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LPPFusion Names Dr. Hamid R. Yousefi as Chief Research Officer

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  LPPFusion, Inc. has hired Dr. Hamid R. Yousefi as Chief Research Officer. Dr. Yousefi has been collaborating remotely with LPP Chief Scientist Eric Lerner for the past seven years on Focus Fusion research and was one of the first scientists outside LPP to realize the potential of this approach. He was the first to…

LPPFusion Gains A New Simulation Expert

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LPPFusion welcomes a new member this month. Dr. Robert E. Terry joins us as Computational Physics Consultant, and has started working with Dr. Warwick Dumas to develop our ongoing simulation of the early phases of the plasma focus process. This simulation will help us to understand how the current filaments form and what conditions favor or imperil their…

Dr. John Guillory, 1940-2013

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I have to report with deep sorrow the death on Sunday, July 28 of my colleague and friend, Dr. John Guillory. The cause was cancer. John had helped LPP’s focus fusion effort mightily over the years with his theoretical insights, especially with our ongoing effort to simulate the functioning of the plasma focus device. He…

Board of Advisors welcomes Al Samuels

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Lawrenceville Plasma Physics is pleased to welcome long-time LPP investor Alvin Samuels to our Advisory Board.  Mr. Samuels has many years of extensive experience in oil-drilling engineering, well-head treating of gas and hydrocarbons, and research and development.  As a Staff Drilling Engineer for the Shell Oil Company, Offshore West Division, and advisor to their deep-drilling study…

Board of Advisors formally organized

To better leverage the experience and insights of a few of LPP’s supporters, LPP has organized an official Board of Advisors. The response was surprisingly fast and positive, and we now have ten members on the Board. Their experience and advice will be invaluable as we face important upcoming decisions, and you can see our…

LPP looks back on 2010, ahead to fusion breakthrough in 2011

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An overview of accomplishments, challenges, and goals for LPPhysics: Progress over the past year—Where are we and where are we going? You can find additional background with this report at the Focus Fusion Society. In this web write-up, we will be taking a longer view than our monthly reports, looking back over the entire past year’s…

Progress and a Good Report

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Summary: Experiments this month gave further confirmation of our basic theoretical model of the DPF. ICCD images showed the pinched filament kinking into a plasmoid and gave us clearer estimates of the plasmoid radius and density. X-ray emission energy continues to increase, giving us more confidence for our spin-off X-ray generator applications. Our replacement trigger heads…

Reliable Firing Achieved

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Firing all switches repeatedly and reliably On September 29, we finally achieved repeatable firing of all attached capacitors. That day, and on September 30 and October 1, we fired all eight attached capacitors in 11 successive shots with only three pre-fires. While last month we thought that we had the switch problem under control, we had…

New Scientist Hired

New Scientist On Board!

Lawrenceville Plasma Physics, Inc. is pleased to announce that Abdelmoula Haboub will be joining our scientific team as a Senior Research Scientist. He will be working with LPP President Eric Lerner and Senior Research Scientist Dr. K. Murali Subramanian to conduct experiments with LPP’s new Focus-Fusion 1 Dense Plasma Focus. Mr. Haboub graduated from Cadi Ayyad,…