Skip to comments.Physicist Claims First Real Demonstration of Cold Fusion
Posted on 05/27/2008 1:35:26 PM PDT by Red Badger
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Bridge for Sale!! Bridge for Sale!!
Just once I want one of these unlimited energy ideas to really bear fruit.
That was cold...
Nuclear power plants use the heat from the reaction to generate steam to turn the turbine to generate electricity.
What benefit would cold fusion bring to the world if it did exist?
I smell a huge government grant. More study needed don’tcha know.
...or even vegetables........
Apparently that is what Mr. Fusion works on....
A larger “cold fusion” reactor could generate heat to power steam turbines without all that messy radiation and stuff like nuclear wastes.............;^)
I think it would be money that was better spent on studying cow farts.......;^)
This seems to be similar to the first cold fusion experiment. Several critical items were left out of the description, perhaps to conceal problem areas.
...and stale beer, don’t forget the stale beer..................
I’m going to start a new, pro fusion, advocacy group. It will be called;
Code Pynco. Or maybe Cold Pynco.
D-D fusion must emit certain particles, and likewise D-T and T-T. To date nobody has run an experiment using readily available particle spectrometers. There have been a few half-hearted measurements of induced activity, but no “real” measurements.
1) Presence of Helium: Obviously, if it is fusion, then there should be fusion byproducts.
2) Presence of Radiation: One of the big problems with believing the initial experiments is the fact that Pons and Fleischmann should have died from the neutron radiation generated. In D-D experiments, equivalent gamma radiation is expected to occur, although it would not be nearly as dangerous.
3) Variation according to concentration of Deuterium: How does the reaction rate vary according to the amount of D inserted? This should give important information regarding the reaction.
I assume that they have already tested for a different reaction given D as opposed to normal Hydrogen. It isn't explicitly stated in the article, but is highly implied from the context.
Even if the experiment turns out not to be cold fusion and is normal electrochemistry in disguise, explaining it should significantly improve our understanding of electrochemistry in certain contexts. Therefore, by making it duplicatable, at least some real science can come out of this whole mess. These scientists deserve reasonable praise even if it turns out not to be fusion.
Of course all these cold fusion experiments have worked but the evil oil companies have bought them up and is hiding them to make us buy more oil. Waahhahhahha
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