If the amount of heat reported by Fleischmann and Pons to occur in their electrochemical "fusion" experiment is assumed to be produced entirely by the "clean" nuclear reaction 6Li + 2D → 2dHe (22.4 MeV), then the concentration of 6Li in the reaction fluid should during a period of 120 hours go down by a measurable amount, namely between 3.4 and 0.25 percent dependent on whether the natural isotopic mixture of (less likely) pure 6 Li was used in the experiment
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