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Microwave Power is Up, Testing Still Underway

Based on tests conducted in May, the LPPFusion research team decided that more microwave power was needed to clean the oxides off our tungsten electrodes. The oxides, which break up easily when heated, had been contributing impurities to the plasma and limiting fusion yield. We decided to mount two kW microwave magnetrons on a single…

Beryllium Cathode Arrives

The long-awaited beryllium cathode arrived at LPPFusion’s Middlesex lab on August 18. Since the beryllium anodes have been in hand for some months, this completes the delivery of the electrodes that are needed for the next crucial step in the Focus Fusion experimental program. This will be the first time beryllium electrodes are used in…

New Video Ranks Top Fusion Project Results–Small Start-Up Leads Many Giants

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“The New Fusion Race” is available on YouTube and Vimeo.   LPP Fusion released on April 10, 2017 a new video series, “The New Fusion Race”, providing the first ranking of the world’s leading efforts to achieve fusion energy. The film compares objective measures of the results that various projects have achieved in the race…

LPPFusion Statement on US Immigration: We Support Freedom of Movement for ALL

LPPFusion joins with hundreds of high-tech firms and tens of millions of people in condemning President Trump’s Executive Order banning entry from seven nations. We support the inalienable right of freedom of movement for all.   Eighty percent of LPPFusion’s team are immigrants, born outside of the United States. We are part of the great…

FF-1 Moves Toward “Goldilocks” Bake-Out

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LPPF Research Physicist Dr. Syed Hassan and Chief Scientist Eric J. Lerner continue to prepare FF-1 for the next set of experiments, which aim to rid the device of oxygen that has caused continued high impurity levels. A key step to doing this is a “bake-out” that heats the vacuum chamber and electrodes to drive…

LPPFusion and Focus Fusion Society Announce New Fundraising Drives

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The purchase of the beryllium was made possible by money that LPPFusion raised in an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in 2014. However, Focus Fusion still needs contributions. The Focus Fusion Society, in cooperation with LPPFusion, Inc. is making a set of new videos explaining the physics behind Focus Fusion. Everyone can help fund these videos (and…

Beryllium Arrives for New Electrodes

Two cylinders of nearly pure beryllium metal were delivered to LPPFusion’s Middlesex, NJ lab on January 14. The cylinders, weighing together 35 kg, are to be machined over the next five months into two anodes and a cathode for experiments in the second half of 2016. They were fabricated from 97.8% pure beryllium at the…