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Light Elements Weigh in on Crisis in Cosmology

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A bedrock prediction of the Big Bang theory has been contradicted by abundant observations, according to a new study by LPPFusion’s Chief Scientist Eric Lerner which he presented Jan. 8 at the American Astronomical Society Meeting in Honolulu, deepening the already widely-discussed crisis in cosmology. The study looks at the origin and abundance of three…

Wefunder Campaign Enters Home Stretch

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As we have reported to all investors and supporters, LPPFusion is again crowdfunding on the Wefunder website. Through the Wefunder site, anyone can now buy LPPFusion shares. We started this second campaign on Nov. 15, 2019 and now we are in the last two weeks, with the campaign ending Jan. 31, 2020. So far, we’ve…

Fred Van Roessel (1937-2019)

Fred van Roessel

We have the sad duty to report that our friend, colleague and team member Fred Van Roessel has died. He suffered a fatal stroke on Tuesday, November 26 and died without regaining consciousness on November 28. Fred was LPPFusion’s Electrical Engineer. Fred came to work with LPPFusion in 2010, only six months after our FF-1…

Oscillations Down, Fusion Yield Up

LPPFusion’s efforts to reduce troublesome oscillations in our FF-2B experimental fusion device have started to make progress. On October 21, we cut the highest-frequency oscillations in half, and increased fusion yield by 30% over our best previous shot with FF-2B. This puts fusion energy yield at 1/8 joule (one joule is one watt-second). Is 1/8…

Subscription Drive Starts, We Need to Sell More Bikes!

The reason your home is not powered by fusion energy today is that the 1976 Fusion Crash Program was never implemented since it was never funded—not even at the minimum level required. The US government spent, in 2019 dollars, $5.4 billion a year on the Manhattan Project, $22 billion a year on the Apollo Program,…

Tracking Down FF-2B’s Problematic Oscillations

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LPPFusion’s research team continued to track down the causes of the asymmetric gas-to-plasma breakdown (start of the electrical current flow) and the associated, problematic, early current oscillations in FF-2B’s pulses. We’ve made progress in isolating the causes of these early oscillations. This is now the main focus of our research and it will probably take…

Fusion Energy Bills Introduced in NJ

Three bills: S4073, S4074 and S4075 to promote fusion energy research were introduced on August 26 into the NJ State Senate by Sen. Joe Pennachio(R-26). The first bill, the Fusion Technology Industry Promotion Act, would mandate the NJ Economic Development Authority to invest in fusion technology development companies in NJ, matching dollar for dollar private…

Annual Fusion Conference in Poland Helps LPPFusion Plan Next Steps

Oscillations in Shot 6 on June 7, 2016

  Science is a collective effort and at this conference, as others, LPPFusion received valuable information from our colleagues. While many devices are used in fusion energy research, the plasma is the same everywhere, so results with one device can be used in experiments with others. In particular Lerner got vital clues to the next…

LPPFusion Reports Highest Plasma Purity at PLASMA 2019 Conference

  At the PLASMA 2019 conference in Opole, Poland July 15-19, LPPFusion Chief Scientist Eric Lerner presented experimental evidence that our fusion device, FF-2B, has met our initial goal of achieving low-impurity plasma. In other presentations at the conference, and in discussions, it emerged that the purity level achieved by FF-2B is well beyond that…

Beryllium Experiments Begin with FF-2B: Impurities Low, Yield Rising

After nearly a year of preparation, on June 4th LPPFusion’s research team started a new series of experiments using for the first time beryllium electrodes in a plasma focus device (Fig.1). Before starting, we renamed our device Focus Fusion 2B or FF-2B for short. The new name stands for Beryllium electrodes and Boron fuel—which we…