Beaudette, C.G., Excess Heat: Why Cold Fusion Research Prevailed. 2002: Oak Grove Press

From Amazon: Excess Heat: Why Cold Fusion Research Prevailed. Reviews:

Excess Heat is not only a superb record of an extraordinary episode, but is also highly entertaining.

Sir Arthur Clarke, CBE. Author of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Excess Heat is a masterful presentation; clearly reasoned and argued.

Michael C. H. McKubre. Director, Energy Research Center, SRI International

Excess Heat a monumental work of scholarship and a great step to bring this very important new phenomenon into the mainstream of science.

– John O’M. Bockris, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Texas A&M University (Retired 1998)

Beaudette examines the controversy, and in doing so illuminates both the arguments and methodology. This is a book that has been sorely needed for many years.

– Peter L. Hagelstein, Professor of Electrical Engineering, MIT

Krivit, S. and N. Winocur, The Rebirth of Cold Fusion: Real Science, Real Hope, Real Energy. 2004: Pacific Oaks Press.

From Amazon: The Rebirth of Cold Fusion. This book is out of print. Used copies are available at

Read selected pages in our library.



Other books by Steve Krivit et al.:

Hacking the Atom (Explorations in Nuclear Research Book 1)

From Amazon: Hacking the Atom.

Hacking the Atom, written for scientists and non-scientists alike, covers the period from 1990 to 2015 and explains how changes to atomic nuclei can occur with low-energy methods. The book reveals the hidden story of how the science initially and erroneously called “cold fusion” continued to progress slowly but incrementally after its near-death in 1989. The book shows that 100 years of chemistry and physics is not wrong but is incomplete and that there is something new and exciting in the physical sciences.

480 pages, 86 illustrations, ISBN-13 978-0-996886451

Fusion Fiasco (Explorations in Nuclear Research Book 2)

From Amazon: Fusion Fiasco.

Fusion Fiasco, written for scientists and non-scientists alike, covers the period from 1989 to 1990, and tells the most accurate and complete story of the 1989 to 1990 “cold fusion” conflict. Relying heavily on archival records, the book documents one of the most divisive scientific controversies in recent history. The book explains why credible experimental LENR research emerged from the erroneous idea of room-temperature fusion, as claimed by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons at the University of Utah.

560 pages, 79 illustrations, ISBN-13 978-0-976054528

Lost History (Explorations in Nuclear Research Book 3)

From Amazon: Lost History.

Lost History, written for scientists and science historians, covers the period from 1912 to 1927, and explores the story of forgotten transmutation research, a precursor to modern low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) research. The book tells the story of century-old research that has been absent from the scientific dialogue for a hundred years — research that is surprisingly similar to events in the modern era.

In the formative years of atomic science in the early 20th century, at the same time that Niels Bohr introduced his model of the atom, and when nuclear science belonged to chemists and physicists alike, some scientists reported inexplicable experimental evidence of elemental transmutations. Papers were published in the top scientific journals of the day, including Physical Review, Science and Nature. Prominent scientists around the world participated in the research. The research was reported in popular newspapers and magazines, such as the New York Times and Scientific American. The book relies heavily on published journal papers.

400 pages, 117 illustrations, ISBN-13 978-0-996886413

Mallove, E., Fire From Ice. 1991: John Wiley.

From Amazon: Fire from Ice: Searching for the Truth Behind the Cold Fusion Furor

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Marwan, J. and S. Krivit, eds. Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions Sourcebook. 2008, American Chemical Society.

Published by the American Chemical Society: Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions Sourcebook.

From Amazon.


This book is a summary of selected experimental and theoretical research performed over the last 19 years that gives profound and unambiguous evidence for low energy nuclear reaction (LENR), historically known as cold fusion.

In 1989, the subject was announced with great fanfare, to the chagrin of many people in the science community. However, the significant claim of its discoverers, Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, excess heat without harmful neutron emissions or strong gamma radiation, involving electrochemical cells using heavy water and palladium, has held strong. . . .

420 pages; ISBN13: 978-0-8412-6966-8 ISBN10: 0-8412-6966-1

Marwan, J. and S. Krivit, eds. Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions and New Energy Technologies Sourcebook Volume 2, American Chemical Society

Published by the American Chemical Society. From Amazon: Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions and New Energy Technologies Sourcebook Volume 2


Low-energy nuclear reaction research is unlike thermonuclear fusion research. Many publications report on various LENR methods by which nuclear reactions are produced and demonstrated at room temperature. The experimental methods to demonstrate these phenomena range from the use of gunpowder and laser techniques to the attempt to electrochemically induce nuclear fusion and fission and create significant excess heat within the palladium or nickel metal lattice exposed to a deuterium- or hydrogen-containing solution. . . .

