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by Dennis P Brown
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Jan Ruge Fusion Attempt @ Chaos Darmstadt
Replies: 13
Views: 2574

Re: Jan Ruge Fusion Attempt @ Chaos Darmstadt

... generated.) Detection of the gamma ray's might be more difficult then neutrons but is an interesting idea and your approach appears to have been ... bias my target. Your method is certainly better suited for high voltage safety as long as your vacuum housing near the HV input is well grounded. ...
by Rich Feldman
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 39
Views: 6938

Re: Couple of questions

... soon to be launched at the sun. But fusors aren't point sources of neutrons, or the much more hazardous x-rays. Neutrons are scattered as well ... please keep raising flags when someone appears to be cavalier about safety. Never my intent, but writers might not recognize a possible misinterpretation. ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 39
Views: 6938

Re: Couple of questions

Neutrons are not stopped by lead shielding at all; rather, light hydrocarbon material like ... max voltage your system will have. Agree with Ian that good ground system is critical for safety as well as using proper high voltage cable (i.e. correct voltage rating)! Valid grounding ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue May 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: New User
Replies: 8
Views: 2507

Re: New User

... words to address (partly) some of your questions. Relative to radiation safety, x-rays are the only major concern. The level of danger is not a simple ... here can aid you on x-ray concerns. Yes, a operating fusor produces neutrons but for most - short operating times, and only a 100 K neutrons/ ...
by Michael Bretti
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Helium-3 Fusor Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 4322

Re: Helium-3 Fusor Thread

... for the reaction to occur and verifying He3-D fusion, with proper safety measures. The pictures in the referenced post from Phil Fostini do ... than produce different color plasmas. Since the reaction produces no neutrons itself, the fact that neutrons are measured only shows D-D fusion ...
by Michael Bretti
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Viable design?
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

Re: Viable design?

... approach is certainly commendable and do-able for generating fusion neutrons, but is very different from a fusor or even beam-on-target system. ... relating breakdown voltage, pressure, and gas fill? Note also the safety considerations - arcing through deuterium can create explosive conditions ...
by Michael Bretti
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Small Scale Multi-Purpose High Vacuum Chamber
Replies: 5
Views: 2114

Re: Small Scale Multi-Purpose High Vacuum Chamber

... I am going with an 8CFM 2 stage backing pump for an extra bit of safety factor. In regards to the calculations, so far I have completed the ... vapor as a more realistic scenario) 6.) Beam on Target Systems for neutrons (molecular flow with deuterium) 7.) Ion Beam systems with argon ...
by Dennis P Brown
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Was just able to register, am from Long Island (LI), NY...
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: Was just able to register, am from Long Island (LI), NY...

... a device and a wonder aspect, as well: that is, when one realizes the neutrons they are producing in a fusor are coming from the same nuclear process ... and exciting area of science application in action, there are severe safety issues that must be carefully addressed. One must approach this device ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: X radiation exposition
Replies: 11
Views: 3337

Re: X radiation exposition

... Even then, that isn't sufficient since one must be able to measure any neutrons produced. In any case, your power supply sounds fusor capable so ... and be certain any fusor is properly grounded - read the FAQ's on the safety of high voltage for fusors (NEVER allow your transformer to float!) ...
by Richard Hull
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: FAQs: Neutron - Radiation Detection
Topic: FAQ - X-rays, X-rays, X-rays....A tutorial
Replies: 0
Views: 1995

FAQ - X-rays, X-rays, X-rays....A tutorial

... operation. Use the inverse-square law as your first line of defense and safety regarding any source of radiation. It is worth 3,000 lbs of lead shielding ... how I put on my big-boy pants and run my fusor that does produce real neutrons and x-rays. I am fully instrumented and can operate my fusor ...