Startup: LPPFusion Embraces Instability

Rather than fighting to control plasma, this startup’s device exploits instabilities to fuse atoms

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Photo of LPPFusion’s device.
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img(Almost) Tabletop Fusion: The heart of LPPFusion’s device is a vessel filled with gaseous fuel at low pressure (top). Inside, a blast of current down a set of electrodes turns the gas into plasma. Instabilities fuse plasma atoms (bottom).Photos: LPPFusion

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Greg Mably

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