JRH was, during 1989, a member of a DOE/ERAB panel to examine whether cold
fusion should be financed, and focussed intensely on the field during the
course of six months. His conclusion is obvious from the title of this book;
there is not and never was such a thing as cold fusion.
The book leans heavily on the Panel's findings and the problems it had. The
history of cold fusion is given, its development to "a frenzy" in 1989, and
some of the background the author was privy to. The helium study in chapter
VIII may be the highlight of the book. Huizenga repeatedly asks: Where are the
products of these nuclear reactions? He will not accept an exotic nuclear
process without either ash or radiation or both. So finally, cold fusion is
lumped, along with polywater and N rays as pathological science.