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

I have stressed electrical safety but one needs to be aware that over 35 kV fusor operation x-rays start to be significant; this radiation is an extremely dangerous ...
by Dennis P Brown
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: John Beutz Fusor... The Story so Far
Replies: 25
Views: 1054

FAQ - Voltage-Cross section-Current

... absolute limit for amateur fusion in a fusor. X-rays produced at this 70kv level are fearsome and dangerous! ... electrical or electronics skills. High voltage safety becomes of paramount importance to avoid being killed ...
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: 384

Re: Water as Neutron Shield

... I see with a fusor or a sim-fusor. Also, exactly what safety regulations are there for the average home fusor? ... - I never said slate is useful for stopping gamma rays, only x-rays and by default, I mean in the energy range ...
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: 2553

FAQ - Location for my super fusor?? Where?

... operated at voltages above 25,000 volts are X rays and these will not be severe until voltages above 40,000 ... is always accidental electrocution via ignorance of safety issues involved. Only after voltages in excess of ...
by Richard Hull
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: FAQs: Fusor Construction & Operation
Topic: FAQ - Location for my super fusor?? Where?
Replies: 0
Views: 856

Re: safety and sercurity

... on the person. A real fusor can be a dangerous x-ray source, lethal electrical source and the neutron ... needs fairly thick steel walls (to stop x-rays), proper high voltage shielding of all possible ... This should answer the question about safety ... read the various FAQ's on the given topics ...
by Dennis P Brown
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: safety and sercurity
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Greg Courville Neutron Club entry Feb 2016

... don't come from nowhere - other than cosmic rays, they are coming from "something" ... did your homework at all re voltage and normal X ray shielding, that something almost has to be ... geiger somewhere in your setup for your own safety. When it starts counting fast even inside ...
by Doug Coulter
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Greg Courville Neutron Club entry Feb 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2027

FICS II Planning and construction

... crossed). Starting a new thread for my next build called FICS II. FICS stands for Fusion ... ie. visible plasma, neutron counts and x-rays, after the HV power was switched off, not for ... before, which is why one should impose double safety measures when treading an unknown path. FICS-1.jpg ...
by Steven Sesselmann
Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: FICS II Planning and construction
Replies: 48
Views: 9321

Re: Dummy load for HV supply

... chair? :D I appreciate your concern, and safety will be a major part of the lesson plan. ... with confidence. (And I do have training and experience with high voltages and currents - not ... Also wanted to put off dealing with the x-rays until the p.s. was working. If that turns out ...
by Paul W Fontana
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Dummy load for HV supply
Replies: 23
Views: 4543

Re: Star Mode and More!

... focused on passing inspections from the safety department and the radiation consultant. ... the fusor is the best shielding. As far as x rays are concerned, we may be shielding the entire chamber ...
by Scott Moroch
Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Star Mode and More!
Replies: 3
Views: 1790

Re: Book about Taylor Wilson is out

... in this domain popularly imagined to be the exclusive redoubt of "big science." He ... tape in vacuum to generate electrons and x-rays was reported in 2008 by UCLA postdoc Carlos ... plenty to read), they also drew the line on safety in a very different place from Taylor's parents ...
by Carl Willis
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Book about Taylor Wilson is out
Replies: 12
Views: 3882

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