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The main purpose of this index is to provide a comprehensive archive of all documents related to Bubblegate. This index includes some minor overlap with the Bubblegate News and Press Releases Index because there are key news items and press releases that have played such a significant role in the events that they are included here as well. This index also serves as a chronology, so events with no related documents are also listed.

 
Oct. 22, 2009 - Tsouukalas Letter of Recommendation for Adams (Incl. p. 25 of DoD interview of Adams)
Feb. 2, 2009 - ONR/Holly Adams: Closes investigation, sends files and reccommendation to debar to AIO
Feb. 2, 2009 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Purdue "Findings of Fact" Cross-Referenced with Source References for Allegations A.2 and B.2
Jan. 12, 2009 - New Energy Times Bubblegate Special Report: Purdue Knew: Purdue's Persecution of Professor Rusi Taleyarkhan
Jan. 12, 2009 - New Energy Times Bubblegate Special Report: Sonofusion Research Scuttled: Putterman and Suslick's Response to Taleyarkhan's Discovery and Other Science Misdeeds (Originally published in Bubblegate Special Report Dec. 17, 2008)
Jan. 2009 - Popular Science/Josh Dean: "This Machine Might Save the World" (See also Feb. 20, 2009)
Jan. 1, 2009 - OMB Debarment and Suspension (General Information)
2009
Dec, 17, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Bubblegate Special Report
Dec. 14, 2008 - New York Times/Ann FinkBeiner: No Light at the End of the Test Tube
Dec. 2008- Judge Johnson announces plans to step down from bench, he has been hired to work for Purdue Administration (Also on Purdue Advisory Board)
Dec. 2008 - Adams reconvenes STIB because STIB thought Purdue sanctions from August against Taleyarkhan were "too light." STIB recommends debarment for Taleyarkhan.
Dec. 12, 2008 - American Physical Society/Physical Review Letters (Editorial Director) Daniel T. Kulp: Publishes Editorial Note Regarding Purdue Sanctions - (See also Sept. 24, 2008. Sept. 25, 2008, Bubblegate Investigation Timeline) See also: Record of Communications with Kulp
Dec. 13, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Bubblegate Delivery of Sanctions
Key quote: - Taleyarkhan quotes Bralts "Sorry, I lied to you; it's not about your accounts. Please open this package."
Dec. 3, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Request for Comment to UCLA (Putterman and Naranjo) (Neither responded)
Dec. 3, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Request for Comment to Bralts (Bralts did not respond)
Nov. 27, 2008 - Wallheimer announces plans to leave Journal & Courier, he has been hired to work for Purdue in media relations capacity
Nov. 17, 2008 - Putterman: Screen capture of Web site (Custom-Built Neutron Detector)
Nov. 14, 2008 - West-Lahey: Follow-up Questions Regarding 2002 Suslick Paper (See Nov. 26, 2002- West)
Nov. 12, 2008 - ONR Develops concerns about Taleyarkhan's NSF award
Nov. 8, 2008 - Physics Today/Barbara Goss Levi: Bubble Fusion Scientist Disciplined - (See also Oct. 7, 2008, Feb. 20, 2009)
Nov. 7, 2008 - Taleyarkhan Group: Affirmation of Independence
Nov. 5, 2008 - Journal and Courier/Wallheimer: Lawyer: 'Bubble fusion' prof will sue Purdue
Nov. 5, 2008 - Former Purdue Professor: Confirms Grievance and Resignation from Purdue
Nov. 1, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Purdue Reallocates Research Ethics Responsibilities (pdf)
Nov. 1, 2008 - Journal and Courier/Wallheimer: 'Education is key' as Purdue steps up ethics efforts
Oct. 31, 2008 - Purdue News Service: Rollock named vice president for ethics and compliance
Oct. 30, 2008 - Seife: Quotes from Will Happer, Richard Garwin and Don Kennedy Regarding 2002 Science Paper
Oct. 30, 2008 - Charles Seife: Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking
Oct. 30, 2008 - Economist: Economics focus A biased market - (Regarding biased media reporting)
Oct. 24, 2008 - Purdue/Buckius-Dunn: Response to Taleyarkhan Oct. 20 Letter (E-mail) (Not public)
Oct. 20, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Video - Bubblegate: How Purdue Fabricated the Allegations
Oct. 20, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Purdue University Changes Rules for Misconduct Investigations (Research Integriy home page) (New Policy VIII.3)
Oct. 15, 2008 - Exponent/Conn: Editor Questions Allegations Against Purdue Professor
Oct. 14, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: Reaction to Dunn and UCLA Initiatiation of Investigation
Oct. 14, 2008 - Purdue/Dunn: Initiates (with UCLA) Taleyarkhan Investigation (E-mail) (Not public)
Oct. 14, 2008 - Purdue/Dunn: Declines Krivit Request for Inquiry Committee Report
Oct. 14, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Article -Purdue Research Integrity Committee Fabricates Allegations (pdf)
Oct. 13, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Request for Comment to Hermodson and Córdova
Oct. 9, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: Civil Complaint Filed
Oct. 7, 2008 - Taleyarkhan Group: Record of Communications with Physics Today / Barbara Gross Levi - (See also Nov. 8, 2008)
Oct. 2008 - Adams visits Purdue.
Oct. 1, 2008 - Date on which Purdue University states their new policy on research misconduct was published and became active.
Sept. 25, 2008 - APS/Kulp: Draft 1 of Editorial Note (Draft 2) (Draft 3) (See Also Dec. 12, 2008)
Sept. 24, 2008 - American Physical Society/Physical Review Letters (Editorial Director) Daniel T. Kulp: Initiates Editorial Note Regarding Purdue Sanctions
Sept. 24, 2008 - Physics Today(American Physical Society)/Barbara Gross Levi: Initiates Article Regarding Purdue Sanctions - (See also Oct. 7, 2008 and Nov. 8, 2008)
Sept. 22, 2008 - Nature/Reich: FOIA Request into Non-Bubble Fusion Research by Taleyarkhan
Sept. 14, 2008 - Zimmerman: Retreats from New Energy Times Questions (See also Sept. 10, 2008, Sept. 14, 2008, July 28, 2008, Bubblegate Investigation Timeline)
Sept. 12, 2008 - Krivit: Telephone Call to Adam Butt
Sept. 12, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: Purdue's Attempts to Coerce Taleyarkhan
Sept. 10, 2008 - New Energy Times Begins Asking Zimmerman Questions
- (See also Sept. 14, 2008, July 28, 2008, Bubblegate Investigation Timeline)
Sept. 4, 2008 - NSF awards Purdue/Taleyarkhan research grant
Sept. 4, 2008 - Purdue Police Interview Iishi (after multiple attempts) "I'm a distinguished professor that has brought in $10 to $20 million to this university and she is a little fish," Iishi told police, referring to Darla Mize. Iishi admitted to police that he told Mize "this is a big problem for you." (Source: Police report)
Sept. 3, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Bubblegate: Send Lawyers, Affidavits and Money
Sept. 2, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: Regarding Butt Statement, Contrasted with Butt Test Testimony
Sept. 1, 2008 - Tsoukalas: Sends e-mail to Adams. He states, that the "faculty" of the SNE thought the sanctions were too light. He asks her to visit Purdue. [156 pg. 15]
Sept. 1, 2008 - Roger Bennett: Letter from Tsoukalas' Attorney to Krivit
Sept. 1, 2008 - Nature India/Jayaraman: Bubble fusion discoverer says his science is vindicated
Aug. 2008 - Purdue: Purdue SNE and Government Grants
Aug 28 - 2008 - Mize discusses Ishii's threatening behavior with Downar
Aug 28 - 2008 - Darla Mize Threatened by Purdue professor Mamoru Iishi (Source: Police report) (See also Sept. 4, 2008)
Aug. 28 - Sept. 1, 2008 - Vortex Message Thread Regarding Mize Affidavit and SNE Racism - (See also Bubblegate Affidavits)
Aug. 28, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: Repsonse to Request for Comment from Eugenie Samuel Reich
Aug. 28, 2008 - Exponent/Staff: Committee Denies Prof's Appeal
Aug. 28, 2008 - Journal and Courier/Wallheimer: Purdue Punishes Professor
Aug. 27, 2008 - Purdue News Service: Purdue Sanctions Professor for Research Misconduct
Aug. 27, 2008 - Purdue/Woodson: Sanctions for Research Misconduct
Aug. 27, 2008 - Purdue notifies ONR of sanctions, corrective action.
