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The Rebirth of Cold Fusion
Table of Contents
Copyright 2004 S.B. Krivit

Acknowledgments xi
Foreword xv
Introduction xix
Preface xxi
 
PART ONE: GLOBAL ENERGY, GLOBAL CONCERNS
 
1.  Cold Fusion Basics 3
2.  Immense Hope and Skepticism 13
3.  Fuel Scarcity and Climate Change  19
4.  Nuclear Fission: A Mixed Blessing  29
5.  The Overextended Promise of Hot Fusion 35
6.  The Limited Promise of Hydrogen 43
7.  The Distant Promise of Exotic New Energies 47
 
PART TWO: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
 
8.  An Overdue Revolution in Science  57
9.  The Moment of Discovery 65
10. Con-Fusion  77
11. Ridicule and Violent Opposition   83
12. A Biased 1989 Review Panel 91
13. False Debunking 95
14. MIT's Fumbled (or Worse) Experiments 103
15. Corroborating Evidence 117
16. Cold Fusion: A Forbidden Topic  123
17. Silence and Neglect 133
18. Pathological Criticism  141
19. Fifteen Years of Progress 152
 
PART THREE: DISCOVERIES AND MYSTERIES
 
20. Objections Overturned 161
21. Reproducibility   165
22. Nuclear Evidence: Tritium 175
23. Helium-4, a Harmless Byproduct      195
24. Neutrons Found 203
25. The Race for a Nobel Prize-Winning Theory 209
26. Nuclear Energy from Normal Water 213
27. Nuclear Transmutations Through Chemistry 217
28. Technical Summary of Cold Fusion  220
 
PART FOUR: REFLECTION AND ANTICIPATION
 
29. Threats to Academic Freedom  229
30. National Security  239
31. Lessons Learned 245
32. Speculation About the Future 249
Appendix A: University Scientists Interviewed or Cited 263
Appendix B: 2003 Survey of Nuclear Transmutations in Cold Fusion Experiments 264
Appendix C: The Scientific Process 265
Endnotes 267
Bibliography 286
Index 291
About the Authors 297
About New Energy TimesTM 298