Professor Steven Earl Jones
Full Professor of Physics, Emeritus, early retirement January 2007
Birth date: 25 March 1949
Telephone: (801) 735-5885
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
B.S. in Physics,
Mathematics minor, magna cum laude with honors, from
Ph.D. in Physics, Mathematics/Electronics
Ph.D. research conducted at the
Post-doctoral research conducted at Cornell University (CESR) and the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility.
Conducted research at
the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, EG & G
Joined BYU Department of Physics and Astronomy, faculty, 1985.
Principal Investigator for experimental muon-catalyzed fusion 1982-1991 for the U.S. Department of Energy, Division of Advanced Energy Projects.
Spokesman for LAMPF Experiment #727 and co-spokesman for LAMPF Experiments #963 and #1151 (1982 - 1993).
Collaborator in several other experiments, including experiments at TRIUMF (Vancouver, Canada), The National High Energy Laboratory, KEK (Tsukuba, Japan), Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory (Oxford, U.K.), and Kamioka, Japan.
Search for fusion in condensed matter and deuterium, research for U.S. Department of Energy (May 1986 - December 1991) and for the Electric Power Research Institute (April 1990-June 1993).
Seminars on 9/11/2001 research at BYU, Utah Valley University, Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, San Diego State University, University of California, San Diego, Sonoma State University, University of California, Berkeley, etc. (Sept. 2005 – present)
David O. McKay Scholarship at
National Merit Scholar, 1968
Tuition Scholarship and Research Fellowship at Vanderbilt University, 1973-1978
Outstanding Young Scholar Award (BYU), 1989
Best of What's New for 1989 (Popular Science), 1989
Creativity Prize (Japanese Creativity Society), 1989
BYU Young Scholar Award (BYU), 1990
Annual Lecturer BYU Chapter of Sigma Xi (1990-1991)
BYU Brigham Award, 2003
BYU Alcuin Award and Fellowship, for excellence in teaching, for 2005 through 2008 (cut short)
Niels H. Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven E. Jones, Kevin R. Ryan, Frank M. Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg Roberts, James R. Gourley, Bradley R. Larsen, “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe,” The Open Chemical Physics Journal, April 2009.
K. Ryan, J. Gourley and S.E. Jones, "Environmental Anomalies at the World Trade Center: Evidence for Energetic Materials", Environmentalist, August 2008.
S.E. Jones, et al. "Fourteen Points of Agreement with Official Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction", Open Civil Engineering Journal, April 2008.
Steven E. Jones, “What accounts for the molten metal observed on 9/11/2001?”, Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, 83:252, 2006.
S.E. Jones and J.E.
Ellsworth, "Cold (metal-enhanced) fusion, geo-fusion, and cold nucleosynthesis", Condensed Matter Nuclear Science,
Jenni Christensen Currit and Steven E. Jones, "Solar Cookers for Developing Countries," published in the Solar Cooking Archives 2004, available at: http://solarcooking.org/Solar-Ovens-for-Developing-Countries.htm
Jenni Christensen Currit and Steven E. Jones, "Introduction to Solar Cooking (CARES Program)," published in the Solar Cooking Archives 2004, available at: http://solarcooking.org/Introduction-to-Solar-Cooking.ppt.
S.E. Jones, F. W. Keeney, A. C.
Johnson, D. B. Buehler, F. E. Cecil, G. Hubler, P. L.
Hagelstein, J. E. Ellsworth, M. R.
Steven E. Jones, The Project Gutenberg EBook of The BYU Solar Cooker/Cooler, 2002, www.gutenberg.net/etext04/cookr11.txt.
C. McMillan and S.E. Jones, “Tests of the Solar Funnel and Bowl Cookers in 2001,” published in the Solar Cooking Archive as a reviewed web article at solarcooking.org/funneltests01.htm
S. E. Jones, “Chasing Anomalous Signals: The Cold Fusion Question,” Accountability in Research, Vol. 8, pp. 55-58, Fall 2000.
