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LPPFusion Crowdfunding on Wefunder

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LPPFusion is again crowdfunding on the Wefunder website! Through the Wefunder site, anyone can now buy LPPFusion shares. We aim to raise a minimum of $400,000. That is what we need to get any of the money. Our maximum goal is the  $1.07 million that we are allowed to raise under SEC regulations. As of…

Plasma Focus Researchers Agree on Key Point

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At a workshop in Warsaw, Poland, plasma focus researchers from around the world agreed on a key aspect of the functioning of the plasma focus device and clarified what we still disagree about. The key point we unanimously agreed on is that in plasma focus devices with large currents, the fusion reactions are caused by…

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

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  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…

How We Prepared the New Experiment

  It took us five months of intensive work to assemble FF-2B with its new beryllium electrodes. The safety requirements of dealing with beryllium to ensure that none of us were exposed to beryllium dust was one safety concern that slowed us down. But in the process, we have succeeded in greatly upgrading our experimental…