Aug. 26, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Bubble Fusion Researchers Publish Again (NED)
Aug. 21, 2008 - Purdue Appeal Committee: Denial of C-22 Appeal from Taleyarkhan - (Response to Fabrication Allegations)
(See also March 29, 2008)
Aug. 26, 2008 - Lewis and Wilkins: Bubble Fusion Studies Vetted and Cleared by NED
Aug. 5, 2008 - Taleyarkhan, R.P., Lapinskas, J., Xu, Y., Cho, J.S., Block, R.C., Lahey Jr., R.T. and Nigmatulin, R.I. , "Modeling, analysis and prediction of neutron emission spectra from acoustic cavitation bubble fusion experiments," Nuclear Engineering and Design, Volume 238, Vol. 10, Pages 2779-279
July 30, 2008 - Journal and Courier/Wallheimer: Purdue researcher lays out misconduct defense
July 28, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: C-22 Appeal/Rebuttal Report - Exhibit 1 Comments on Xu-Butt 2005 Press Release
July 28, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: C-22 Appeal/Rebuttal Report - Exhibit 1, Excerpt - Ice-Packs and UCLA Accusation
July 28, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: C-22 Appeal/Rebuttal Report - Exhibit 1 (Not public) (See also March 29, 2008)
July 28, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: C-22 Appeal/Rebuttal Report - Summary
July 28, 2008 - Peter Zimmerman: Makes Public Character Attacks on Taleyarkhan
Key Quote: "Much worse, Taleyarkhan advised Physical Review Letters that an earlier paper in Science had been 'independently concerned.' One may quibble as to whether Taleyarkhan had fraud in mind, but the effect was to deceive the editors of Physical Review Letters."
July 28, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Welcome to Bubblegate
Jul 27, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: Regarding Fabrication and Falsification of C-22 Committee
Key Quote: "It is ironic that the ones charged with deciding on fabrication themselves fabricated and falsified!!!"
July 25, 2008 - Science/Service: SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT: New Purdue Panel Faults Bubble Fusion Pioneer
Key quote: "Kenneth Suslick, a chemist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a longtime critic of bubble fusion, calls the report 'some kind of vindication.' Suslick says he was disappointed the report didn't more squarely address questions of possible scientific fraud..."
July 23, 2008 - Exponent/Hoffman: Professor found guilty will appeal decision
July 21, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: Response to Purdue C-22 Investigation Committee Final Report
July 21, 2008 - Taleyarkhan, Lewis: Reply to Science/Service Request for Comment (See July 25 - Science/Service)
July 21, 2008 - Scientific American/Minkel: Bubble Fusion Researcher Charged with Misconduct
July 19, 2008 - Los Angeles Times/Maugh: Purdue Physicist Found Guilty of Misconduct
July 18, 2008 - Science/Service: The Bubble Bursts
July 18, 2008 - Purdue News Service: Purdue Committee Completes Research Misconduct Investigation
July 17, 2008 - ONR/Adams: Notifies Purdue/Dunn that ONR accepts Purdue's C-22 report - ONR/Adams issues concurrence with Purdue. (30-day appeal period begins)
July 16, 2008 - ONR Science and Technology Review Board Reviews Purdue's Investigation
April 23, 2008 - Exponent/Mahasneh: Professor Files Defamation Lawsuit
April 18, 2008 - Purdue: Reference List to C-22 Investigation Committee Final Report - (Extracted from report)
April 18, 2008 - Purdue: C-22 Investigation Committee Final Report. Identifies two instances of allegations of scientific research misconduct.
April 17, 2008 - Journal and Courier/Wallheimer: Defamation Lawsuit Filed by Purdue Researcher
April 12, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: Provides Purdue/Rutledge Waiver of Confidentiality for Review Concluded in 2007
April 7, 2008 - Selander: Response to Kealey Regarding C-22 Draft Report
March 30, 2008 - Robert Block: Confirmation of Group Decision to Claim Independent Replication
March 30, 2008 - Colin West: Confirmation of Group Decision to Claim Independent Replication
March 30, 2008 - Richard Lahey: Confirmation of Group Decision to Claim Independent Replication
March 29, 2008 - Teleyarkhan: Meeting with Leah Jamieson and Joe Bennett
(Taleyarkhan provides preliminary response and strong objections to draft C-22 report.)
March 24, 2008 - Purdue/Kealey: Phone Message Referring to Threats of Punishment from Purdue
March 24, 2008 - Purdue/Kealey: E-mail Referring to Threats of Punishment from Purdue
March 23, 2008 - Purdue/Jischke: Reccomends Taleyarkhan waive right to confidentiality for review concluded in 2007.
March 19, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: Excerpts from Attorney-Client Response to Draft 2008 C-22 Report by Purdue
March 19, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: Attorney-Client Response to Draft 2008 C-22 Report by Purdue
March 17, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: Given Draft 2008 C-22 Report by Purdue
(See also Sept. 12, 2008 - Taleyarkhan)
March 7, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: Files Civil Complaint Against Tsoukalas, Jevremovic, DOES 1-50 (First filing of the lawsuit)
Feb. 25, 2008 - Bilimoria: Transmittal of Affidavits - (Student Names Redacted)
Feb. 20, 2008 - Selander: Position Statement and Summary of New Evidence Submitted (Additional Summation)
Feb. 20, 2008 - Selander: Position Statement and Summary of New Evidence Submitted
Feb. 7, 2008 - Bilimoria: Transmittal of Affidavits (Nigmatulin, Mize, Timmerman, Jenkins, Mize marked up by Kealey)
Feb. 1, 2008 - Tsoukalas meets with C-22 Investigation Committee (F11-156)
Feb. 1-3, 2008 - C-22 Investigation Committee Hearings - (Transcript not public)
Jan. 31, 2008: Bilimoria: Transmittal of Affidavits (Revankar, Lahey, West, Forringer, Lohnert, Block, Nigmatulin, Bugg)
2008
Nov. 1, 2007 - Purdue/Lechtenberg: Charge Letter, Investigation Committee Formed
Oct. 5, 2007 - Exponent/Thomas: Tension Mounts Between Faculty Members Regarding Controversy
Oct. 2007 - NASA/Wrbanek:Fralick, Wrbanek: Development of Techniques to Investigate Sonoluminescence as a Source of Energy Harvesting - TM-2007-214982
Sept. ?, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Submits Rebuttal Response to Purdue Inquiry Committee Report - (Not public)
Sept. 13, 2007 - ONR/Adams: Letter to Purdue Accepting Inquiry Committee Conclusions
Sept. 12, 2007 - Author Unknown: Letter to Jamieson Referencing Draft Report with Taleyarkhan and Students Named as Co-authors - (Source: Miller Report, pg. 8, ref. 25)
Sept. 10, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Response to New Energy Times: Special Report on Bubble Fusion/Sonofusion
Sept. 10, 2007 - Purdue: Panel Determines Research Allegations Merit Additional Investigation
Sept. 7, 2007 - Dean Jamieson "exonerates" Tsoukalas from C-22 complaint filed by Revankar (See entry: "Summer" 2007)
Sept. 1, 2007 - Purdue begins Taleyarkhan investigation
Aug.27, 2007 - Purdue Inquiry Committee: Report to ONR - Appendix B - Retyped
Aug.27, 2007 - Purdue Inquiry Committee: Report to ONR - Appendix B - Original
Aug. 27, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Comparison of Allegations Approved to Forward to Investigation Committee
Aug. 27, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: List of Allegations Approved to Forward to Investigation Committee
Aug. 27, 2007 - Suslick: Allegation in Aug. 27, 2007 Report
Aug 26, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Student Affidavits Transmittal to Selander/Bilimoria
Aug. 17, 2007 - Exponent/Thomas: Córdova reviews misconduct standards amid debate
Aug. 7, 2007 - Purdue/Jenkins: Nill Illigitimi Carborundum
July 10, 2007 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Special Report on Bubble Fusion/Sonofusion
July 7, 2007 - Venere: Submission Package to the 2007 Inquiry Committee
May 29, 2007 - Taleyarkhan/Lahey: Drawings Provided to UCLA
(See also May 21, 2007, June 2006, July 26, 2006)
May 25, 2007 - Purdue/Jamieson: Response to J&C "Strife Dogs Purdue in Research Allegations"
May 25, 2007 - Lahey: A Collaboration Doomed to Failure
May 25, 2007 - ONR/Adams: Response to Purdue (Dunn) Questions Regarding Allegations
May 24, 2007 - DARPA/Walker: Regarding Alleged Nonapproved Funds Use by UCLA
May 22, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Technical Details Regarding SSNTD
May 22, 2007 - Journal & Courier/Wallheimer: Failure to Reproduce Fuels Fraud Claims
May 22, 2007 - Journal & Courier/Wallheimer: Strife Dogs Purdue in Research Allegations
May 21, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Instructions Given to UCLA, Details on UCLA Video - (See also Miller report, pg. 9, Ref. 28, - See also June 2006, July 26, 2006, May 29, 2007) (Search "blueprints" and "sketches")
May 20, 2007 - Purdue/Bennett: Declines RFC from Krivit Regarding Butt Authorship Discrepancy
May 16, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Response to Nature/Reich "Where Did The Money Go?"
