August 26, 2008
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Purdue University professor Rusi Taleyarkhan and colleagues have published another paper on their bubble fusion research. They believe the research could lead to a new source of clean nuclear energy.
"Modeling, Analysis and Prediction of Neutron Emission Spectra From Acoustic Cavitation Bubble Fusion Experiments" will appear in the October issue of Nuclear Engineering and Design.
Along with Taleyarkhan, other authors are Joseph Lapinskas (Purdue), Yiban Xu (Purdue), JaeSeon Cho (affiliated with Seoul National University), Robert C. Block (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) , Richard T. Lahey Jr (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), and Robert I. Nigmatulin (Russian Academy of Sciences.)
A press release issued by Taleyarkhan's legal counsel, Lewis and Wilkins, states that the new paper corrects misconceptions that originated from a Web posting by bubble fusion researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The press release states that the authors "address the confusion resulting from the misguided simulations for incorrect experimental configurations and omission of key physics" on behalf of UCLA researchers Seth Putterman and Brian Naranjo.
The release also states that multiple government investigations into allegations of scientific fraud and fabrication by Taleyarkhan have come up null, though two "trumped-up" allegations from Purdue University are pending appeal.
Link to press release