LPP February 05, 2013 Report

Posted by benf on Feb 07, 2013 at 04:40 PM
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LPP Announces New Collaboration Agreement with Plasma Simulations Group, University of Toyama, Japan—Simulation Yields First Results

On January 15, 2013, Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Inc., (LPP) and the Plasma Simulation Group, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, University of Toyama, Japan, signed an agreement to collaborate on scientific work on the dense plasma focus and aneutronic fusion, concentrating on simulation of the plasma focus process. This is the second in a series of collaboration agreements LPP is arranging to create a coordinated network of plasma focus and aneutronic fusion researchers throughout the world. The agreement will be administered by Dr. Takayuki Haruki of the Plasma Simulation Group (PSG) and Eric J. Lerner, Chief Scientist at LPP. As with other collaboration agreements, the goal is to speed the achievement of cheap, clean, safe and unlimited energy.

Since the PSG has worked on simulations in this field for a long time, they were able to produce a preliminary simulation in a just few weeks. This simulation, presented at the Sokendai Asian Winter School on Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2013 at NIFS, Toki, Japan, (http://www-nsrp.nifs.ac.jp/aws/index.shtml) is a first approximation of the process that leads to the formation of plasmoids in a plasma focus device. Plasmoids are dense knots of plasma where the atomic nuclei are heated to high temperatures and fusion reactions occur. They form when filaments of electric current first merge with each other into a single central filament which then twists and knots itself into a plasmoid.  LPP itself is working on a simulation of the formation of the filaments during a single pulse of the plasma focus device.

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