: Thanks to Jonas Matuzas for posting a link to a new article published
in the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
written by authors at the
Nuclear Engineering Center, São Paulo, Brazil.
" Since 1989 the announcement of “cold fusion” by Stanley Pons and Martin
Fleishmann, “cold fusion” field has been surrounded by controversy.
After three decades, this field is alive and has produced thousands of
publications, most in dedicated periodic and conferences. This work aims
at checking whether “cold fusion” fits in pathological science traits.
For each type of experiment and year, this work counted the distinct
research groups results (success or failure). Experimental results from
many research groups suggest that nuclear reactions in solids are more
complex than fusion (it is not only fusion) and that they need energy
triggers like background radiation, meaning chemical configurations
alone do not seem to generate nuclear reactions. Some types of
experiments present rising trends (the field does not fit in
pathological science model) and have potential to bring disruptive
technologies. If confirmed, experimental results will require revisions
of accepted nuclear models."
The full text for this journal is not available for free. There are highlights and excerpts at the link above.