Dr Frederick David Smit (iThemba LABS, , PO Box 722, Somerset West 7129, South Africa)
A recent paper by Jenkins et al. suggested that the radioactive decay rate of certain radionuclides may be influenced by the neutrino flux from the Sun which varies with the distance between the Sun and Earth. This paper reports on measurements made at a reactor to test this claim.
Prof. R.J. de Meijer (Stichting EARTH, deWeehorst, 9321 XS 2, Peize, the Netherlands. 2 Department of Physics, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa)