Yoshiaki Arata

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Yoshiaki Arata
Born (1924-05-22)22 May 1924
Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Died 5 June 2018(2018-06-05) (aged 94)
Residence Japan
Nationality Japanese
Awards Order of Culture of Japan
Scientific career
Fields Cold fusion
Institutions Osaka 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