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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…

Meetings Help Spread Word on Focus Fusion

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Starting October 5, LPPFusion and the Focus Fusion Society have been organizing educational meetings on the “New Fusion Race.” The aim of the meetings is to give an objective picture of where the race to practical fusion power stands and where our Focus Fusion efforts are within that race. In a nutshell, as previously reported…

Calculations Explain Destruction of Filaments

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It’s clear that the existence or non-existence of filaments—dense vortices of current and plasma—in the current sheet has a huge impact on the functioning of FF-1, because the filaments are the first stage of compressing the plasma. The disruption of the filaments is a key reason for lower-than-expected fusion yields in past experiments. Yet, while…