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Title: Experiments in cold fusion

The work of Steve Jones and others in muon-catalyzed cold fusion of deuterium and hydrogen suggests the possibility of such fusion catalyzed by ions, or combinations of atoms, or more-or-less free electrons in solid and liquid materials. A hint that this might occur naturally comes from the heat generated in volcanic action in subduction zones on the earth. It is questionable whether the potential energy of material raised to the height of a midocean ridge and falling to the depth of an ocean trench can produce the geothermal effects seen in the volcanoes of subduction zones. If the ridge, the trench, the plates, and the asthenosphere are merely visible effects of deeper density-gradient driven circulations, it is still uncertain that observed energy-concentration effects fit the models.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5628318
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/13449-T2
ON: DE86011571
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-85ER13449
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT (USA). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; MUON-CATALYZED FUSION; DEUTERIUM; HELIUM 3; HYDROGEN; OCEANIC CRUST; REVIEWS; VOLCANOES; DOCUMENT TYPES; EARTH CRUST; ELEMENTS; EVEN-ODD NUCLEI; HELIUM ISOTOPES; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; NONMETALS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; NUCLEI; NUCLEOSYNTHESIS; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; STABLE ISOTOPES; SYNTHESIS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS 700205* -- Fusion Power Plant Technology-- Fuel, Heating, & Injection Systems