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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…

2014 kickoff report: Looking back & the year ahead

LPP Report

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…