Author Archives: Tom Tamarkin

Lawrenceville Plasma Physics

Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Scientific paper: Fusion reactions from >150 keV ions in a dense plasma focus plasmoid Focus Fusion IndieGoGo Video! from Focus Fusion Society on Vimeo. Looking for funding: Focus Fusion in New Jersey July 2015: LPP Fusion has resumed dense plasma fusion test firing now using the new tungsten electrode Aneutronic nuclear fusion reactor and engine proposal video The ... Read More »

Why Fusion is the Only Realistic Solution

By: Tom Tamarkin Founder Fusion4Freedom & President USCL Corp In 2016 the United States consumed 97.3 Quads of raw energy to produce 30.8 Quads of energy used by consumers and industry. The remaining 60% was lost as heat or thermal rejected energy. That is 1.027 X 1020 Joules or 9.73 X 1017 BTU of expended raw energy. To put that ... Read More »

Fusion: God’s Choice for Energy

By: Tom Tamarkin Founder Fusion4Freedom & President USCL Corp July 18, 2014 Updated Aug. 4, 2015 Gerald Schroeder, Ph.D., MIT in nuclear physics and earth science writes: “The Jerusalem Translation of the opening line in Bereshit Genesis, ca 100 CE is “With wisdom God created the heavens and the earth.”  NOT In the beginning God created … Nachmanides quotes this and ... Read More »

The Secret of the Sun

Absolute Worldwide Energy Independence A Judeo-Christian Perspective By: Tom Tamarkin Founder Fusion4Freedom & President USCL Corp 10 December 2010 – 3 Tevet 5771 In the beginning of G-d’s creation of the heavens and the earth……G-d said: “Let there be light!” _ and there was light. On the third day of Creation, G-d said: Let the Earth sprout vegetation: seed-bearing plants ... Read More »

Viewpoint: Magnetic Fields Lock in the Heat for Fusion

By Riccardo Betti on Physics Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester NY 14627, USA Published October 14, 2014 | Physics 7, 105 (2014) | DOI: 10.1103/Physics.7.105 Sandia researchers demonstrate that magnetic fields help retain heat in an imploding pellet of fuel, increasing the number of fusion reactions. Experimental Demonstration of Fusion-Relevant Conditions ... Read More »

Magnetic Fusion Energy Engineering Act of 1980 (MFEEA)

Notes and Comment On October 12, 1980, President Carter signed into law the “Magnetic Fusion Energy Engineering Act of 1980.” The act was based on House and Senate Bills sponsored by Rep. M. McCormack (DWash.) and Sen. P. Tsongas (D-Mass.), which had passed both houses of Congress with very strong bipartisan support and presumably represents the views of the new ... Read More »

Low-Cost Fusion Project Steps Out of the Shadows and Looks for Money

From NBC News A hush-hush nuclear fusion project that’s received $12 million from the U.S. Navy is now sharing what it calls encouraging results — and looking for private investment. For years, EMC2 Fusion Development Corp. has had to conduct its research into what’s known as Polywell fusion outside public view because the Navy wanted it that way. Now the ... Read More »

Lockheed Martin’s Fusion Energy Reactor Design Criticized, But U.S. Nuclear Power Plans Also Called ‘Unsatisfactory’

From Inquisitr Lockheed Martin’s fusion energy reactor design is drawing some heat from other scientists, although heat is said to be precisely the problem. But the Skunk Works team is not alone in receiving criticism since other U.S. fusion energy plans are being considering “unsatisfactory” by a meeting of peers. In a related report by The Inquisitr, Lockheed Martin claims ... Read More »

Scientists Are Bashing Lockheed Martin’s Nuclear Fusion ‘Breakthrough’

Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor at PPPL. From Business Insider Researchers at Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Skunk Works, announced on Wednesday their ongoing work on a new technology that could bring about functional nuclear reactors powered by fusion in the next 10 years. But most scientists and science communicators we talked to are skeptical of the claim. “The nuclear engineering clearly fails ... Read More »

Skunk Works Reveals Compact Fusion Reactor Details

Lockheed Martin aims to develop compact reactor prototype in five years, production unit in 10 Guy Norris | Aviation Week & Space Technology Hidden away in the secret depths of the Skunk Works, a Lockheed Martin research team has been working quietly on a nuclear energy concept they believe has the potential to meet, if not eventually decrease, the world’s ... Read More »

Washington State University fusion reactor concept could be cheaper than coal

From the University of Washington by Michelle Ma This announcement was also published at Phys.org Fusion energy almost sounds too good to be true – zero greenhouse gas emissions, no long-lived radioactive waste, a nearly unlimited fuel supply. The UW’s current fusion experiment, HIT-SI3. It is about one-tenth the size of the power-producing dynomak concept.U of Washington The UW’s current ... Read More »

