Cold Fusion Research

November 1989

A Report of the Energy Research Advisory Board to the United States Department of Energy

Washington, DC 20585

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Cover Letter, J.W. Landis to Sec'y Watkins n/a  
Cover Letter, J.R. Huizenga to J.W. Landis n/a  
ERAB Membership i  
Cold Fusion Panel Members ii  
 
Executive Summary 1  
 
I.   Introduction 5  
II.   Calorimetry and Excess Heat 9  
III.   Fusion Products 15  
IV.   Materials Characterization 32  
V.   Conclusions and Recommendations 36  
 
Appendix 1.A -  Charge Letter 39  
Appendix 1.B -  Panel Meetings 40  
Appendix 2.A -  Early Chronology of Heat Production 41  
Appendix 2.B -  Types of Calorimeters Employed in Studies 43  
Appendix 2.C -  Experimental Problems in the Evaluation of Heat Effects 44  
Appendix 2.D -  Large Heat Bursts 50  
Appendix 3.A -  Neutron Detection 51  
Appendix 3.B -  Considerations in Tritium Concentrations 52  
Appendix 4 -  Materials for Cold Fusion 53  
 
Bibliography 62  
 
F I G U R E S
 
3.1: Neutron & Proton Branches of the D+D Reaction n/a  
4.1: Phase Diagram of the Palladium - Hydrogen System n/a  
4.2: Hydrogen Diffusivity in Palladium n/a  
4.3 Concentration of Hydrogen in Solid Solution vs Gas Pressure n/a  
4.4: Titanium - Hydrogen Phase Diagram n/a  

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