The simplified reaction is Ni58 + p → Cu59 I thought nickel was on the wrong side of the curve of binding energy. When did that change? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Yes. It does violate known properties of nuclear physics. That's partly why Pons and Fleishmann were "laughed off the stage" in 1989. Plus, the big money is in hot fusion. That doesn't make it a fraud, hoax, or wrong. I equate it to where super-conduction was last century. It went from poorly understood novelty to useful and established property of materials.
To: Captain Steve
That's partly why Pons and Fleishmann were "laughed off the stage" in 1989.
They were fusing D, which is exothermic.
posted on 04/30/2012 5:09:43 PM PDT
(Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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