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  TIME 100: Scientists & Thinkers - Unsung Heroes, p. 2
In 1989 chemists B. Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announced to great fanfare that they had done just that, building a bench-top fusion percolator made up of two electrodes and a slug of heavy water.
But Pons and Fleischmann were vague about how their "cold fusion" reactor worked, and when other scientists tried to duplicate the pair's results, they got mostly cold water for their trouble.
Pons and Fleischmann repaired to Europe to continue their work-- separately and quietly.
www.time.com /time/time100/scientist/other/unsung2.html   (318 words)

  
  Stanley Pons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stanley Pons (born in 1943, Valdese, NC) is an electrochemist best known for his work with Martin Fleischmann on cold fusion in the 1980s and '90s.
The two met while Pons was a graduate student in Professor Alan Bewick's group at the University of Southampton where he earned his PhD in 1978.
After a short period of public acclaim, the pair were attacked widely for sloppy, irreproducible research and inaccurate results, even after many groups claimed to have reproduced their work, [1] and hundreds of positive replications were published in mainstream, peer-reviewed journals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stanley_Pons   (199 words)

  
 Stanley Pons Information
Stanley Pons (born in 1943, Valdese, NC) is an electrochemist best known for his work with Martin Fleischmann on cold fusion in the 1980s and '90s.
The two met while Pons was a graduate student in Professor Alan Bewick's group at the University of Southampton where he earned his PhD in 1978.
After a short period of public acclaim, the pair were attacked widely for sloppy, unreproducible research and inaccurate results, even after many groups claimed to have reproduced their work, [1] and hundreds of positive replications were published in mainstream, peer-reviewed journals.
www.bookrags.com /Stanley_Pons   (158 words)

  
 Cold Fusion
Pons and Fleischmann have maintained that secrecy was necessary in order to protect their information.
Pons and Fleischmann wanted to wait, but Jones was eager to release a statement and had already been invited to talk to the American Physical Society in May. In the end, both groups agreed to submit papers to Nature at the same time, on March 24.
While it seems clear that Pons and Fleischmann were not malevolent scientists out to fool the public and make lots of money, their research as well as their decision to publicize it was compromised by other factors.
www.wesleyan.edu /synthesis/GROUP4/FINALVERSIONS/fusion.html   (2754 words)

  
 Whatever happened to cold fusion? (March 1999) - Physics World - PhysicsWeb
Pons, in the chemistry department at the University of Utah, and his mentor Martin Fleischmann, of Southampton University in the UK, claimed at the press conference in 1989 that they had fused deuterium nuclei using routine electrochemical techniques on their lab bench.
Martin Fleischmann apparently had a nasty falling out with Stanley Pons over the direction of research at IMRA and returned to Southampton in1995, where he is still working on theoretical models of cold fusion.
But sources close to Pons say that he is attempting to re-establish himself in electrochemistry research by collaborating with scientists in France, although not in cold fusion.
physicsweb.org /articles/world/12/3/8   (2181 words)

  
 Cold Fusion: Stanley Pons
Back then, B. Stanley Pons, professor of chemistry at the University of Utah, and his colleague, Martin Fleischmann of the University of Southampton in England, were credited for supposedly discovering cold fusion.
Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons had claimed that an electrochemical cell with heavy water electrolyte and a palladium cathode put out so much excess energy that the mysterious phenomenon had to be nuclear, and was probably a process related to nuclear fusion.
In March of 1989, two researchers at the University of Utah, Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann, announced the achievement of "cold fusion," or fusion at room temperature.
www.lycos.com /info/cold-fusion--stanley-pons.html   (727 words)

  
 Dr. David Goodstein -- Recent Articles
The founders of the field, Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann, were in attendance and were treated with the deference due their celebrity status.
Pons and Fleischmann, fearing they were about to be scooped by a competitor named Steven Jones from nearby Brigham Young University, and with the encouragement of their own administration, held a press conference on March 23, 1989 at the University of Utah, to announce what seemed to be the scientific discovery of the century.
If, at their press conference, Pons and Fleischmann had given a dependable recipe for producing excess heat, they very likely would be Nobel Prizewinners now (as Bednorz and Mueller are) rather than social outcasts from the community of scientists.
www.its.caltech.edu /~dg/fusion_art.html   (6533 words)

  
 New Energy Times
Mark alerted Pons to the fact that Southampton University was one of the top schools in the world for electrochemistry.
Because Pons wanted to remain in the particular field of electrochemistry that he had begun at Michigan (spectro-electrochemistry), Fleischmann recommended that he join the research group of Professor Alan Bewick, who was very active in that research area.
Pons has published widely in the academic literature, having written or co-written more than 200 scientific papers.
www.newenergytimes.com /Conversations/Pons.htm   (395 words)

  
 Stanley Pons
Stanley Pons is an electrochemist best known for his work with Martin Fleischmann on cold fusion in the 1980s and '90s.
Pons had previously been a graduate student of Fleischmann's at the University of Southampton where he earned his PhD in 1978.
[1] Pons moved to France in 1992, along with Fleischmann, to work at the IMRA laboratory (part of Technova Corporation, a subsidiary of Toyota).
www.ibpassociation.com /encyclopedia/Chemists/Stanley_Pons.php   (170 words)

