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 Corporation to Pursue Commercial Development of Cold Fusion
 and Closely Related Nuclear and Atomic Phenomena
 VIENNA, Va., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A new model of the atomic nucleus, which will revolutionize a wide range of energy and materials technologies, has been developed by a United States company.
 The new model is based on three different bound clusters of protons and neutrons rather than the traditional separate proton and neutron composition of the atomic nucleus.
 Ronald A. Brightsen, chief executive officer, and Russell George, president, today announced the formation of Clustron Sciences Corporation (CSC), headquartered in Vienna. CSC will capitalize on business opportunities in the emerging field of new nuclear science. The company intends to introduce innovative commercial applications in the field of cold fusion and related nuclear and atomic phenomena. The predecessor of CSC, Nuclear Science Research Corporation (NSRC), developed the unique and comprehensive model of the atomic nucleus that was conceived by Brightsen.
 The Nucleon Cluster Model (NCM) provides a comprehensive explanation for both nuclear fission and cold fusion. The NCM has produced the first complete explanation for thermal neutron nuclear fission and its experimentally well known characteristics since the discovery of fission in 1939 by Hahn and Strassman. The new framework for nuclear physics, the Nucleon Cluster Model, has led to the development of a systematic and periodic relationship among all known stable isotopes, generically called nuclides.
 This accomplishment is analogous to the development in 1869 by Mendeleev in Russia of the Periodic Table of the Elements. The Brightsen NCM Periodic Table of the Beta Stable Nuclides, and the complete explanations for thermal neutron fission characteristics, presents incontrovertible support for CSC's Nucleon Cluster Model.
 Immediately after the announcements in 1989 of cold fusion experiments, Brightsen recognized that his NCM would explain cold fusion. Experimental validation of cold fusion is now in hand and is fully consistent with the NCM. The NCM provides a revolutionary and complete explanation of all observed cold fusion phenomena. It also explains what has not been observed, but which was expected by conventional physics. Cold fusion is rapidly becoming recognized, particularly in Japan, as a potential source of virtually limitless power production. CSC scientists are certain that the NCM explanation of cold fusion will provide a clear path to enhance and control cold fusion power. CSC is seeking worldwide patent protection for its basic concepts and their applications.
 CSC will focus on developing commercial technologies aimed at converting radioactive waste to a non-radioactive state; designing advanced materials for manufacture of superconductors; creating superior semiconductor formulas; developing new isotopic materials with useful and unique physical and/or chemical properties; and the developing propulsion devices -- all of these can be derived from the NCM.
 Clustron Sciences Corporation was created as a new venture by the principals of Nuclear Science Research Corporation (NSRC), Solid State Fusion, Incorporated (SSFI), and Venture America, a technology- oriented venture capital firm in the Washington area. The key founding members of CSC are Brightsen, CEO and chairman of the board; George, president; Dr. Eugene Mallove, executive vice president of research and board member; Jed Rothwell, vice president; and Daniel E. Moore, chief financial officer and board member (a general partner of Venture America).
 Brightsen has submitted a scientific paper describing the application of the NCM to the conventional fission processes to the journal Fusion Technology. The paper has already been reviewed and praised by leading experts in the nuclear energy field. Brightsen and Mallove have submitted a scientific paper that describes the NCM's concise explanation for cold fusion to fusion technology. The paper details the exact manner in which the NCM establishes the unusual phenomena involved in cold fusion.
 The NCM model of the atomic nucleus has unlocked a wealth of unexpected explanations for many physical phenomena in addition to cold fusion and nuclear fission.
 Clustron Sciences Corporation - Biographical Information
 -- Ronald A. Brightsen, CEO and chairman of the board of CSC was born in New York City and now resides in Reston, Va. He received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and physics at the University of Michigan (1947) and a master of science degree in nuclear chemistry from MIT (1950). He has been directly involved in the atomic energy field as a scientist and businessman since 1945. During his active career he has participated in every aspect of the atomic energy field, ranging from the applications of radioisotopes; development and testing of nuclear weapons; the development of the Nautilus, the world's first nuclear powered submarine, at Westinghouse Atomic Power Division; and the development by Westinghouse of the first civilian nuclear power plant at Shippingport, Pa.
 Brightsen had been involved in corporate development in the nuclear physics field as an independent consultant and the president of Nuclear Science and Engineering Corporation (NSEC -- founded, 1954, Pittsburgh), which he founded with Gordon Dean, chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission under President Truman. The board of directors included many people prominent in the atomic energy field, including Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, Nobel prize winner, and Dr. Manson Benedict, who designed the uranium-235 diffusion plants at Oak Ridge, Tenn.
 Brightsen was a senior executive with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission prior to becoming president of Nuclear Science Research Corporation (NSRC). He authored a Fortune magazine article, "How to Save Nuclear Power," prior to the Kemeny Commission's report on the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. He has also published scientific articles on the abundances of elements in the universe. While a graduate student at MIT, he was responsible for the discovery of a short-lived product of uranium-235 fission, arsenic-78.
 Following the introduction of Russell George, a founder of SSFI (a company formed to pursue interests in cold fusion), to Brightsen of NSRC by Floyd Culler, president emeritus of The Electric Power Research Institute and former director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the decision was made to form Clustron Sciences Corporation.
