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by JakeJHecla
Mon May 08, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Tubbs Beam-on-Target Effort [Neuts/Pics/Tips]
Replies: 47
Views: 14020

Re: Tubbs Beam-on-Target Effort [Neuts/Pics/Tips]

Steve- Here's a paper that works out the transition point: ... 21/014/pdf
by JakeJHecla
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Off Topic: How much continuous power from 1.4 MW solar farm?
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: Off Topic: How much continuous power from 1.4 MW solar f

There's a convenient metric for this, it's called capacity factor. Basically, this metric says "assuming you have an installed capacity of x MW, in a given time period T, what fraction of x*T Joules gets onto the grid?" Assuming this facility behaves as the average solar PV facility in 2015, the cap...
by JakeJHecla
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: George Ressinger Fusion Club
Replies: 11
Views: 2688

Re: George Ressinger Fusion Club

WRT bubbles size/shape- I've worked with quite a few bubble dosimeters, and I've seen a few legitimate counts show up with large disc-shaped bubbles. However, more often than not, these are the result of a dying dosimeter that has been heated excessively. The variation in quality of BTI dosimeters h...
by JakeJHecla
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Shine - a real use for fusion, now!
Replies: 23
Views: 8537

Re: Shine - a real use for fusion, now!

Just to be clear- this would never happen at a SHINE facility! However, accidental solution reactors have happened a number of times previously. In such a criticality accident, when the solution hits k=1, there's a large release of heat and radiation, but rarely an explosion. The burst usually drive...
by JakeJHecla
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Electric Field 3D Modeling
Replies: 5
Views: 2352

Re: Electric Field 3D Modeling

SIMION will do it quite well
by JakeJHecla
Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: G'day from Noosa, Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: G'day from Noosa, Australia

Good luck with your efforts. Sounds like you are well prepared for your project.

Just curious, what lab did you work in at MIT? I was a UROP in Mike Short's lab last year, and there was a CRUD growth project going over the summer.
by JakeJHecla
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Scavenging for parts in Massachusetts
Replies: 6
Views: 1478

Re: Scavenging for parts in Massachusetts

I'm in Cambridge, Ma most of the time, and I have a lot of vacuum equipment. Let me know if you're looking for anything in particular.
by JakeJHecla
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Wisconsin!
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

Re: Hello from Wisconsin!

Hello Albert! You picked an excellent state to be in for a fusioneer. UW Madison has a lab operating a large fusor, and I bet a couple of well-placed emails could get you a tour. While I normally split my time between WA and MA, I'm actually working in Madison this summer. If you'd ever like to talk...
by JakeJHecla
Thu May 14, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Fusion Achieved!
Replies: 14
Views: 6084

Re: Fusion Achieved!

Yep, I talk to Will frequently. PM me for his contact info.
by JakeJHecla
Tue May 12, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: is hopelessly lost into the noise.
Replies: 16
Views: 12450

Re: is hopelessly lost into the noise.

While I realize I'm not necessarily in the core group, I've spent a fair amount of time lurking, and I feel I have some insight into the problem. First, the reason we have so many "will this ___ work" posts is because has a highly abnormal forum structure. 99% of the forums out t...