Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 30, Issue 5, pp 367–376

Theory and Experimental Program for p-B11 Fusion with the Dense Plasma Focus

Original Research

DOI: 10.1007/s10894-011-9385-4

Cite this article as:
Lerner, E.J., Krupakar Murali, S. & Haboub, A. J Fusion Energ (2011) 30: 367. doi:10.1007/s10894-011-9385-4


Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Inc. has initiated a 2-year-long experimental project to test the scientific feasibility of achieving controlled fusion using the dense plasma focus (DPF) device with hydrogen-boron (p-B11) fuel. The goals of the experiment are: first, to confirm the achievement of high ion and electron energies observed in previous experiments from 2001; second, to greatly increase the efficiency of energy transfer into the plasmoid where the fusion reactions take place; third, to achieve the high magnetic fields (>1 GG) needed for the quantum magnetic field effect, which will reduce cooling of the plasma by X-ray emission; and finally, to use p-B11 fuel to demonstrate net energy gain. The experiments are being conducted with a newly constructed dense plasma focus in Middlesex, NJ which is expected to generate peak currents in excess of 2 MA. Some preliminary results are reported.


Dense plasma focusQuantum magnetic field effectNuclear fusionAneutronic Fusion

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric J. Lerner
    • 1
  • S. Krupakar Murali
    • 1
  • A. Haboub
    • 1
  1. 1.Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Inc.MiddlesexUSA