May 14-19, 2007 - Forringer and Students Perform Replication in Taleyarkhan Lab
May 19, 2007 - Journal & Courier/Wallheimer: Letter That Cleared Embattled Researcher Surfaces
May 19, 2007 - Exponent/Warner: Bubble fusion criticism continues despite replication
May 17, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Clarifications on Invention of Variable Velocity Bullets
May 16, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Letter to Krivit: Documents Regarding Congress
May 15, 2007 - Nature/Reich: Third Inquiry Into Bubble Fusion Is Under Way
May 15, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: His Side of the Story on the Adam Butt Statement
May 15, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Transcript of Interview
May 14, 2007 - Purdue/(Jischke: Regarding NYT publication of Butt statement, declines to provide 2006 report, states Taleyarkan agreed to partial waiver of 2006 report
Key Quote: - Bennett: "He retains the right to authorize full disclosure of the inquiry committee’s report. It is not within Purdue’s authority to release the full report as you propose."
May 12, 2007 - Lahey: Communication to Eugenie Samuel Nature/Reich
May 12, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Transmittal of 2006 C-22 Inquiry Committee Documents to Rutledge
May 12, 2007 - Stella: Letter to New Energy Times
May 11, 2007 - New York Times/Chang: Publicly releases "Timeline of Events" document from Adam Butt given to him by Tsoukalas. Chang calls this a "signed statement." - (See Feb. 23, 2006)
May 11, 2007 - New York Times/Chang: Purdue Will Reinvestigate Its Professor Who Claimed Desktop Fusion (Congress gives exclusive to New York Times)
May 11, 2007 - Congressman Miller: Press Release, Releases Report, Requests New Results
May 11, 2007 - Journal and Courier/Wallheimer: "Taleyarkhan Decries 'Smear Campaign'" (See also March 1, 2006, - DARPA Review Meeting at Purdue)
(See also April 2, 2007 - Chronicle of Higher Education)
(See also Jan. 10, 2006 - Nature)
May 10, 2007 - New York Times/Chang: Request for Comment with Taleyarkhan
(Chang omits to inform Taleyarkhan about Butt Statement that he publishes the next day.)
May 10, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Comment to Science/Service
May 10, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Comment to New York Times/Chang
May 10, 2007 - Purdue News Service: Purdue Initiates Another Investigation
May 9, 2007 - Congress/Miller: Cover Letter to Purdue
May 7, 2007 - Congress/Miller: Subcommittee Completes Investigation, Writes Report
April 30 - June 7, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Information Regarding Tsoukalas Tritium Data
(See also May 14, 2004 and May x, 2004)
April 25, 2007 - Purdue Exponent/Editorial: Academic Squabble Hides Breakthrough
April 12, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Response to Congressman Miller (Attachments)
April 12, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Response to Congressman Miller
April 12, 2007 - Purdue/Jisckhe: Letter to Congress/Miller - (Not public) (Source: Miller report, pg. 2, ref. 4)
April 10, 2007 - Taleyarkhan: Interview with Purdue Exponent
April 7, 2007 - Selander to Kealey: Response to 3/17/08 C-22 Investigation Committee Draft Report
April 6, 2007 - Journal and Courier/Wallheimer: Purdue Gives Research to Congress
April 6, 2007 - Putterman/Suslick: Final Report of UCLA/UIUC/Purdue/DARPA/ONR Project to Reproduce Nuclear Fusion in Collapsing Bubbles Surrounded by D-Acetone
April 4, 2007 - ONR: Transmission of Supporting Material to Purdue (Not public)
April 2, 2007 - Chronicle of Higher Education/Vance: The Bursting of Bubble Fusion
March 29, 2007 - ONR/Adams directs Purdue to initiate investigation. Sends ONR Allegations to Purdue/Rutledge - (Not public) (See May 25, 2007)
March 22, 2007 - Congress/Miller: Initiates Investigation
March 21, 2007 - Congress/Miller: Initiates Investigation, Letter to Purdue
March 17, 2007 - Purdue C-22 Investigation Committee Draft Report (Not public)
March 14, 2007 - Purdue: Letter to the Editor of New Energy Times
March 9, 2007 - Purdue/Mason: Letters to Media
March 9, 2007 - Purdue: Letter to the Editor of The New York Times - (Never published)
March 9, 2007 - Purdue: Letter to the Editor of Nature - (Never published)
Feb. 15, 2007 - Purdue [Choi/Ishii/Clikeman/Ott/Hibiki/Tsoukalas]: Protest letter to Purdue/Mason objecting to the manner in which the previous inquiry was conducted and its conclusions. (Not public) (Source: Miller report pg. 10, Ref. 31)
Feb. 13, 2007 - Nature/Reich: "Disputed Inquiry Clears Bubble-Fusion Engineer"
Feb. 13, 2007 - New York Times/Chang: "Researcher Cleared of Misconduct, but Case Is Still Murky"
Feb. 9, 2007 - Chicago Tribune/Manier: Tabletop Fusion Claims Ignite a Furor at Purdue
Feb. 7, 2007 - Camara, C.G., Hopkins, S.D., Suslick, K.S. and Putterman, S.J., "Upper Bound for Neutron Emission from Sonoluminescing Bubbles in Deuterated Acetone," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 98, p. 064301
Feb. 7, 2007 - Science/Service: Second Inquiry Exonerates Taleyarkhan
Feb. 7, 2007 - Purdue News Service: Purdue Integrity Panel Completes Research Inquiry - (Taleyarkhan exonerated) (See also: Dec. 7 - Nature/Reich)
Feb. 1, 2007 - UCLA/Naranjo: Submits Comment on Taleyarkhan’s reply to Physical Review Letters - (Journal rejects) (See also: March 7, 2006 - Web posting, Oct. 6 - Naranjo, B., Oct. 6 - Taleyarkhan et al, Feb. 1, 2007 - UCLA/Naranjo)
Jan. 29, 2007 - Tsoukalas files "hotline" complaint against Taleyarkhan with ONR IG (Source: Letters from AIO/Moore to Taleyarkhan and NAVINSGEN)
Jan. 3, 2007 - Department of Energy: Taleyarkhan Does Not Need to Acknowledge Funds
2007
Dec. 20, 2006 - Selander: Corrections to Dec. 15, 2006 Purdue Report, Michael Murray Letter
Dec. 19, 2006 - DARPA/Walker: Responds to Krivit's questions about March 1, 2006 meeting at Purdue
Dec. 15, 2006 - Purdue: Final Report of 2006 C-22 Inquiry Commitee (Exonerates Taleyarkhan)
(See also: Dec. 7 - Nature/Reich)
Dec. 7, 2006 - Nature/Reich: Purdue Attacked Over Fusion Inquiry
(See also Oct. 6, 2006, Taleyarkhan et al: Refutation of Naranjo's Cf-252 Accusation)
Dec. 8, 2006 - Selander: Response to Purdue/Dunn on C-22 Inquiry
Dec. 7, 2006 - Taleyarkhan: Response to Purdue/Dunn on C-22 Inquiry
Dec. 4, 2006 - Taleyarkhan: Response to Nature/Reich
Dec. 3, 2006 - Nature/Reich: Fraud Allegations
~Dec. 1, 2006 - Tsoukalas's Lawyer: Open Letter to Mason (Not public) (Source: Dec. 7, 2006 - Nature/Reich)
Nov. 30, 2006 - Purdue/Dunn: Letter to Taleyarkhan Regarding C-22 Inquiry (Not public)
Nov. 17, 2006 - Forringer, Edward R., Robbins, David, Martin, David, "Confirmation of Neutron Production During Self-Nucleated Acoustic Cavitation," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society International Conference, Vol. 95, P736, Albuquerque, NM
Nov. 6, 2006 - Taleyarkhan writes to Bralts about graduate student treatment by Choi.
