Re: Cold Fusion Update

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Oct 16 2000 - 08:35:32 MDT wrote:
> Although I agree that fusion by means of negative muon catalysis is possible,
> I suspect that it is not eminently practical. The scientific communinty havs
> been wiating on fusion since the 1970's, and really the 1950's; so far its a
> non-starter. It appears that we must require a basic understanding of how
> fusion might be possible without the need for stellar-level gravity,
> combining particles. I am a big fan of fusion, but have become gun-shy of
> endorsing it anymore, because it seems like its too long until tomorrow, so
> to speak, too achive this. Maybe by the ened of the new century?.

I have been watching this fusion device I think called Intertial Electrostatic
Confinement, which uses a wire globe shaped like a buckyball that is charged to
several thousand or tens of thousands of volts, and hydrogen ions are shot in
the hexagonal holes to the center, where fusion occurs. A Daimler associated
german company makes desktop neutron generators that run by this principle, but
nothing has been acheived with over-unity levels yet for energy production.
Anyone know more???

Mike Lorrey

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