S.E. Jones, C. Paulson, J. Chesley, J. Fugal, D. Hullinger, J. Winterton, and J. Lawler, “The Solar Funnel Cooker. How to Make and Use the BYU Solar Cooker/Cooler,” published in the Solar Cooking Archive as a reviewed web article at solarcooking.org/funnel.htm, in Spanish at /funnel-span.htm.
Steven E. Jones, Samuel T. Jones, and
Steven E. Jones, Lee D. Hansen and David S. Shelton, Discussion of reply to “Examination of claims of Miles et al. in Pons-Fleischmann-type cold fusion experiments,” Journal of Physical Chemistry, 102 (April 30, 1998), p. 3642-8.
Lee D. Hansen, Steven E. Jones and David S. Shelton, “A response to hydrogen + oxygen recombination and related heat generation in undivided electrolysis cells,” J. Electroanalytical Chemistry, 447 (1998) 223-226.
D.S. Shelton, L.D. Hansen, J.M. Thorne and S.E. Jones, “An assessment of claims of ‘excess heat’ inclass=Section3>
‘cold fusion’ calorimetry,” Thermochimica Acta 297 (1997) 7-15.
Steven E. Jones, David S. Shelton, R.Steven Turley, M. Jeannette Lawler and David D. Allred, "Raman Spectrographic System for Quantitative Analysis of Isotopic Hydrogen Mixtures for Muon
Catalysis Experiments," Hyperfine Interactions 101/102 (1996) 695- 698.
S.E. Jones, L.B. Rees, and W.E. Dibble, "Post-Use Review. Physics for Scientists and Engineers," American Journal of Physics, 63(2), 188-189, Feb. 1995.
Steven E. Jones and Lee D. Hansen, “Examination of claims of Miles et al. in Pons-Fleischmann-type cold fusion experiments,” Journal of Physical Chemistry, 99 (1995) 6973-6979.
J. E. Jones, L. D. Hansen, S. E. Jones, D.S. Shelton, and J. M. Thorne, “Faradaic efficiencies less than 100% during electrolysis of water can account for reports of excess heat in ‘cold fusion ‘ cells”, Journal of Physical Chemistry, 99 (1995) 6966-6972..
S.E. Jones, S.F. Taylor, and A.N. Anderson, "Evaluation of muon-alpha sticking from liquid, non-equilibrated d-t targets with high tritium fractions," Hyperfine Int. 82 (1993) 303-311.
S.E. Jones, "Cold Fusion," Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy, Winter 1992, 94-97.
S.E. Jones, "Current issues in cold fusion research: Heat, helium, tritium, and energetic particles," Surface and Coat. Tech. 51 (1992) 283-289
S.E. Jones, F. Scaramuzzi, and
D.H. Worledge, eds., "Anomalous Nuclear Effects
in Deuterium/Solid Systems,"
S.E. Jones, et al., "Anomalous Nuclear Reactions in Condensed Matter: Recent Results and Open Questions," J. Fusion Energy 9:199-2091, (November 1990).
H.O. Menlove, M.M. Fowler, E. Garcia, A. Mayer, M.C. Miller, R.R. Ryan, and S.E. Jones, "Measurement of Neutron Emission from Ti and Pd in Pressurized D2 and D2O Electrolysis Cells," J. Fusion Energy 9, 1990 (November 1990).
A. Bertin, M. Bruschi, M. Capponi, S. De Castro, U. Marconi, C. Moroni, M. Piccinini, N. Semprini-Cesari, A. Trombini, A.Vitale, A. Zoccoli, and S.E. Jones, J.B. Czirr, G.L. Jensen and
E.P. Palmer, "First Experimental Results at the Gran Sasso Laboratory on Cold Nuclear Fusion in Titanium Electrodes," J. Fusion Energy, 9, 1990. (November 1990)
J.D. Davies, J.B.A. England, G.J. Pyle, G.T.A. Squier, F.D. Brooks, W.A. Cilliers, A. Bertin, M. Bruschi, M. Piccinini, A Vitale, A Zoccoli, S.E. Jones, V.R. Bom, C.W.E. van Eijk, H. de Haan, A.N. Anderson, M.A. Paciotti, G.H. Eaton and B. Alper, "A Direct Measurement of the Alpha-Muon Sticking Coefficient in Muon-Catalysed d-t Fusion," J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 16, 1529-1537, (1990).
