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Taking the chill

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Cold Fusion.

Cold Fusion

I N T R O D U C T I O N

This site is designed to keep you informed about the latest research done on Cold Fusion (CANR) by Dr. Edmund Storms.

About Edmund Storms

Edmund Storms obtained a Ph.D. in radiochemistry from Washington University (St. Louis) and is retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory after thirty-four years of service. His work there involved basic research in the field of high temperature chemistry as applied to materials used in nuclear power and propulsion reactors, including studies of the "cold fusion" effect. Over seventy reviewed publications and monographs resulted from this work as well as several books, all describing an assortment of material properties. He presently lives in Santa Fe where he is investigating the "cold fusion" effect in his own laboratory. These studies have resulted in sixteen presentations to various conferences including the ACS and APS. In addition, twenty-one papers have been published including three complete scientific reviews of the field, one published in 1991, another in 1996 and the latest one in 1998. A critical evaluation of the Pons-Fleichmann Effect was published in 2000. In May 1993, he was invited to testify before a congressional committee about the "cold fusion" effect. In 1998, Wired magazine honored him as one of 25 people who are making significant contributions to new ideas.

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ARTICLES

In stark contrast to the impression given by the popular press and by a recent book (Voodoo Science) [click on for a review], the phenomenon called "cold fusion" has been duplicated hundreds of times in laboratories throughout the world and the subject has been discussed in over 3000 papers, many in peer reviewed journals. The reviews and articles listed below give a partial insight into what is known and the direction taken by experimenters and theoreticians over the years. This work is now being done in at least six countries. Unfortunately, because of the rejecting attitude of conventional scientists, much of this information is not available in scientific journals. However, a serious student can obtain most of this information from myself or from Cold Fusion Technology, Inc. The readers can decide for themselves how much truth is in the often heard statement that "cold fusion" is nonsense and has not been duplicated.

One might reasonably wonder why, in view of the rising price of energy and global warming, a potential source of cheap, inexhaustible and nonpolluting energy would be so completely ignored by governments and scientists alike. Anyone wishing to learn about the sorry treatment this phenomenon has received at the hands of academia and government should read the several articles about the subject in Accountability in Research, Vol. 8, 2000.

For those of you who do not have time or interest to read the following papers, I have prepared a Summary-In-A-Nutshell.

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An extensive review of the field up to 1996.

Review of the "Cold Fusion" Effect.

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A general review, but focused only on recent, well done studies up to 1998. A few of the more highly developed theories are also discussed.

Cold Fusion Revisited

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A review of only the Pons-Fleischmann effect including a discussion of potential errors in heat and helium measurements as well as examples of various efforts to explain the phenomenon.

Critical Evaluation of the Pons-Fleischmann Effect (Part 1)

Critical Evaluation of the Pons-Fleischmann Effect (Part 2)

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Recent results obtained using Pt rather than Pd as the cathode. This work challenges some basic assumptions about the phenomenon.

Excess Power Production from Platinum Cathodes Using the Pons-Fleischmann Effect.

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A history of my relationship to the field including insights into the nature of the nuclear-active-material.

My Life With Cold Fusion as a Reluctant Mistress

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A study of the loading behavior of Pd. A must for anyone using the electrolytic technique.

Formation of b-PdD Containing High Deuterium Concentration Using Electrolysis of

Heavy Water.

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A model is proposed describing the structure of the material in which the nuclear reactions are proposed to occur. The material is not highly loaded beta-PdD, which many people believe to be the active material.

Nature of the Nuclear-Active State in PdD

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Physical description and behavior of several types of calorimeter are described. This paper gives experimenters some ideas how their heat measurements can be improved and how Pd cathodes behave during loading. This study was made several years ago and the results were applied to the author's investigation of excess energy production.

Description of a Dual Calorimeter

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A novel technique is described to co-deposit various materials along with palladium onto platinum. This method is found to produce cathodes that generate excess energy immediately after being electrolyzed in a Pons-Fleischmann cell. Use of two different types of calorimeter adds support to the reality of the claim.

Ways to Initiate a Nuclear Reaction in Solid Environments

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The claims reported about CANR are evaluated, various models are described, and new insights into the process are presented. This review brings the understanding of cold fusion up to date and answers many of the challenges raised by skeptics. This is a must-read by anyone who still believes that the claims have not been duplicated and have the characteristics of pathological science.

Cold Fusion: An Objective Evaluation

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Other arcticles will be listed as time permits

(Last modified 12/17/01)