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Fusion Poem and New Song Contest

LPP Fusion LOGO

A while back we asked focus fusion fans to send in songs and poetry about our project. We got some submissions, but well, we were really, really busy, and somehow, we did not get around to announcing the winner of our contest. Whoops—very sorry! But better late than never so here is the winner, a…

Tracking Down FF-2B’s Problematic Oscillations

After-Shot-2-August-27-2019-Main-Trigger

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…

NJ Legislature to Fund Fusion? See LPPFusion Presentation at NJ Fusion Symposium

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

  Following the May 23 Fusion Symposium that his office organized in Trenton, NJ, State Senator Joe Pennachio (R-26) is drafting and introducing into the NJ Senate a series of bills to aid fusion research. At the symposium, LPPFusion’s Lerner gave a presentation on a Faster Route to Fusion, advocating a crash program that funds…

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…

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…

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

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

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…