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by Dennis P Brown
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Fusors and Maxwell's Equations
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: Fusors and Maxwell's Equations

... call a demo fusor project by that name. As soon as anyone in admin or safety googles that word, then nuclear fusion, neutrons and possibly x-rays source will appear. That will set off red flags. Call the device ...
by Dennis P Brown
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor
Replies: 45
Views: 3171

Re: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor

I see you are working hard. So, don't let safety slip by rushing. As for the final data you have posted, I'm a bit confused. Your moderated reading is 4.0 neutrons/sec and your non-moderated is 11.3 neutrons/sec. Yet when the detector has no moderator, ...
by Bruce Meagher
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor
Replies: 45
Views: 3171

Re: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor

... gather data. From the video it would appear you are producing lots of neutrons, but running the test mentioned previously should help your case. ... the detector farther from the core, but as you noted it also applies to safety. Since the distance was approximately the same in the two cases my ...
by Dennis P Brown
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor
Replies: 45
Views: 3171

Re: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor

... is a bit low if your supply is producing under 8 ma; yes, you'll get neutrons but fewer than you might want or need. Obviously, you need to be ... distance (and please, no holding the neutron detector) will provide safety (and again, do not sit so the lower body gets x-rays!) A simple metal ...
by Eduardo_Machado
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: My progress II
Replies: 27
Views: 3472

Re: My progress II

... from University of Toronto ( https://ehs.utoronto.ca/our-services/x-ray-safety/x-ray-barrier-calculator/ ) and got a 0.83 mm thickness, but we are ... this. Also, we are studying a setup to use water with borax to shield neutrons. We are planning to use this fusor to promote science in schools ...
by Enzo Carter
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Neutron Test Sources Po210+Be or U238+Be?
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

Re: Neutron Test Sources Po210+Be or U238+Be?

... for your constructive feedback Once again, I will be the person talking safety of materials - beryllium is toxic and should only be handled with ... of magnitude better? What is the fusion reaction that creates the neutrons in this setup? Po210 releases alphas of 5 MeV that make contact ...
by Dennis P Brown
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Neutron Test Sources Po210+Be or U238+Be?
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

Re: Neutron Test Sources Po210+Be or U238+Be?

Once again, I will be the person talking safety of materials - beryllium is toxic and should only be handled with gloves (that ... a proper beryllium/polonium source can be rented and has a fair number of neutrons emitted. I considered it, callled the company (they had no issues with a ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Someone give me some exact specs
Replies: 19
Views: 1316

Re: Someone give me some exact specs

... fusor. Or, just buy new, off the self stuff (some do) for big bucks. Safety - if you are comparing nuclear power systems like power plants (fission ... the x-rays from the high voltage can be moderate to very dangerous. The neutrons are the least issue and generally are very safe so no real relevancy ...
by Richard Hull
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Michigan USA
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Hello from Michigan USA

... reason I built a fusor was not to do fusion, but to get my hands on neutrons. It is not illegal to use neutrons in research by the amateur scientist, ... provided one is at least a young adult and mindful of all the safety issues. We attempt to work as safely as possible as there are so many ...
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: 3200

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. ...