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Seeking cold fusion, researchers find its byproduct_tritium
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Date: Jun 25, 1989
Start Page: 10
Section: NEWS
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Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers have discovered tritium, a byproduct of nuclear fusion, in duplicating the University of Utah's purported breakthrough in producing cold fusion.

Edmund Storms, a staff member of the Department of Energy's New Mexico lab, said he and another researcher, Carol Talcott, found tritium in "significant amounts," 4,000 counts per milliliter, in two cells, the Deseret News reported Friday.

On March 23, Utah chemist B. Stanley Pons and a British colleague, Martin Fleischmann, announced they had sustained a nuclear fusion reaction immersing rods of paladium inside platinum coils in deuterium-rich heavy water.

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