We have explored excess energy claims from various sources throughout our years of research. In our present age of science and technology almost everybody accepts the laws of thermodynamics. The majority of “excess energy” claims are therefore based upon the idea of tapping a new source of energy. It is these claims that deserve our attention and are the primary focus of our investigations.
One particularly active branch of “excess energy” research is Cold Fusion. Cold fusion refers to a proposed nuclear fusion process of unknown mechanism offered to explain a group of disputed experimental results first reported by electrochemists Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons. It is sometimes termed “Low Energy Nuclear Reaction” (LENR) or Chemically Assisted Nuclear Reaction (CANR).
In order to study these claims, we have spent considerable time and effort in the art and science of calorimetry – the measurement of the quantity of heat exchanged.