MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2014

Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments

Peter Hagelstein, Mitchell Swartz

Jan/27 Mon 10:30AM-01:30PM 4-145
Jan/28 Tue 10:30AM-01:30PM 4-145
Jan/29 Wed 10:30AM-01:30PM 4-145
Jan/30 Thu 10:30AM-01:30PM 4-145
Jan/31 Fri 10:30AM-01:30PM 4-145

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
Attendance: Repeating event, particpants welcome at any session

Excess power production in the Fleischmann-Pons experiment; lack of confirmation in early negative experiments; theoretical problems and Huizenga's three miracles; physical chemistry of PdD; electrochemistry of PdD; loading requirements on excess power production; the nuclear ash problem and He-4 observations; approaches to theory; screening in PdD; PdD as an energetic particle detector; constraints on the alpha energy from experiment; overview of theoretical approaches; coherent energy exchange between mismatched quantum systems; coherent x-rays in the Karabut experiment and interpretation; excess power in the NiH system; Piantelli experiment; prospects for a new small scale clean nuclear energy technology.

Sponsor(s): Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Contact: Peter Hagelstein,