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How do I capture energy/ power/ electricity from Cold Fusion between Hydrogen and Palladium? Answered

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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

7 years ago

I don't like to use the word "impossible", but I do not know how to build Tony Stark's Arc Reactor.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

7 years ago

With the water in which the palladium "electrode" is immersed. Good luck with that.

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bwrussell
bwrussell

7 years ago

With a perpetual motion machine.

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iceng
iceng

7 years ago

Nobody I know of has reproduced  the experimental data,
Not even the Russians,
maybe you will !

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rickharris
rickharris

Answer 7 years ago

1. IF we knew we would be doing it and solving the world's energy problem and making vast amounts of money.

2. It would be a common energy production system by now.

3. If it could be done easily at home then we would ALL be doing it.

4. Sometimes you just have to think a little and do some research.

None of the above says it will never be done so you just MIGHT be the one!

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 7 years ago

If the excess energy appears as neutrons, he's stuffed.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

7 years ago

IF you can, then it would materialise as excess heat in the reactor water.....

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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

7 years ago

Energy from most fusion reactions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fusion
comes mostly in the form of heat and fast neutrons, and the energy in those fast neutrons is readily converted to heat just by bouncing those neutrons off other material in the reactor. 

This process of slowing down the fast neutrons is often called "moderation", and the material that does it called, you guessed it, a "moderator".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_moderator


Also be warned: those neutrons can "activate"; i.e. make radioactive
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_activation
other materials in, and around, your reactor. So that's something to watch out for.

Anyway, regarding the question of how you get the reaction energy out, the answer is basically that this energy becomes available as heat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat
If you've got enough of it, you can use the usual trick of boiling water to steam to turn turbines.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_power_station


Otherwise you can use it to maybe just heat water.  That might seem mundane, but hot water is actually very useful.  You can use it  for taking showers, washing clothes, and making hot beverages like tea and hot chocolate.