Cold Fusion DefinitionEdit

As I understand it, the normal definition of cold fusion is theoretical and involves generating thermonuclear reactions at extremely low levels so as to produce a stable and very long-lasting, low-energy power-source.

Essentially one could compare a cold-fusion, fusion-reactors, and fusion bombs in the following way

Cold Fusion: Analogous to metabolism. Energy is produced at a very low rate with a very low release of energy over a long period of time. Less energetic than a typical fusion reactor which revolves around using controlled (potentially continuous) nuclear reactions which are far more energetic.

Hot Fusion Reactor: Analogous to controlled combustion. While the energy release is quite substantial, it is controlled. Fusion reactions are highly efficient so enormous amounts of power could be generated over a long time.

Fusion Bomb: Also known as an H-Bomb. The reaction is extremely energetic and very rapid in duration. The result is an enormous surge of radiation and a massive expansion in an atmosphere. Basically a huge explosion ensues.

In the movie, the definition is not a typical definition used for cold-fusion, what they seem to be describing is some kind of endothermic reaction to absorb all the heat from the volcano to basically inert it. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Whether it's typical or not is irrelevant; it is what it is. 31dot (talk) 20:11, June 17, 2013 (UTC)

Split to "cold fusion device"? Edit

I'd like to suggest splitting this page to cold fusion device, as much of the info here is actually about the device. --Defiant (talk) 12:06, November 18, 2013 (UTC)

How would that page be different than this current page? Once a split took place, it really wouldn't leave much behind. 31dot (talk) 13:14, November 18, 2013 (UTC)

The device might look something like this:

A cold fusion device is a type of technology that initiates a cold fusion detonation.
In 2259, Spock activated a cold fusion device in an erupting volcano on the planet Nibiru. Use of the device successfully caused a detonation which rendered the volcano inert, causing lava to congeal into enormous pinnacles of rock. (Star Trek Into Darkness)
The cold fusion device in Star Trek Into Darkness turned out to be the most difficult prop in the entire film to design. Many concept drawings were done during this process and plenty of discussion revolved around the appearance and functionality of the volcano-terminating device. "The challenge was to find something that looked like it could do that, make it in a suitcase size, and make it look like it was part of the Star Trek world. We went round and round," recalled Prop Master Andrew Siegel, who began work on the film after some initial illustrations of the mechanism were already created.
One central issue was how to make the imaginary cold fusion device relatable on-screen. "To start with, you have to find a case, or make a case, that looks like Spock could have grabbed it off the shelf of the Enterprise," Siegel continued. "Is it something that he put together? Obviously, Starfleet probably doesn't give you a volcano deactivation device." The next design consideration was likewise trying to make it instantly clear to the viewer what the device actually was, by the way the machine looked. Siegel further commented, "We have the added attraction of, 'Okay, now it's going to break on impact, and Spock has to do something to fix it.' Again, the audience has to be able to relate to that and go, 'Oh, it's like when my refrigerator broke, and I stuck a wedge in the door.' As a nod to the diehard fans, one of the ways that he fixes it is by plugging his tricorder into it, which I thought was super cool." This method of repairing the cold fusion device added an additional degree of functionality to the tricorder. (Star Trek Magazine issue 173, pp. 78 & 80)

And the page for cold fusion might look like this:

Cold fusion is a release of thermonuclear energy by a device that operates at room temperature. One of the results of a cold fusion detonation is the complete absorption of heat.
In 2259, Spock initiated a cold fusion eruption in an active volcano on the planet Nibiru. The successful detonation rendered the volcano inert, causing lava to congeal into enormous pinnacles of rock. (Star Trek Into Darkness)
In Star Trek Into Darkness, the illusion of rendering the volcano dormant was difficult to create. "The transition from lava to rock was the trickiest part," noted CG simulation supervisor Dan Pearson. (Cinefex, No. 134, p. 81) For more information, see Lava.

Plus, the external link to the wikipedia page. This would seem to be sufficient info for the split, IMO. --Defiant (talk) 14:49, November 18, 2013 (UTC)

I can understand having separate pages for the process and the device; thanks for writing those drafts. As of now it seems OK to me. 31dot (talk) 14:55, November 18, 2013 (UTC)

I've splitted the page as per this talk. Tom (talk) 15:57, March 8, 2015 (UTC)