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 calorimeter.

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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