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by Kuba Anglin
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Buying an He3 detector from an official supplier
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Buying an He3 detector from an official supplier

... professor aiding me, Dr. George S. Brown, used to chair the Radiation Safety Committee. He stated that he understands my project is not particularly ... 30 cpm per mrem/hr, the detector should be able to provide evidence of neutrons (around 75 cpm for an isotropic flux of 50k n/s). The digital ...
by ian_krase
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Other Fuel Cycles
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Other Fuel Cycles

... day is not come. PB11 is problematic because it makes no detectable neutrons. The Makezine fusor is good as an experiment but it cannot do fusion. ... supply. Better vacuum is nearly essential and for the sake of your safety you should use a metal shell. (You can do fusion in a glass fusor ...
by Dennis P Brown
Mon May 22, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Neutron Scintillation Detector: start up work
Replies: 12
Views: 1259

Re: Neutron Scintillation Detector: start up work

Thanks Richard! Since my fusor puts out at least 3*10^4 neutrons/sec and I suspect a good bit higher I would hope that is enough; so, ... shocked by that ability.) But that system is solely used as a radiation safety detector system.)
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: How would you go about stepping up dc power supply voltage?
Replies: 17
Views: 1288

Re: How would you go about stepping up dc power supply volta

... to provide the required power that a fusor requires for detectable neutrons (std 60 Hz will not work for that level of power.) Getting diodes ... remember, when you open the supply in that manner you are on your own - safety is a very important issue and when the system is at a higher voltage ...
by Dennis P Brown
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: John Beutz Fusor... The Story so Far
Replies: 24
Views: 2540

Re: John Beutz Fusor... The Story so Far

... if your system design leads to constant leaks, you will not progress to neutrons anyway. You are also running other critical systems in parallel ... before ever applying voltage to that 100 kV x-former; first, for safety reasons but also, if you burn out that x-former, or design/install ...
by Richard Hull
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: FAQs: Fusion and Fusor Theory
Topic: FAQ - Voltage-Cross section-Current
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

FAQ - Voltage-Cross section-Current

... will require significant electrical or electronics skills. High voltage safety becomes of paramount importance to avoid being killed or injured when ... Neutrons detection This subject is dealt with extensively in the FAQs on ...
by Dennis P Brown
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: First Colorado Design Sequence
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: First Colorado Design Sequence

... just Alpha's - and as I mentioned, a Be/Am system will produce too few neutrons to be much of a safety hazard.
by Rich Feldman
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Neutron Transmutation Doping
Replies: 15
Views: 1910

Re: Neutron Transmutation Doping

... broad, and generally depends on qualifiers (often implicit). Tables in safety standards give, for neutrons at 2.5e-8 Mev, a Q factor of 2 and a neutron to rem factor of 980 million. So the ...
by Dennis P Brown
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Water as Neutron Shield
Replies: 17
Views: 3601

Re: Water as Neutron Shield

... number one hazard I see with a fusor or a sim-fusor. Also, exactly what safety regulations are there for the average home fusor? Are you serious ... because it can burn (talk about safety risk; lol.) Relative to stopping neutrons paraffin is excellent and readily available to the average home ...
by Dennis P Brown
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: safety and sercurity
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Re: safety and sercurity

... measure microns accurately.) This ignores detection equipment for the neutrons. This should answer the question about safety ... read the various FAQ's on the given topics here at the forum. Please don't ask questions ...