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by MarkS
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: CF vs KF flanges
Replies: 10
Views: 1907

Re: CF vs KF flanges

<t>Hi Rob, I was in the same position that you are when I first started my fusor (in 2008). I had two jobs at the time. One for each of my loves, the fusor, and a girl @___@. You're right that KF (aka NW aka QF) is much cheaper than ConFlat, and that CF takes more work to use than KF. What I did and...
by MarkS
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - I believe first neutrons.
Replies: 7
Views: 2354

Re: I believe first neutrons.

<t>Hi Tanner, I have been watching your progress including the silver activation, your first post regarding the BTI bubble detector, and of course this thread. I believe you have produced free neutrons from the fusion of deuterium with itself. SO...Congratulations! As Carl has already said, you shou...
by MarkS
Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Back to Future!..erm forums
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: Back to Future!..erm forums

<r>Hi John thanks for the reply! What you've described is exactly, almost word for action, what I did last time. I followed Wilfried Heil's guide (posted here: <URL url="http://www.fusor.net/board/download_thread.php?site=fusor&bn=fusor_hvpower&thread=1190343950"><LINK_TEXT text="download_th...
by MarkS
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Back to Future!..erm forums
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Back to Future!..erm forums

<t>Hi Fusor.net Forums It's been awhile since I've last lurked here and let alone posted here. FWIW I've been out in the world growing up since I started and stopped my fusor project 4 years ago. I had to leave my project behind and move into the dorms and now that I'm out in my own apartment and I'...
by MarkS
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Wandering Professional Aims for a Star
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: Wandering Professional Aims for a Star

Om nom nom nom
by MarkS
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Vacuum Pumps, can it be good AND cheap?
Replies: 14
Views: 2558

Re: Vacuum Pumps, can it be good AND cheap?

<t>Hey Rob, <br/> Any of the Welch DUO Seal pumps will be quite sufficient for you needs. A brand new single stage duo seal may actually be able to get you down secondary pump pressures (sub 100 micron). A brand new one is quite costly however. You're going to be better off with a 2 stage one. I per...
by MarkS
Fri May 14, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: North Korea Claims to Achieve Elusive Nuclear Fusion
Replies: 15
Views: 3643

Re: North Korea Claims to Achieve Elusive Nuclear Fusion

In the spirit of the of the thread...
It'd take 10^11 2.4MeV Neutrons to light up a 3V / 20mA LED, and running a really smoking fusor at 10^7 N/s for a few hours one could power an LED for a second or so!
by MarkS
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Guess what I'm going to use this for?
Replies: 44
Views: 4123

Re: Guess what I'm going to use this for?

playing 20 question with a bunch of goofy homebrew EEs. Should be interesting! Is it pac-man??
by MarkS
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:00 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Fusion in 10 weeks
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: Fusion in 10 weeks

<t>If you're going to DIY the chamber, you may want to downsize just a wee bit. New Conflat seem to run up in price exponentially. The flange money would probably be better spent on a neutron detector or really beefy PSU.<br/> <br/> Anyways, Good Luck!!! Fusion in 10 weeks is quite the challenge. Ge...
by MarkS
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Turning metals transparent
Replies: 8
Views: 2930

Re: Turning metals transparent

<t>Haha yes of course; the giant laser has to aligned prepped and fired, just to turn the lights on! <br/> <br/> But I was thinking in terms of a completely optical computer. Hasn't that been the crux of fiber optics? In the end the signal has to processed back into an electronic signal? Think of th...