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March 9, 2014
A Short Route
to
FUSION
Cheap, Clean, Safe & Unlimited Energy
In the US, the median
person pays $1 in 6 for
energy
$9,000/year, $22 a day
Worldwide: $1 a
day for energy
$3 a day
total ...
Total energy costs:
$ 5 trillion a year
Global rate of increase
in debt:
$5 trillion a year
7 Million Deaths Annually
from Fossil Fuel Pollution
What Is Fusion?
Tokamak
What Is Focus Fusion?
Controlled Nuclear Fusion
Within a
Dense Plasma Focus Device
Running on Aneutronic Fuel.
What Is Aneutronic Fusion?
It’s a fusion using aneutronic fuel, ideally made of hydrogen and
boron, pB11, which produces n...
Direct energy conversion → No $$$ turbines
Why Is Aneutronic Fusion Cheap?
No neutrons → No Radioactive waste
Only Focus fusion leads to much cheaper
clean energy
―If you have another clean way to produce [energy]
at 2 to 10 cents p...
Spiral GalaxyQuasars
Beam From Star Formation
REPRODUCING NATURAL INSTABILITIES
Solar Flares
Dense Plasma Focus :
small inexpensive device
Inside of FF-1’s Generator
Energy (X-rays, Ion Beams) Capture
Device
Where Are We?
Ion temperature— goal achieved —over
1.8 billion degrees, enough to ignite pB11
Confinement time— goal achie...
From NJ to your neighborhood
1 Year – conclude scientific feasibility
4 Years – for commercial generator
FF-X, 2018FF-1, 2...
Science Fiction?
Other physicists don’t think so
Safe
NO neutrons from main reaction
NO high energy neutrons
NO radioactive waste—electrodes contain
less radioactivity tha...
COSTS
For 5 MW generator, mass
production
$0.08-$0.20/W
Electric cost
Less than 0.3 cents/kwH
vs best today of 6 cents/kwH
Far Less Cost Than
Any Existing Source
Energy Benefits
17% increase in real income for median
US resident
44% increase in real income for median
person in the wo...
Distributed Power
5 MW generators, safe enough to
put in neighborhoods
far more reliability in disasters,
rapid deployment...
JOBS, Services and Infrastructure
$5 TRILLION per year not
spent on energy
100-150 million new jobs
globally
Fusion for Peace
No more war to prop up the price of oil
Fission energy is obsolete—
lock up the uranium mines
Fusion for the Environment
End deadly pollution from coal, diesel, gasoline
End oil spills, mining devastation
Total recyc...
Fusion for the Environment
End deadly pollution from coal, diesel,
gasoline
End oil spills, mining devastation
Total recyc...
Space Exploration
A fusion rocket could get to Mars in
2 weeks
A multistage interstellar fusion
rocket could in theory att...
Steps To Increase Density
50x-- Achieve theoretical density—tungsten
electrodes to eliminate impurity
10x-- Increase curre...
Needed:
Beryllium electrodes
Tungsten is fine for impurity, but
absorbs too many x-rays
Beryllium far more transparent
But...
Crowdfunding
Launch on Indiegogo April 22
Goal $250,000 (nice to get more!)
Need $1 million,
12 months to scientific feasi...
Need volunteers!
Need publicity—web, social media
Start online discussions everywhere
Goals:
100 by March 15
1,000 by Apri...
Our Intellectual Property:
• US patent 7,482,607
• Chinese Patent No. 200780007065.7
• Australian Patent 2007314648
• Pate...
Aneutronic Fusion
Comparison
LogTemperature
(eV)
Log (Density x Confinement Time)
(sec/cc)
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Eric Lerner presents Focus Fusion as the Short Route to Fusion at a March 9, 2014 event in Manhattan

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March 9 Focus Fusion NYC presentation

