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by Frank Sanns
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: HEAS 2018 invitation sign up time
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: HEAS 2018 invitation sign up time

It is always an interesting adventure at Richard's. There are demonstrations, presentations, plenty to buy and sell of specialty items of all kinds, and many members to meet up with. If you have not been to one, you might consider it. I am not sure how many more Richard can tolerate of all of us. Hi...
by Frank Sanns
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: How did you find our Fusor forum?
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: How did you find our Fusor forum?

The problem seems to be Google. It is hitting the site 20 times more than other search engines and nearly 750,000 times per day more than all of the normal users here. It is an obscene number. Problem is that I see no way to slow down the number of hits on the site. We could reduce as is suggested, ...
by Frank Sanns
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: How did you find our Fusor forum?
Replies: 8
Views: 582

How did you find our Fusor forum?

The Fusor.net has been getting a HUGE amount of hits on the web. It is overloading our server allocations. It seems that the Bots are crushing us with hits with nearly 1 million per day. Our cost overages are getting out of hand and I think Paul is going to going on a fund drive to help keep the sit...
by Frank Sanns
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Proposal of a new type of electrostatic confinement reactor able to produce nuclear fusions with an efficiency superior
Replies: 11
Views: 966

Re: Proposal of a new type of electrostatic confinement reactor able to produce nuclear fusions with an efficiency super

I believe you are trying to differentiate between (rendement) yield ( like the nomenclature used in nuclear weapons) and efficiency which is a thermodynamic property. If this is the case, then you are correct that the fusion products will have a much greater energy than their starting ion energy. In...
by Frank Sanns
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Proposal of a new type of electrostatic confinement reactor able to produce nuclear fusions with an efficiency superior
Replies: 11
Views: 966

Re: Proposal of a new type of electrostatic confinement reactor able to produce nuclear fusions with an efficiency super

Could you please elaborate on your statement of "efficiency >1". How are you defining this because even one fusion in a sea of a million joules is still greater than 1 even if it is only 1.000000.....1
by Frank Sanns
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Dysprosium activation runs planned
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: Dysprosium activation runs planned

Work hardening is a problem when mechanical energy is put into most metals. There is a limit to how much working a metal can take before it loses its ductility and becomes brittle. For this reason, it is essential to anneal most metals when working them. Some of the softer metals will self anneal wi...
by Frank Sanns
Wed May 16, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Corrosion cleanup yet again
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: Corrosion cleanup yet again

When I am going to electroplate something, I use this material from Caswell to be sure every bit of oil is gone. They also have good electroplating solutions. No affiliation.

https://www.caswellplating.com/sp-clean ... easer.html
by Frank Sanns
Wed May 02, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: MATER-1
Replies: 10
Views: 1855

Re: MATER-1

Excellent effort by all involved.
by Frank Sanns
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Helium-3 Fusor Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 3132

Re: Helium-3 Fusor Thread

Early on there was much discussion about Helium-3 and Phil Fostini actually did some fusion runs. He has several posts on it. Here is one in the Images Section. http://www.fusor.net/board/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=7695 Also, as previously stated. U of Wisc Madison has some papers on using it as a fuel. G...
by Frank Sanns
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Ludlum 12, 16, or 18 for Neutron Detection
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: Ludlum 12, 16, or 18 for Neutron Detection

Yes, they can. BF3 tubes have a large pulse height so 2 mv detection is sufficient for those tubes and most all others. In contrast, helium-3 tubes have a very small pulse height of right around the 2 mv depending upon the voltage placed on the tube. Still, the 12,16. and 18 should. work even for th...