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by Rich Feldman
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 34
Views: 2971

Re: Couple of questions

... of neutrons, or the much more hazardous x-rays. Neutrons are scattered as well as absorbed by low-Z ... flags when someone appears to be cavalier about safety. Never my intent, but writers might not recognize ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 34
Views: 2971

Re: Couple of questions

... stand-point. Lead or slate can be used for X-ray shielding. I use slate since it is non-toxic ... any home depot. These materials can stop the x-rays that a high voltage system can generate (when ... Ian that good ground system is critical for safety as well as using proper high voltage cable ...
by Richard Hull
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Second Opinion on XRT
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: Second Opinion on XRT

... and a bridge rectumfire along with a bunch of safety nerd stuff to multi-interlock the system ... is over beefy. As to operating the thing in x-ray mode I would advise against it. Any true x-ray tube is custom designed to belch out horrid x-rays. Even at 30kv you can burn yer guts out in ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue May 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: New User
Replies: 8
Views: 1790

Re: New User

... some of your questions. Relative to radiation safety, x-rays are the only major concern. The level of danger is not a simple ...
by Robert Dwyer
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Helium-3 Fusor Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 3095

Re: Helium-3 Fusor Thread

... that may have spare power supplies used in old x-ray machines or accelerators. As Richard pointed out, at these voltages x-rays become a real issue. Lead bricks, of course, are ... there is a real health hazard from a radiation safety standpoint. This might be enough to raise an ...
by Scott Moroch
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Fusion Claim - Jackson Oswalt
Replies: 15
Views: 2757

Re: Fusion Claim - Jackson Oswalt

I am concerned about the x-rays you are exposing yourself to during these runs. You appear ... the surrounding area. Can you elaborate on your shielding/safety precautions during fusion runs? Congrats on fusion and ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: X radiation exposition
Replies: 11
Views: 2422

Re: X radiation exposition

... had deuterium. In any case, as you see, your next focus should first be shielding - learning what ... lethal voltage/power wise regardless of the x-rays. Use only HV proper cables rated to at least ... is properly grounded - read the FAQ's on the safety of high voltage for fusors (NEVER allow ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: X radiation exposition
Replies: 11
Views: 2422

Re: X radiation exposition

... badge (either of these can be obtain rather inexpensively as old CD units; just remember, you often ... the possible radiation levels simply Google x-rays on the wiki and read the article - then cross ... systems without any research relative to safety. Remember this: YOU AND ONLY YOU ALONE ARE ...
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: 1476

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

... desiring a quick rinse into the ever asked "X-ray question", thank you for your attention in this matter. Here beginneth the lesson X-rays are classically produced when any high speed ... law as your first line of defense and safety regarding any source of radiation. It is worth ...
by Dennis P Brown
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Precipitator power supplies?
Replies: 29
Views: 4076

Re: Precipitator power supplies?

... 30 kV @ 10 ma), so the input power must exceed that by a good bit, too. Power out can never ... lethal systems. This brings us to x-rays; a 30 kV, 10 ma source can be a significant ... dangerous levels of radiation. So, that is a safety issue you must address now before you operate ...