Cold fusion experiment

Cold fusion experiment

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Credit: JERRY MASON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: "Cold fusion": experimental apparatus used in the Physics Dept. at Birmingham University to investigate the results of Fleischmann & Pons, who, in March 1989, claimed to have created sustained cold fusion energy production in a simple electrolytic cell. The British & American electrochemists' method involved passing an electric current between palladium & platinum electrodes immersed in a solution of heavy water and lithium. Here, an uncovered row of similar cells and neutron detectors (copper tubes) are embedded in paraffin wax. Detection of certain high-energy neutrons is consistent with nuclear fusion. Power supply equipment is in background. Blue lighting.

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Keywords: apparatus, energy research, equipment, nuclear cold fusion, research, technology

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