Yoshiaki Arata

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Yoshiaki Arata
AwardsOrder of Culture
Scientific career
FieldsNuclear fusion
InstitutionsOsaka University

Yoshiaki Arata (荒田 吉明, Arata Yoshiaki, born 1924)[1] is a pioneer of nuclear fusion research in Japan[1] and a former professor at Osaka University.[2] He is reported to be a strong nationalist, speaking only Japanese in public.[1] He received the Order of Culture in 2006.[3]

Arata started researching and publishing in the field of cold fusion around 1998, together with his colleague Yue Chang Zhang.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "La rivincita del Samurai" (in Italian). Il Sole 24 Ore. 22 May 2008.
  2. ^ Ludovica Manusardi Carlesi (22 May 2008). "Nucleare, la fusione fredda funziona" (in Italian). Il Sole 24 Ore.
  3. ^ Arata receives award from Emperor of Japan
  4. ^ "Cold fusion success in Japan gets warm reception in India". Thaindian News. 2008-05-27.

Further reading


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