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What ever happened to cold fusion?

What ever happened to cold fusion?

On 30 June 1991 the National Cold Fusion Institute closed after it ran out of funds; it found no excess heat, and its reports of tritium production were met with indifference. On 1 January 1991 Pons left the University of Utah and went to Europe.

Why is cold fusion not possible?

The big difficulty is that because the initial nuclei are all positively charged, they are strongly repelled as they approach one another. Therefore, only nuclei having a high kinetic energy approach closely enough to fuse.

Who came up with cold fusion?

Martin Fleischmann
Martin Fleischmann, who in 1989 claimed to have discovered cold fusion, died in his home in England on Friday, August 3rd, following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Is cold fusion theoretically possible?

“There is no theoretical reason to expect cold fusion to be possible, and a vast amount of well-established science that says it should be impossible,” says Close, who was involved in efforts to replicate the original 1989 experiment.

Why is it called cold fusion?

The process was called cold fusion because the temperatures involved were far lower than any at which fusion had been known to occur. Today it is believed by most scientists familiar with the facts of the case that the procedures of Pons and Fleischmann were flawed and their conclusions mistaken.

How long can a fusion reaction last?

No long-lived radioactive waste: Nuclear fusion reactors produce no high activity, long-lived nuclear waste. The activation of components in a fusion reactor is low enough for the materials to be recycled or reused within 100 years.

What is the equation for cold fusion?

Perreault ’s Cold Fusion Formula. Perreault’s Cold Fusion Formula goes as follows: 78Pt^196+1H^2(deuterium)–>78Pt197+1H^1; 78Pt^197(18 hr. half life) –> 79Au197+thermal energy. This formula shows the reaction of what has been called “cold fusion.”.

Is the Sun a hot fusion or cold fusion?

THe sun operates on cold fusion and is, therefore, cold and not hot, as our foolish sciehtists have claimed for centuries. OUr sun is also hollow, as are all celestial spheres, and is inhabited both inside and on the surface —PHB

Is cold fusion a reality?

Cold fusion is real, claim scientists. Cold fusion, a revolutionary source of energy — discovered 25 years ago but was cold-shouldered by mainstream physicists — is now staging a comeback thanks to researchers who doggedly pursued the science behind it.

What do scientists use nuclear fusion for?

­The main application for fusion is in making electricity. Nuclear fusion can pro­vide a safe, clean energy source for future generations with several advantages over current fission reactors: