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2014 kickoff report: Looking back & the year ahead

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Download this report as a PDF here.  Join the discussion at the Focus Fusion Society forums here. 2013 Summary:   LPP’s credibility jumped upwards as our Physics of Plasmas article was announced to be the most read paper of 2012 in our field’s leading journal and a team of prominent fusion scientists found our project worthy of “much higher…

Volunteer For Fusion Crowdfunding!

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Volunteer to help Crowdfunding for Fusion! On May 6th, LPPFusion, cooperating with the Focus Fusion Society, will launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise the $200,000 we need for beryllium electrodes. These are crucial to the final stage of our push to demonstrate that focus fusion works. We need hundreds of volunteers to help…

Former US Fusion Chief: Focus Fusion Merits Higher Investment

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Former US Fusion Energy Chief, Senior Researchers Say Start-up’s Fusion Program Merits Much Higher Level of Investment An independent scientific review indicates that an economical and clean source of fusion energy may soon become reality. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Eric Lerner Tel: 732-356-5900 E-mail:  eric@lppfusion.com Dec. 10, 2013 – MIDDLESEX, N.J. — In a major endorsement of the fusion…

Pinch punctuality sparks international project

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Pinch timing measures impurities and sparks international project This story is part of LPP’s November 4th, 2013 newsletter, available in PDF format here.  Join the discussion at the Focus Fusion Society here. Recent research at LPP has shown the great importance of eliminating impurities in the plasma in order to obtain higher densities and fusion yields. These…

Tungsten passes erosion, first thermal shock tests

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Tungsten passes erosion, first thermal shock tests This story is part of LPP’s November 4th, 2013 newsletter, available in PDF format here.  Join the discussion at the Focus Fusion Society here. New laboratory tests on the existing tungsten plate in FF-1’s cathode (outer electrode) have increased LPP researchers’ confidence that the planned all-tungsten electrodes will both cure…

Motherboard features LPPF’s role in fusion race

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Motherboard features LPPF’s role in fusion race This story is part of LPPF’s November 4th, 2013 newsletter, available in PDF format here.  Join the discussion at the Focus Fusion Society here. LPP’s Focus Fusion research has been featured in an article by Sam Roudman for Motherboard, which declares that “The Nuclear Fusion Arms Race is Underway.”  Time’s Newsfeed noted the…

LPP Focus Fusion Report, July 15, 2013

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Summary:   LPP at Google Solve for X Fusion Brainstorming conference—still leading the field Moving the goal posts closer: quantum “herding” may allow net energy with not-quite-so-high density Monolithic cathode planned to achieve plasma purity, higher density LPP leads the field at Google Solve for X Fusion Brainstorming conference   On June 11, 2013, LPP…

Planning for crowdfunding campaign underway

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LPP and Focus Fusion Society will, in the next few months, be initiating a major crowd-funding project to help fund our work to achieve inexpensive, clean, eco-safe and abundant energy. We need volunteers to help us teach the world about this great project. We need YOU! We have come a long way in the past few years…

Monolithic cathode planned to achieve plasma purity, higher density

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Our latest round of experiments have convinced us that we will not be able to achieve the level of purity in the plasma we need for high density as long as we have joints between metal pieces in the cathode. Even with our very careful use of indium, sufficient contact resistance remains to cause significant…

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…