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Legitimate Cold Fusion Exists | Muon-Catalyzed Fusion

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This video is about the original cold fusion: μ muon-catalyzed cold fusion of deuterium, tritium, hydrogen, into helium-3 and helium 4. The problems with it are the half-life of muons and the sticking of muons to alpha particles. Also involved are neutrons, protons, break-even, etc. This has nothing to do with fusion by capture in palladium electrodes.

REFERENCES:

The original papers: L.W. Alvarez 1957, F.C. Frank 1947, and J.D. Jackson 1957

A History of Muon Catalyzed “Cold” Fusion
http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2016/ph241/yoon1/

Fusion rates
http://www.kayelaby.npl.co.uk/atomic_and_nuclear_physics/4_7/4_7_4.html

Cold Fusion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_fusion#Proposed_mechanisms

Muon Facilitated Fusion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muon-catalyzed_fusion

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