D-D fusion in palladium electrodes

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D-D fusion in palladium electrodes

Post by Albert Mery » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:50 pm

Hello all,

I recently came accross this paper whilst perusing obscur (and very dodgy) sites about cold fusion. The fusion setup described here appears to be a mix between IEC fusion and cold fusion. The deuterium-filled vacuum chamber is the same as in an IEC, however inner grid has been replaced by a palladium electrode. By passing a pulsed 1-5 kv dc square wave between the electrode and the outer wall, the experimenters are able to induce D-D fusion inside the electrode. The neutron production of such a device is minuscule in comparaison with IEC setups.

This seems like a relatively easy experiment for experienced fusioneers, especially since pressure and other conditions are similar to those of the fusor. The setup also works with Titanium which is relievingly cheap compared to palladium's $50/gram.
I was wondering if anyone on this forum had experimented with a similar setup?
Anyway, I thought this might be of interest.

Albert
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Re: D-D fusion in palladium electrodes

Post by Richard Hull » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:56 am

I and one of two others have pushed for palladium cathodes for some time. I might work this into fusor V which I hope to work up after HEAS 30 in a month or so. I have the wire on hand.

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Re: D-D fusion in palladium electrodes

Post by ian_krase » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:31 am

Sounds rather like beam-on-target but at an absurdly low voltage that shouldn't fuse anything.

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Re: D-D fusion in palladium electrodes

Post by Richard Hull » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:49 pm

Of course, I would use whatever voltage it takes to get results. The paper was interesting and the pulsed action was reminiscent of a very early discussion related to hydrogen thyratron pulsed fusion in the fusor, circa 2002. What's old is new again. Look at the stellarator.

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Re: D-D fusion in palladium electrodes

Post by danielchristensen » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:13 pm

Richard Hull wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:56 am
I and one of two others have pushed for palladium cathodes for some time. I might work this into fusor V which I hope to work up after HEAS 30 in a month or so. I have the wire on hand.

Richard Hull
I'm one of the people who has done research in this field, using small patches of Pd on Carl Greninger's fusor. You can take a deeper look into my report here: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=11411.

Daniel

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