Lawrenceville Plasma Physics lead project is the development of a dense plasma focus (DPF) fusion reactor, using proton-boron (pB11) fuel, an approach they call Focus Fusion. There latest project can be tracked on twitter.
Aug 11 – FoFu-1 preparing to fire and now fusing
Aug 10 – electrodes – including slotted knife-edge cathode base – back on the machine, that means time to play the slots for fusion!
Aug 10 – checking axial magnetic field coil for any irregularities due to wiggly wires–lookin’ good!
Aug 9 – Improvements to cathode base to optimize pinching with knife edge underway, piece should be back from machine shop soon
Aug 5-8 switch tuning and test shots
Aug 5 – TWELVE trigger heads all fixed now! FoFu is preparing to fire!
Aug 4 – twelve upgraded high voltage switches ready