New simulations show what might be a solution of the current oscillation problem that LPPFusion’s research team has been struggling to solve since mid-2019. These oscillations are the most likely cause of the disruption of current filaments that have in turn limited fusion yield.
LPP also completed the new design for the anode. They have now addressed both engineering problems that confronted the project in the spring.
Experiments over the next few weeks will confirm if these are successful solutions to aspects of the problems.
More equipment is needed and LPP will have new switches before actually firing FF-2B in the new experimental run in 2021.
In November 10, 2019, LPPFusion’s efforts to reduce troublesome oscillations in our FF-2B experimental fusion device had started to make progress. On October 21, they cut the highest-frequency oscillations in half, and increased fusion yield by 30% over our best previous shot with FF-2B. This puts fusion energy yield at 1/8 joule (one joule is one watt-second). This was 3000 times more than the yield at TAE Technologies.
SOURCES- LPP Fusion
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com
Brian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.
Known for identifying cutting edge technologies, he is currently a Co-Founder of a startup and fundraiser for high potential early-stage companies. He is the Head of Research for Allocations for deep technology investments and an Angel Investor at Space Angels.
A frequent speaker at corporations, he has been a TEDx speaker, a Singularity University speaker and guest at numerous interviews for radio and podcasts. He is open to public speaking and advising engagements.