LPPFusion (Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Fusion) Inc. is a company providing research and development services intended to work on Focus Fusion technology. The company specializes in developing a non-radioactive nuclear fusion reactor, energy source based on aneutronic fuels and the dense plasma focus devices.
LPPFusion is building a Dense Plasma Focus (DPF) device, it consists of a thick, hollow central anode surrounded by a ring of cathodes. The chamber holding the device is filled with low-pressure gas to be fused, a bank of external capacitors pulse electricity down the electrodes producing microscopic plasma clouds called plasmoids from the gas due to natural instabilities. Further instabilities in the plasmoids produce electron beams, that heat up the plasmoids to fusion temperatures.
LPPFusion was incorporated in New Jersey in 2003. The company was founded by Eric Lerner in 1984 and its laboratory is located in Middlesex, New Jersey. Initially funded by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory it is now backed by over 500 private investors including the Abell Foundation of Baltimore.
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