Definition of cold fusion in English:

cold fusion

noun

  • Nuclear fusion occurring at or close to room temperature. Claims for its discovery in 1989 are generally held to have been mistaken.

    • ‘Indeed, in many areas of physics, such as cold fusion and high-temperature superconductivity, the scientific disputes have been extremely hostile and personal.’
    • ‘What is the difference between nuclear fusion and cold fusion?’
    • ‘The response was not unlike the rush in 1989 to confirm the purported discovery of cold fusion.’
    • ‘Yet consumers and marketers know as much about nanotechnology as they do about, say, cold fusion.’
    • ‘Well, look, the idea of cold fusion as a source of energy was generally much exaggerated and misinterpreted.’
    • ‘The US has always believed that there would be some kind of magic bullet, such as cold fusion or some other theoretically plausible but unlikely method of producing electricity, or perhaps hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels.’
    • ‘With the exception of cold fusion (which still counts a dwindling handful of die-hard supporters) and homeopathy, the cases Gratzer addresses are dead and gone.’
    • ‘The evidence for all these miracles seems to me to be considerably weaker than the evidence for cold fusion, and I don't believe in cold fusion.’
    • ‘Physicist Park debunks some foolish and fraudulent scientific claims, such as magnetic deficiency syndrome, cold fusion, and free energy.’
    • ‘Change is exactly what cold fusion researchers hope will follow from the DOE review: They want vindication, funding, and, with those, better chances of developing applications of cold fusion.’
    • ‘But imagine what it's like to be the guy in the middle, to be caught up in the distortion process, to find yourself bargaining passionately for a tad more accuracy in a story, say, about UFOs or cold fusion.’
    • ‘As they do with ignored stories, the authors provide examples of such coverage, the classic example being the media hype following the claim by Pons and Fleischmann of achieving cold fusion.’
    • ‘There is probably just as much as chance that the next big surprise will be a thrilling one - the arrival of nuclear cold fusion to solve the energy dilemma, say - as a disaster.’
    • ‘By misleading those politicians who fund research, bad science can take money away from where it is genuinely needed - consider all the money wasted by Utah on cold fusion.’
    • ‘The example of cold fusion - the hype that followed the news media release of the flawed research instead of its conventional release via peer-reviewed journals - shows the importance of those practices.’
    • ‘The following day, a paper claiming the achievement of cold fusion at a much lower rate was mailed to the British journal Nature by Steven E. Jones, a professor of physics at Brigham Young University, and a group of his colleagues.’
    • ‘But even cold fusion has limitations if we want to fully explore the superheavy-element region.’
    • ‘Because the collapsing bubbles produced temperatures as hot as those found in the sun, the experiment does not mean that the long-sought goal of cold fusion has been achieved, scientists warned.’
    • ‘He describes scientific and technological advancements that he says are soon to be released, such as the discovery of cold fusion; now there's a winner!’
    • ‘Next thing you know, we'll find out that these firms are working on cold fusion and perpetual motion machines.’

Pronunciation

cold fusion

/kōld ˈfyo͞oZHən/