Tuesday, December 13, 2011

An initial reading list

Following are some notable articles and books on LENR mentioned in Charles Beaudette's Excess Heat that I hope to read:
  • Fleischmann, Martin, Stanley Pons, Marvin Hawkins, and R.J. Hoffman, "Measurement of Gamma-Rays from Cold Fusion: [two items]" (Nature, 339, June 29, 1989), p. 667.
  • Fleischmann, Martin, and Stanley Pons, "Our Calorimetric Measurements of the Pd/D System: Fact and Fiction" (Fusion Technology, 17, 669, July 1990).
  • Wilson, R.H., et al., "Analysis of Experiments on the Calorimetry of LiOD-D20 Electrochemical Cells" (Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, vol. 332, 1992), pp. 1-31.
  • Fleischmann, Martin, and Stanley Pons, "Some Comments on the Paper Analysis of Experiments on Calorimetry of LiOD/D20 Electrochemical Cells, R.H. Wilson, et al." (Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, vol. 332, 1992), pp. 276.
  • Huizenga, John R., Cold Fusion: Scientific Fiasco of the Century, 2nd ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993). First published in 1992.
  • Nature, Editorial, "Farewell (Not Fond) to Cold Fusion" (Nature, 90/03/29), p. 365.
  • Taubes, Gary, Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion (New York: Random House, 1993).
I recently read these publications, which are also good to mention here:
  • Mallove, Eugene F., Fire From Ice: Searching for the Truth Behind the Cold Fusion Furor (Infinite Energy Press, 1999).  First published in 1991.
  • Hagelstein, Peter L. et al., "New Physical Effects in Metal Deuterides" (Washington: US Department of Energy, 2004).  Available here:  http://fireball.izmiran.ru/dagomys/previoussite/MeD.pdf
Eugene Mallove's Fire From Ice and Charles Beaudette's Excess Heat, which are great resources, surely fall under the category of alternative literature.  It is suggestive of how much the field of cold fusion has fallen into disrepute that these books are self-published (as in Beaudette's case) or put out by an alternative energy publisher (as in Mallove's).  I'm just starting Steven Krivit and Nadine Winocur's The Rebirth of Cold Fusion, a third history in the genre.

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