Prof. Peter Hagelstein (MIT), with the assistance of Dr. Mitchell Swartz of JET Energy, presented an Independent Activities Period (IAP) cold fusion course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from January 20-23. Jeremy Rys filmed the course again this year.
The topics included in the “Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments” course include: excess power production in the Fleischmann-Pons experiment; lack of confirmation in early negative experiments; theoretical problems and Huizenga's three miracles; physical chemistry of PdD; electrochemistry of PdD; loading requirements on excess power production; the nuclear ash problem and He-4 observations; approaches to theory; screening in PdD; PdD as an energetic particle detector; constraints on the alpha energy from experiment; overview of theoretical approaches; coherent energy exchange between mismatched quantum systems; coherent x-rays in the Karabut experiment and interpretation; excess power in the NiH system; Piantelli experiment; prospects for a new small scale clean nuclear energy technology.
Hagelstein's IAP course on cold fusion is in its fourth straight year. Read Infinite Energy's coverage of the first (2012) and second (2013) year IAP courses. Jeremy Rys filmed the 2014 course for Cold Fusion Now. Additionally, Swartz, Hagelstein and Gayle Verner have written a report for the Current Science upcoming special issue on LENR.