National Cold Fusion Institute records, 1988-1991  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
National Cold Fusion Institute
Title
National Cold Fusion Institute records
Dates
1988-1991 (inclusive)
Quantity
7 linear feet
Collection Number
Acc0529
Summary
The National Cold Fusion Institute was established on August 14, 1989 as a non-profit corporation to seek external funding for cold-fusion research and to pursue scientific patents. The Institute closed on June 30, 1991. This collection contains budgets, correspondence, legal contracts, memoranda, minutes, news articles, reports, and patent applications from the Office of Director of the National Cold Fusion Institute.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, University Archives and Records Management
University Archives and Records Management, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
666 Guardsman Way
Salt Lake City, UT
84112
Telephone: 801-581-8242
david.buhler@utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Shortly after Professors B. Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announced that they had discovered "cold fusion" (a process by which energy can be generated through electrochemical inducement of nuclear fusion at room temperature), the Utah State Legislature met in a special session and appropriated $5,000,000 to establish the National Cold Fusion Institute (NCFI) at the University of Utah as a non-profit corporation to seek external funding for additional research and to pursue scientific patents. During its brief existence, the NCFI was under the direction of Hugo Rossi (August to November 1989), James Brophy (November 1989 to January 1990), and Fritz G. Will (December 1990 to June 1991). Interest in cold fusion research quickly declined when further work brought no conclusive results, and the NCFI closed its doors on June 30, 1991 because state funds had run out and investments from private sources were insufficient for the continuation of operations.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains budgets, correspondence, legal contracts, memoranda, minutes, news articles, reports, and patent applications from the Office of Director of the National Cold Fusion Institute. Approximately 1.5 linear feet of the collection comes from the University of Utah Technology Transfer Office.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: National Cold Fusion Institute records, Acc. 529, Box [ ]. University Archives and Records Management. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations:Acc. 529.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Arnold, White, and Durkee to BudgetReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1-3
Arnold, White, and Durkee - Attorneys at Law
1989-1991
4
Articles of Incorporation
1989 August 14
5
" The Behavior of Electrochemically Compressed Hydrogen and Deuterium"
undated
6
Board of Trustees
1989-1991
7
Briefing Reports
1989-1990
8
Budget
1989

Budget to CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box
2
Folder
1
Budget
1990-1991
2
Building Lease for 390 Wakara Way
1989 July 13
3
Bylaws
undated
4
Cold Fusion Information Packet
1989-1990
5
Collaborative Science Group
1989-1991
6
Corporate Prospectus
1989
7-10
Correspondence
1989-1990

Correspondence to Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box
3
Folder
1-3
Correspondence
1990-1991; undated
4
Dehlinger, Peter J. - Patent and Trademark Law
1989
5
Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
1989

Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. to First Annual Conference on Cold FusionReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
box
4
Folder
1
Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
1990-1991
2
" Electrochemically Induced Nuclear Fusion of Deuterium"
1989
3
Electrochemistry Group
1989-1991
4
Employee Intellectual and Confidential Information Agreements
1989-1991
5
Engineering Group
1989-1991
6
First Annual Conference on Cold Fusion - Conference Proceedings
1990
7
First Annual Conference on Cold Fusion - Correspondence
1989-1990

First Annual Conference on Cold Fusion to "Investigation of Cold Fusion..."Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description Dates
box
5
Folder
1
First Annual Conference on Cold Fusion - Memoranda
1989-1990
2
First Annual Conference on Cold Fusion - Miscellaneous
1990
3
Fusion Information Center
1989-1990
4
Fusion Steering Committee
1989
5
Gas Reactions Group
1991
6
General Electric Company
1989-1991
7
Giauque, Richard W. - Giauque, Williams, Wilcox, and Bendinger Law Office
1989-1990
8
" Investigation of Cold Fusion Phenomena in Deuterated Metals - Final Report" - Volume I.
(Overview, Executive Summary, Chemistry, Physics, Gas Reactions, & Metallurgy)
1991 June
9
" Investigation of Cold Fusion Phenomena in Deuterated Metals - Final Report" - Volume II.
(Engineering)
1991 June
10
" Investigation of Cold Fusion Phenomena in Deuterated Metals - Final Report" - Volume III.
(Theoretical and Collaborative Studies)
1991 June

Johnson Matthey Technology Centre to MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box
6
Folder
1
Johnson Matthey Technology Centre
1989-1991
2
License Agreement between the NCFI and the University of Utah Research Foundation
1989-1990
3-5
Memoranda
1989-1991
6
Metallurgy Group
1989-1991
7
Miscellaneous
1989-1990

