 May 2008.
  6. ^ Ludovica Manusardi Carlesi (22 May 2008). "Nucleare, la fusione fredda funziona" (in Italian). Il Sole 24 Ore.
  7. ^ Arata receives award from Emperor of Japan
  8. ^ "Cold fusion success in Japan gets warm reception in India". Thaindian News. 2008-05-27.