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by Dennis P Brown
Tue May 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: New User
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

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: 2075

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: 951

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: 1265

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: 526

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: 1745

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: 1119

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 ...
by Dennis P Brown
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: A nice Surplus item to make a Neutron Detector Power Supply
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

A nice Surplus item to make a Neutron Detector Power Supply

... if my fusor repairs hold up, I will also fire up the fusor (for neutrons.) Finally, if all this is successful, I will also check to see if ... (after I add a bleed resistor to that cap! Always try and think about safety - another important point for people new to HV systems; one careless ...
by Silviu Tamasdan
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Neutron Scintillation Tube/Counter
Replies: 33
Views: 2860

Re: Neutron Scintillation Tube/Counter

... It's all good. This BC412 detector of mine was never intended for neutrons or for fine discrimination of gamma spectra. I bought it for background/safety checks. I hope that it may also be useful in future prospecting trips (it's just at ...
by Dennis P Brown
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Re: Hello

... for many to obtain (and is extremely lethal so learning high voltage safety is critical.) Detecting neutrons is a very complex task unless one just buys a turnkey system or a bubble dosimeter ...