Nov. 3, 2006 - Taleyarkhan asks questions about SNE use of funds
Oct. 27, 2006 - Xu: Testimonial Regarding Independence of PRL Paper
Oct. 16, 2006 - Tsoukalas Forced to Resign as Head of Purdue School of Nuclear Engineering (Source: Miller report, page 2, ref. 4)
Oct. 6, 2006 - Taleyarkhan, R.P., Block, R.C., Lahey, Jr., R.T., Nigmatulin, R.I., and Xu, Y., Reply to [Naranjo] 'Comment on 'Nuclear Emissions During Self-Nucleated Acoustic Cavitation,"Physical Review Letters, Vol. 97, p. 149404
(See also: March 7, 2006 - Web posting, See also Oct. 6 - Naranjo, B., See also Feb. 1, 2007 - UCLA/Naranjo)
Oct. 6, 2006 - Naranjo, B., "Comment on 'Nuclear Emissions During Self-Nucleated Acoustic Cavitation,'” Physical Review Letters, Vol. 97, p. 149403 - (See also: March 7, 2006 - Web posting, See also Oct. 6 - Taleyarkhan, See also Feb. 1, 2007 - UCLA/Naranjo)
Oct. 5, 2006 - Taleyarkhan: Details Regarding Tessien's Audit, Refutation of UCLA Accusation, DARPA Review
Oct. 6, 2006 - Taleyarkhan, R.P., Block, R.C., Lahey, Jr., R.T., Nigmatulin, R.I., and Xu, Y., "Reply to [Lipson] 'Comment on "Nuclear Emissions During Self-Nucleated Acoustic Cavitation,’” Physical Review Letters, Vol. 97, p. 149402
Oct. 6, 2006 - Lipson, A., "Comment on "Nuclear Emissions During Self-Nucleated Acoustic Cavitation," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 97, p. 149401
Au. 8, 2006 - Taleyarkhan: Regarding DARPA Review, Reich Inquiry, Tessien Audit, UCLA/Putterman's use of DARPA Funds
Sept. 22, 2006 - Purdue/Dunn: Forms and Tasks C-22 Inquiry Committee - (Source: Dec. 8, 2006, letter from Selander to Dunn )
Sept. 21, 2006 - UCLA: Submits Manuscript of Null Result from DARPA Replication Attempt of External Neutron Source Experiment - (Publishes Feb. 9, 2007)
Sept. 12, 2006 - Purdue/Bertodano: Letter to Purdue/Dunn, Accuses Taleyarkhan of Misconduct - (Source: Dec. 8, 2006, letter from Selander to Dunn )
Sept. 5, 2006 - Purdue/Tsoukalas: Letter to Purdue/Dunn, Accuses Taleyarkhan of Misconduct (Source: Dec. 8, 2006, letter from Selander to Dunn )
Sept. 5, 2006 - Purdue/Rutledge: Letter to Bertodano
Sept. 5, 2006 - Rutledge: Letter to Tsoukalas
Sept. 10, 2006 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Bubble Fusion Discoverer Taleyarkhan Strikes Back
Sept. 9, 2006 - Taleyarkhan: Regarding Physical Review Letters Acceptance of Naranjo and Taleyarkhan Papers
Aug. 15, 2006 - Choi tries to get Jamieson to de-list bubble fusion from SNE Web site.
Aug. 2006 - Tsoukalas, Lefteri, Clikeman, Franklin, Bertodano, Martin, Jevremovic, Tatjana, Walter, Joshua, Bougaev, Anton and Merritt, Edward, "Tritium Measurements in Neutron-Induced Cavitation of Deuterated Acetone," Nuclear Technology, Vol. 155, p. 248-251 (Aug. 2006) [Received Feb. 28, 2006, Accepted April 11, 2006]
(See also: Feb. 28, 2006 - Tsoukalas , See also May 2004 - Tsoukalas, See also May 14, 2004 - Tsoukalas)
Aug. 2, 2006 - Information about joint award between Purdue and Penn State University
Aug. 1 - Taleyarkhan: Audio Interview with Krivit, "Other Exhibits"
Aug. 1, 2006 - Taleyarkhan: Audio Interview with Krivit, "Tsoukalas Taking Credit for NED Work"
Aug. 1, 2006 - Taleyarkhan: Audio Interview with Krivit, "Explains Tsoukalas' Approval for Moving Equipment"
Aug. 1, 2006 - Taleyarkhan: Audio Interview with Krivit, "Four Public Demonstrations"
Aug. 1, 2006 - Taleyarkhan: Audio Interview with Krivit, "Explains Tsoukalas Positive Tritium Data" - (See also May 14, 2004 Tsoukalas)
Aug. 1, 2006 -Taleyarkhan: Partial Interview Transcript Aug. 1, 2006
Aug. 1, 2006 - Taleyarkhan: Audio Interview with Krivit, "DARPA Review and Accusations"
July 31, 2006 - Purdue/Jamieson: Letter to Inquiry Committee Members - (Source: Miller report, pg. 6, ref. 21)
July - 27, 2006 - Taleyarhkan, Lahey: Explanation of Liquid Scintillator Detector Results
July 26, 2006 - Taleyarhkan: Explanation of UCLA Video - (See also May 21, 2007, June 2006, May 29, 2007)
July 20, 2006 - Nature/Reich: Grows Concerns
July 11, 2006, 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Purdue/Jamieson: Calls and holds meeting with Revankar. Jamieson provides Revankar with allegations of research misconduct relating to sonofusion research at Purdue University.
