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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…

New Video Ranks Top Fusion Project Results–Small Start-Up Leads Many Giants

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“The New Fusion Race” is available on YouTube and Vimeo.   LPP Fusion released on April 10, 2017 a new video series, “The New Fusion Race”, providing the first ranking of the world’s leading efforts to achieve fusion energy. The film compares objective measures of the results that various projects have achieved in the race…

LPPFusion Statement on US Immigration: We Support Freedom of Movement for ALL

LPPFusion joins with hundreds of high-tech firms and tens of millions of people in condemning President Trump’s Executive Order banning entry from seven nations. We support the inalienable right of freedom of movement for all.   Eighty percent of LPPFusion’s team are immigrants, born outside of the United States. We are part of the great…

Beryllium Cathode Nears Completion

Hardric Labs in Massachusetts has reported to LPPFusion that its work on machining the new beryllium cathode (fig.4) is nearing completion and they expect to ship the finished piece in early March, only a few weeks behind their initial schedule. Since the beryllium anodes have already been received at the Middlesex NJ lab, we will…

New Experiment Starts: Optimizing Microwave Treatments to Reduce Oxide Impurities

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Focus Fusion-1, LPPFusion’s experimental fusion device, resumed firing January 30 to start our final set of experiments with tungsten electrodes. Our initial results showed that we still need more work to reduce the tungsten oxides that have fed impurities into our plasma. We are now optimizing the microwave treatments that can strip oxygen off the…

Focus Fusion Song and Poetry Contest

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In another effort to get the word out more broadly, LPPFusion is announcing the first Focus Fusion Song and Poetry contest. We’re inviting all of you to submit songs, raps, or poems that are relevant to our efforts to get cheap, clean, safe and unlimited energy. You can submit them as videos, audio files, or…