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Rossi's Reactors — Reality or Fiction?

Author(s): Kowalski L.

Journal: Progress in Physics
ISSN 1555-5534

Volume: 1;
Start page: 33;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: nuclear device | thermal energy | nuclear fusion

A tabletop prototype of a new kind of nuclear device was demonstrated at the University of Bologna, several months ago. It generated thermal energy at the rate of 12 kW. A setof one hundred of such interconnected devices, able to generate energy at a much higherrate (up to 1000 kW) is said to be now commercially available. The inventor claims thatthe energy was produced via nuclear fusion of hydrogen and nickel. This note addresses conceptual difficulties associated with such interpretation. Experimental facts reported by the inventor seem to conflict with accepted knowledge. This, however, should not be a justification for the rejection of experimental data. Refutations and confirmationsshould be based on independently performed experiments.
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