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  • 2005 October
    to Library folder Library Guide Archives for October 2005 Nature Attacks Cold Fusion Again October 2 2005 Leading scientific journals and magazines such as Nature and Scientific American have attacked cold fusion many times Most recently in October 2005 Nature published a News Feature titled Physics Far from the frontier This describes S Putterman s work on sonofusion It includes the following paragraph The problem with reports of tabletop fusion is that for most scientists they evoke memories of the notorious and now largely discredited cold fusion claim made by two chemists in 1989 The chemists claimed they could achieve nuclear fusion reactions well below the extreme temperatures predicted by theorists and that these reactions could be used as a source of unlimited energy A March 2005 attack by the Scientific American is described below Letters to us from the previous and present editors of the Scientific American can be found here The editor says that he has not read any papers about cold fusion and he does not intend to read any Nature never says why cold fusion should be considered notorious or who has discredited it Their comments have always been ad hominem ridicule or hearsay Since 1989 cold fusion has been replicated hundreds of times in experiments published in some of the world s leading peer reviewed electrochemical and physics journals Positive results have been published by leading laboratories such as Los Alamos China Lake and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Many results have been at a very high signal to noise ratios By traditional standards cold fusion has been proved beyond a reasonable doubt Yet since 1989 journals such as Nature and Scientific American have not published a single word acknowledging the existence of any of these experiments They have never critiqued the scientific content of an experiment

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  • 2005 September
    without border Most recent without border Publications without border JCMNS index without border Most recent Publications J Condensed Matter Nucl Sci index Direct access to Library folder Library Guide Archives for September 2005 NPR Radio Program on Cold Fusion September 2 2005 On September 30 2005 the National Public Radio program Living On Earth broadcast an 18 minute segment about cold fusion It is focused on the May 21 2005 Cold Fusion Colloquium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology It features brief interviews with noted cold fusion researchers including M Swartz D Nagel M Fleischmann M McKubre and others as well as some comments by leading opponents to the field This show may be re broadcast on other NPR affiliates An audio recording and transcript of the program is available here http www loe org shows segments htm programID 05 P13 00039 segmentID 2 It should be noted that negative comments made by R Garwin in this broadcast contradict his own 1993 evaluation that he reported to the Department of Defense See http www newenergytimes com Reports GarwinLewisReport garwin htm In 1993 Garwin wrote The uncertainty in excess power measurement is about 50 milliwatts but the excess power appears to be on the order of 500 milliwatts or even 1 watt peak We believe that there are a few things probably irrelevant not very well understood by the experimenters We have found no specific experimental artifact responsible for the finding of excess heat Yet in this broadcast he says The more you looked into their results the less there was unfortunately They ve been very careful there at SRI but there are mistakes The data was not carefully preserved things were not dated there were only two positive runs as I recall Note that by 1994 McKubre et al had

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  • 2005 August
    Special Collections 2004 DoE Review BARC Studies In Cold Fusion Books and Proceedings Books Entire Journal Issues Conference Proceedings ICCF individual papers ICCF 9 Proceedings ICCF 10 Proceedings U S Navy Cold Fusion Research Video Introduction LIBRARY Summary Detail Summary without border Details without border Most recent without border Publications without border JCMNS index without border Most recent Publications J Condensed Matter Nucl Sci index Direct access to Library folder Library Guide Archives for August 2005 Two New Papers from Szpak et al August 2 2005 S Szpak P A Mosier Boss C Young and F E Gordon of the U S Navy Spawar Systems Center San Diego have published two new papers both available here Szpak S et al Evidence of nuclear reactions in the Pd lattice Naturwiss 2005 Szpak S et al The effect of an external electric field on surface morphology of co deposited Pd D films J Electroanal Chem 2005 580 p 284 290 Other papers by this group of researchers can be found in our U S Navy Cold Fusion Research Special Collection News Edmund Storms announces new results with palladium YouTube video Brief Introduction to Cold Fusion Current Science Special Section Low Energy Nuclear

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  • 2005 July
    not discussed the sonofusion experiments performed by Rusi Taleyarkhan et al We are thinking about adding material about this research but we have hesitated because it seems beyond the scope of our subject matter We consider these experiments interesting and the research appears to be skillful careful and convincing We are pleased to that this innovative method of producing nuclear fusion on a microscopic scale has attracted serious attention from the scientific mainstream and the press The reactions reported by Taleyarkhan appear to be a form of high energy plasma fusion that occurs in cavitation bubbles in the fluid Cold fusion on the other hand is a low energy reaction that occurs in a metal lattice The Taleyarkhan effect produces a neutron tritium ratio of 1 2 which is close to conventional plasma fusion n t 1 whereas cold fusion produces a ratio of roughly 10 9 There are other important differences Cold fusion produces far more concentrated excess heat so it seems more likely to become a practical source of useful energy Cold fusion appears to be a more radical departure from textbook expectations about fusion Cold fusion has been replicated hundreds of times the Taleyarkhan effect has only been replicated once so far by Xu and Butt Purdue This is no reflection on the quality of Taleyarkhan s work only a few people have undertaken replications Despite these differences Taleyarkhan s research is important and it bears watching so even though it is somewhat off topic we may add material about it soon One method of doing cold fusion bears a passing resemblance to the Taleyarkhan experiment When cavitation induced bubbles collapse near the surface of metal they can inject the plasma into the metal lattice triggering cold fusion This technique has been pioneered by R Stringham in