News Articles, 1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

News Articles to Reorganization PlanReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Container(s) Description Dates
box
8
Folder
1-4
News Articles
1990-1991; undated
5
Peterson, Chase N. - University of Utah President
1989-1991
6
Physics Group
1989-1991
7
Pons, B. Stanley & Fleischmann, Martin - Correspondence and Memoranda
1989-1991
8
Pons, B. Stanley & Fleischmann, Martin - Royalty Agreement with University of Utah
1989
9
Procedures Manual
1989-1991
10
Program Directors' Meetings
1989-1990
11
Reorganization Plan
1990-1991

Resumes to Triggs, C. GaryReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Container(s) Description Dates
box
9
Folder
1
Resumes
undated
2
Second Annual Conference on Cold Fusion
1991
3
Staff Meetings - Minutes
1989-1990
4
Surface Chemistry Group
1989-1991
5-6
Third Party Disclosures
1990-1991
7
Triggs, C. Gary - Attorney at Law
1988-1990

"Tritium Analysis..." to University of Utah Technology Transfer OfficeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Container(s) Description Dates
box
10
Folder
1
" Tritium Analysis with an Open System Analytical Procedure"
1990
2
United States Department of Energy
1989-1991
3
United States Internal Revenue Service - Tax Exemption Status Application
1990-1991
4
University of Utah Public Relations Department - Correspondence and Memoranda
1989-1991
5
University of Utah Public Relations Department - Press Releases
1989-1991
6
University of Utah Services Agreement
1990 July 1
7-9
University of Utah Technology Transfer Office - Confidential Disclosure Agreements
1989

University of Utah Technology Transfer OfficeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 11

Container(s) Description Dates
box
11
Folder
1
Confidential Disclosure Agreements
1989-1990
2-7
Correspondence
1989-1991

University of Utah Technology Transfer OfficeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 12

Container(s) Description Dates
box
12
Folder
1
Miscellaneous
1989
2
Patent Application U-1371, #323,513 - " Heat-Generating Method and Apparatus"
1989 March 13
3
Patent Application U-1371, #326,693 - " Neutron-Beam Method and Apparatus"
1989 March 21
4
Patent Application U-1371, #335, 233 Continuation in Part - " Heat-Generating Method and Application"
(Continuation in Part of 323, 513)
1989 April 10
5
Patent Application U-1371, #338, 879 (2nd Continuation in Part) - " Heat-Generating Method and Apparatus"
(Continuation in part of 335, 233, which is a Continuation in Part of 323, 513)
1989 April 14
6
Patent Application U-1371, #339, 646 - " Power-Generating Method and Apparatus"
1989 April 18
7
Patent Application U-1371, #346, 079 - " Power-Generating Method and Apparatus"
1989 May 5
8
Patent Application U-1371, #352, 478 - " Power-Generating Method and Apparatus"
1989 May 16
9
Patent Application U-1495, #394, 053 - " Improved Method for Preparing Electrodes for Use in Heat-Generating Appliance"
1989 August 15

Utah Power and Light to Utah State Fusion/Energy Advisory CouncilReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Container(s) Description Dates
box
13
Folder
1
Utah Power and Light
1989-1990
2
Utah State Advisory Council on Science and Technology
1989-1991
3
Utah State Auditor
1990-1991
4
Utah State Fusion/Energy Advisory Council - Correspondence and Memoranda
1989-1991
5-6
Utah State Fusion/Energy Advisory Council - External Technical Review
1990-1991
7
Utah State Fusion/Energy Advisory Council - Quarterly Reports
1989-1991

Utah State Fusion/Energy Advisory Council to Visiting Scientist ProgramReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Container(s) Description Dates
box
14
Folder
1
Utah State Fusion/Energy Advisory Council - Review by Drs. Karen Morse and Wilford Hansen
1990-1991
2
Utah State Legislative Oversite Committee
1989-1991
3
Visiting Scientist Program - Cedzynska, Krystyna
1989-1991
4
Visiting Scientist Program - Chan, Chee Yan
1989-1990
5
Visiting Scientist Program - Ghoroghchian, Jamal
1989-1990
6
Visiting Scientist Progam - Other Scientists
1989-1991
7
Visiting Scientist Program - Preparata, Giuliano
1990

Visiting Scientist Program to Williams, Gregory P.Return to Top

Container(s): Box 15

Container(s) Description Dates
box
15
Folder
1
Visiting Scientist Program - Takahashi, Akito
1990-1991
2
Visiting Scientist Program - Tian, Zhogqun
1990-1991
3
Visitors' Registry
1989-1991
4
Weekly Investigators' Meeting
1989-1990
5-6
Williams, Gregory P. - Attorney at Law
1989-1991

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Chemistry--Research
  • Cold fusion--Research
  • Metallurgical research
  • Physics--Research
  • Personal Names :
  • Brophy, James John, 1926-
  • Fleischmann, Stanley
  • Pons, Stanley
  • Rossi, Hugo
  • Will, Fritz G.
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Utah--Research
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles
  • Budgets
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence
  • Memorandums
  • Minutes
  • Patents
  • Reports