The discovery and study of cold fusion

Scientists were frustrated by cold fusion. They wanted to believe it, but their collective wisdom told them it was all wrong.

is cold fusion possible

Crossing this barrier and realizing fusion power is possible at high densities and temperatures, if the nuclei are confined for a sufficiently long time.

Even if a device clears the hurdles of reproducibility and usefulness, he adds, its developers face an uphill battle of regulatory approval and customer acceptance. Rossi says no waste is created in the process, and no radiation is detected outside the apparatus.

Mills has reciprocated by trying to stay out from under the shadow of cold fusion. Sun Catalytix no longer exists. The rates decreased steeply at low energies because of the Coulomb barrier electrical repulsionand no unexpected enhancement was observed of the kind that would be needed to justify Fleischmann and Pons's claims.

Deuterium ions of a variety of low energies were fired into metals that had been saturated with deuterium; the measured rates of fusion were then compared with expectations.

Miley's claim was doubly astonishing, as his claimed transmutations used hydrogen instead of deuterium. However, the reduction in separation is not enough by a factor of ten to create the fusion rates claimed in the original experiment.

Cold fusion bomb

Inside the sun, hydrogen atoms fuse to produce helium and energy. They wanted to believe it, but their collective wisdom told them it was all wrong. Jones, however, was measuring neutron flux, which was not of commercial interest. Some experiments eventually did report helium 4 production, although great care must be used to avoid contamination by trace amounts of helium normally present in the air. However, this "discovery" was missing one key ingredient: good scientific behavior. Langmuir coined the term more than 50 years ago to describe a psychological process in which scientists unconsciously veer away from the scientific method and become so engrossed in what they are doing they develop an inability to be objective and see what is real and not real. Scientists often verify surprising results by trying to replicate the test. He simply wants to know, does the hydrino exist? Mills also says hydrinos are created from burning hydrogen in stars such as our sun and are evident in the spectral lines of starlight. The new Google-funded experiments were run by a team of about 30 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors. It's really interesting that they dared. However, the authors later retracted that report, saying that the helium they measured was due to background from the air. Whether the effect is a new kind of chemical reaction, a new pathway for nuclear reactions, or something either more surprising or more mundane will only be known after more research.
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