  
 Cold nuclear fusion; Share International Archives
In fact, Fleischmann and Pons say their ‘cold fusion’ process can be generated in a laboratory test tube, earning it the nickname of "fusion in a jar".
Fleischmann and Pons believe that when enough of these nuclei are packed closely together, they fuse to form helium, giving off enormous amounts of energy.
Meantime, Fleischmann and Pons are having ‘autopsies’ conducted on the palladium they used to see how much helium was produced, and they are trying to find metals cheaper and more easily available than palladium that can generate the same effects.
www.shareintl.org /archives/Science-tech/sci_coldnuc-fusion.htm   (646 words)

  
 Pons and Fleischmann had credibility as electrochemists but not as nuclear physicists
Fleischmann and Pons were so anxious to make public their findings that they failed to follow the standard procedures for releasing scientific discoveries.
Fleischmann and Pons, afraid that Jones might be stealing their ideas on excess heat from their research proposal, called a press conference, even though they had not yet submitted their findings to a scientific paper.
At this point Fleischmann and Pons had not had the opportunity to analyze much of their data and their evidence of neutron production was still sketchy at best, but they went ahead with the release anyway.
www.quasar.ualberta.ca /edse456/apt/vignettes/coldfusion.htm   (1320 words)

  
 Cold fusion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The initial claim of such cold fusion was first reported by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons at the University of Utah in March of 1989.
On March 23, 1989, the chemists Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons at the University of Utah spoke at a press conference held by the University of Utah and reported the production of excess heat that they say could only be explained by a nuclear process.
They explain that, in 1989, Fleischmann and Pons used an open cell from which energy was lost in a variety of ways: the differential equation used to determine excess energy was awkward and subject to misunderstanding, and the method had an error of 1% or less.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cold_fusion   (6971 words)

  
 Cold Nuclear Fusion
Pons and Fleischmann' lawyers even threatened to sue over a critical article that appeared in Nature; again, the courts are an appropriate forum for sorting out inventors' disputes, but not scientists'.
Pons and Fleischmann did show a kind of patterned consistency, arguing persistently for the existence of cold fusion, but taking account of new evidence by re-interpreting it to fit their view.
Pons and Fleischnmann were certainly revolutionaries, in the classic Kuhnian sense, but they were never able to produce a working model of a cell that consistently generated power and their anomalies were eventually dismissed as errors.
www.jimfurey.com /sciencenow/cnf/cnf.html   (1472 words)

  
 Alternate View Column AV-36
Stanley Pons of the University of Utah and Prof.
Pons and Fleischmann (PandF) claimed in a March 23 press conferences and in papers submitted to Nature and to the Journal of Electrochemistry, that by electrolyzing heavy water using a 4 millimeter diameter rod of palladium, a noble metal that readily absorbs large quantities of hydrogen, they have achieved nuclear fusion at room temperature.
Pons revealed about a week ago that one must use palladium rods that are cast rather than extruded or forged, and that even among the cast rods tested, only a fraction show excess heat.
www.npl.washington.edu /AV/altvw36.html   (2062 words)

  
 Power To The People - The Return of Cold Fusion
Pons and Fleischmann said they generated unaccounted-for bursts of energy after submerging an electrode made of platinum wire, and another made of palladium, into a beaker containing an inexpensive solution of deuterium oxide, commonly known as heavy water.
Pons and Fleischmann claimed a previously unknown form of nuclear fusion was the best explanation for why the beaker started to glow, eventually throwing off more energy than it had consumed.
The attacks on Pons and Fleischmann were incredibly vicious, perhaps because they were seen as heretics operating outside their field of expertise.
www.geocities.com /Area51/Shadowlands/6583/project173.html   (1665 words)

  
 McKubre, Beaudette interview
The claims of Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann in 1989 were regarded as some of the most significant in science in the century.
Thirteen years after the claims of Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons were dismissed, even ridiculed, by the mainstream scientific community, there seems to be a sort of subtle kind of thaw occurring.
Stanley Pons is an independently wealthy person who went through school and went into the family business.
www.lenr-canr.org /Collections/KUERinterview.htm   (7143 words)

  
 ProFusion | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Pons and Fleishmann exacerbated the situation by offering only sketchy explanations of what they had done and discovered, making it difficult for outsiders to accurately assess the significance of their work.
Pons and Fleishmann claimed such secrecy was necessary to protect patent applications for themselves and the University of Utah, but critics suspected the researchers simply lacked sufficient evidence.
Pons and Fleishmann were wrong, said the board, and cold fusion research merited no special funding.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040428/news_lz1c28fusion.html   (3019 words)