July 11, 2006 - Purdue/Jamieson: Memorandum to Inquiry Committee Members, "Inquiry Committee Charge - Sonofusion Research - C-22 Proceeding" - (Source: Miller report, pg. 7, ref. 22) (See also Sept. 5, 2006 - Tsoukalas Makes Allegations, See also Sept. 12, 2006 - Bertodano Makes Allegations)
July 9, 2006 - Purdue/Mason: E-Mail to Tsoukalas as Published in NYT on Feb. 13, 2007
July 4, 2006 - Nature/Marchant: Confirmation of Assignment to Reich
July 3, 2006 - Taleyarkhan: Distinction Beteween SBSL and MBSL
July 3, 2006 - Taleyarkhan: Letter to Coblenz Regarding Sonofusion Review - (See also March 6, 2006)
July 2, 2006 - Tsoukalas: Letter to Mason a Published in The New York Times Feb. 12, 2007
June, 2006 - UCLA: Video Shows Malformed Bubbles; Failure to Achieve Required Conditions (Alt. copy)
- (See also May 21, 2007, July 26, 2006, May 29, 2007)
June 30, 2006 - Nature/Reich: Nature/Reich: Request for Comment for July 20 Article
June 30, 2006 - Lahey, R.T. Jr., Taleyarkhan, R.P., Nigmatulin, R.I., Akhatov, I.S., “Sonoluminescence and the Search for Sonofusion,” in Advances in Heat Transfer, Vol. 39, Academic Press, ISSN 0065-2717 DOI: 10.1016/S0065-2717(06)39001-6 - (181 pages)
June 30, 2006 - IEEE Spectrum/UCLA-Brian Naranjo & Seth Putterman: For the Record
June 20, 2006 - Purdue News Service: Rutledge Committee Completes Examination - (Exonerates Taleyarkhan)
June 9, 2006 - Bugg: Experiment Report to Taleyarkhan
June 6-7, 2006 - Bugg Group: Performs Successful Replication at Purdue
June 5, 2006 - Purdue/Examination Committee: Report from Committee to Rutledge - (Source: Miller report, pg. 6, ref. 17)
June 1, 2006 - Suslick: E-mail to Dunn - (Source: Miller report, pg. 6, ref. 18)
May 30, 2006 - Purdue/Jamieson: Begins formal review of Lefteri Tsoukalas as Head of the School of Nuclear Engineering
May 18, 2006 - Lahey: Sonofusion, Fact or Fiction?
May 14, 2006 - Forringer Group: Performs Successful Replication at Purdue
May 10, 2006 - Nature/Reich: Bubble-fusion group suffer setback
May 9, 2006 - Purdue/Mason: Response to Tsoukalas
May 6, 2006 - IEEE Spectrum/Guizzo: Bubble Fusion Research Under Scrutiny Lahey quoted by Guizzo: "Putterman was using a design 'that was doomed to failure' and that he told him so when visiting his laboratory at UCLA last year."
May 2, 2006 - Taleyarkhan Group: Publish Erratum to Jan. 27 Physical Review Letters Paper
April 22, 2006 - Suslick: Letter to Dunn (Ref: Miller report, pg. 6, ref. 19)
April 17, 2006 - Purdu/Dunn: Professional CV , NCURA CV , Conflict of Interest Officer
April 17, 2006 - Purdue/Dunn: Memorandum entitled "Examination Committee" (Source: Miller report, pg. 6, ref. 16)
April 11, 2006 - Putterman: Energy Concentrating Phenomena: from Sonoluminescence to Crystal Fusion
Key Quote: "Whether cavitating systems will reach energy densities that initiate thermonuclear fusion is an open question that is in the news."
April 11, 2006 - Tsoukalas Group: Disconfirming Paper to Nuclear Technology Accepted
March 10, 2006 - Purdue/Norberg: Initiates Examination Committee
March 9, 2006 - Purdue/Norberg: Response to Krivit Questions Regarding Nature and New York Times Articles
March 9, 2006, 1 a.m. PDT - Los Angeles Times/Maugh: College Reviews Physicist's Tabletop Fusion Claims
March 9, 2006, 1 a.m. PDT - New York Times: Scientist Says He Stands by Fusion Data
March 9, 2006, 1 AM PDT - Washington Post: Tabletop Fusion Research Under Review
March 8, 2006 - Purdue News Service: Purdue Initiates Objective Review Of 'Bubble' Fusion
March 8, 2006 - Taleyarkhan: Placing Faith in the Integrity of Peter Dunn and Sally Mason
March 8, 2006, 2 PM PDT - AP: Purdue probes 'tabletop fusion' study
March 8, 2006, 11 AM PDT - UPI: Purdue investigates professor's research (Reprints N.Y. Times' story)
March 8, 2006, 9 AM PDT- CNN: Purdue probes 'cold fusion' fraud claim (Reprints Reuter's story)
March 8, 2006, 7 AM PDT - Reuters: University Checks "Bubble Fusion" Fraud Claim
(First use of "fraud"in the media on this event)
March 8, 2006, ~6 AM PDT - Nature/Reich: Bubble Bursts for Table-top Fusion
March 8, 2006, ~6 AM PDT - Nature/Reich: Is bubble fusion simply hot air?
March 8, 2006, ~6 AM PDT - Nature/Reich: Bubble Fusion: Silencing the Hype
March 8, 2006, ~6 AM PDT - Nature/Reich: A Sound Investment?
March 8, 2006, 3:00 AM PTD - Krivit-Chang Thread
March 8, 2006, ~12:30 AM PDT - New York Times: University to Investigate Fusion Study
March 7, 2006 - Naranjo, B., "Comment on 'Nuclear Emissions During Self-Nucleated Acoustic Cavitation',” Uploaded to Web Site: arXiv:physics/0603055 v1
March 6, 2006 - DARPA/Coblenz: Feedback on Sonofusion Review
March 3, 2006 - Science/Kennedy: Editorial - The Mailbag
March 2, 2006 - Tessien: Witnesses Successful Bubble Fusion Experiment on Demand
~March 1, 2006 - Purdue/Mason: Begins "Review of the Research and the Accusations" - (Source: NYT, March 8)
March 1, 2006 - DARPA/Coblenz: Suggests that Successful Taleyarkan Apparatus be Shipped to UCLA for Independent Verification; Taleyarkhan declines (Source: Science, March 17, 2006)
March 1, 2006 - 4:00 p.m Nature/Reich: Contacts Taleyarkhan Regarding Cf-252 Spiking Insinuation
March 1, 2006 - 2:00 p.m. - UCLA/Putterman: Insinuates Taleyarkhan Fraud via Cf-252 Spiking
March 1, 2006 - DARPA Review Meeting at Purdue
Feb. 28, 2006 - Tsoukalas: Changes Tritium Confirmation to Disconfirmation, Submits Paper to Nuclear Technology (Publishes Aug. 2006)
Feb. 24, 2006 - Purdue/Tsoukalas: Advises Dunn and Katehi about Reich/Nature and the Tsoukalas-Choi Committee
Feb. 23, 2006 - Purdue/Tsoukalas-Choi: Fact-Finding Committee Formation and Final Report
Feb. 23, 2006 - Purdue/Tsoukalas-Choi Committee: Delivers Report to Tsoukalas
Feb. 23, 2006 - Choi: Obtains document "Timeline of Events" from Adam Butt (Compare to Aug. 6 -2004 - Butt: Butt's Sonofusion lab 2004 summer activities)
Feb. 22 , 2006- Purdue/Tsoukalas-Choi Committee Meeting(no minutes kept)
Feb. 22, 2006 - Nature accepts Reich's story - (Source: Reich)
Feb. 21, 2006 - Nature/Reich: Informs Taleyarkhan that "the article will likely be published in Nature- (Source: Reich)
Feb. 20, 2006 - Nature/Reich: Initiates first contact with Taleyarkhan regarding forthcoming article (Source: Taleyarkhan)
Feb. 20, 2006 - Purdue/Tsoukalas-Choi Committee: Meeting with Adam Butt and Yiban Xu (No minutes kept)
Feb. 17, 2006 - Purdue/Tsoukalas-Choi Committee: Meeting with Adam Butt (No minutes kept)
Feb. 15, 2006 - Purdue/Tsoukalas-Choi Committee Meeting of (No minutes kept)
Feb. 9, 2006 - Purdue/Tsoukalas-Choi Committee Meeting (No minutes kept)
Feb. 7, 2006 - Purdue/Tsoukalas: Establishes Fact-Finding Committee
Feb. 3, 2006 - Nature/Reich: Contacts Tsoukalas regarding his responsibility with Butt/Xu replication.
