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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,…

Digging in the Data—oscillations and x-rays

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The months that FF-1 is not running have given the LPP research team time to look more deeply at the hundreds of gigabytes of data that the experiments have been generating. One puzzle LPP Electrical Engineer Fred van Roessel looked at was the rapid oscillation in current and voltage that occurs when the machine fires…

LPP and PPRC collaborate on pre-ionization experiments

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The FF-1 anode, which is plated with 0.001 inches of silver, shows a ring of erosion near the end of the insulator (which has been removed along with the cathode). On the right side, where deposits have been cleaned away, the copper color shows clearly where a ring of silver has been vaporized and measurements…

LPP’s NYC Event March 9

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On March 9, LPPFusion held a public event in New York City to talk about our progress and our upcoming crowdfunding campaign. The event, held at Tekserve in downtown Manhattan and organized through the Astronomy and Physics Meetup, drew a full house of over 30 people in person and another two dozen participating online. Eric…

Einstein Said There Are No Black Holes

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In a response to Stephen Hawking’s recent paper on the non-existence of black holes, LPP Chief Scientist Eric Lerner explains in this video how Einstein proved in 1939 that his general relativity theory proved black holes do NOT exist. The myth that relativity predicted black holes arose in the 1960’s after Einstein’s death. It originated…

Independent simulations support LPP predictions at Singapore conference

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This news item is part of LPP’s December 30th, 2013 report–Download the full report in PDF format here.  Join the discussion of this news item at the Focus Fusion Society forums here. Independent simulations support LPP predictions at Singapore conference   Ion beam generation is critical for the functioning of a plasma focus device and will be…

Tungsten samples pass another test

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This news item is part of LPP’s December 30th, 2013 report–Download the full report in PDF format here.  Join the discussion of this news item at the Focus Fusion Society forums here.  Tungsten samples pass another test   LPP’s plans for greatly increasing density and cutting impurities in the plasma depend on substituting tungsten electrodes for the…