GO NJ! Three bills to promote #FusionEnergy research were introduced on Aug. 26 into the NJ State Senate by Sen. Joe Pennachio (R-26). The first bill, the Fusion Technology Industry Promotion Act, would mandate the NJ Economic Development Authority to invest in fusion technology development companies in NJ, matching dollar for dollar private investments in the companies. This idea was raised by LPPFusion’s President Eric J. Lerner at the Fusion Symposium organized by Sen. Pennacchio’s office.
Congrats to Mr. Yang for including fusion energy into his #yangclimateplan. Fossil fuels are killing us, and renewables can not replace fossil fuels. Fusion will.
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Wind farm and fossil fuel plant simultaneous failures created a massive power blackout. This is why we need a decentralized fusion energy network.
If all the physicists on Wall Street had worked on fusion, we would have fusion by now. #FundFusion, not Wall Street confusion!
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Science is a collective effort and at this conference, as others, LPPFusion received valuable information from our colleagues. While many devices are used in fusion energy research, the plasma is the same everywhere, so results with one device can be used in experiments with others. In particular Lerner got vital clues to the next steps in optimizing FF-2B function and curing its early “teething” problems.
At the PLASMA 2019 conference in Opole, Poland July 15-19, LPPFusion Chief Scientist Eric Lerner presented experimental evidence that our fusion device, FF-2B, has met our initial goal of achieving low-impurity plasma. In other presentations at the conference, and in discussions, it emerged that the purity level achieved by FF-2B is well beyond that reached by the large tokamak experiment JET, which like the LPPFusion device, uses beryllium in its structure.
Great article on fusion by NJTV with LPPFusion included along General Fusion, ITER and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Eric's flying to Poland for an annual DPF conference. Even though the rest of the researchers are using copper electrodes we're excited to hear the latest from everyone and to share our latest enigmas and findings. LPPFusion's Chief Scientist will be presenting on July 19. We will not be experimenting this week. Syed will be improving our diagnostic devices, focusing on the optical path for the ICCD camera. Ivy and Jose will continue with the custom database and data analytics code development.
The interview with Leah Mishkin, the correspondent from NJTV who came to the lab today, went well. She informed us that if the piece is published, it will be about 6 minutes and will include other fusion projects.
(The scope manufacturer, Tektronix, discontinued drivers in 2016.) Excel 2003 has been fully kicked out of the loop (even though we had original CDs saved.) Thanks to Jose and Ivy for 24/7 support. The new experimental procedure now includes unplugging the UPS that powers the data computer prior to each shot...lots more—in progress...
Damaged computer due to shorts this past Wednesday was replaced. We’re ready to continue experiments tomorrow. A back up scope, used, was ordered from South Korea—just in case, today. A backup data computer was built in addition to the primary replacement. We’ve got an upgraded OS. Scope drivers for the new OS (we're talking old oscilloscopes) were found after some research thanks to Texas Instruments.