Jan. 27, 2006 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute:New Sonofusion Experiment Produces Results Without External Neutron Source
Jan. 27, 2006 - Taleyarkhan, R.P., West, C.D., Lahey, Jr. R.T., Nigmatulin, R.I., Block, R.C. and Xu, Y., "Nuclear Emissions During Self-Nucleated Acoustic Cavitation," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 96, p. 179903(E), (2006) Erratum
Jan. 25, 2006 - Purdue/Ishii: Writes Letter to Tsoukalas with Accusations Against Taleyarkhan
Jan. 13, 2006 - Purdue/Bertodano: Writes Letter to Ishii with Accustations Against Taleyarkhan
Jan. 13, 2006 - "Confidential Communication" Regarding Initiation of Tsoukalas' Committee (Source: Miller report pg. 9, ref. 26)
Jan. 11, 2006 - Coblenz: Initiates UCLA Replication Attempt of Self-Nucleated Experiment (Never happened.)
Jan. 10, 2006 - Taleyarkhan: Self-Nucleated Paper Accepted in Physical Review Letters
Jan. 10, 2006 - Nature/Peplow: "Desktop Fusion Is Back on the Table: Physicist Claims to Have Definitive Data, but Can They Be Replicated?"
2006

Dec. 2005 - Butt: Master's Thesis, Acoustic Inertial Confinement Fusion: Characterization Of Reaction Chamber

Oct. 27, 2005 - Nature/Brumfiel: Profile of Seth Putterman: "Fiercely Independent Researcher"
Oct. 25, 2005 - Nigmatulin, R.I., Akhatov, I. Sh., Topolnikov, A.S., Bolotnova, R.Kh., Vakhitova, N.K., "Theory of Supercompression of Vapor Bubbles and Nanoscale Thermonuclear Fusion," Physics of Fluids, Vol. 17, p. 107106, (2005)
Oct. 7, 2005 - Taleyarkhan: Origin of His Bubble Fusion Work
Oct. 5, 2005 - Navy AIO Slide Presentation (General Information)
Oct. 2-6, 2005 - NURETH 11 Conference, Avignon, France
Sept. 16, 2005 - RPI/Block: Cover Letter sent to Physical Review Letters for "Nuclear Emissions During Self-Nucleated Acoustic Cavitation"
July 18, 2005 - Telepolis/Lietz: "Bubble Fusion Takes Next Hurdle" (See Putterman quote regarding timing coincidences and correction at bottom)
July 12, 2005 - Purdue News Service: Press Release for Xu/Butt NED Paper
July 11, 2005 - Tsoukalas: First Confirmation of Purdue Press Release to Venere (Second Confirmation)
July 8, 2005 - Purdue/Venere: Interview with Rusi Taleyarkhan
July 5, 2005 - Purdue Primary Committee Voting on Tenure and Promotions
July 5, 2005 - Taleyarkhan: Putterman's Pyro-Fusion is Not Thermonuclear Fusion
June 23, 2005 - Taleyarkhan: USPTO Patent Application
~May 2005 - DARPA-Sponsored UCLA Replication Attempt of External Neutron Source Experiment Funded
May, 2005 - Physics Today/Levi: Evidence for Plasma Inside a Sonoluminescing Bubble
May 3, 2005 - Xu, Y., and Butt, A., "Confirmatory Experiments for Nuclear Emissions During Acoustic Cavitation," Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 235, p. 1317
April 28, 2005 - Purdue/[Redacted]: Professor Trying to Leave Purdue SNE
April 28, 2005 - Nature/Peplow: [UCLA crystal piezo fusion work]
April 28, 2005 - New York Times/Chang: "Itty-Bitty and Shrinking, Fusion Device Has Big Ideas"
April 28, 2005 - UCLA/Putterman-Naranjo-Gimzewski: Publish Crystal Piezo Fusion Work in Nature
April 7, 2005 - RPI/Lahey: "Sonoluminescence and the Search for Sonofusion," presented at UCLA
April 7, 2005 - RPI/Lahey: Visits UCLA, Observes DARPA-sponsored Replication Attempt of External Neutron Source Experiment - (See NET Special Report)
March 25, 2005 - New York Times/Chang: Tiny Bubbles Implode With the Heat of a Star
March 7, 2005 - CEN/Dagani: Bubble Inferno
March 5, 2005 - Science/Weiss: Brutal Bubbles: Collapsing orbs rip apart atom
March 4, 2005 - Science/Granmar: Hotter Than the Sun
March 3, 2005 - Nature/Lohse: Cavitation Hots Up
Key quote: "Flannigan and Suslick’s experiments are a milestone in single-bubble sonoluminescence"
March 3, 2005 - Flannigan, David J., and Suslick, Kenneth S., "Plasma Formation and Temperature Measurement During Single-Bubble Cavitation," Nature, Vol. 434, p. 52
March 2, 2005 - Nature/Peplow: Collapsing Bubbles Have Hot Plasma Core: Find Could Boost Hopes for Bubble-Driven Desktop Fusion
March 1, 2005 - DARPA awards grant to UCLA for replication attempt of Taleyarkhan's external neutron source sonofusion experiment (Source: AIO)
Feb. 16, 2005 - BBC Horizon broadcasts: An Experiment to Save the World (Transcript)
(UCLA/Putterman failure to replicate External Neutron Source Experiment)
Feb. 10, 2005 - Adam Butt: Video of Bubble Fusion Lecture (Taleyarkhan Documentation)
.(Note: New Energy Times has trimmed the beginning of the video to fit within Youtube's limitation. Taleyarkhan's time markers will thus be shifted.)
Feb. 7, 2005 - Xu, Y., and Butt, A., "Confirmatory Experiments for Nuclear Emissions During Acoustic Cavitation," accepted for publication - (Publishes in Nuclear Engineering and Designon May 3, 2005)
Jan. 25, 2005 - NED/Lohnert: E-mail to Taleyarkhan Inviting Xu/Butt Confirmatory Paper
Sept. 14, 2004 - Jan. 19, 2005 - Taleyarkhan-Murray: Messages, Interview Questions Taleyarkhan-Krivit
Feb. 2005 - Xu conducts additional experiments that were reported in NURETH-11 paper. Experiments run through the summer.
Jan. 19, 2005 - Tsoukalas to Murray: Message to BBC Regarding his Group’s Successful Bubble Fusion Results
Jan. 19, 2005 - Taleyarkhan: Sends feedback to BBC (See Jan. 17, 2005)
July 18, 2005 - Telepolis/Lietz: Bubble Fusion takes next hurdle
Jan. 17, 2005 - Taleyarkhan: Sends Feedback to BBC on UCLA Bubble Fusion Experiment
Jan. 13, 2005 - BBC: Informs Taleyarkhan of UCLA's Failure to Replicate External Neutron Source Experiment
Jan. 13, 2005 - Naranjo: E-mails Document Package to BBC Horizon
Jan. 13, 2005 - Xu/Butt: Submit Manuscript to Nuclear Engineering and Design
Jan. 12, 2005 - AFTEC: Consortium Formed to Study Acoustic Fusion; Could be Alternative to Oil, Gas, Coal and Nuclear Power
2005
Dec. 17, 2004 - Taleyarkhan: E-mail Mentioned in Selander December 8, 2006 - (Not public)
Dec. 14, 2004 - Taleyarkhan: E-mail to Xu Regarding PRL Manuscript - (Not public)
Nov. 4, 2004 - UCLA Finishes Failed BBC Replication Attempt of External Neutron Source Experiment
~Oct. or Nov. 2004 - UCLA proposes concept to DARPA for replication attempt of external neutron-source experiment
Oct. 7-10, 2004 - UCLA Performs BBC-Sponsored Replication Attempt of External Neutron Source Experiment for BBC (Source: BBC Horizon)
Oct. 2-6, 2005: NURETH-11 Conference, Avignon, France
Sept. 17-18, 2004 - BBC Horizon films on-site at Purdue
Aug. 6 -2004 - Butt: Butt's Sonofusion lab 2004 summer activities (Compare with Butt's Feb. 23, 2006 "Timeline of Events")
July, 2004 - Xu conducts additional experiments that were reported in NED paper.
