Accession Number : ADA239957


Title :   Cold Fusion Verification.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. for period ending 1989,


Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : North, M. H. ; Mastny, G. F. ; Wesley, E. J.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA239957


Report Date : MAR 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 62


Abstract : The objective of this work to verify and reproduce experimental observations of Cold Nuclear Fusion (CNF), as originally reported in 1989. The method was to start with the original report and add such additional information as became available to build a set of operational electrolytic CNF cells. Verification was to be achieved by first observing cells for neutron production, and for those cells that demonstrated a nuclear effect, careful calorimetric measurements were planned. The authors concluded, after laboratory experience, reading published work, talking with others in the field, and attending conferences, that CNF probably is chimera and will go the way of N-rays and polywater. The neutron detector used for these tests was a completely packaged unit built into a metal suitcase that afforded electrostatic shielding for the detectors and self-contained electronics. It was battery-powered, although it was on charge for most of the long tests. The sensor element consists of He detectors arranged in three independent layers in a solid moderating block. The count from each of the three layers as well as the sum of all the detectors were brought out and recorded separately. The neutron measurements were made with both the neutron detector and the sample tested in a cave made of thick moderating material that surrounded the two units on the sides and bottom.


Descriptors :   *TEST AND EVALUATION , *NUCLEAR FUSION , LOW TEMPERATURE , DETECTORS , PRODUCTION , VERIFICATION , LAYERS , SELF CONTAINED , PACKAGING , LABORATORIES , NEUTRONS , CALORIMETERS , MEASUREMENT , NEUTRON DETECTORS , ELECTRONICS


Subject Categories : ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS AND SPECTROSCOPY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE