Cold Fusion: How it works
Cold Fusion. Explain this, if you can.
This was gathered April 20th 2009, roughly 20 years after the initial 1989 press conference where their findings were shot to shreds, instead of the scientific community pulling together and trying experiments to make it work.

  • Washington Hoax
    Washington Hoax

    The science of wishful thinking theories. More Unicorn farts from the educated beyond intelligence academies.

  • BigDividendsLLC

    i believe cold fusion is possible. if you look up HID headlights that is basically how cold fusion is supposed (i think) to work. "HID headlights use electrodes to charge the gas inside the bulb". I understand that the headlights are meant to help you see but it still produces energy, cold fusion uses water and electrolytes but its basically the same concept. And why does it have to be palladium why can't it be another type of metal or at the least a metal similar to palladium like platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, osmium? or why does the gas have to be hydrogen when there are 10 other gases to choose from, there are also Xenon headlights out there and it probably follows the same principles of HID headlights? or why not use halogens instead of water or use halogenated solvents instead? From my understanding, it looks like you need a SOLVENT + SOLUTE + ELECTROLYTES + CATHODES + ANODES + METAL. Maybe its not that simple but like I said from my understanding.

  • wasted credits
    wasted credits

    Explaining a mechanism to something that can't be replicated or proven to work. OK kids, we call this "pseudoscience"

  • Paul Neilson
    Paul Neilson

    in the original apparatus the platinum wire was wrapped all around the four posts

  • Hayden Porter
    Hayden Porter

    This is not fusion.

  • Ankush Tech Creator
    Ankush Tech Creator

    Was that a cold fusion reactor in back to the future?

  • Chronotheism for peace
    Chronotheism for peace

  • Ghcg ufhjvfj
    Ghcg ufhjvfj

    Hey, I wanted to ask if you can answer my questions about your video ...: 1. Why does the heavy water separate at the beginning of the whole? 2. Why do the deuterium atoms go into the palladium?

  • Gary Host
    Gary Host

    So cold fusion is transmutation? Makes total sense!

  • Sun Sun
    Sun Sun

    There are some thoughts in video maybe help someone to do real cold fusion. Cheap energy source will make global collapse for governments and companies so I don't think companies and governments welling to that. There are smart people everywhere. I hope someone do something to help our planet and poor people.

  • spectrumofreality

    Cold fusion is possible and this isn't how it's done. Also there's no need for heavy water.... I have a concept that can prove show how it's possible and the science behind it taps into the reality of infinite abundance of energy. The people working on this idea have missed some very fundamental principles of how it's possible and how it works.

  • Sagan McVander
    Sagan McVander

    It's a shame the guys who made this discovery have to wait until they die before getting a noble peace prize. They should have bragged to another country for money instead of bragging to their colleagues who are a part of a community that has historically assassinated people for making these discoveries. Also these are currently working cold fusion reactors in labs nobody cares about because they aren't stupid enough to go around waving a red flag.

  • Yaroslav Sobal
    Yaroslav Sobal

    Mind blown... Lets burn some "clean" coal!

  • Andrew1974

    I missed cold fusion part. I heard excess heat and excitement in the scientific community.

  • Michael

    Sounds like a reasonable hypothesis... You need to realize the reality will not occur on this planet at this time. This world is governed by fixed opinions, arrogance and vested interested. Just look at how easily the hypothesis of CO2 and climate change has taken hold- you pin meddles on charlatans and war criminals.

  • Erium

    It doesn't.

  • Does The Name Matter
    Does The Name Matter

    They said we couldn't fly either

  • jam63112

    This is how the flux capacitor works

  • ThePattycake1313

    Oh, Now I get it!

  • N BOR
    N BOR

    There are criteria required for higher yields. Two of those are: A high current density (A/cm2) and a high ratio between deuturium atoms and palladium atoms (more deuturium than palladium)

  • J Bright
    J Bright

    Next week! We'll show you how the Em Drive works. (Using cartoons)

  • Steve D
    Steve D

    Unfortunately the formation of helium atoms with this truck the Flavia matrix additionally play and has a relatively low melting point of the heat released by fusion would cause the entire matrix to melt

  • King Bartu
    King Bartu

    Than do it already

  • Jonah Beale
    Jonah Beale

    For anyone who isn't versed in fusion wondering why this is snake oil: When the nuclei (cores) of two atoms get very close together, they attract each other with tremendous force, like magnets. Upon colliding, they release a large amount of energy, and a heavier element is left behind, (ie two hydrogens combine to form helium). This is the basic process of fusion. Sounds great, but the nuclei will actually REPEL each other until they're close enough to fuse. The "cold fusion" reactor claims that it accomplishes this with the "lattice" material; holding the atoms in such close proximity that they have no choice BUT to fuse. I am not at liberty to say whether this "lattice confinement" is feasible or not, but I trust those who say it isn't. A REAL fusion reactor forces the atoms to fuse by heating them up. How much heat are we talking? Fill a shot glass full of various gasses and disperse them inside a giant vacuum chamber... about the size of a small house. Then, take enough energy to power a town and start pumping it into those gasses. For example, 50,000,000 watts of heat is going to be used in the ITER reactor when it starts running. Because you're putting so much energy into such a tiny mass, the temperature skyrockets to several million degrees. Remember, heat = movement on an atomic level, so if you get the fuel hot enough, the atoms will dart around with enough velocity to overcome the repelling force and fuse instantly when they collide. Finally, the soup of ionized gasses must be kept away from the vacuum chamber walls with extremely strong magnets. This process is hugely expensive and requires gargantuan amounts of engineering, which is why the idea of cold fusion is so appealing. Please don't be deceived by the crook/idiot that produced this video. Don't get me wrong, fusion IS our ticket to nearly limitless energy supplies, but not like this. We NEED fusion to become mainstream as soon as it possibly can, because every day it doesn't, we lose a bit more of our dwindling nonrenewable resources and environment. The LAST thing the human race needs is for something as important as fusion energy to be tainted by cult followings and myths.

    • Blackfalk

      _" For anyone who isn't versed in fusion wondering why this is snake oil"_ can apply to fusion power generally speaking

    • Muskrat7

      Lol I love how people say they trust those who say it isn't possible. Well that is NOT science. Science is experimentation. Fact: Experiments have shown increased heat and helium from experiments. So what needs to happen is more people doing these in a peer reviewed manor. If you look into the politics of how Cold Fusion got tossed out you will see it was not about science. There are still reports of increased heat from running these experiments and Tritium, etc. So no real scientist says, "I trust those that say it is not possible."

  • Ujification



    So this is what homeworld thinks of fusion.

  • 刘宇龙


  • War Peace
    War Peace

    I am not trained in advanced physics or electrical engineering or maths so the technical stuff largely is lost on me. What I do understand is logic, reason, and motive. No breakthrough in any technology would start with youtube videos before commercialisation. It defies logic, reason and any motive for pursuing a technology. Preposterous notions come to youtube to be ridiculed and forgotten.

  • Abe Shudug
    Abe Shudug

    How much does it generate compared with the amount of energy it takes for the current and voltage heating up the solution with the end result of H4?

  • finao o
    finao o years ago cold fusion was a reality? I would have expected more news on that.


    if it ever worked even once, it would be worth looking in to thoroughly. a number of scientists have reported that is has worked.


      Ben Rich of skunk works sed we already have everything you can think of but it would take a act of god to get it all revealed to the public,,,, that paid for it all.

    • Robin Sénépart
      Robin Sénépart

      may take a look at patents

  • Lance Nostrum
    Lance Nostrum

    My bs sniffer is sniffling

  • Nathan J
    Nathan J

    Sounds more like splitting than fusing and also i highly doubt that a lattice can force atoms together as per fusion does. If it was that easy to force atoms together then we wouldn't be heating them up to ionized gasses to strip electrons from the nucleus to make fusion achievable without immense gravity

  • Smokey Walker
    Smokey Walker

    So fusion happens creating helium??????????? Well, if the strong force is the strongest of the 4 known forces, what over comes it to cause the fusion? Still not getting any answer to that one. So stuff get trapped between the palladium atoms, so what, what force does the palladium have which can over power the strong force of the protons. It's only held together by bonds at the electron level which are in no way a match for the strong force. 25 yeas have gone by and the bad science is still not answering real questions.

  • Juliusz Kociński
    Juliusz Kociński

    Even if CF don't work... I learned what is Electrolysis from physical perspective.

  • daniel_960_

    So what is this? Does it work only in theory and not praxis? Or doesn’t it work at all? We know fusion is a thing, but I never saw it working like this. This just looked like the next step of electrolysis.

    • The Book Dragon
      The Book Dragon

      +daniel_960_ Praxis was a moon orbiting the Klingon home world in Star Trek 6. It contained an energy production facility that blew up and destroyed the entire moon. So, technically, nothing works on Praxis.

  • Bo McGillacutty
    Bo McGillacutty

    Any physicists here to comment? This vid does NOT explain how it is possible to overcome the repulsive forces between the ions at low temps, nor what happened to the neutrons or why this simple method has failed to revolutionize the world. Cold fusion obviously does not work as much as we'd all love to believe it.

  • Cyrua Graham
    Cyrua Graham

    Big Hype Somewhere: Chain Reaction The Saint

  • athiest physicist
    athiest physicist

    If you make a video designed to convince a nay sayer of the validity of cold fusion, it would be best to demonstrate this with an actual cold fusion reactor. Instead of some sciency; atomy, timey wimey video editing software to give the illusion of evidence to the audience.

  • Науч.Студия SERGEY KACHAN
    Науч.Студия SERGEY KACHAN

  • chris Bryson
    chris Bryson

    Wait... so what? This creates energy? Electricity? If so, why the fuck hasn't this been developed and used to power homes or cars?? WTF is this??? 😂 😂 😂

  • Jayesh Chak
    Jayesh Chak

    We are using electricity to produce more electricity

  • Michael Nelson
    Michael Nelson

    I believe you can get heat from eucalyptus interaction with peppermint

  • Nick G
    Nick G

    this is b******* d2o isn't a thing the reason heavy water also known as deuterium exists is because it has two neutrons in its nucleus they can't detach like electrons!

  • Cyrus Hale
    Cyrus Hale

    That was a cold start.

  • Kardop

    It doesn't

  • Jason Yanuzzi
    Jason Yanuzzi

    Yeah that a big no on this one... But the super wave principle! People will believe anything and argue it... I believe the term I'm looking for is "an argument from ignorance".


    this could be an unstable energy source

  • ClickThisToSubscribe

    Cold Fusion: How it works: It doesn't.

    • Robin Sénépart
      Robin Sénépart sorry turns out it does

  • Toffy

    It takes about 4 eV to break molecular bonds. 24 MeV of energy release would break 6 million bonds per occurrence, if just 0.5 nanograms of deuterium fused, that would release enough energy to break 2 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 bonds... That is enough energy to destroy the "fusion" cell, kill everyone in the room and get international attention. That did not happen, therefore fusion did not occur. This is why the findings were shot to shreds and why the scientific community DID pull together and pursue more feasible routes of fusion energy production with research facilities such as ITER.

    • Jeremiah Noar
      Jeremiah Noar

      It depends on what the molecular bonds are, but no, not all bonds are so weak that 4eV can break them.

  • Upside diy
    Upside diy

    this is very psychedelic , at the same time.

  • Liquid Bacon
    Liquid Bacon

    In the future, the world will be powered by us taking shits.

    • げ委ツJlmak

      CONTRA wtf lol idk what to say

  • twistedyogert

    I'm personally more interested in Fuel Cells, but this is pretty cool I have to admit.

  • OverhandFrog

    I remember reading at least 3 scientific papers (I am traumatized with nuclear fusion) before which clearly stated this precise experiment and how dozens of different people and institutions tried to replicate the experiment and...didn't work, lol Just came here to see if anyone had learnt something new, good luck everyone!

  • Ale Al
    Ale Al

    What will work then nick canning?

  • nick canning
    nick canning

    There is a source of systematic error in the calculation of excess heat generation in electrochemical cold fusion experiments which seems to have been overlooked. Both platinum and palladium are excellent catalysts of the highly exothermic reaction O2 + 2H2 > 2H2O . If any oxygen produced at the anode, reaches the cathode it will react with hydrogen there and produce heat. The rate of the reaction will depend on the surface area of the cathode and the concentration of oxygen there. This accords with the observation that excess heat generation only occurs for cathodes with colloidal Pd black surface morphology but not for flat crystalline surfaces. It also explains why the excess heat generation is so difficult to reliably observe since any variation in anode-cathode distance and shape will affect the oxygen concentration at the cathode due to diffusion and bubble transfer through the liquid.

    • I Take Chances
      I Take Chances

      Lemme me guess. Community college looking to fill the void of how empty his life is?

    • Ale Al
      Ale Al

      forgive me. I wasn't clear on my question. if the materials where free of charge. are there enough necessary materials in the world to create this fusion process. set aside price just focusing on material availability are there enough necessary materials in our planet to make this fusion process work?

    • Ale Al
      Ale Al


    • nick canning
      nick canning

      no, not unless a new process is discovered which has a higher reaction probability than those currently found.

    • Ale Al
      Ale Al

      Thanks you very much. Final question: Could different items that are sufficient be used in a cold fusion apparatus to power the world's energy demand?

  • David Mayhew
    David Mayhew

    It is funny because I need this to work for me to power the power armor that I made without it no matter what I try to power it with it's never enough to last more than 30 minutes

  • Stefano DrSAM
    Stefano DrSAM

    Spoiler: it doesn't

    • Stefan Reich
      Stefan Reich

      Capitalism doesn't work

    • Exotic Creature
      Exotic Creature

      Holy shit, that was the (not) smartest thing I have heard, I mean read, all damn day. Remember folks, it only works if it's capitalism.

