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SMoC is Smacked at Prague Cosmology Conference

The Big Bang theory, also known as “Concordance Cosmology” or the Standard Model of Cosmology (SMoC) came under sharp criticism from a group of researchers at the International Conference on Cosmology at Small Scales, held in Prague Sept. 26-28. With some 60 scientists participating, the conference was one of the largest gatherings of those skeptical…

Plasma Focus Researchers Discuss Progress in Warsaw

In addition to LPPFusion, two other experimental groups in Poland expect to be testing hydrogen-boron fuel in a plasma focus device in 2019. This was a key highlight of the annual International Centre for Dense Magnetized Plasma workshop in Warsaw, October 4 and 5. The workshop is a summit meeting for researchers using the plasma…

Assembly Begins for Beryllium Electrode Experiments

The LPPF research team has begun the re-assembly of the Focus Fusion experimental device for the long-awaited experiments with beryllium electrodes. With the new glove box for handling the electrodes now installed, the first step was to attach new windows to the vacuum chamber (Figure 1). Two of the new larger windows are now protected…

Analysis of Tungsten Data Prepares New Experiments

Right before shutting down to dissemble, the research team took some final ICCD images of the early stages of the pulse, taking images both earlier and later than the series obtained in April. What the images showed is a somewhat more complex history of filament formation and destruction. In the first 75 ns or so,…

New Vacuum Chamber Arrives As Beryllium Assembly Nears

With assembly of the new beryllium electrodes into the Focus Fusion experimental device expected to start within weeks, new equipment is flowing to the LPPF lab in Middlesex, NJ. Our new vacuum chamber, (Fig.1) will provide far better views of the device operation through its three six-inch windows. The chamber has been annealed at high…

$330,000 Donation to Focus Fusion Society Funds Research

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Long-time LPPF investors Walter Rowntree and his wife Laura Reynolds have made a generous donation of a third of a million dollars in stocks to the Focus Fusion Society, the tax-exempt non-profit devoted to aneutronic fusion research. Eighty-five percent of the donation’s value will be used for a research grant from FFS to LPPFusion to…