 -- Russ George, president of CSC and a resident of Palo Alto, Calif., studied biology at the University of Utah and later received a master of science degree equivalence rating in environmental planning from the Ministry of Environment in British Columbia. He has worked extensively in resource development as a planner and manager for the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources and the Ministry of the Environment in British Columbia, Canada. He has had an active role in cold fusion via his consulting practice in scientific research, media and management. He began work in cold fusion in 1989 following the Utah announcements and has become well known to researchers in the field around the world as being extremely knowledgeable in the field.
 -- Dr. Eugene F. Mallove, vice president of research and director at CSC, is a resident of Bow, N.H. and is a founder of Solid State Fusion, Inc. He obtained a bachelor of science degree and master of science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from MIT, and a Sc.D. in environmental sciences and engineering at Harvard. He has worked as an engineer for high technology companies -- Hughes Research Laboratories, The Analytical Sciences Corporation and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He was a top science writer and broadcaster for The Voice of America. From 1987 to 1991, he was chief science writer at the MIT news office. His third major book, "Fire From Ice: Searching for the Truth Behind The Cold Fusion Furor," John Wiley and Sons (1991), was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
 -- Jed Rothwell, vice president of CSC, is a resident of Atlanta and a founder of Solid State Fusion, Inc. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in Japanese language and literature from Cornell University and also studied at Okayama National University in Japan. He was a founder and manager of software development for Micro-Tel, Inc., a software company in Norcross, Ga. For the past two years he has been active in facilitating information exchange between Japanese and American cold fusion researchers.
 -- Daniel E. Moore, Chief Financial Officer of CSC, McLean, has a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and is a CPA. He is a general partner of Venture America, a leading technology oriented venture investment capital company in Vienna.
 -- Dr. Frederick Forscher, a resident of Pittsburgh, is a materials scientist and has been a close collaborator with Brightsen in research leading to the NCM. He was a co-founder of Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation. He received his Ph.D. in materials science from Princeton University. Forscher's personal papers have been placed into the Smithsonian collection of the history of American technology. In 1977 he started his unique newsletter, Energy Commentary and Analysis. He has been a shareholder and director of NSRC and is a shareholder and senior advisor of CSC.
 -- Homer Lowenberg, Rockville, Md., is a mechanical and chemical engineer with Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology. He has 45 years of experience in both the commercial and government nuclear industries. He was a former senior executive in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), president of Lowenberg Associates, which consults internationally in the nuclear fuel cycle, and a director and shareholder of NSRC since its inception. He is a senior advisor and a shareholder of CSC.
 Supporters of The Nucleon Cluster Model
 -- Arnold Kramish, Reston, Va, is a nuclear physicist and early colleague of Brightsen. A shareholder and former director of NSRC and shareholder of NSRC and CSC.
 -- L. Manning Muntzing, Esq., Potomac, Md, former director of regulation U.S. AEC/N RC, former director of NSRC, and former president of American Nuclear Society, is an internationally known lawyer in the nuclear utilities industry and a share holder of NSRC and CSC.
 -- Adm. (retired) Elmo (Bud) Zumwalt, Arlington, Va., is former chief of naval operations and former chairman of the board of NSRC. He is a shareholder of NSRC and CSC and is a senior advisor to CSC.
 -- Dr. Lloyd Zumwalt, Raleigh, N.C., professor emeritus of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University, a former director of NSRC, and early research colleague of Brightsen. Led the original team to detect the first test of a Russian atomic bomb. Shareholder of NSRC and CSC.
 -- Dr. Manson Benedict, Lexington, Mass., professor emeritus nuclear engineering MIT, former head of Nuclear Engineering Department MIT. An early confidante and supporter of Brightsen.
 -- Floyd Culler, Menlo Park, Calif., chemical engineer, former Director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and president emeritus of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He has been a long term supporter and confidante of Brightsen's research.
 -- Dr. Walter Loewenstein, Palo Alto, Calif., past president of The American Nuclear Society. Key nuclear physicist with EPRI involved in an early review of the NCM research.
 -- John Taylor, Menlo Park, Calif., vice president of the Nuclear Power Division, EPRI. A nuclear physicist and colleague of Brightsen at Westinghouse Atomic Power Division and a key supporter of the NCM at EPRI.
 -- Dr. Martin Schwartz, Livermore, Calif., a materials scientist at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and an early enthusiastic supporter of Brightsen as to the the significance of the NCM to materials science.
 -- Dr. Warren Buck, Hampton, Va., associate professor of physics, Hampton University. He reviewed the NCM and immediately recognized the far reaching implications of the model.
 -- Dr. Gerald Tape, Bethesda, Md., former AEC commissioner who participated in a private peer review of Brightsen's nuclear fission paper.
 -- R.C. Berglund, San Jose, Calif., manager, Advance Nuclear Technology, General Electric Co. Participated in the private review of Brightsen's nuclear fission paper.
 -- Dr. Norman Rassmussen, Sudbury, Mass., professor of nuclear engineering MIT. Participated in a private peer review of the nuclear fission paper with Kaplan.
 -- Dr. Irving Kaplan, Belmont, Mass., professor emeritus nuclear engineering MIT. Participated in a private peer review of Brightsen's nuclear fission paper with Rassmussen.
 -- Dr. Robert Charpie, Wellesley, Mass., former deputy director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, now chairman of Ampersand Ventures. Participated in a private peer review of the nuclear fission paper.
 Dr. Marvin Roush, College Park, Md., nuclear physicist and professor of reliability engineering, University of Maryland. A research colleague of Brightsen in computer modeling of NCM.
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