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Solstice Fusion Party

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The sun is lined up with the Tropic of Capricorn, so time to Learn How We can Bring the Power of the Sun Down to Earth! Join us for a Solstice Party and informal discussion with the LPPFusion’s research team. How can we replace fossil fuels cheaply? What is the latest on the hottest fusion…

Wefunder Campaign Launched!

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Dear Focus Fusion Supporters,   LPPFusion’s long-awaited equity crowdfunding campaign has now started! Through the Wefunder site, anyone can now buy LPPFusion shares. We aim to raise a minimum of $400,000. That is what we need to get any of the money. Our maximum goal is the $1 million that we are allowed to raise…

Microwave Power is Up, Testing Still Underway

Based on tests conducted in May, the LPPFusion research team decided that more microwave power was needed to clean the oxides off our tungsten electrodes. The oxides, which break up easily when heated, had been contributing impurities to the plasma and limiting fusion yield. We decided to mount two kW microwave magnetrons on a single…

Student Intern Helps to Unravel Ion Beams

The ion beams that FF-1 produces during a shot are an important feature of its operation. In the present experimental phase of our work, the energy of the ion beams give one measurement of the energy transferred into the tiny plasmoid that produces the fusion reactions. The current of the ion beams is also a…

Beryllium Cathode Arrives

The long-awaited beryllium cathode arrived at LPPFusion’s Middlesex lab on August 18. Since the beryllium anodes have been in hand for some months, this completes the delivery of the electrodes that are needed for the next crucial step in the Focus Fusion experimental program. This will be the first time beryllium electrodes are used in…

Defend Net Neutrality!

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The FCC’s Open Internet Rules (net neutrality rules) are the pillar of an open and accessible Internet for all. Net neutrality means that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) cannot discriminate packets based on their contents. Every packet must be treated equally (as long as the content is legal). Ajit Varadaraj Pai, the new chairman of the…

Beryllium Cathode Needs Final Touches

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While we had expected to receive the beryllium cathode in mid-March, the part did not pass Hardric Labs’ internal inspection. The machining tool had inadvertently bounced off the bottom of each of the 16 vanes that are the main parts of the cathode, creating tiny nicks on the neighboring vanes. Since the machining process is…

Microwave vs Oxide Fight Heats Up

The LPP Fusion research team’s ongoing effort to clean off the oxides from the electrodes of our FF-1 experimental fusion device has made progress, but is not completed yet. We’ve succeeded in doubling the temperature of the microwave-heated plasma that does the cleaning. We also have convincing evidence that the oxides are still the source…