Analysis of the Published Calorimetric Evidence for Electrochemical Fusion of Deuterium in Palladium

  title={Analysis of the Published Calorimetric Evidence for Electrochemical Fusion of Deuterium in Palladium},
  author={Gordon M. Miskelly and Michael J. Heben and A. Kumar and Reginald M. Penner and Michael J. Sailor and Nathan S. Lewis},
  pages={793 - 796}
Estimates are given of the raw data that are the basis for the claims of excess power production by the electrochemical charging of palladium in deuterium oxide (D2O). Calorimetric results are also presented that show no anomalous power production in either 0.1M LiOD/D2O or 0.1M LiOH/H2O (LiOH is lithium hydroxide). Several possible sources of error in open-system calorimetry are discussed that can confound interpretation of temperature changes in terms of anomalous power production. 
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Kellogg for helpful criticism of this manuscript. Contribution 7969 from the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology
    Supported by the Office of Naval Research and under a special grant from the California Institute of Technology. We thank G. Kreysa and W. Meyerhof for supplying preprints ofrelated work
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