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LPP Focus Fusion Report, March 11, 2013

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Summary: LPP’s paper ranked #1 most- read in 2012 by the leading journal Physics of Plasmas Ion beam peak power jumps four-fold to almost 400 GW, a new record Compression improves, producing FF-1’s tiniest plasmoid, thanks to dramatic leak reduction Recently published but not yet mentioned in monthly reports: New collaboration begins with Japanese simulation group…

Call For Senate Hearing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 6, 2013 Middlesex, NJ Contact: Eric J. Lerner 732-356-5900, 908-546-7654 Scientists at green energy start-up Lawrenceville Plasma Physics, Inc. (LPP) today endorsed the recent call of the Abell Foundation’s Executive Director, Robert Embry, for the establishment of Senate hearings to investigate if the US fusion energy program is too narrowly focused…

Letter to Senator Wyden

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January 28, 2013 The Honorable Ron Wyden 221 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C.  20510   Dear Senator Wyden: Congratulations on your ascendency to chair of energy and natural resources.  In that role there is one issue I would like to call to your attention.  The scientific consensus, as you well know, is that mankind…

2012 End-of-Year Report

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2012 Summary:   LPP published in a leading peer-reviewed journal, Physics of Plasmas, our achievement of two out of the three conditions needed to produce net energy: a record-high temperature and the required confinement time of the hot plasma.   LPP demonstrated that our approach is, by far, the leader in the effort to achieve aneutronic,…

Video of LPP presentation in Manhattan lifts our visibility

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LPP’s latest presentation “Fusion Energy: Might we finally achieve it?” is ranking near the top in video searches for fusion energy. Over 7,000 people have already viewed this presentation by the LPP team, hosted October 12th by the Center for Economic & Environmental Partnership, Incat the Times Square offices of Ernst and Young in Manhattan. The presentation was organized…

Focus Fusion December 2012 Updates

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Arcing problem looks solved, leak delays new tests Photos confirm plasmoid structure SESAME’s Israel-Iran cooperation shows Fusion for Peace is no pipe dream   Summary: Two shots with no arcing indicate the problem is solved, although more proof is needed. A leak held up key tests while we implement a solution. Analysis of photos taken…

VIDEO: Will we reach fusion breakeven?

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Fusion Energy: Will we finally reach breakeven? LPP’s chief scientist Eric Lerner explains who’s who in the world of fusion energy research and what’s the latest in plasma physics and nuclear fusion. This presentation was hosted by the Center for Economic & Environmental Partnership at the Ernst & Young location in New York City’s Times Square, on…

VIDEO: Curiosity on Mars, Fascination for Fusion

With NASA’s @MarsCuriosity rover set for a spectacular mission of exploration in Gale Crater, what are the prospects for a near-term fusion breakthrough that would accelerate human voyages and help us here on Earth? Courtesy MediaArchives.com, Derek Shannon of Lawrenceville Plasma Physics shares the latest on the company’s Focus Fusion-1 experiment underway in Middlesex, New…

President’s Science Advisors briefed on fusion progress

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On Friday, May 25th 2012, I represented Lawrenceville Plasma Physics in providing one of five public comments at that day’s meeting of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, or PCAST.  My remarks were well received, and three PCAST members with physics backgrounds took copies of our publications for review.  The remarks are below,…

Watch now: LPP May Day webinar hosted by Agrion

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As a finalist from Agrion’s Green Spaces NY Cleantech Pitch Slam, LPP presented a webinar hosted by Agrion on May 1st.  Hear the latest (for now) directly from the lab by watching the archived webinar! Click here to view the webinar at Agrion (registration required). To play the video, we did need to install the suggested codec…