Physics

PHYSICS BY SOKRATES T. PANTELIDES IBM Research Division Thomas J. Watson Research Center Yorktown Heights, N.Y. " “Cold fusion” made a big splash a few months ago (mostly in the popular press) and proved quickly to be merely wishful thinking. Now a serious, well-documented report in Physical Review Letters suggests new path to fusion: bombardment of deuterium-containing solid targets with ion clusters. R.J. Beuhler, G. Friedlander, L. Friedman, “Cluster-impact fusion,”

Sokrates Pantelides
Nov 12, 1989

PHYSICS

BY SOKRATES T. PANTELIDES
IBM Research Division
Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

" “Cold fusion” made a big splash a few months ago (mostly in the popular press) and proved quickly to be merely wishful thinking. Now a serious, well-documented report in Physical Review Letters suggests new path to fusion: bombardment of deuterium-containing solid targets with ion clusters.

R.J. Beuhler, G. Friedlander, L. Friedman, “Cluster-impact fusion,” Physical Review Letters, 63, 1292-95, 18 September 1989. (Chemistry Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y.)

" Diamond electronic devices have been a “hot item” in the last couple of years. Now a critical appraisal finds that many of the claims are overly optimistic.

A.T. Collins, “Diamond electronic devices—a critical appraisal,” Semiconductor Science Technology, 4, 605-11,1989. (Wheatstone Physics Laboratory, King’s College London, Strand, London, England)

" The power of computer calculations of electronic structure has been demonstrated...

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