Antedating of "Cold Fusion"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat May 24 02:50:08 UTC 2014

cold fusion (OED 1977)

1956 _Chicago Tribune_ 29 Dec. 3 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  A new and third way of producing atomic energy was unfolded to the American Physical society here today.  Known as "cold fusion" and still only a laboratory phenomenon, the new process requires neither uranium not the million degrees of heat used in the other two atomic principles.

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