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  • 2005 March
    explanation that all energy was generated as heat instead Correction gamma rays have been detected in many experiments although not in amounts commensurate with a conventional hot fusion reaction Copious amounts of other nuclear products including tritium x rays charged particles and transmuted elements have also been detected in the case of tritium at levels millions of times above background 3 4 It is a fact that the energy is generated mainly as heat these unnamed experts cannot contradict facts established by replicated experiments 3 Not all chemical explanations for the excess heat were eliminated Correction The cold fusion effect has been replicated hundreds of times in laboratories around the world and there is not a single instance in which significant chemical fuel was present in the solution The minuscule amount of chemical energy that might be generated and stored in the cell has been carefully inventoried 5 6 The heat generated by a few cells has ranged from 100 to 10 000 times greater than the absolute maximum amount of energy that could be generated by an equivalent mass of chemical fuel 4 Excess power was only a few percent more than the power applied suggesting that measurement errors could account for the purported net energy Correction Excess power has ranged up to 300 when input power was supplied It has been measured at Sigma 90 4 In gas loaded cells and heat after death events there is no input power so any detectable output heat comes from cold fusion There are as noted above no chemical changes in the cells no chemical fuel no energy deficit during electrolysis that would indicate that energy is being stored up and no possible way a chemical reaction could produce even a small fraction of energy released during heat after death events The article expresses bias in several other more subtle ways For example it repeats spurious claims made by some of the DoE reviewers that top of the line instruments have not been used to measure cold fusion effects The best instruments on earth have been used to measure excess heat helium tritium and transmutations especially in the US Italy and Japan 7 9 Top of the line instruments have rarely been available in the United States mainly because there is so much opposition to the research Skeptics complain that instruments are inadequate but they themselves are to blame for this The Scientific American still thinks this is a jar Finally it should be noted that the photograph caption says cold fusion allegedly occurs in a jar of heavy water with electrodes After 16 years the Scientific American still cannot distinguish between a jar and a laboratory grade Dewar test tube The Scientific American has a long history of making ignorant unscientific statements about cold fusion The editor told us 10 he has not read the literature on cold fusion and he does not intend to do so He said We don t claim to be authorities on physics or any

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  • 2004 December
    Video Introduction LIBRARY Summary Detail Summary without border Details without border Most recent without border Publications without border JCMNS index without border Most recent Publications J Condensed Matter Nucl Sci index Direct access to Library folder Library Guide Archives for December 2004 Nikkei newspaper 2004 year end roundup includes cold fusion in top 20 most significant advances December 27 2004 December 2004 On December 27 2004 the Nippon Keizai Shimbun Nikkei science page listed cold fusion research by Iwamura et al Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as the third most important technological trend of 2004 Iwamura e t al have published evidence for transmutations excess heat and gamma ray production See for example http lenr canr org acrobat IwamuraYdetectionoa pdf http lenr canr org acrobat IwamuraYelementalaa pdf http lenr canr org acrobat IwamuraYobservatiob pdf The Mitsubishi work was the only breakthrough relating to nuclear science among the top 20 The Nikkei is considered the Japanese equivalent to the Wall Street Journal and the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics where Iwamura published in 2002 ref 2 above is Japan s most prestigious journal of physics Iwamura s research has been confirmed by several leading laboratories in Japan and France and replications are now

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  • 2004 August
    Y Iwamura Photos and Graphs from T Mizuno Photos of Accidents Photo from P Clauzon Autoradiographs from M Srinivasan High School Students Do Cold Fusion Special Collections 2004 DoE Review BARC Studies In Cold Fusion Books and Proceedings Books Entire Journal Issues Conference Proceedings ICCF individual papers ICCF 9 Proceedings ICCF 10 Proceedings U S Navy Cold Fusion Research Video Introduction LIBRARY Summary Detail Summary without border Details without border Most recent without border Publications without border JCMNS index without border Most recent Publications J Condensed Matter Nucl Sci index Direct access to Library folder Library Guide Archives for August 2004 Brian Josephson lectures on cold fusion August 2 2004 Prof Brian D Josephson University of Cambridge recently gave a lecture on cold fusion and other controversial matters Pathological Disbelief at the 54th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau 2004 A summary is available here http www lindau nobel net content view 19 32 News Edmund Storms announces new results with palladium YouTube video Brief Introduction to Cold Fusion Current Science Special Section Low Energy Nuclear Reactions ICCF19 was held in April 2015 Levi et al publish a second extended report on Rossi reactor Featured News Levi et al publish

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  • 2004 May
    Graphs from T Mizuno Photos of Accidents Photo from P Clauzon Autoradiographs from M Srinivasan High School Students Do Cold Fusion Special Collections 2004 DoE Review BARC Studies In Cold Fusion Books and Proceedings Books Entire Journal Issues Conference Proceedings ICCF individual papers ICCF 9 Proceedings ICCF 10 Proceedings U S Navy Cold Fusion Research Video Introduction LIBRARY Summary Detail Summary without border Details without border Most recent without border Publications without border JCMNS index without border Most recent Publications J Condensed Matter Nucl Sci index Direct access to Library folder Library Guide Archives for May 2004 Eugene Mallove dead May 27 2004 May 2004 Eugene Mallove the editor of Infinite Energy magazine and the author of Fire from Ice Searching for the Truth behind the Cold Fusion Furor was killed on May 14 2004 The police consider this a homicide and an investigation is underway He is survived by his wife Joanne son Ethan and daughter Kim News Edmund Storms announces new results with palladium YouTube video Brief Introduction to Cold Fusion Current Science Special Section Low Energy Nuclear Reactions ICCF19 was held in April 2015 Levi et al publish a second extended report on Rossi reactor Featured News

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