Daily Archives: November 11, 2010

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Progress and a Good Report

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Summary: Experiments this month gave further confirmation of our basic theoretical model of the DPF. ICCD images showed the pinched filament kinking into a plasmoid and gave us clearer estimates of the plasmoid radius and density. X-ray emission energy continues to increase, giving us more confidence for our spin-off X-ray generator applications. Our replacement trigger heads…

Preliminary Evidence of High-Energy Ions

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We have obtained the first preliminary evidence that Focus-Fusion-1, like the Texas A&M machine and PF-1000 in Warsaw, is producing high-energy ions.  This evidence indicates that,  even operating well below its intended current, FF-1 has produced ions with an average energy of at least 45 keV, the equivalent of half a billion degrees C. The evidence was…