The phenomenon called “cold fusion” or “low energy nuclear reaction” has suffered from reasonable initial skepticism that, unfortunately, has continued for 25 years. Much of this skepticism is justified based on how the process is thought to occur. This lack of a plausible and useful explanation has resulted in much confusion about the reality of the claims and difficulty in replicating the behavior. Nevertheless, the accumulating evidence shows overwhelming support for nuclear reactions being initiated by a process much different from the cause of conventional hot fusion reactions.
After reading most experimental papers and the major explanations, I have tried to provide a better explanation. The complexity of this effort required a book to show how such an explanation could be justified and applied to the observations using accepted laws of nature, all without using math. As a result, many observations previously explained only by ad hoc assumptions can now be understood while, at the same time, many testable predictions can be made.
Hopefully, the approach used in the book will help more people understand how cold fusion might function as a real phenomenon and will show how the phenomenon is now too important as a potential source of ideal clean energy for rejection to continue.