Those who are interested in this issue should also read the response of Taleyarkhan et al. to the Comments of Shapira and Saltmarsh. That response can be found at www.rpi.edu/~laheyr/SciencePaper.pdf . For some reason, ORNL does not seem to be interested in having people read the Taleyarkhan et al. rebuttal.
I am familiar with only one of the people involved. R.T. Lahey, Jr., one of the "et al." in Taleyarkhan et al. has an excellent reputation as a specialist in two-phase flow, a subject of some relevance.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
These comments are mine and have not been reviewed and/or approved by my management or by the U.S. Department of Energy.
From: Ron Ellis [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 12:43 PM
To: 'multiple (E-mail)'
Subject: Re: [cdn-nucl-l] Tabletop Fusion in the news
Here's an excerpt from the public ORNL webpage with the media release, and links to the SCIENCE papers, and the article commenting on the paper.
(if these links don't show up in this posting, just go to www.ornl.gov). I recommend that you all check out the interesting media release and its Q&A section.