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Carbon Nanotubes May Protect Electrodes

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While LPPFusion’s research team expects to eliminate the major sources of electrode erosion, enough to get rid of significant impurities in the plasma, some erosion will still exist. It won’t be enough to bother us during the current experimental phase, but once we are engineering a generator that fires 200 times second, remaining erosion will limit…

Crowdfunding Raises $182,000 Coverage in Fortune, Extremetech

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With a boost from a 20-day extension, the crowdfunding campaign of LPPFusion, Inc. and the Focus Fusion Society was a great success, raising $182,000, or 91% of our original goal of $200,000. (This includes $2,000 in Bitcoins not counted in the number on the Indiegogo website.) We received contributions from 1,923 individuals, many of whom gave more…

High electron temperatures confirm that FF-1 is hot

While LPPFusion’s experimental device, FF-1, remains inactive awaiting its new electrodes, a re-analysis of last year’s data shows that the electrons in the tiny plasmoid are just as hot as the ions—billions of degrees. This new analysis is important confirmation of the record 1.8 billion- degree ion temperatures published in 2012 and overcomes a limitation…

LPP’s new website goes live—appeals to broader audience

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LPPFusion’s new website has gone live. The new website is aimed at accomplishing two goals. First, it appeals to a much broader audience than our old website. The new site, with an array of eight prominent buttons, shows clearly with all new pages that our Focus Fusion research project has huge implications for the environment,…

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

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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…

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…

Motherboard features LPPF’s role in fusion race

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Motherboard features LPPF’s role in fusion race This story is part of LPPF’s November 4th, 2013 newsletter, available in PDF format here.  Join the discussion at the Focus Fusion Society here. LPP’s Focus Fusion research has been featured in an article by Sam Roudman for Motherboard, which declares that “The Nuclear Fusion Arms Race is Underway.”  Time’s Newsfeed noted the…

LPP Focus Fusion Report, July 15, 2013

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Summary:   LPP at Google Solve for X Fusion Brainstorming conference—still leading the field Moving the goal posts closer: quantum “herding” may allow net energy with not-quite-so-high density Monolithic cathode planned to achieve plasma purity, higher density LPP leads the field at Google Solve for X Fusion Brainstorming conference   On June 11, 2013, LPP…

Monolithic cathode planned to achieve plasma purity, higher density

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Our latest round of experiments have convinced us that we will not be able to achieve the level of purity in the plasma we need for high density as long as we have joints between metal pieces in the cathode. Even with our very careful use of indium, sufficient contact resistance remains to cause significant…