Vice Chancellor for Research Seminar Series
Excess Heat and Particle Tracks from Deuterium-loaded Palladium
Many research groups have reported excess heat from deuterated palladium using many different experimental techniques. Recently, the Navy's SPAWAR laboratory published experimental results that document the production of nuclear particles, thereby suggesting that nuclear reactions are occurring. However, these observed particle tracks are at levels that are much smaller than would be expected if this excess heat resulted from conventional nuclear fusion. These excess heat reports often vastly exceed that which would likely be produced by chemical reactions or by structural phase transitions in the palladium.
Please join us to closely review these experimental results, to explore hypothetical models for the possible physical origin of these effects, and to propose well-controlled experiments that may be conducted in the future in an attempt to rule out these hypothetical models.
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