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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:40 am    Post subject: Fusion Reply with quote

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20061110/55526336.html

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"We believe that by the end of the century, nuclear fusion will account for a significant proportion of the energy humanity generates for itself," Velikhov said, praising it as an environmentally benign and essentially inexhaustible power source.



Sonofusion Bubbling to Mainstream
http://pesn.com/2005/07/14/9600124_Sonofusion_Overview/


There was initially a "cold fusion-esque" critique of sonofusion -- but independent verification seems to support the initial findings:

http://www.physorg.com/news10336.html

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The sonofusion debate began in 2002 when the team published a paper in Science indicating that they had detected neutron emissions from the implosion of cavitation bubbles of deuterated-acetone vapor. These data were questioned because it was suggested that the researchers used inadequate instrumentation, so the team replicated the experiment with an upgraded instrumentation system that allowed data acquisition over a much longer time. This led to a 2004 paper published in Physical Review E, which was subsequently criticized because the researchers still used an external neutron source to produce the bubbles, leading to the current paper in Physical Review Letters.

The latest experiment was conducted at Purdue University. At Rensselaer and in Russia, Lahey and Robert I. Nigmatulin performed the theoretical analysis of the bubble dynamics and predicted the shock-induced pressures, temperatures, and densities in the imploding bubbles. Block helped to design, set up, and calibrate a state-of-the-art neutron and gamma ray detection system for the new experiments.
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