The scientists have reported that more heat energy emerges from their flasks than they put into them in the form of electricity, and thay they detected particles and gamma rays supposedly resulting from heat-producing fusion reactions among the crowded deuterium nuclei.
Still, Jones remains confident that fusion is occurring in his experiments and has accepted a challenge to run experiments using Gai's neutron counter.
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If results from control runs differed significantly from those of the heavy-water experiments, the case for anew route to fusion would be greatly strengthened, says Harold furth, head of the Princeton (N.
Seaborg of the University of California's Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory told SCIENCE NEWS he and others had suspected this experiment would prove interesting, since the supposed new cold fusion should depend on the presence of deuterium in the metal, not on the way deuterium enters.
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In a press conference following the colloquium, Jones ventured it could be "20 years to never" before the new, bench-top brand of fusion became practical for generating power.
Other researchers' observations of fusion products such as tritium (an even heavier hydrogen isotope) in volcanic eruptions and helium in diamond led Jones and his associates to think that a so-called "piezonuclear fusion" (from the Greek word meaning to squeeze) process might be occurring within the Earth's crust and that perhaps they could duplicate this process in a lab.
However, to maintain progress toward that goal, the report concludes, the magnetic fusion
program that the United States has pursued for the last 40 years as mainly a national project will have to be internationalized.
Those that do are out of the game and can't repeat the fusion