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by Sarvesh Sadana
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: X radiation exposition
Replies: 11
Views: 3109

Re: X radiation exposition

I was under the impression that the amount of input power was governed by Ohm's law, and as such, it would be impossible to dump 50kV into a fusor at such high pressure and low current.

Would you mind attaching pictures of your current setup?
by Sarvesh Sadana
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Neutron Club Application - Sarvesh Sadana
Replies: 8
Views: 3427

Re: Neutron Club Application - Sarvesh Sadana

Sure, no problem. I'll try to do another run soon when I replace my drierite tube. Yup. The 300 CPM is the average noise floor generated by running the fusor at fusion conditions without any deuterium. I'm hoping that the ferrite will help absorb and limit the RF produced. The peak seen on the graph...
by Sarvesh Sadana
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Neutron Club Application - Sarvesh Sadana
Replies: 8
Views: 3427

Re: Neutron Club Application - Sarvesh Sadana

I've been quite busy with schoolwork and haven't had much time to work on this. I have, however, installed the ferrite choke on the HV input line. What else can I do to reduce the noise?

Also, I'd appreciate it if Richard reviewed this.

Sarvesh
by Sarvesh Sadana
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: A Nightmare editing fusioneer listings
Replies: 11
Views: 2133

Re: A Nightmare editing fusioneer listings

Macs are pretty intuitive and user friendly, IMO. Though, they do cost quite a bit.

Sarvesh
by Sarvesh Sadana
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Paging Garrett Young
Replies: 5
Views: 1333

Re: Paging Garrett Young

As did I. He said he was nearing completion in early August. I've tried to contact him a few times since them to no avail.

Sarvesh
by Sarvesh Sadana
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Bump: admin approval of forum members
Replies: 11
Views: 2097

Re: Bump: admin approval of forum members

We could also throttle posting privileges to prevent a single bot (or user) from completely spamming the forum. For instance, making it so that users can only post 3 (arbitrary number) of new threads in a day would definitely be beneficial. It also wouldn't be difficult to make it so that the first ...
by Sarvesh Sadana
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Neutron Club Application - Sarvesh Sadana
Replies: 8
Views: 3427

Re: Neutron Club Application - Sarvesh Sadana

Very interesting. I definitely will look for a metal tube of the type you are describing -- that would be far easier than attempting to make a proper RF cage. After speaking to some of the folks at HEAS, I believe the problem lies in the power supply cable. The RF may be traveling along that wire, a...
by Sarvesh Sadana
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Cleaning forepump oil out of a turbo
Replies: 25
Views: 3070

Re: Cleaning forepump oil out of a turbo

Hexane may work to dissolve the oil. Also, keep in mind that a fair amount of these solvents (xylene, toluene, benzene, etc.) are very toxic. Make sure to take safety precautions before working with them.

Sarvesh
by Sarvesh Sadana
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Neutron Club Application - Sarvesh Sadana
Replies: 8
Views: 3427

Re: Neutron Club Application - Sarvesh Sadana

Yes, there are definitely a few problems with it. The issue with the faraday cage is the largest by far. Currently, the paraffin wax is actually screwed into the lead body, so I can't remove it without significant damage. I agree that the aluminum foil I used to cover the entrance of the cage is les...
by Sarvesh Sadana
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Neutron Club Application - Sarvesh Sadana
Replies: 8
Views: 3427

Neutron Club Application - Sarvesh Sadana

Hi! I’m Sarvesh. I’m a senior (17) in high school. I’ve been working on building a fusor for about a year and a half. I apologize for not keeping a post detailing my fusion efforts in this forum. I have been too lazy to do so. I do, however, have pictures of my previous iterations if needed. A fair ...