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(BSNS WIRE) Rhombic Announces Progress In Diamond Electrode Research For Fu
Rhombic Announces Progress In Diamond Electrode Research For Fuel Cells


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PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 2000--The management of Rhombic
Corporation is currently conducting a thorough investigation of its
technologies. It believes that its Diamond Electrode technology can be
advanced to a demonstrator phase within eighteen months after
receiving the funding for the project. It would ultimately be used as
a potential value added step in the production of fuel cells.
Fuel cell electrodes are one of the weak links in current fuel
cell systems. They are susceptible to erosion due to oxidation and
reduction. The University of Missouri has advised that the Rhombic
conductive diamond film is highly resistant to chemical attacks and
can be further used to add impurities to porous conductive diamond
films, including the catalyst.
Research to date has involved building a reactor for the doping of
diamond films with boron. This research has confirmed that the
material is very stable to temperature and chemicals and that sulfur
doped diamond is a very good material for diamond electrodes
demonstrating most of the properties that a diamond electrode
requires.
Rhombic and the University of Missouri are not aware of any
competitors for developing such a fuel cell electrode. Major
automobile manufacturers such as Daimler-Chrysler, Ford, GM and Honda
have invested heavily in the development of a fuel cell power plant as
a replacement for the internal combustion engine. Additional markets
for fuel cells could be used for compact electrical power generators.
Rhombic believes that the entire fuel cell market is expected to be in
the billions during the next decade.
Rhombic trades on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Hamburg
Stock Exchange under the symbol "919335" and on the OTC Bulletin Board
under the symbol "NUKE".

Statements in this news release looking forward in time involve
risks and uncertainties, and actual results may be materially
different. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include
activity levels in the securities markets and other risk factors.

For further details, call the Company's public Relations office.
Mr. Mike Skerry at 888-821-6607 or 604-421-5543. The Lawrence Adams
Ltd. phone in New York, NY, is 212-736-4800; Or view the Rhombic
website www.rhombic.com

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CONTACT: Rhombic Corporation, Phoenix
Mr. Mike Skerry
888/821-6607 or 604/421-5543
www.rhombic.com

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