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Digging in the Data—oscillations and x-rays

oscillations

The months that FF-1 is not running have given the LPP research team time to look more deeply at the hundreds of gigabytes of data that the experiments have been generating. One puzzle LPP Electrical Engineer Fred van Roessel looked at was the rapid oscillation in current and voltage that occurs when the machine fires…

LPP and PPRC collaborate on pre-ionization experiments

anode erosion

The FF-1 anode, which is plated with 0.001 inches of silver, shows a ring of erosion near the end of the insulator (which has been removed along with the cathode). On the right side, where deposits have been cleaned away, the copper color shows clearly where a ring of silver has been vaporized and measurements…

Russian DPF beats NIF and hits 30 J with deuterium-tritium

DPFDT

Many news outlets widely—and inaccurately—reported new results from the huge National Ignition Facility (NIF) as achieving the long sought- after goal of breakeven for fusion. What NIF in fact reported was a fusion yield of 17 kJ, more than the energy actually absorbed by the fuel pellet. The total input energy to the machine was…

Tungsten electrodes on their way with improved anode design

TungstenNews

Tungsten electrodes are on their way with improved anode design This news item is part of LPP’s February 2014 progress report.  Download the full report as a PDF here.  Discuss this news item on the Focus Fusion Society forums here. The tungsten electrodes needed for LPP’s next set of experiments are rolling forward. The electrodes are needed…

Independent simulations support LPP predictions at Singapore conference

simulations

This news item is part of LPP’s December 30th, 2013 report–Download the full report in PDF format here.  Join the discussion of this news item at the Focus Fusion Society forums here. Independent simulations support LPP predictions at Singapore conference   Ion beam generation is critical for the functioning of a plasma focus device and will be…

LPPF’s paper ranked #1 most- read in 2012

Phyzofplazm

On March 6, Physics of Plasmas, the leading international journal for fusion scientists, released a “ Listing of the Most Read Articles in 2012 Published in Physics of Plasmas”. The number one article, most read out of the thousand published by the journal, was not from a giant national laboratory nor a large university group. No, it was “Fusion reactions from >150…