  
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Pons and Fleischmann, of England's University of Southampton, announced in March 1989 they had achieved a sustained nuclear reaction in a tabletop experiment that produced more energy in the form of heat than was used to run it.
Pons, who has resigned as a tenured professor at the U of U to take an 18-month appointment as a research professor under a deal worked out with U. administrators, could not be reached tuesday to respond to the state council's request.
Pons after he had failed to reveal his data to the independent panel, which was supposed to bring credibility to the cash-starved institute.
www.ibiblio.org /pub/academic/physics/Cold-fusion/fd91   (16342 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | DOE to review a new batch of claims in cold-fusion quest
U. chemists B. Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann, announced March 23, 1989, that they had captured the process that powers the sun in a small apparatus working at room temperature.
Pons and Fleischmann themselves said it was not plasma (hot) fusion, he added.
Pons and Fleischmann reported enormous amounts of excess energy emanating from their apparatus, he said.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,595052693,00.html   (1126 words)

  
 Cold Fusion,nuclear fusion, infinite energy, low energy nuclear reactions,lenr,chemically assisted nuclear ...
Fleischmann and Pons told an incredulous press conference that they had passed an electric current through a pair of electrodes made of precious metals -- one platinum, the other palladium -- immersed in a glass jar of heavy water in which was dissolved some lithium salts.
Pons also told delegates that he had found tritium in the cell, another important sign of fusion taking place.
And by the end of April, Fleischmann and Pons were standing before the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology committee asking for a cool $25 million to fund a centre for cold fusion research at Utah University.
www.alternativescience.com /cold_fusion.htm   (2776 words)

  
 Article 4706 of sci.physics: Subject: Electrochemically Induced Nuclear Fusion of Deuteriu   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Stanley Pons Dr. Pons began with a brief history of the work began by he and Fleischman.
pons used the word 'vaporized' several times, but i wonder if what happened is really just that the pd melted, and consequently could no longer hold hydrogen.
pons stated that he expected the diffusivity to be nearly equal for both phases, but that he had not confirmed this.
www.skepticfiles.org /ufo1/fusionpo.htm   (7092 words)

  
 cold fusion
Pons and Fleischmann were both electrochemists- their fields were not different.
Pons was the methodical hard worker, and Fleischmann was the man with the flashes of genius.
This unique relationship is perfect for scientific discovery, and is why Fleischmann and Pons were the only men bold enough to propose an experiment as radical as their own.
cti.itc.virginia.edu /~meg3c/200R/Projects/Fall_1997/collaboration/COLD.HTM   (988 words)

  
 [No title]
Pons and Fleischmann's experiments at the University of Utah gave hope that fusion could be created and sustained with a few hundred dollars worth of equipment.
It is not clear whether Pons and Fleischmann were withholding information, or simply had to announce their results earlier than they would have liked to, and were sure replication would follow.
Had Pons and Fleischmann and Edison tried to announce their results in scientific journals, the referee process might have forced them to conduct potentially disconfirmatory tests of their phenomena and the outcomes of these controversies might have been different.
cti.itc.virginia.edu /~meg3c/classes/tcc313_inuse/Book/chap3/etheric.html   (1551 words)

  
 Wired 6.11: What If Cold Fusion Is Real?
Stanley Pons was born in 1943 in North Carolina, but chose to do his PhD at Southampton, where Fleischmann had acquired an international reputation.
Pons and Fleischmann were not fully aware of these potential factors at the time of their press conference.
Stanley Pons, now in his mid-50s, did not attend, but Martin Fleischmann was there, pacing impatiently, as bad-tempered as a snapping turtle - though he could be charming when he felt like it.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/6.11/coldfusion_pr.html   (9747 words)

  
 What is the current scientific thinking on cold fusion? Is there any possible validity to this phenomenon? : Scientific ...
Eight years ago researchers Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, then both at the University of Utah, made headlines around the world with their claim to have achieved fusion in a simple tabletop apparatus working at room temperature.
Pons and Fleischmann's cells were part of a calorimeter (heat-measuring device), whose temperature rise on a few occasions indicated on the order of 10 percent excess power, that is, about 10 percent more power leaving the cell than electrical power used to run it.
Pons and Fleischmann announced their results at a now famous news conference on March 23, 1989.
www.sciam.com /askexpert_question.cfm?articleID=0007CC4D-394F-1C71-84A9809EC588EF21   (831 words)

  
 Physicists Debunk Claim Of a New Kind of Fusion
Stanley Pons, professor of chemistry at the University of Utah, and his colleague, Dr. Martin Fleischmann of the University of Southampton in England, touched off a furor by asserting on March 23 in Salt Lake City that they had achieved nuclear fusion in a jar of water at room temperature.
Cold fusion, Dr. Pons and Dr. Fleischmann said, can be initiated in a cell containing heavy water, in whose molecules the heavy form of hydrogen called deuterium is substituted for ordinary hydrogen.
"Pons and Fleischmann will be speaking themselves next Monday at a meeting of the Electrochemical Society in Los Angeles, and the vote there would be likely to be different," he said.
partners.nytimes.com /library/national/science/050399sci-cold-fusion.html   (1738 words)

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