Upcoming Cold Fusion Programs at MIT
For the third year running, Prof. Peter Hagelstein (MIT) and Dr. Mitchell Swartz (JET Energy) presented an Independent Activities Period (IAP) cold fusion course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The “Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments” course ran from January 27-31, 2014. The topics covered included: Excess power production in the Fleischmann-Pons experiment; lack of confirmation in early negative experiments; theoretical problems and Huizenga's three miracles; physical chemistry of PdD; electrochemistry of PdD; loading requirements on excess power production; the nuclear ash problem and He-4 observations; approaches to theory; screening in PdD; PdD as an energetic particle detector; constraints on the alpha energy from experiment; overview of theoretical approaches; coherent energy exchange between mismatched quantum systems; coherent x-rays in the Karabut experiment and interpretation; excess power in the NiH system; Piantelli experiment; prospects for a new small scale clean nuclear energy technology.
Read Infinite Energy's coverage of the first (2012) and second (2013) year IAP courses. Jeremy Rys filmed the 2014 course for Cold Fusion Now.