  • Loek Lodewijck
    Loek Lodewijck

    If this is an explanation, of how it works why don't we as humans use it? Or doesn't it work

    • Теодор К.
      Теодор К.

      Actually, neither Palladium, nor Platinum are more expensive than gold!

    • twistedyogert

      Yup Palladium and Platinum are apparently more expensive then gold. :-(

    • Mike D
      Mike D

      It currently costs more to create this energy then it is worth.

    • Теодор К.
      Теодор К.

      It works alright. This is an Italian invention from 1989. It was mocked back then, because of fusion which has cost 1 trillion with no results so far.

  • Musmus

    someone wanna explain why it doesnt work(Question mark~AX because keyboard is broken

  • johnny llooddte
    johnny llooddte

    hahaha ok show me the money.. show me a working system hahaha

    • General Red
      General Red

      johnny llooddte ignorance is bliss

    • johnny llooddte
      johnny llooddte

      hahaha forcing atoms to fuse and losing energy isnt fusion its called glue and fairly worthless in this discussion

    • Io

      That cannot happen. I do know of another, older method of cold fusion, but the particles it uses (called muons) to fuse the hydrogen nuclei take more energy to produce than the machine outputs. Also, the Hydrogen needs to be solid or a very cold liquid for it to work. I wod say our best bet for useful fusion power is the torus machine the French are building.

  • johnny llooddte
    johnny llooddte


  • jose miguel henriquez
    jose miguel henriquez

    seems the u.s government got this to work


      @Call me Smith I was commenting to BIG L comment how Usa is enemy to humanity so is Religion but like everything it is only an onion


      BIG L religion as well

    • Теодор К.
      Теодор К.

      Yeah. right...

    • jose miguel henriquez
      jose miguel henriquez

      well is better the u.s.a have then our enemies.

    • Mike Lawrence
      Mike Lawrence

      they don't want us to have it.

  • thewaytruthandlife

    it sounds great but has this been true or is it still science fictional. have they tried T2O since tritium is an even higher isotope of Hydrogen, yes it is radioactive (t1/2 = 12.32 yrs) I know but it may enhance these principles. which make it more likely to be used as fuel instead of D2O

    • grumpystiltskin

      Now a days people use normal H and nickel, and can produce D and Tritium. So you don't buy them. THey are expensive.

  • Nasser Alhameli
    Nasser Alhameli

    Would you please tell me why the Palladium is chosen to be the cathode? Thank you for the great graphic and simple info!

    • Erik Cothron
      Erik Cothron

      grumpystiltskin It sounds like you are saying 2 atoms of hydrogen can occupy one interstitial site. This should not be possible, unless there is and extra force to cause a cascade of displacements which increases the energy of the hydrogen. In this cold fusion assumption, nothing would cause this. Furthermore, interstitial atoms don't move in an organized method described in the video so I am consisted about that concept. Lastly, there is no explanation to how they actually fuse, atomic movement in a saturated lattis will never be sufficient enough to cause a high energy process like fusion. I'm am just trying to understand the thought process behind this explanation, and investigate it's gaps. Please help if you can!

    • grumpystiltskin

      Pd uniquely can be loaded with more than one atom of H per atom of Pd. So you have a crystal that has a H submatrix. That means for H to move a whole lot of other stuff has to get out of the way. Like Checkers... can't have two in the same "square". (You have to be a very good electrochemist to get that much H in though.) That makes an odd material and when under stress from cracking as it changes size etc, high energy levels are produced. But a lot of researchers use Nickel which doens't load as high but still supports the reaction.

  • starview1

    Russia's oil industry will be kaput.Places like Ireland will have their own energy source. In short no reason to fight over energy, because energy will be almost free to create.

  • Corey Soze
    Corey Soze

    Good explanation.

  • Matt Torres
    Matt Torres

    Smh.. This cold fusion crap has been going on for DECADES. If it was really a viable way to produce energy then why hasn't anyone made a working generator out of it? Lets just say that the science wasn't there to support it, who cares? If it was actually possible this should have no problems gaining private funding and we would have seen something by now. Just give it up guys

    • Exotic Creature
      Exotic Creature

      Capitalism, which leads to propaganda, which leads to terrorism.

    • maximosh

      Hot fusion has been attempted for over half a century and where is the generator from that? It's just a cake that most scientists can't make, that doesn't mean cakes aren't possible. Gun powder was once difficult to recreate and get right as well.

    • grumpystiltskin

      Right. Look closer.

  • Andrew Lambright
    Andrew Lambright

    All you nay sayers remind me of all the other things science said we couldnt do.

    • Andrew Lambright
      Andrew Lambright


  • Peter reteP
    Peter reteP

    cold fusion form past

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