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LPP Focus Fusion Report, May 14, 2013

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Summary:   Plasmoid density triples, fusion energy rises with purer plasma But not pure enough—LPP tracks down what disrupted the filaments LPP has new paper for Spain conference US Department of Commerce finds all in order with LPP-Iran Scientific “Fusion for Peace” Collaboration LPP has rendezvous with Chu as Congress sets eye on ITER costs…

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…

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,…

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…

LPP receives first foreign patent

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LPP granted its first foreign patent, by Australia Lawrenceville Plasma Physics (LPP) has  now been granted its first  foreign patent, Australian Patent 2007314648, with a priority date of February 28, 2007, and a term of 20 years. The patent is  nearly identical to our  existing US  patent and covers all our improvements to the DPF device, including our use…

LPP looks back on 2010, ahead to fusion breakthrough in 2011

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An overview of accomplishments, challenges, and goals for LPPhysics: Progress over the past year—Where are we and where are we going? You can find additional background with this report at the Focus Fusion Society. In this web write-up, we will be taking a longer view than our monthly reports, looking back over the entire past year’s…

Progress and a Good Report

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Summary: Experiments this month gave further confirmation of our basic theoretical model of the DPF. ICCD images showed the pinched filament kinking into a plasmoid and gave us clearer estimates of the plasmoid radius and density. X-ray emission energy continues to increase, giving us more confidence for our spin-off X-ray generator applications. Our replacement trigger heads…

Reliable Firing Achieved

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Firing all switches repeatedly and reliably On September 29, we finally achieved repeatable firing of all attached capacitors. That day, and on September 30 and October 1, we fired all eight attached capacitors in 11 successive shots with only three pre-fires. While last month we thought that we had the switch problem under control, we had…