Iranian team to collaborate with US company on nuclear fusion project

New Jersey company says it has permission for unique partnership to work toward the holy grail of energy sources Mark Halper theguardian.com, Friday 25 May 2012 13.59 EDT Plasma used in fusion reactions is created at places like the ASDEX upgrade fusion reactor in Germany. Photograph: Peter Ginter/Science Faction/Corbis A US company and an Iranian university have agreed to collaborate ... Read More »

1995 Letter to Congress with Proposed Fusion Bill

Robert W. Bussard, Ph.D. August 11, 1928 – October 6, 2007 Video: Lecture by Dr. Bussard: “Should Google go nuclear?” ENERGY/MATTER CONVERSION CORPORATION 6505 Euclid Avenue, Suite 3, Manassas Park, VA 22111, (703) 330-7990 6 June 1995 Hon. Newt Gingrich, Speaker U.S. House of Representatives 2428 Rayburn HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Hon. Robert L Livingston. Chairman House Appropriations Committee 2406 ... Read More »

2060 And Lights Out

By: Tom Tamarkin Founder Fusion4Freedom & President USCL Corp A Question and Answer Session Wolff Bachner and Tom Tamarkin 2060 And Lights Out: How Will America Survive Without Oil [Inquisitr Special Report] Imagine what your life would be like without electricity. No gasoline for your car; no oil for your furnace; no refrigeration for your food and no air conditioning ... Read More »

Patents & Registered Trademarks

Our patents cover the Internet of Things (IoT) driven by utility Smart Meters, the utility billing and Smart Grid control systems, coupled with mobile smart phones. EnergyCite® is a USPTO registered Trademark United States and foreign patents Tamarkin, et al, assigned to USCL Our patents cover the new smart meters which send and receive data to and from a utility ... Read More »

Winners of Prime Minister’s prize for innovation in alternative fuels announced

The winners of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation have been announced. The prize of $1 million is the largest awarded in this field. Oct. 6, 2014 National Fuel Alternatives Program Director, Eyal Rosner: “Israel has set itself an ambitious goal – to reduce the use of conventional fuel for transportation by 60% by the ... Read More »

Letter to Harry Reid

April 30, 2009 The Honorable Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader The United States Senate 522 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC. 20510 Ref: Energy Independence Dear Senator Reid: I am writing you for two reasons. Firstly our company, USCL Corporation in Sacramento, CA, and our employees are represented by you in the United States Senate. I wanted you to be ... Read More »

Letter to Nancy Pelosi

April 30, 2009 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House United States House of Representatives 235 Cannon HOB Washington DC 20515 Ref: Energy Dear Madam Speaker Pelosi: I am writing you for two reasons. Firstly our company, USCL Corporation in Sacramento, CA, and our employees are represented by you in the United States Senate. I wanted you to be ... Read More »

Letter to Dianne Feinstein

April 30, 2009 The Honorable Dianne Feinstein The United States Senate 331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC. 20510 Ref: Energy Independence Dear Senator Feinstein: I am writing you for two reasons. Firstly our company, USCL Corporation in Sacramento, CA, and our employees are represented by you in the United States Senate. I wanted you to be aware of our ... Read More »

Letter to Steven Chu

April 30, 2009 Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary U. S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue SW Washington D. C. 20585 Dear Dr. Chu: I am writing in connection with the President’s recent remarks at the National Academy of Sciences annual meeting as posted on the Department of Energy’s Web site home page. In connection therewith please find the enclosed copy ... Read More »

Fusion: Nature’s Original Energy Source

By: Tom Tamarkin Founder Fusion4Freedom & President USCL Corp July 18, 2014 The Earth is part of a finely tuned universe and is a uniquely fine-tuned planet. This “fine tuning” has created conditions for the formation and development of life on Earth evolving over billions of years. Mankind, through the attribute of wisdom, intelligence, and his ability to reason, is ... Read More »

Rabbi Cohen Letter to Sarah Palin

July 15, 2012 B”H The Honorable Mrs. Sarah Palin Governor, State of Alaska U. S. Vice Presidential Candidate of the Republican Party C/O Mr. John (Jack) Donahue 100 Bay Road Naples, Florida 34102 Blessings from Rabbi Mendel Cohen Dear Governor and future Vice President Palin: Our Talmud says elected officials are not elected by the people but rather they are ... Read More »

