Reasons for Establishing the Japan CF-Research Society

This society shall be called (in Japanese) "the CF Research Society" and (in English) "the Japan CF-Research society," abbreviated (in both cases) JCF. CF stands for Condensed-matter (solid state) Fusion, Coherently-induced Fusion, or Cold Fusion. All the terms refer to a nuclear reaction inside a solid state body. The term CF is also meant, in the broader sense, to include the science and technology associated with the phenomenon. The main goal of the society is to investigate the nuclear reactions that occur in the solid-state and, ultimately, to develop techniques to extract useable energy from these reactions.
We do not think it is necessary for us to reiterate the reasons why associations of this type play such a important role in promoting sound development in science and technology. We have long been concerned that cold fusion, like any other area of science, needs an organization to collect and disseminate data and promote general interest in the field. Despite this pressing need however, no organization like the CF research society has been formed until now, for two main reasons: First, because the existence of the so-called cold fusion reaction has not been widely recognized, and very few scientists and researchers concentrate on it as their main occupation. Second, because cold fusion research requires an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary approach involving scientists for many different fields, who would not normally meet together or form a society.
In recent years, a great deal of experimental data has indicated that new phenomena exist, which originate in condensed (solid-state) matter when various physical and chemical conditions are satisfied, giving rise to, for example, coherently induced nuclear fusion. This process is intrinsically different from the nuclear reactions heretofore discovered, which are random rather than coherent processes. CF has characteristics peculiar to the solid-state environment. It has given rise to an effusion of new discoveries in physics, chemistry, material science and nuclear engineering. Cold fusion research crosses traditional academic domains and requires an interdisciplinary approach, so we hope that researchers from many fields will join us in these efforts. It is hoped that opening up the field will be the most significant outcome of the establishment of this CF Research Society. Another significant goal of the Society is to enhance Japan's role as a focal point of research in this area, and to act as a clearing house for international cooperation and information exchange.
(The CF society is an unofficial organization, without legal standing.)
March 29, 1999

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