Cold fusion?  MAR 24 2009

Cold fusion is back in the news.

After two to three weeks, the team found a small number of "triple tracks" in the plastic -- three 8-micrometre-wide pits radiating from a point (see diagram, top right). The team says such a pattern occurs when a high-energy neutron strikes a carbon atom inside the plastic and shatters it into three charged alpha particles that rip through the plastic leaving tracks.

It'll be interesting to see if this can be replicated and the source of the neutrons verified.

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