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How would cold fusion work.

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posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 06:56 PM
How in the world would cold fusion work??? Because in order to have fusion you must have plasma which is superheated matter. So were do you come up with "cold" fusion.

posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 07:07 PM
I believe the term "Cold Fusion" comes from the belief that if you could stimulate nuclear reactions at room temperature, it would be the perfect power source. Homes and cars could power themselves. Possibilities include lowering pollution and not creating significant hazardous radiation or radioactive waste.

It is also only a theory, so there is nobody that can truly answer your question.

posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 07:14 PM
The central claim of cold fusion adherents is that a nuclear reaction (fusion of deuterium) can be initiated and maintained in an electrochemical apparatus not much different from the setup used to demonstrate the breakdown of water into hydrogen and oxygen in a high school chemistry lab. If this claim could be successfully verified, it promised nothing less than a total solution to the world's energy supply problems. The claim first appeared in the press in March of 1989, and provoked considerable public and scientific interest. It was put forward by respectable scientists (Fleishmann and Pons of the University of Utah) and was supported by reports from other respectable scientists that they had been able to replicate those findings. These initial claims, however, were soon met by counterclaims from equally respectable labs and investigators, to the effect that the initial findings could not be replicated.

Most the time if you want to find something out, google it you will get pages of info.

posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 08:23 PM
I came across this interesting method that is worth mentioning, Apparently if ultrasound is used to implode bubbles in acetone in a process called sonofusion one can concievably acheive fusion of heavy hydrogen nuclei.

Stronger evidence for desktop fusion

posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 08:59 PM
why dont we try to harvest the energy from lightning. its a form of plasma thats hotter than the surface of the sun

posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 09:49 PM
I just ran across this article:

"Atomic fusion in a cup? It's hard to believe"

I did just a wee bit of cross-referencing and found this:

"Fusion in a flash?"

And a wee bit more, these:

"Cold Fusion Times"

(NOTE: WIll need Acrobat Reader for these)

"Theoretical Framework for Anomalous Heat and 4He in Transition Metal Systems"

"Deuteron Fluxing and the Ion Band State Theory"

"Calorimetric Principles and Problems in Pd-D2O Electrolysis"

"Anomalous Effects in Deuterated Systems, Final Report"

"Thermal and Nuclear Aspects of the Pd/D2O System, Vol 1"

"Thermal and Nuclear Aspects of the Pd/D2O System, Vol 2"

"We do not know if Cold Fusion will be the answer to future energy needs, but we do know the existence of Cold Fusion phenomenon through repeated observations by scientists throughout the world. It is time that this phenomenon be investigated
so that we can reap whatever benefits accrue from additional scientific understanding. It is time for government funding organizations to invest in this research."

Dr. Frank E. Gordon
Head, Navigation and Applied Sciences Department
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego"

This is not an new idea and has undoubtedly been in the research phases for some time. Definitely needs to become a national priority and suffecient funding given. Screw the big oil companies.

This topic brought back vivid memories of the movie Chain Reaction.....


posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 07:08 PM
Could cold fusion possibly be a fission reaction mistaken for a fusion reaction by some scientists who didn't keep track of their procedures?

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