Schroeder Letter to Sarah Palin

Gerald Schroeder, Ph. D. Jerusalem, Israel https://www.geraldschroeder.com 3 October 2008 The Honorable Mrs. Sarah Palin Governor, State of Alaska U. S. Vice Presidential Candidate of the Republican Party C/O Mr. John (Jack) Donahue 100 Bay Road Naples, Florida 34102 Ref: Republican 2008 Victory & World Wide Energy Independence Dear Mrs. Palin: It is my sincere belief that it is imperative ... Read More »

2nd Letter to Congressman Cantor

Federal Express Overnight Priority 28 October 2010 The Honorable Eric Cantor Congressional Whip United States House of Representatives 329 Cannon Building Washington D. C. Ref: JTA Cantor Interview, Jerusalem Post Response, America and Israel’s National Security Dear Honorable Mr. Cantor: You may recall that Lisa Korbatov and her parents introduced us at the Cantor Victory event in Beverly Hills in ... Read More »

Letter to Congressman Eric Cantor

2 October 2009 The Honorable Eric Cantor Congressional Whip United States House of Representatives 329 Cannon Building Washington D. C. Ref: National Security & Energy Dear Honorable Mr. Cantor: I wish you well and sincerely thank you for your recent participation in the AIPAC tour of Israel. As an AIPAC Capital Club contributor, I am well aware of your efforts ... Read More »

Who Killed Fusion?

By: Marsha Freeman, commissioned & edited by Tom Tamarkin copyright USCL 2010-2017 June 20, 2010 Skip Preface See also: How Russia Caused the World’s Preeminent Super Power To Lose 25 Years in Its Quest to Correctly Solve Energy See Also: Pat Boone & Tom Tamarkin series of 8 articles on the history and politics of fusion See Also: The MFTF-B ... Read More »

The Petro-Islamist Threat: How Fusion Energy Can Save the World

By: Tom Tamarkin and Mudar Zahran September 7, 2014 Updated Oct. 24, 2015 Abstract: Today the worldwide population of people practicing the Islamic Muslim faiths is estimated to be between 1.6 billion to 2.2 billion or 22 % to 30% of the world’s total population. Unfortunately for them, and for the rest of the world, the religion has been hijacked ... Read More »

Disproof of AGW by Gerlich & Tscheuschner

Download the full paper Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics Version 3.0 (September 9, 2007) replaces Version 1.0 (July 7, 2007) and later By: Gerhard Gerlich Institut fur Mathematische Physik Technische Universitat Carolo-Wilhelmina Mendelssohnstrae 3 D-38106 Braunschweig Federal Republic of Germany g.gerlich@tu-bs.de Ralf D. Tscheuschner Postfach 60 27 62 D-22237 Hamburg Federal Republic of ... Read More »

Solar Power (Technology and Economics)

By Barrie Lawson, UK The earth receives more energy from the Sun in just one hour than the world’s population uses in a whole year. The total solar energy flux intercepted by the earth on any particular day is 4.2 X 1018 Watt-hours or 1.5 X 1022 Joules (or 6.26 X 1020 Joules per hour). This is equivalent to burning ... Read More »

Wind Power (Technology and Economics)

By Barrie Lawson, UK Adapted with the permission of the author from Electropaedia.com The wind is a source of free energy which has been used since ancient times in windmills for pumping water or grinding flour. The technology of high power, geared transmissions was developed centuries ago by windmill designers and the fantail wheel for keeping the main sales pointing ... Read More »

Lawrence Livermore National Labs NIF by CBS Sunday Morning

This is an excellent piece describing inertial laser fusion and NIF. However, NIF is under scrutiny in the scientific community in terms of its ability to achieve ignition timely given its sparse budget for civilian power development. NIF is primarily a NNSA project meant for weapons stock pile stewardship experimentation. More public visibility needs to be directed on fusion and ... Read More »

PJMIF Concept Tutorial

A presentation by Prepared by C. Y. Francis Thio, Ph.D., October 4, 2011 for USCL Corporation and Tom D. Tamarkin. October 4, 2011 Outline This presentation was originally prepared by Dr. C. Y. Francis Thio in PDF format. We have converted the original PDF document for on-line website presentation and have taken great care to insure that no changes have ... Read More »

Fusion: Our First, Best and Only Hope

Complete index of Pat’s articles This article is the first of a series of eight articles on fusion power written by Tom Tamarkin and Pat Boone in their collaboration to speak to American citizens…in fact all citizens of the world…on the ill-fated history of fusion power development and the urgent need to resurrect and complete it. The articles are based ... Read More »

2050 Projected Alternative Energy Supply and Demand Study

[php function=7]April 9, 2010 Summary The purpose of this study is to provide a first-pass approximation of world energy needs in 2050, and the ability of alternative energy to meet those needs. We make this approximation according to a specified methodology: We calculate the primary energy consumption per capita of the United States for 2008, and then use that per-capita ... Read More »

How will a fusion power plant work?