July 2, 2004 - Tsoukalas: Acknowledges (and Approves) Taleyarkhan Moving Equipment
July 1, 2004 - Tsoukalas: Asks his group, via Bertodono to submit abstract for NURETH-11 for their positive bubble fusion experiments.
June 2004 - DARPA AICF update meeting, Arlington, VA
May, 2004 - Taleyarkhan's off-site laboratory at Purdue is established
May, 2004 - Xu completes experiments that were reported in NED and NURETH-11 (begins in Jan. 2004)
May x?, 2004 - Tsoukalas: Draft of Paper Reporting Tritium Evidence - (See also Feb. 24, 2006, Aug. 1, 2006 and April 30, 2007)
May 14, 2004 - Tsoukalas: E-mail Showing Positive Tritium Data - (See also Feb. 24, 2006, Aug. 1, 2006 and April 30, 2007)
March 31, 2004 - Taleyarkhan to Putterman - DoE NDA
March 22, 2004 - Taleyarkhan, R.P., Cho, J.S., West, C.D., Lahey, Jr., R.T., Nigmatulin, R.I., Block, R.C., "Additional Evidence of Nuclear Emissions During Acoustic Cavitation," (pdf) Physical Review E, Vol. 69, p. 36109-1, (2004)
March 3, 2004 - New York Times/Chang: Experts Say New Desktop Fusion Claims Seem More Credible
(RPI Replication)
March 2, 2004 - Purdue News Service: Evidence Bubbles Over to Support Tabletop Nuclear Fusion Device
March 2, 2004 - RPI News Service: ONRL Replication Press Release
Jan, 2004 - Xu begins experiments that were reported in NED and NURETH-11 (completes in May 2004)
2004
Dec. 2003 - Taleyarkhan's Plans to Work at DARPA Change
Nov. 14, 2003 - Tsoukalas Group Obtains 9th Positive Tritium Measurement
Nov. 7, 2003 - Purdue News Service: Taleyarkhan Approved for Designated Professorship
Nov. 1 - 4, 2003 - Crum, L., "Sonoluminescence and Acoustic Inertial Confinement Fusion," Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Cavitation, Osaka, Japan
Nov. 7, 2003 - Purdue News Service: Announces hiring of Taleyarkhan
October - ONR: Scientific Misconduct Allegations Policy Excerpt
October - ONR: Scientific Misconduct Allegations Policy
Sept. 29, 2003 - Bertodano: E-mail to Lahey announcing first independent replication by Tsoukalas Group
Sept. 19, 2003 - Tsoukalas: Successfully Replicates Taleyarkhan's Bubble Fusion, Signs Wall - (Cho Affidavit Excerpt) (See also May 14, 2004)
Aug. 18, 2003 - Taleyarkhan's Tenure at Purdue Begins
June 19, 2003 - DARPA: Sonofusion Review Program
2003 - Lefteri Tsoukalas, head of School of Nuclear Engineering, hires Rusi Taleyarkhan, with expectation that Taleyarkhan will help develop bubble/sonofusion program at Purdue.
2003
Nov. 26, 2002 - ORNL/West: Draft Response to C&EN, Misleading Interpretations of Suslick's Experiments
Sept. 6, 2002 - Science/Taleyarkhan et al.: Response to Questions Regarding Nuclear Emissions in Cavitation Experiments
Sept. 6, 2002 - Science/Saltmarsh/Shapira: Questions Regarding Nuclear Emissions in Cavitation Experiments, Science, Vol. 297, 5587
Aug. 19, 2002 - Shapira, D., and Saltmarsh, M., "Nuclear Fusion in Collapsing Bubbles - Is It There? An Attempt to Repeat an Experiment That Reported D-D Fusion in Bubble Collapse Induced by Cavitation in Deuterated Acetone," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 89(10), p. 104302
July 25, 2002 - July 25 Suslick paper had been given to press in advance and embargoed for July 25 paper. Resulting stories cast aspersions on Taleyarkhan's claim. Stories fail to distinguish between SBSL and MBSL.
July 25, 2002 - Didenko, Yuri T., and Suslick, Kenneth S., "The Energy Efficiency of Formation of Photons, Radicals and Ions During Single-Bubble Cavitation," Nature, Vol. 418, p. 394, July 25, 2002. Paper casts aspersions on feasibility of Taleyarkhan concept. Suslick et al. measure the temperatures in SBSL and then make a theoretical projection of temperature in MBSL. It is a straw-man argument against the Taleyarkhan groups' evidence of neutrons and tritum.
April 30, 2002 - Lipson: Claims Prior Art of Bubble Fusion
April, 2002 - Physics World/Putterman: "Seth Putterman of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) has been investigating 'sonofusion' for some years, but is unconvinced by the Oak Ridge results and does not intend to try and repeat them himself. 'We will not morph our project in order to reproduce an experiment that provides no new evidence for sonofusion,' he told Physics World."
March 9, 2002 - Science News/Peter Weiss: Star in a Jar? Hints of Nuclear Fusion Found—Maybe
March 8, 2002 - Science/Seife: "Bubble Fusion" Paper Generates a Tempest in a Beaker
Key Quote: "Tougher criticism comes from Dan Shapira and Michael Saltmarsh, two physicists who are also at Oak Ridge. Late in May, after the lab had given Taleyarkhan and colleagues the go-ahead to submit their results to Science, Lee Riedinger, the lab's deputy director for science and technology, asked Shapira and Saltmarsh to check the work with a more sensitive neutron detector. They concluded that Taleyarkhan's results had been an illusion."
March 8, 2002 - Bob Park: Publishes newsletter and gives his explanation for breaking the news embargo.
March 8, 2002 - Science/Kennedy: Science/Kennedy - To Publish or Not to Publish
March 8, 2002 - Taleyarkhan, R.P., West, C.D., Cho, J.S., Lahey, Jr., R.T., Nigmatulin, R.I., Block, R.C., "Evidence for Nuclear Emissions During Acoustic Cavitation," (pdf) Supplement #1, Supplement #2, Science Vol. 295, p. 1868 (March 8, 2002)
March 5, 2002 - New York Times/Chang: Claim of Small-Scale Fusion Produces Early Skepticism
March 4, 2002 - ORNL press release
March 2, 2002 - ORNL/Taleyarkhan: "Comments on the Shapira and Saltmarsh Report." This publishes on March 8, 2002, as a supplemental reference to the Taleyarkhan group paper "Evidence for Nuclear Emissions During Acoustic Cavitation."
March 1, 2002 - Bob Park: Publishes newsletter and breaks the story.
March 1, 2002 - ORNL/Shapira/Saltmarsh write "Comments on Reported Nuclear Emissions During Acoustic Cavitation." (March 1, 2002) This document was not peer-reviewed and included as an a reference, (#13), to the Taleyarkhan group peer-reviewed paper "Evidence for Nuclear Emissions During Acoustic Cavitation." It is nearly identical to the draft (with a slightly different name) "Comments on the Possible Observation of D-D Fusion in Sonoluminescence."
