cold fusion

A hypothetical form of nuclear fusion not requiring the usual immense temperatures

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  • cold fusion — n [U] a type of ↑nuclear fusion (=the joining together of the centre of two atoms, which releases energy) which some scientists believe can happen at extremely low temperatures, but which other scientists believe is impossible …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cold fusion — n. a hypothetical process of producing nuclear fusion in a test tube at room temperature: more energy would be produced than would be expended …   English World dictionary

  • Cold fusion — This article is about the Fleischmann–Pons claims of nuclear fusion at room temperature. For the original use of the term cold fusion , see Muon catalyzed fusion. For all other definitions, see Cold fusion (disambiguation). Diagram of an open… …   Wikipedia

  • cold fusion — noun nuclear fusion at or near room temperatures; claims to have discovered it are generally considered to have been mistaken • Hypernyms: ↑fusion, ↑nuclear fusion, ↑nuclear fusion reaction * * * ˌcold ˈfusion 7 [cold fusion] …   Useful english dictionary

  • cold fusion — cold′ fu′sion n. phs a hypothetical form of nuclear fusion postulated to occur at relatively low temperatures and pressures, as at room temperature and at one atmosphere • Etymology: 1980–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • cold fusion — a hypothetical form of nuclear fusion postulated to occur at relatively low temperatures and pressures, as at room temperature and at one atmosphere. [1985 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • cold fusion — noun nuclear fusion supposedly occurring at or close to room temperature …   English new terms dictionary

  • cold fusion — UK / US noun [uncountable] physics a type of nuclear fusion that some scientists believe can happen at the normal temperature inside a building …   English dictionary

  • cold fusion — /koʊld ˈfjuʒən/ (say kohld fyoohzhuhn) noun a fusion reaction in a simple electrochemical cell containing electrodes of palladium and platinum wire immersed in a solution of heavy water (deuterium oxide) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cold Fusion (disambiguation) — Cold Fusion may refer to: In science Cold fusion, a type of purported nuclear reaction at low energies or temperatures. Muon catalyzed fusion, an accepted phenomenon, was sometimes called cold fusion. Pyroelectric fusion, first achieved in 2005,… …   Wikipedia

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