Donate to Help the Research

Fund a shot

 

Last year, thanks to all of you, contributions to LPPFusion totaled over $34,000. While this was not enough for us to hire more staff, it was 5% of our total budget. It helped us to get over gaps in our funding from investors, and thus to keep our device firing shots and to keep us rolling to producing new education videos that get the word out and convince people to invest.

 

So, once again this year we are asking you to Fund a Shot!

 

For $75 you can fund the charging of one of our 12 capacitors for one shot, for $150, two capacitors and so on up to $900 for a full shot. Everyone who funds a given shot will be recognized in a list kept permanently on the website. You will be assigned to a given shot in the order that we receive your money. See the Fund-a-Shot table for this year here and the special thank you list of small contributors. Last year’s is available here. If we cite “your” shot in a scientific paper, we’ll include your name in the acknowledgements of the paper. Your shot may make history! You can contribute (not tax-deductible) at the bottom of this page.

 

Development Tasks and MilestonesNumber of Cumulative New Shots to Achieve Milestone
1. Demonstrate achievement of low impurity with Be electrodes100
2. Demonstrate 10 J fusion yield200
3. Demonstrate continued scaling of yield with current300
4. Demonstrate 100-fold increase of density400
5. Test increased current with upgrade of power supply500
6. Install and test equipment for hydrogen-boron fuel600
7. Tests with hydrogen-boron partial gas mix700
8. Demonstrate 100 J fusion yield with hydrogen-boron800
9. Demonstrate 1,000 J fusion yield900
10. Tests with pure hydrogen-boron fuel1,000
11.  Demonstrate scientific feasibility, net energy output1,100

 

What We Have Done so Far
0.1 J fusion yield300
1.8 billion C temperature1,000
Switches firing together1,200
Identified impurity problem1,500
Design of monolithic tungsten electrodes as impurity solution1,800
Identification of runaway electron problem, solutions1,900
Identification of oxygen problem, solutions1,930
2.8 billion degrees, 0.25 J fusion yield, lower impurities2,090