288 pages; ISBN13: 9780841224544

Mizuno, T., Nuclear Transmutation: The Reality of Cold Fusion. 1998: Infinite Energy Press.

From Amazon: Nuclear Transmutation: The Reality of Cold Fusion

Direct from Infinite Energy magazine: here

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Rothwell, J., Cold Fusion And The Future. 2004:

The full text of this book is here.

Editions in Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese are also available, as well as a version with high resolution images.

The reality of cold fusion is growing and has spawned a series of books that describe the phenomena in ways a general reader can appreciate. This is the latest entry. It shows how this controversial energy source might change our future. The book describes how many nightmare problems that seem beyond any present solution, such as global warming, invasive species, and providing clean drinking water and sanitation to billions of poor people, may be remedied with cold fusion combined with other technologies. The future might be better than you think.

This book includes a layman’s introduction to the field, and a glossary of technical terms that often appear in cold fusion papers.

“. . . [A] really marvelous job. The breadth is wonderful. Setting cold fusion in the broader context is very important.” – David J. Nagle, Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, The George Washington University

“I thought your book on cold fusion and the future to be a remarkable document. I read it straight through on receipt.” – John O’M. Bockris, Professor of Chemistry, Texas A&M University (1978-1997), Distinguished Professor (1980-1997)

“Thanks! Can you recommend a reliable Mind De-boggler?” – Arthur C. Clarke

Japanese edition

Here is the Japanese edition.

「未来を築く常温核融合」ジェト・ロスウェル。 日本語訳を読みたい方はここをクリックして下さい。192ページありますのでダウンロードするのに少々時間がかかります。この本には著作権はありません。自由にコピーして下さい。


Brazilian Portuguese edition

Here is the edition in Brazilian Portuguese. O livro “A Fusão a o Frio e o Futuro” traduzido ao português brasileiro por Sergio Bacchi. Uma visão das aplicações possíveis da fusão a frio do hidrogênio pesado. Um livro com muita imaginação e humanidade.

Storms, E., The Science Of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction. 2007: World Scientific Publishing Company.

From Amazon: The Science of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions

An electronic edition is here. Read selected pages in our library. John Rudesill interviewed Storms and the two of them discussed the book here. Prof. George Miles (U. Illinois) reviewed the book here.

From the back cover: “One of the most important discoveries of this century — cold fusion — was summarily rejected by science and the media before sufficient evidence had been accumulated to make a rational judgment possible. Enough evidence is now available to show that this rejection was wrong and that the discovery of a new source of clean energy may help solve some serious problems currently facing mankind. The book catalogues and evaluates this evidence and shows why the initial reaction was driven more by self-interest than fact. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history and science behind the cold fusion controversy. In addition to the technological importance of the effect, the discovery of new ways to initiate nuclear reactions without producing significant radiation reveals an entirely new mechanism operating at the nuclear level in solid material. This new mechanism has important implications for an understanding of many other phenomena.”

Storms, E., The Explanation of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction: An examination of the Relationship Between Observation and Explanation

StormsBook2SmallFrom Amazon: The Explanation of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction

The author’s first book, The Science of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction, surveyed the observational data generated by LENR experiments, showing a real phenomena from which useful, clean energy can be obtained. Since its discovery in 1989, explanations of the anomalous effect have multiplied, without any one being generally accepted or providing useful guidance in developing a technology. The Explanation of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction explores conflicts within the various popular LENR theories and proposes ways to correct these conflicts. A summary of published observations that need to be explained is also included. This book is essential reading for anyone who strives to create a commercial source of energy using LENR and is interested in how this challenging nuclear process works.

Video Lecture

The author also presented a video lecture, “How to Cause Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR),” recorded December 2008. See:

The PowerPoint slides for the lecture are here. It is easier to read these full-sized slides than it is to read the ones in the video.

Cold Fusion: Fire from Water (video documentary)

This fascinating documentary, narrated by James “Scotty” Doohan of “Star Trek” fame, details the events following the 1989 cold fusion announcement made by Pons and Fleischmann. Learn about the backlash which followed, but discover that hundreds of scientists are diligently working in the field to bring forth the water fuel age.

In DVD format from here.

A 30-minute edited version of this video is available for free at YouTube.