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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…

Cathode Gets More Machining

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LPPFusion is awaiting the tungsten cathode needed for our next set of experiments. Unfortunately, the company that was machining the electrode, and had promised it by June 23, ran into difficulties. They realized that they had greatly underestimated the time needed to machine the interior surface by electro discharge marching, a process in which electric…

Carbon Nanotubes May Protect Electrodes

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While LPPFusion’s research team expects to eliminate the major sources of electrode erosion, enough to get rid of significant impurities in the plasma, some erosion will still exist. It won’t be enough to bother us during the current experimental phase, but once we are engineering a generator that fires 200 times second, remaining erosion will limit…

Crowdfunding Raises $182,000 Coverage in Fortune, Extremetech

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With a boost from a 20-day extension, the crowdfunding campaign of LPPFusion, Inc. and the Focus Fusion Society was a great success, raising $182,000, or 91% of our original goal of $200,000. (This includes $2,000 in Bitcoins not counted in the number on the Indiegogo website.) We received contributions from 1,923 individuals, many of whom gave more…

IndieGoGo Campaign Has Ended

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Our Indiegogo campaign has ended with a high 90% funding, $180,279 to be exact.  We are still processing crypto-currency payments but so far they sum up to an additional $2,370, or an additional 1.2%. We wish to thank everyone for support, help, contributions, outreach, sharing and enthusiasm and belief in what we do. We are continuing…

Iran Collaborators Pressure Erosion Down

In preparing for FF-1’s new experiments, the key objective is to eliminate as much as possible erosion (vaporization) of the electrodes into the plasma, which creates impurities and interferes with achieving high density. The new tungsten electrodes will cut way down on several main mechanisms for this vaporization, but the LPPFusion team identified a mechanism…

High electron temperatures confirm that FF-1 is hot

While LPPFusion’s experimental device, FF-1, remains inactive awaiting its new electrodes, a re-analysis of last year’s data shows that the electrons in the tiny plasmoid are just as hot as the ions—billions of degrees. This new analysis is important confirmation of the record 1.8 billion- degree ion temperatures published in 2012 and overcomes a limitation…

Oxford Scientific Society Hosts “Crowdfunding a Short Route to Fusion Power”

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For Immediate release May 12, 2014 Contact: Ivy Karamitsos, Ivy@LPPFusion.com Oxford Scientific Society Hosts “Crowdfunding a Short Route to Fusion Power” Wednesday May 14. Update Oxford University societies hosted two presentations by LPPFusion President and Chief Scientist Eric Lerner in May. The Oxford University Scientific Society invited Lerner to tell them about our Focus Fusion…

LPP’s new website goes live—appeals to broader audience

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LPPFusion’s new website has gone live. The new website is aimed at accomplishing two goals. First, it appeals to a much broader audience than our old website. The new site, with an array of eight prominent buttons, shows clearly with all new pages that our Focus Fusion research project has huge implications for the environment,…