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Viewpoint: Yes, the Experiments of Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons Offered Legitimate Proof That Cold Fusion Exists, and Subsequent Efforts by Other Scientists Have Supported Their Claim.

The Fleischmann-Pons Research

In 1949, Martin Fleischmann began to wonder whether deuterium in palladium might undergo a fusion reaction. He was unable to test this notion until he and Stanley Pons started on a self-financed project in 1983. They were blessed from the start because, if the hypothesis was correct and they were able to detect any extra energy, the neutron emission would have killed them, or so it was thought at the time.

Fleischmann and Pons, who were affiliated, respectively, with Great Britain's Southampton University and the University of Utah, considered using four methods of loading palladium with deuterium: electrodiffusion, electrochemical charging, highly reducing or super basic media, and super acid media. Because they are electrochemists, they finally settled on...

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