Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Tungsten Electrodes will be ready in mid-May and the rest of the plan to achieve breakthrough commercial fusion to lower electricity costs by ten times … this is a possible world-changer
In the 1980s, Eric Lerner turned his innovative mind from astrophysics to fusion research. His knowledge of quasars gave him an idea that others had missed. Using known laws of electromagnetism and quantum physics, he derived a mathematical model of plasma behavior in a self-squeezing magnetic bottle. This math predicts a shocking possibility: 5-megawatt fusion generators (power for 2000 homes) mass-produced for under $1M each, with trivial fuel cost, which would slash the cost of electricity by over 90% and launch civilization into a new era.
In March 2012, LPP published a paper in the leading international journal for fusion scientists (Physics of Plasmas from the American Institute of Physics). The most-read paper in that journal that year, it reported experimental proof that LPP achieved two of the three conditions required for hydrogen-boron ignition. The first condition is plasma temperature of 1.6 billion degrees. LPP achieved 1.8 billion, which is the hottest ever reported for a fusion fuel, and hotter than the core of the sun. The second condition is plasma confinement time of 20 nanoseconds. LPP achieved 30. The third condition is plasma density of 7 grams per cubic centimeter. LPP has not achieved that yet, but Lerner’s math predicts that the self-squeezing magnetic bottle (called a plasmoid) will do it.
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Plasma Fusion — hoax or breakthrough reality? RT America (from 2012)