Hede.io Entry: Cold Fusion
"Cold fusion" is a hypothetical process of obtaining a nuclear reaction (
fusion) that would occur at, or near, room temperature and Earth's normal
atmospheric pressure. This is in contrast with "hot" nuclear fusion which occurs naturally within the cores of stars; under immense
gravitational pressure and at temperatures above millions of degrees.
Other terms for cold fusion are "low-energy nuclear reactions" (LENR) and "chemically assisted nuclear reactions" (CANR).
Cold fusion claims have been controversial since at least 1989 when
Martin Fleischmann of the
University of Southampton and
Stanley Pons of the
University of Utah claimed to have achieved cold fusion during
electrolysis experiments involving a
palladium cathode and
heavy water within a
Many conspiracy theories have been proposed about the suppression of cold fusion technology, including the murder of
Dr. Eugene Mallove.
Phtoto Source: acs.org
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