  1. 1. March 9, 2014 A Short Route to FUSION Cheap, Clean, Safe & Unlimited Energy
  2. 2. In the US, the median person pays $1 in 6 for energy $9,000/year, $22 a day Worldwide: $1 a day for energy $3 a day total income
  3. 3. Total energy costs: $ 5 trillion a year Global rate of increase in debt: $5 trillion a year
  4. 4. 7 Million Deaths Annually from Fossil Fuel Pollution
  5. 5. What Is Fusion?
  6. 6. Tokamak
  7. 7. What Is Focus Fusion? Controlled Nuclear Fusion Within a Dense Plasma Focus Device Running on Aneutronic Fuel.
  8. 8. What Is Aneutronic Fusion? It’s a fusion using aneutronic fuel, ideally made of hydrogen and boron, pB11, which produces no neutrons and thus no radioactive waste. Aneutronic → No neutrons → No Radioactive waste LPPHYSICS.COM
  9. 9. Direct energy conversion → No $$$ turbines Why Is Aneutronic Fusion Cheap? No neutrons → No Radioactive waste
  10. 10. Only Focus fusion leads to much cheaper clean energy ―If you have another clean way to produce [energy] at 2 to 10 cents per Kwhr, the world does not change,‖ says Brian Wang. ―Only [with] LPP, if they can get it down to 0.1 cent per Kwhr does the world change.‖ Motherboard, October 29, 2013
  11. 11. Spiral GalaxyQuasars Beam From Star Formation REPRODUCING NATURAL INSTABILITIES Solar Flares
  12. 12. Dense Plasma Focus : small inexpensive device
  13. 13. Inside of FF-1’s Generator
  14. 14. Energy (X-rays, Ion Beams) Capture Device
  15. 15. Where Are We? Ion temperature— goal achieved —over 1.8 billion degrees, enough to ignite pB11 Confinement time— goal achieved 20 ns— more than 8 ns goal Energy transfer to plasmoid— over 50% of goal Density—must increase by 10,000
  16. 16. From NJ to your neighborhood 1 Year – conclude scientific feasibility 4 Years – for commercial generator FF-X, 2018FF-1, 2015
  17. 17. Science Fiction? Other physicists don’t think so
  18. 18. Safe NO neutrons from main reaction NO high energy neutrons NO radioactive waste—electrodes contain less radioactivity than a roomful of people. Generator safe to service without protection 9 hours after turn-off
  19. 19. COSTS For 5 MW generator, mass production $0.08-$0.20/W Electric cost Less than 0.3 cents/kwH vs best today of 6 cents/kwH
  20. 20. Far Less Cost Than Any Existing Source
  21. 21. Energy Benefits 17% increase in real income for median US resident 44% increase in real income for median person in the world
  22. 22. Distributed Power 5 MW generators, safe enough to put in neighborhoods far more reliability in disasters, rapid deployment to towns and villages throughout the world
  23. 23. JOBS, Services and Infrastructure $5 TRILLION per year not spent on energy 100-150 million new jobs globally
  24. 24. Fusion for Peace No more war to prop up the price of oil Fission energy is obsolete— lock up the uranium mines
  25. 25. Fusion for the Environment End deadly pollution from coal, diesel, gasoline End oil spills, mining devastation Total recycling with plasma torch Money released to end deforestation, environmental clean-up, No greenhouse gases No radioactive waste
  26. 26. Fusion for the Environment End deadly pollution from coal, diesel, gasoline End oil spills, mining devastation Total recycling with plasma torch Money released to end deforestation, environmental clean-up No greenhouse gases No radioactive waste
  27. 27. Space Exploration A fusion rocket could get to Mars in 2 weeks A multistage interstellar fusion rocket could in theory attain 1/3 the speed of light
  28. 28. Steps To Increase Density 50x-- Achieve theoretical density—tungsten electrodes to eliminate impurity 10x-- Increase current to 2.8 MA 20x-- Better compression with heavier pB11
  29. 29. Needed: Beryllium electrodes Tungsten is fine for impurity, but absorbs too many x-rays Beryllium far more transparent But costs-- (single unit)--$250,000
  30. 30. Crowdfunding Launch on Indiegogo April 22 Goal $250,000 (nice to get more!) Need $1 million, 12 months to scientific feasibility
  31. 31. Need volunteers! Need publicity—web, social media Start online discussions everywhere Goals: 100 by March 15 1,000 by April 22 Each one reach 3 in 3 weeks!
  32. 32. Our Intellectual Property: • US patent 7,482,607 • Chinese Patent No. 200780007065.7 • Australian Patent 2007314648 • Patent applications , same priority date: Europe, Canada, India
  33. 33. Aneutronic Fusion Comparison LogTemperature (eV) Log (Density x Confinement Time) (sec/cc)

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