Frank Wessel L-egant Solutions
Frank J. Wessel, Ph.D.
L-Egant Solutions, LLC

Welcome to L-Egant Solutions, LLC

Researchers seek routinely to increase the productivity of their workflow and shorten the timescale for discovery. I should know: I spent 35+ years of my career in experimental physics, studying fusion energy, plasma physics, and technology.

It started with a Ph.D. in physics, from the University of California, Irvine,  studying methods to inject intense ion beams into a fusion reactor.  After graduating I worked on ion-space propulsion at the Hughes Research Laboratories, followed by my first startup, MicroBeam, Inc.,  developing focused-ion beams for microelectronics. 

I returned to physics research studying magnetic-flux compression in a Z-pinch, x-ray lithography, and beam propagation, which led me back to UC Irvine, to work with my previous advisors. In 2001 we co-founded, Tri Alpha Energy, Inc., which seeks to develop a magnetic field-reversed configuration for fusion energy.

Nevertheless, Z-pinches were always an attractive option for fusion, due to their ability to provide extremes in compressed-energy density. My research lead to the invention of a new method for energy delivery to a fusion target. The result was many papers and two patents on the "Staged Z-pinch" (SZP), which served as the basis for my third start-up, Magneto-Inertial Fusion Technologies, Inc. (MIFTI). MIFTI continues to develop the SZP for fusion and the production of medical isotopes.

I have  retired recently from the above engagements, and am now focused on providing cost-effective product solutions and diagnostics to researchers, some of which are compiled here on this website. Zeonics Systech, of India, founded in 1981,  is a leader in high-voltage, pulsed-power components and systems and many of their products perform similarly to what is available in the USA, at substantially reduced cost. The Second-Harmonic Interferometer is similarly an instrument in high demand for many experiments; it is our first, home-grown product.  For those of you interested in offering other diagnostic systems that  have been refined to a high level of operational performance, please don't hesitate to reach out with an inquiry. 

It is, and always will be, my great pleasure to provide you with the highest level of support needed to facilitate your discoveries at low cost. FJW

Frank Wessel L-egant Solutions
Frank Wessel, Ph.D.
L-Egant Solutions, LLC


Researchers seek routinely to increase the productivity of their workflow and shorten the timescale for discovery. I should know: I spent 35+ years of my career in experimental physics, studying fusion energy, plasma physics, and technology.

It started with a Ph.D. in physics, from the University of California, Irvine,  studying methods to inject intense ion beams into a fusion reactor.  After graduating I worked on ion-space propulsion at the Hughes Research Laboratories, followed by my first startup, MicroBeam, Inc.,  developing focused-ion beams for microelectronics. 

I returned to physics research studying magnetic-flux compression in a Z-pinch, x-ray lithography, and beam propagation, which led me back to UC Irvine, to work with my thesis advisors. In 2001 we co-founded, and I named, Tri Alpha Energy, Inc., developing a magnetic field-reversed configuration for fusion energy.

Z-pinches were always an attractive option for me, due to their ability to provide extremes in power and compressed-energy density, leading to the invention of a new method for energy delivery into a fusion target. The result was many papers and two patents on the "Staged Z-pinch", which are the basis for my third start-up, Magneto-Inertial Fusion Technologies, Inc., developing the SZP for fusion and the production of medical isotopes.

Having retired recently from these engagements, I am now focused on providing cost-effective product solutions to researchers, some of which are compiled here. These product solutions are manufactured by Zeonics Systech, of India, founded in 1981, who is a leader in high-voltage, pulsed-power components and systems.  It will always be my pleasure to provide you with the support and help needed to facilitate your discoveries. FJW