S.E. Jones, D.L. Decker, D.H. Tolley, "Response to ‘Biases in Cold Fusion Data’," Nature 343: 704 (1990)
J.D. Davies, G.J. Pyle, G.T.A. Squier, A. Bertin, M. Bruschi, M. Piccinini, A. Vitale, A. Zoccoli, S.E. Jones, B. Alper, V.R. Bom, C.W.E. Van Eijk, H. de Haan, D.H. Craston, C.P. Jones, D.E.
A. Bertin, M. Bruschi, M. Capponi, S. De Castro, U. Marconi, C. Moroni, M. Piccinini, N. Semprini-Cesari, A. Trombini, A. Vitale, A. Zoccoli, S.E. Jones, J.B. Czirr, G.L. Jensen and E.P.
Palmer, "Experimental evidence of cold nuclear fusion in a measurement under the Gran Sasso Massif," Il Nuovo Cimento 101: 997-1006 (1989).
S.E. Jones, E.P. Palmer, J.B. Czirr, D.L. Decker, G.L. Jensen, J.M. Thorne, and S.F. Taylor & J. Rafelski, "Observation of Cold Nuclear Fusion in Condensed Matter," Nature 338: 737-740 (April 1989).
S.E. Jones, J. Rafelski, and H.J. Monkhorst (editors), Muon-Catalyzed Fusion 1988, Proceedings of the Muon-Catalyzed Fusion Workshop, May 1-6, 1988, Sanibel Island (co-sponsored by Brigham Young University and University of Florida at Gainesville), AIP Conf. Proc. 181, New York, 1989.
S.E. Jones, "Survey of Experimental Results in Muon-Catalyzed Fusion," Muon-Catalyzed Fusion 1988 (S.E. Jones, J.Rafelski, H.J. Monkhorst editors), AIP #181 (1989).
M.A. Paciotti, S.E. Jones et al., "First Direct Measurement of alpha-He Sticking in dt-muon-cf," Muon-Catalyzed Fusion 1988 (S.E. Jones, J. Rafelski, H.J. Monkhorst editors), AIP #181 (1989).
K.A. Aniol, A.J. Noble, S. Stanislaus, C.J. Virtue, D.F. Measday, D. Horvath, S.E. Jones, B.C. Robertson and M. Salomon, "Muon Catalyzed Fusion in HD and H2 + D2 Gaseous Mixtures."
Muon-Catalyzed Fusion, 2: 63-72 (1988).
and S.E. Jones, "A Look at Muon-Catalyzed Fusion Research in the
A.J. Caffrey, S.E. Jones, et al., "Muon-Catalyzed Fusion Experiments at LAMPF," Muon Catalyzed Fusion 1: 52-66 (1987).
M. Leon, O.K. Baker, J.N. Bradbury, J.S. Cohen, H.R. Maltrud, M.A. Paciotti, L.L. Sturgess, A.N. Anderson, J.M. Harris, S.E. Jones, A.J. Caffrey, C.DeW. Van Siclen and K.D. Watts, "3He
scavenging as a Source of Information in Muon-Catalyzed d-t Fusion," Muon-Catalyzed Fusion, 2: 231-237 (1988).
