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Design Complete, Anode is Ordered

LPPFusion Mechanical Engineer Rudy Fritsch, with the help of Chief Scientist Lerner and suggestions from Research Scientist Syed Hassan, has completed the redesign of the anode stalk, based on extensive thermal and mechanical simulations. The key to the redesign was in optimizing the thickness of the anode wall, or equivalently the radius of the hole…

Snubbing Out the Current Oscillations

New simulations have led to what appears to be the solution of the current oscillation problem that LPPFusion’s research team has been struggling to solve since mid-2019. These oscillations are the most likely cause of the disruption of current filaments that have in turn limited fusion yield (see LPPFusion Report June 10, 2020). Since we…

Simulations, New Ideas Aid Anode Final Design

Liquid Like Waves in Be

LPPFusion Mechanical Engineer Rudy Fritch has continued to work with Chief Scientist Eric Lerner on simulations aimed at redesigning the anode stalk. These studies are critical to the next experiment, as the last anode cracked and the new one will be subject to greater currents produced by the new switches. Fritsch used SolidWorks CAD program…

New Switch Parts Start to Arrive

Top-Plate-New-Switch

Parts for the new switches for FF-2B have now started to arrive at our lab in Middlesex, NJ. As explained in the last report, the biggest differences between the new switches and the existing switches are their number and size. Instead of one switch per capacitor in the old design, we will now have two…

SEC Allows Expanded Investment— LPPFusion Plans New Crowdfunding

Focus Fusion No Radioactive Waste with electron beam

In a big win for LPPFusion and other start-ups, the US Security and Exchange Commission, (SEC), voted Nov. 2 by 3 to 2 to adopt multiple changes in investment law. For us, the most important change is to allow Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) that permit unlimited numbers of non-accredited investors to invest in companies like…

New Anode Starts Manufacture

In a second step in our upgrade, LPPFusion has placed an order for the machining of the base of our new beryllium anode. We have also received a cylinder of beryllium that will be used for the shaft of the anode, so we now have all the beryllium metal that we need for machining. The…

New Switches Ordered

The new switches for FF-2B have now been ordered and are expected to arrive in early November. The switches are a product of a long design process by LPPFusion Chief Scientist Eric Lerner, Mechanical Engineer Rudy Fritsch and Research Scientist Syed Hassan. They are critical to the experiment being planned for late this year. The…

New LPPFusion Video: Pandemics, Crisis and Fusion

Pandemic, Economic Crises & The Energy Density Solution

A new video from LPPFusion explains why fusion energy is essential to escape the global crisis. The video, “Pandemic, Economic Crises and the Energy Density Solution” was produced by LPPF’s CIO and Director of Communications Ivy Karamitsos. In the video, we emphasize that fossil fuels have contributed to the present pandemic. Fossil-fuel pollution weakened the…

Beryllium for New Anodes on Order

Beryllium Cathode Attached to the Support Structure

In a major step towards new experiments, LPPFusion placed an order June 25 for the beryllium needed for our new anodes. Materion, the US supplier of beryllium, has promised to produce the material by Aug. 7. The cylinder of beryllium will be enough to produce three anodes, although initially we will be ordering just one….

Media Coverage Lifts LPPFusion Profile

Asia-Times-Article

“Focus fusion is the hottest idea in nuclear energy” was the lead headline on Monday, July 13 on the major news website Asia Times. The story, by Jonathan Tennenbaum, on LPPFusion’s research efforts was the first of a three-part series published that week, with the second part published July 15 and the third July 18….