March 1, 2002 - Didenko and Suslick: Their paper, which was published on July 15, is accepted for publication. Didenko and Suslick cast aspersions on the Taleyarkhan group paper which had not published yet. Suslick had privileged access to the Taleyarkhan group paper; he was a reviewer.
Feb. 20, 2002 - Shapira/Saltmarsh distribute "Comments on the Possible Observation of D-D Fusion in Sonoluminescence," (Feb. 20, 2002) This draft is nearly identical to "Comments on Reported Nuclear Emissions During Acoustic Cavitation," which was published on the ORNL Web site, without peer-reviewed, and later listed as reference #31 to the peer-reviewed Taleyarkhan group "Evidence for Nuclear Emissions During Acoustic Cavitation" paper.
Feb. 19, 2002 - Meeting at ORNL: Attended by ORNL management, members of Taleyarkhan group, Shapira, Saltmarsh, outside advisors.
Feb. 14, 2002 - This was the originally scheduled publication date of Science paper which later published on March 8, 2002 .
Feb. 2002 - Will Happer (Princeton Plasma Physics Lab), Richard Garwin (IBM): Write letters to Science editor Donald Kennedy and attempt to block publication of Taleyarkhan group paper (See also Oct. 30, 2008 -Seife)
Feb. 6, 2002 - SCIENCE/Seife: Learns that Feb. 14 publication date is postponed.
February 2002- Taleyarkhan responds to ORNL management and states that his group will not agree to include Shapira as a co-author of the forthcoming Science paper.
Feb. 1, 2002- Dick Lahey, a member of the Taleyarkhan group, objects to ORNL's request to add Shapira as a co-author to the Science paper on the basis that Shapira's participation does not merit inclusion as one of the discoverers.
Jan. 30, 2002 - Science accepts Taleyarkhan group paper "Evidence for Nuclear Emissions During Acoustic Cavitation" Paper scheduled for Feb. 14 publication date.
Jan. 28, 2002 - Shapira writes: "Evaluation of Discrepancy Between Coincidence Measurements Performed by PD and ETD," Oak Ridge National Laboratory Internal Correspondence Report
January 2002 - ORNL management asks Taleyarkhan to include Shapira as a co-author of the forthcoming Science paper. Taleyarkhan sends request to his other team members.
2002
Dec. 20, 2001 - Shapira concedes excess neutrons to Taleyarkhan.
Dec. 19, 2001 - Shapira, Dan, “Review of Second SL Manuscript," ORNL Neutronics Review of Taleyarkhan group Science paper.
Dec. 12, 2001 - Murray, Michael, “Technical Review," ORNL Tritium Review of Taleyarkhan group Science paper.
~ November or early December 2001 - Taleyarkhan asks to see, and receives Shapira's raw data. Taleyarkhan and his colleagues find that Shapira's raw data show significant excess neutrons during cavitation.
~ November or early December 2001 - The Taleyarkan group was having trouble getting their paper approved by ORNL management for publication in Science.
Oct. 31, 2001 - Taleyarkhan group submits "Evidence for Nuclear Emissions During Acoustic Cavitation " to Science.
July 31, 2001 - Shapira and Saltmarsh write report of Shapira's measurements: "Using a Neutron Detector in Sonoluminescence Experiment - Part II," by D. Shapira and M. Saltmarsh, Physics Division Internal Report.
July 30, 2001 - Shapira and Saltmarsh write report of Shapira's measurements: "Using a Neutron Detector in Sonoluminescence Experiment - Part 1," by D. Shapira and M. Saltmarsh, Physics Division Internal Report. Other authors: R. Varner, T. A. Lewis.
July 24, 2001- After earlier equipment failures with the detector, Shapira makes his third attempt to collect data with the NE-213 neutron-gamma detector in the Engineering Technology Division lab.
July 24, 2001- Around noon, Saltmarsh comes to Taleyarkhan's lab and office and visits with him for about half an hour. The purpose of his visit is to check that preparations for the test are in place and ready.
July 24, 2001- In the morning, JaeSeon Cho, a member of the Taleyarkhan group, begins to set up his group's experiment, which requires several hours of preparation.
July 13, 2001 - Shapira's log says "Set up for experiment with coincidence plus singles events..."
July 5, 2001 - Shapira's log says "PMT tube in neutron-gamma detector went bad."
July 3, 2001 - Shapira's log says "Try to work on improvements - increase coincidence time to 20us."
June 25, 2001 - Shapira makes second attempt to collect data with the NE-213 neutron-gamma detector in the Engineering Technology Division lab. Shapira collects data while Taleyarkhan group runs experiments with and without cavitation.
June 22, 2001 - Shapira makes first attempt to collect data with the NE-213 neutron-gamma detector in the Engineering Technology Division lab. Shapira collects data while Taleyarkhan group runs experiments with and without cavitation. Partial equipment failure occurs with detector.
June 18, 2001 - Shapira (or staff on his behalf) delivers the NE-213 neutron-gamma detector from the Physics Division, as well as a data acquisition system for the detector, to Taleyarkhan's lab in the Engineering Technology Division.
~ May 2001 - ORNL management requests internal peer review. Lee Riedinger, the deputy director for science and technology at ORNL, asks Dan Shapira and Mike Saltmarsh to check the Taleyarkhan group’s experiment.
Jan. 2001 - Taleyarkhan group first observes neutron signals above background from bubble fusion experiment performed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
 
2001
Oct. 21, 1999- Nature/Henry: Editorial, "Bubbling Hot"
Key quote: "An ingenious method to take the temperatures of cavitating bubbles"
Oct. 21, 1999- McNamara III, W.B., Decency, Y.T. & Suslick, K.S., "Sonoluminescence Temperatures During Multibubble Cavitation," Nature, Vol. 401, p. 772, (1999)
1999
Aug. 19, 1997 - Putterman: U.S. Patent # 5,659,173, "Converting acoustic energy into useful other energy forms"
Key quotes:
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"When the gas contains deuterium and tritium there is the feasibility of the other energy form being fusion, namely including the generation of neutrons."
- Claims #30, #84: "...the different energy form includes the generation of fusion."
- "The data and theory strongly support that the invention is equally applicable to the energy form of fusion."
1997
Sept. 6, 1991 - Purdue University Office Of The President Executive Memorandum No. C-22: Policy on Integrity in Research
Key Quotes:
- "The mere suspicion or allegation of wrongdoing, even if totally unjustified, is potentially damaging to a person's career "
- "The individual against whom an allegation has been raised must be afforded the rights of due process, which in this context shall mean being fully informed of all allegations."
1990 - Crum, L.A. and Gaitan, D.F., "Observation of Sonoluminescence From a Single Stable Cavitation Bubble in a Water/Glycerine Mixture," Frontiers of Nonlinear Acoustics, 12th ISNA, ed. by M.F. Hamilton and D.T. Blackstock, Elsevier Applied Science, New York, p. 459, (1990)
(Single-Bubble Sonoluminescence -SBSL- discovered)
1982 - June 8 - Hugh Flynn: Issued U.S. patent (No. 4,333,796) for a "Method of Generating Energy by Acoustically Induced Cavitation Fusion and Reactor Therefor."
(Flynn was the first person to suggest that Sonoluminescence might create the required conditions for fusion.)
1967 - West, C.D., and Howlett, R., "Timing of Sonoluminescence Flash," Nature, Vol. 215, p. 727, (1967)
(Built inexpensive neutron detector. Used organic fluid with a low vapor pressure placed in an oscillating acoustic field)
1934 - Frenzel, H., and Schultes, H., "Ultrasonic Vibration of Water," Z. Phys. Chem., Vol. 27B, p. 421,
(Discovered sonoluminescence)