The Wheatstone bridge and related matters, like what is your greatest achievement in life?

Wheatstone (1802-1875) is a famous UK physicist.  He is best known for the Wheatstone bridge a device to measure resistance.  Using an AC or RF voltage the bridge can also measure impedance. It is here that my story begins.  Impedance is the ratio of voltage to current flowing in a device.  When current is impeded …

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Why Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Results are Not Even Wrong; a Detailed Analysis.

A while back, I responded to a claim from Lawrenceville Plasma Physics that they were close to a commercial fusion reactor.  I was annoyed that such claims were being made and even more concerned that such claims were not receiving a strong criticism from the scientific community.  I read the paper published in the journal - …

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Lawrenceville Plasma Physics is Back in the News

I see that Lawrenceville Plasma Physics is back in the news again with the announcement of a collaboration between LPP and an Iranian research institution.  The collaboration agreement is for scientific publications on aneutronic fusion, which some sources claim could be a possible route to cheap, safe, clean energy.  This blog believes the claim is the result …

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Plasma Science and Technology is Useful in the Home

Importance of Scientific Research Scientific research is an important factor in the analysis of new technologies. It is important to have independent scientific data especially when we are talking about plasma technology. Plasmas are very complex and it is easy to make claims that are not based on true scientific fact. You can get a …

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