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Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments
Jan/22 Tue   
MIT, Building 4-153, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Peter Hagelstein, Mitchell Swartz
Excess power production in the Fleischmann-Pons experiment; lack of confirmation in early negative experiments; theoretical problems and Huizenga's three miracles; physical chemistry of PdD; electrochemistry of PdD; loading requirements on excess power production; the nuclear ash problem and He-4 observations; approaches to theory; screening in PdD; PdD as an energetic particle detector; constraints on the alpha energy from experiment; overview of theoretical approaches; coherent energy exchange between mismatched quantum systems; coherent x-rays in the Karabut experiment and interpretation; excess power in the NiH system; Piantelli experiment; prospects for a new small scale clean nuclear energy technology.

Sponsor(s): Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Contact: Peter Hagelstein,

Hagelstein is doing a series of these introductory lectures during the Independent Activities Period at MIT.  IAP is the time, January into the first week of February, when anyone at MIT can offer a non-credit course.

MIT as an institution does not endorse "cold fusion" or low energy nuclear reactions (LENR), as is the term these days.  In fact, after Fleishmann and Pons announced their experiments, some in the nuclear community at MIT were accused of doing an academic hatchet job on the research.

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by gmoke on Mon Jan 14th, 2013 at 06:12:54 PM EST
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