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Free Fusion Energy by year-end !

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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:10 AM
The figure shows that we have traveled a bit less than half way to our goal of demonstrating scientific feasibility which would involve a yield of 10,000 to 100,000 joules. If we can continue at the rate of progress of the spring, we should reach our goal by year-end.

We cannot say for sure yet if this improvement in performance is due to our use of the Axial Field Coil or to the small radius of our electrodes or both. Further experiments are needed to determine this.

Tests in early June have confirmed that FF-1 is producing higher fusion yields than have been achieved with any other DPF at the same peak current.

Source New Calibration Confirms FF-1’s High Fusion Yields

The FF-1 results are as much as a factor of ten above the other results and show a sharper increase with higher current. They cannot say for sure yet if this improvement in performance is due to our use of the Axial Field Coil or to the small radius of our electrodes or both. Lawrenceville Plasma Physics (LPP) is a bit less than half way to their goal of demonstrating scientific feasibility which would involve a yield of 10,000 to 100,000 joules.

Other link :

Dense Plasma Focus Fusion Status and Targets

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:50 AM
And as soon as you get it working, TPTB will snatch it up and warehouse it along with all of the other similar inventions that would free people from their slavery. Sorry, but unless you've got an army and a plan to change the world, that's what is going to happen.

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:53 AM
How much will they charge for this do you think?
"Free" will be price adjusted so a profit can be made.
That or buried.
Tesla anyone?!

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 08:37 AM
Interesting development indeed but the only way it could possibly be free is if it can be developed, built, perfected and operated at zero cost if it does, in fact, work that is and when I say work I mean prove itself to be a commercially viable alternative. I'd be very excited if it can produce significant amounts of usable energy at around the cost of coal fired thermal installations and not just from an environmental perspective either.

But 'free'? - no way unless some philanthropic operator runs them as a charitable organization. I doubt there's anyone anywhere who'd bankroll such a development and operate it for free 24/7 as a service to the energy hungry parts of the world. Those energy hungry populations are not the neediest slice of humanity after all and the truly impoverished earth dwellers actually get by with no reticulated energy at all just like we privileged people did not all that long ago.

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 09:21 AM
reply to post by Pilgrum

But 'free'? - no way unless some philanthropic operator runs them as a charitable organization."

"Free" because it will produce a lot of energy that will cost 0.000001

Or free as google means if you want ... ( Free in exchange of ads, and control )


But i have an other field for you :

Uranium in sea water 'could be used as nuclear fuel'

Sea water could one day become an abundant source of nuclear fuel, new research suggests.

If you want to be free : AUTONOMOUS : you can get the "free" energy you need to live : DO YOU NEED MORE ? -> You don't pay for air, water, sun, or earth ...

You want an other kind of energy : "work" : you can get robots instead of human ( it is cheaper : most people will continu this way ) : do you need more ?

Do you need more time : if you have nothing to do of your time ? Eternity ?


Follow the right path : You don't need to conqueer the entire universe : if you just try ...

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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 03:52 PM
reply to post by psychederic

Eric Lerner is a plasma cosmologist.

This means Eric Lerner is one of the few plasma physicists that actually knows what he's talking about.

posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 02:29 AM
Update on progress :

Done :

Milestone 1: Achieve pinch on FF1 machine

This milestone was already achieved before the last milestone update in November 2009.

Milestone 2: Achieve pinch at 25kV and 1MA, determine optimum gas pressure

In April we achieved a pinch at 30kV and 1MA. Optimizing the gas pressure is ongoing.

Milestone 3: Test theory of axial magnetic field

In March we saw clear evidence that an initial axial magnetic field increases fusion yield.

to do :

Milestone 4: Achieve pinch at 45kV and 2MA with deuterium - Not yet

Milestone 5: Confirm Texas results with better instruments - not yet

Milestone 6: Optimize for heavier gasses

Deuterium has an atomic weight of 2. A 50/50 mix of hydrogen and boron-11 has an average atomic weight of 6. There are some plasma parameters that depend on the atomic weight of the particles in the plasma. As we shift to heavier atomic weight we will need to adjust the length of the electrodes, the initial fill pressure, shot timing, etc. to maintain optimum plasmoid conditions. We will do this by mixing in helium (atomic weight 4) and nitrogen (atomic weight 14) to add weight without adding the complexity of nuclear reactions.

Milestone 7: Achieve fusion with pB11

This is an important step where we switch from the nuclear-inert gasses helium and nitrogen to boron that can fuse with protons. If we achieve our previous milestones and create plasmoids with high enough temperature and density then fusion should just happen and this milestone won’t require any additional adjustments, but it will still be nice to finally see it happen.

Milestone 8: Achieve positive net energy

This milestone means more energy created from fusion than electricity consumed to fire the DPF. We expect to be able to achieve significantly more fusion energy created than electricity consumed so that even after losses from capturing the fusion energy from charged particles and x-rays we can produce more electricity than we consume.

Source : Focus fusion provides an update on progress on the eight goals of Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Nuclear Fusion experiments.

posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 03:44 AM
helium 3 would be even better for fueling a fusion plant.

the only problem its on the moon where we would have to mine it.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:32 PM
LPP’s past and planned energy yield per shot in joules.

Increasing the current by about 3 times to 2-3 million amps should result in the achievement of the desired energy production from one shot.

link : temid=90

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