J. Rafelski and S.E. Jones, "Cold Nuclear Fusion," Scientific American, 257: 84-89 (July 1987).
S.E. Jones, "Update on muon-catalyzed fusion research at LAMPF," Invited talk
at the Symposium on Muon-Catalyzed Fusion, 1-3 September 1986,
K. Nagamine, T. Matsuzaki, K. Ishida, Y. Hirata, Y. Watanabe, R. Kadono, Y. Miyake, K. Nishiyama,
S.E. Jones and H.R. Maltrud, "Muonic X-ray Measurement on the Alpha-sticking Probability
for Muon Catalyzed Fusion in Liquid d-t Mixtures," Invited to talk at the
Symposium on Muon-Catalyzed Fusion, 1-3 September 1986,
S.E. Jones, "Can 250+ fusions
per muon be achieved?,"
Invited talk for Erice School-Workshop, Erice, April 3-9,
"Muon-Catalyzed Fusion Present and Future,"Scientific
Papers of the
S.E. Jones, "Muon-Catalysed Fusion Revisited," (Invited article) Nature 321: 127-133 (1986).
S.E. Jones, "Summary of the Mini-workshop on Muon-Catalyzed Fusion," (S.E. Jones, Chairman) Fusion Technology 10: 157 (1986)
S.E. Jones, A.N. Anderson, J.N. Bradbury, A.J. Caffrey, J.S. Cohen, P.A.M. Gram, M. Leon, R.L. Maltrud, M.A. Paciotti, C.D. Van Siclen, and K.D. Watts, "Observation of Unexpected Density Effects in Muon-Catalyzed d-t Fusion," Physical Review Letters 56: 588-591 (1986).
C.D. Van Siclen and S.E. Jones, "Piezonuclear Fusion in Isotopic Hydrogen Molecules," Journal of Physics G. Nucl. Phys. 12: 213-221 (1986).
S.E. Jones, "Engineering Issues in Muon-Catalyzed Fusion," Fusion Technology, 8: 1511-1521 (1985).
S.E. Jones, "Some Surprises
in Muon-Catalyzed Fusion," Invited talk at the Ninth International
Conference on Atomic Physics, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 23-27 July 1984 in Atomic Physics 9, R.S. Van Dyck, Jr. and E.N. Fortson eds.,
S.E. Jones, "Muon-Catalyzed Fusion," Physics Today, S-44, (January 1984). (Reprinted from Physics News in 1983, Phillip F. Schewe, editor.)
S.E. Jones, A.N. Anderson, A.J. Caffrey, J.B. Walter, K.D. Watts, J.N. Bradbury, P.A.M. Gram, H.R. Maltrud, M. Leon, M.A. Paciotti, "Experimental investigation of Muon-Catalyzed d-t
Fusion," Physical Review Letters 51: 1757-1760 (1983).
S.E. Jones, A.J. Caffrey, J.B. Walter, A.N. Anderson, J.N. Bradbury, P.A.M. Gram, M.Leon, M.A. Paciotti, "Experimental Investigation of Muon-Catalyzed d-t Fusion," Third International Conference on emerging Nuclear Energy Systems, Helsinki, Finland, June 1983, Atomkernenergie/Kerntechnik 43: 179-183 (1983).
A.E. Kreymer, P. Bonamy, B. Barbason, H. Paik, N. Baggett, C. Baglin, E.C. Fowler, D. Hood, T. Fieguth, M.S. Alam, S.E. Jones, J.S. Poucher, A.H. Roger, S. Stone, "Forward Low-mass Enhancement in p-anti-p Seen in Reactions in - d (ns) p anti-p-n and -d (ps) p anti-p--,"
Physical Review D 22: 36-41 (1980).
C.W. Bjork, S.E. Jones, T.R. King, D.M. Manley, A.T. Oyer, G.A. Rebka, Jr., J.B. Walter, R. Carawon, P.A.M. Gram, F.T. Shively, C.A. Bordner, and E.L. Lomon, "Measurement of - p - +
n near Threshold and Chiral-symmetry Breaking," Physical Review Letters 44: 62-65 (1980).
M.S. Alam, S.E. Jones, R.S. Panvini, J.S. Poucher, A.H. Rogers, S. Stone, T. Fieguth, N. Baggett, C. Baglin, E.C. Fowler, D. Hood, A.E. Kreymer, P. Bonamy, B. Brabson, H. Pak, "Search for
Charge -2 Mesons in the Reaction -d (ps) X- -pforward at 13.2 GeV/C," Physical Review Letters 40: 1685-1688 (1978).