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This video is about the original cold fusion: μ muon-catalyzed cold fusion of deuterium, tritium, hydrogen, into helium-3 and helium 4. The problems with it are the half-life of muons and the sticking of muons to alpha particles. Also involved are neutrons, protons, break-even, etc. This has nothing to do with fusion by capture in palladium electrodes.
The original papers: L.W. Alvarez 1957, F.C. Frank 1947, and J.D. Jackson 1957
A History of Muon Catalyzed “Cold” Fusion
Muon Facilitated Fusion
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