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FF-1 Moves Toward “Goldilocks” Bake-Out

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LPPF Research Physicist Dr. Syed Hassan and Chief Scientist Eric J. Lerner continue to prepare FF-1 for the next set of experiments, which aim to rid the device of oxygen that has caused continued high impurity levels. A key step to doing this is a “bake-out” that heats the vacuum chamber and electrodes to drive…

LPPFusion and Focus Fusion Society Announce New Fundraising Drives

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The purchase of the beryllium was made possible by money that LPPFusion raised in an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in 2014. However, Focus Fusion still needs contributions. The Focus Fusion Society, in cooperation with LPPFusion, Inc. is making a set of new videos explaining the physics behind Focus Fusion. Everyone can help fund these videos (and…

Beryllium Arrives for New Electrodes

Two cylinders of nearly pure beryllium metal were delivered to LPPFusion’s Middlesex, NJ lab on January 14. The cylinders, weighing together 35 kg, are to be machined over the next five months into two anodes and a cathode for experiments in the second half of 2016. They were fabricated from 97.8% pure beryllium at the…

Fusion Innovation Act of 2015 Introduced into U.S. House of Representatives

A bill has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives to fund a range of fusion concepts that have “the potential to demonstrate net energy production not later than 7 years” after the start of the program. The bill The Fusion Innovation Act of 2015, sponsored by Rep. Alan Grayson (Dem, FL), is the…

Oxides Removed From Tungsten Electrodes

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As the research team had suspected, an oxide coating on the tungsten electrodes prevented the achievement in the first shots in June of the very low impurity levels needed for increased fusion yield. This oxide coating has now been substantially reduced or eliminated and the electrodes are ready for a new round of experiments. When…

LPPF Releases Processed Data to Researchers and the Public

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LPPFusion, Inc. has made available on our website the data in our Processed Database to all researchers, both professional and amateur. This data provides the key observations for each shot from the start of operation of Focus Fusion-1 in 2009 through the end of 2013 for four instruments: the Main Rogowski coil (MRC), High Voltage…

Tungsten Cathode Nears Completion after Long Delays

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The long-awaited tungsten cathode is finally nearing completion in a Chinese factory.  According to the latest reports by California-based Tungsten Heavy Powder(THP), which is performing the work in China, machining will be complete within a few weeks and delivery to LPPFusion should occur by mid-February. The 99.95% pure tungsten piece has been in the machining…