Yesterday I did my first cold fusion experiment. I’ve been working up to this since I decided to become an experimentalist back in 2017. Needless to say I was incredibly excited.
Right now, you can see how I prepared the materials for this first experiment:
and you can see what my cold fusion reactor looks like and how it works:
Two big questions remain:
- Did I make cold fusion happen?
- Did I manage to stick to my £1000 budget?
My spending is currently sitting at around £2000. I’m not too upset about it though. I’m new to this whole experimental game and I know a lot of the overspending was because I was learning as I was doing.
Did I make cold fusion happen? I saw a 5C rise in temperature above the baseline using a hybrid of the Les Case and Mizuno work - this suggests there was an extra source of heat coming from inside the reactor. I’m using hydrogen not deuterium, so this result was surprising. Many variables to consider and a full analysis will have to wait until after my holiday. Cliff hanger 🤣.