If you’re interested in the history of cold fusion or low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) there’s a new Ebook that you should check out. Cold Fusion Conspiracies which is currently being serialized at Coldfusion3.com is a great resource that gives a good look at the history of the idea.
This book is a real eye opener because it shows that LENR experiments were going on much earlier than we thought. In fact researchers were trying to achieve fusion with hydrogen and palladium before World War II.
Among other things it devolves into the origins of cold fusion and the early work of Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann. The book does a good job detailing Pons and Fleischmann’s early work and it takes a look at earlier researchers including Frederich Paneth and Kurt Peters who tried to develop a process to create artificial helium in Germany in the 1920s. Helium was valuable at the time because it was used to keep Zeppelins and other airships in the sky. The Germans wanted to create an artificial source of it because the only source was in the United States where the US Navy prevented export because it used helium in blimps and airships.
Interestingly enough the book notes that a number of researchers were working with hydrogen and palladium in the 1920s. None of them were trying to create energy but at least one the Swede John Tandberg tried to patent what he called a Method to Produce Helium and Useful Energy. Tandberg apparently tried to carry out one of the earliest cold fusion experiments in 1932 and failed.
So it looks like cold fusion has actually been around longer than some of us thought. Research into it has apparently been going on for nearly ninety years.
Cold Fusion Conspiracies is a much needed book that deserves to be read. If you’re interested in it check out coldfusion3.com. The authors of the book are to be commended for making it available. Free copies are available for distribution through LENR related websites.
If you’re interested in reading Cold Fusion Conspiracies a new chapter will be published every week at www.coldfusion3.com for the next few weeks. It is a valuable source of information that is certainly worth your attention and your time. Hopefully some more resources like this will be made available in the months ahead. More writing like this is desperately needed in this field.