A school class in 2100: The futuristic lesson is backed up with documentary photos and animations and gives the viewer an entertaining survey of the principles, development and status of fusion research. Like the sun, a fusion power plant is to derive energy from fusion of atomic nuclei. To ignite the fusion fire one has to succeed in confining the ... Read More »

Fusion: Nature’s Energy

Complete index of Pat’s articles This article is the second of a series of eight articles on fusion power written by Tom Tamarkin and Pat Boone in their collaboration to speak to American citizens…in fact all citizens of the world…on the ill-fated history of fusion power development and the urgent need to resurrect and complete it. The articles are based ... Read More »

A Brief History of Nuclear Fusion

Complete index of Pat’s articles This article is the third of a series of eight articles on fusion power written by Tom Tamarkin and Pat Boone in their collaboration to speak to American citizens…in fact all citizens of the world…on the ill-fated history of fusion power development and the urgent need to resurrect and complete it. The articles are based ... Read More »

A Comparison of Energy Densities of Prevalent Energy Sources in Units of Joules Per Cubic Meter

Bradley E. Layton, Ph.D Assistant Professor, Energy Technology Program Director, Drexel University Abstract Typically, the energy densities of solids or liquids such as coal and oil are measured in dimensions of energy per unit volume or energy per unit mass, whereas solar, wind, and hydroelectric sources are rated in dimensions of power per unit area. This article provides a unifying ... Read More »

Is Sustainable Energy Even Possible at the Global level?

David J. Pristash January 2012 Revised February 2013 Republished with permission ABSTRACT The purpose of this paper is to place into useful perspective the development of sustainable energy at the global scale. Global scale energy requires the ability to generate power of 3,500 Quads or 3.7 X 1021 Joules, economically; as this is the amount of energy the world will ... Read More »

The Holy Grail of Energy: Nuclear Fusion

Complete index of Pat’s articles This article is the fourth of a series of eight articles on fusion power written by Tom Tamarkin and Pat Boone in their collaboration to speak to American citizens…in fact all citizens of the world…on the ill-fated history of fusion power development and the urgent need to resurrect and complete it. The articles are based ... Read More »

Innovative Confinement Concepts

Innovative Confinement Concepts and Alternative Fusion Approaches Between 1996 and 2000, the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (FESAC) recommended a vigorous program in Innovative Confinement Concepts to explore several practical alternative paths to the mainline Magnetic Confinement and Inertial Confinement programs. It was never funded. After the U.S. joined the ITER program as a 9% partner, the ICC program was ... Read More »

Solar Energy Revolution: A Massive Opportunity

Peter Diamandis Forbes My friend Ray Kurzweil projects the U.S. will meet 100 percent of its electrical energy needs from solar in 20 years. Elon Musk is a bit more conservative, pegging it at 50 percent in that timeframe. While the growth of solar may seem slow to some, it’s fair to say it’s in the midst of its “deceptive ... Read More »

Fusion Fission Hybrid Concept

By: Tom Tamarkin Founder Fusion4Freedom & President USCL Corp In anticipation of a possible nuclear renaissance, there has been an enthusiastic renewal of interest in the fusion-fission hybrid concept, driven primarily by some members of the fusion community. A fusion-fission hybrid consists of a neutron-producing fusion core surrounded by a fission blanket. Hybrids are of interest because of their potential ... Read More »

There Is Hope for the World

Complete index of Pat’s articles This article is the fifth of a series of eight articles on fusion power written by Tom Tamarkin and Pat Boone in their collaboration to speak to American citizens…in fact all citizens of the world…on the ill-fated history of fusion power development and the urgent need to resurrect and complete it. The articles are based ... Read More »

Sustainable Energy — without the hot air

Download the full free E-book here. A ten-page synopsis We have an addiction to fossil fuels, and it’s not sustainable. The developed world gets 80% of its energy from fossil fuels; Britain, 90%. And this is unsustainable for three reasons. First, easily-accessible fossil fuels will at some point run out, so we’ll eventually have to get our energy from someplace ... Read More »

American Based Worldwide Energy Independence

[php function=8]By: Tom Tamarkin Founder Fusion4Freedom & President USCL Corp August 5, 2012 EnergyCite® In a few years we should no longer need to depend on drilling for natural gas & oil…or mining coal…for energy. Energy is all around us. But not from wind, solar, tidal, or biofuels. Every school boy knows the answer; E=MC². What does E=MC² mean? Energy ... Read More »