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LPPFusion’s Lerner to Speak at Fusion Energy Symposium On a Faster Route to Fusion

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Contacts: Ivy Karamitsos, (646) 515-8866, ivy@lppfusion.com Eric J. Lerner, (908) 546-7654, eric@lppfusion.com   LPPFusion President and Chief Scientist Eric J. Lerner will present proposals for “A Faster Route to Fusion” at the Fusion Energy Symposium, a hearing sponsored by NJ State Senator Joe Pennachio (R-26), on Thursday, May 23 at the State House Annex in…

Final Stage of Assembly Begins

On January 28, 2019 we began the final stage of assembly of our new beryllium electrodes, transferring the beryllium anode into our nitrogen-filled glove box to protect us from any contact with beryllium dust and to protect the anode from water vapor and oxygen in the air. Inside the glove box, we will connect the…

Looking Back—2018 Highlights

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Technical Milestones: Completed experiments with tungsten electrodes Observational confirmation of the destruction of filaments Publication of cosmology results in leading journal—Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Non-Technical Milestones: Over $950,000 investments from Wefunder Over $300,000 gift to Focus Fusion Society for aneutronic fusion research EU patent granted Founding of Fusion Industry Association Successful LPPF…

Plans for the New Experiments

Since our new experiments will start soon, we thought this is a good time to summarize for everyone, including those who have only started following us recently, what our plans for the experiments are, what we hope to accomplish and why we think we can get good results. The basic plan is to increase the…

LPPFusion Passes Financial Audit

On December 3, the BKC accounting firm signed off on their financial audit of the 2017 year for LPPFusion (Lawrenceville Plasma Physics, Inc.). They found that our financial statements “present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Inc. (D/B/A/LPPFusion Inc.)” This was a big deal for us, because this is…

Proton-Boron (p11B) Fuel Arrives

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The high-purity proton-boron (p11B) fuel we will be using in our experiments later in 2019 arrived at LPPF’s NJ facility on Dec. 22. The fuel is in the form of the compound decaborane (chemical formula B10H14) with 99.9999% chemical purity. The boron in the fuel is 99.9% boron-11, the isotope that reacts with hydrogen (protons)…

Axial Field Coil, New Switches Assembled

LPPFusion’s research team, working steadily to prepare for the new beryllium electrode experiments, has accomplished two big tasks. First, Research Scientist Dr. Syed Hassan designed and installed the new Axial Field Coil (AFC) in the vacuum chamber. This copper wire coil controls the spin on the plasmoid in our Focus Fusion device. It carries a…

Anode Heating Studies Advance

  Figure 4. Lerner, center, and engineers Gerry Black, left and Mike Ruthemeyer, right, pause for a photo-op in the midst of discussions of ways to reduce heating of the DPF anode. Black and Ruthemeyer have advanced further in simulations of the anode tip heating, which they confirm is far less for beryllium than tungsten…

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…