Ten years of cold fusion: An eye‐witness account

  title={Ten years of cold fusion: An eye‐witness account},
  author={Francesco Scaramuzzi},
  journal={Accountability in Research},
  pages={101 - 77}
  • F. Scaramuzzi
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Physics
  • Accountability in Research
The name of Cold Fusion (CF) comes from the interpretation given to certain phenomena taking place in a metal lattice roughly at room temperature, in terms of nuclear fusion, say between two deuterium nuclei: cold in comparison with the high temperatures of thermonuclear fusion (10 K). The first time this was suggested was in the Spring of 1989, ten years ago, by Fleischmann and Pons (1): their experiment gave rise to much turmoil all over the world, ending within a few months with the… 
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