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Claims for 'test-tube fusion' meet scepticism

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By Chris Joyce This is a classic article from New Scientist’s archive, republished as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations STRONG doubts greeted a report by scientists last week that they had sustained a fusion reaction at room temperature. Two chemists, Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann, announced their results at a press conference at the University of Utah. Nothing has been published to explain their technique. In their experiment, the scientists placed a rod of palladium wrapped with platinum wire into a test tube filled with deuterium,