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by danielchristensen
Mon May 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Advanced Technical Discussion Area
Topic: Update on Reactor Plasma Imaging Project
Replies: 2
Views: 2682

Update on Reactor Plasma Imaging Project

Hello everybody, My partner Michaela and I competed at Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair this past week, and I wanted to update all of you on the results. We won the first award from the Coalition of Plasma Science, which came with a cash prize and the opportunity to publish a short...
by danielchristensen
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Advanced Technical Discussion Area
Topic: Reactor Plasma Imaging
Replies: 1
Views: 1628

Reactor Plasma Imaging

Hello folks, It’s that time of year again- projects from Northwest Nuclear Labs have reached maturity and being prepared to be presented at the regional and state science fairs. I shared some about my project involving palladium last year and have more from my project this year. My team set out with...
by danielchristensen
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Advanced Technical Discussion Area
Topic: Alternative Reactor Design
Replies: 15
Views: 5530

Re: Alternative Reactor Design

Hi all, We actually operate a system that is conceptually similar to this idea at Northwest Nuclear Labs. I was involved with the project that ended up retrofitting the central cathode during the 2014-2015 school year. We did not, however, experiment with magnets because would cause complexity that ...
by danielchristensen
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Advanced Technical Discussion Area
Topic: Palladium and Fusion
Replies: 9
Views: 2720

Re: Palladium and Fusion

Roberto, I've attached an image of the electrode that I think will answer your question. Also, note that the vessel is at ground and the ring is at ~50,000VDC. Bruce, Thank's for the info on stopping power, we haven't taken that into consideration yet. The reason we looked to heating was that when w...
by danielchristensen
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Advanced Technical Discussion Area
Topic: Palladium and Fusion
Replies: 9
Views: 2720

Re: Palladium and Fusion

Richard,
What you mention about a high focus beam in a chamber is exactly what we have at the NWNC. Instead of a geodesic poissor, we simply have four titanium washers in the shape of a cylinder which forms a single beam. I've attached a picture of what we have running currently.
Daniel
by danielchristensen
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Advanced Technical Discussion Area
Topic: Palladium and Fusion
Replies: 9
Views: 2720

Palladium and Fusion

Hi Everybody, Myself and two other students from the Northwest Nuclear Consortium (now incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) called Northwest Nuclear Laboratories) did research on the topic of palladium and fusion during this past school year. As of yet, we haven’t made any solid conclusions of efficacy, bu...
by danielchristensen
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Re The FAQ
Replies: 10
Views: 4338

Re: Re The FAQ

Steven, Something to think about is that a proton is not the only particle with a +1 charge. A proton is composed of two up and a down quark, giving it a charge of +1 and a rest mass of 983.2 MeV/C^2. Whereas a bottom sigma is made up of two up and a bottom quark, with a charge of +1 and a rest mass...
by danielchristensen
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Re The FAQ
Replies: 10
Views: 4338

Re: Re The FAQ

How is it that fusion is decay? To me it seem those two processes are diametrically opposite. Also, how is it that when there an equal number of positives and negatives (in this case charges) the sum of the two is anything other than 0?
by danielchristensen
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Re The FAQ
Replies: 10
Views: 4338

Re: Re The FAQ

Steven,
I'm curious as to your justification for flipping the binding energy curve, because to me it seems kind of like a red herring. I've thought this over for a bit of time and cannot come up with any logical reason to turn it upside down.
I would love to hear back,
Daniel
by danielchristensen
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Moving magnetic field to accelerate ions
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Moving magnetic field to accelerate ions

This is a similar but opposite concept to the cyclotron.. The cyclotron has a stationary magnetic field and an oscillating electric field and your device uses an oscillating magnetic field.