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by Samuel Low
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Fusors and Maxwell's Equations
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: Fusors and Maxwell's Equations

... of explosions (or implosions) rattle in the minds of folks in the safety department or the facilities management department who do not come ... in series! Jesus! They thought that demo fusors would output neutron rays and vaporise people like the atom bomb Hiroshima or Nagasaki! When I ...
by Jim Kovalchick
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode

... safe. I would like to offer an important safety tip to keep you and others out of trouble. ... have a tendency to pop off when you least expect it. If it does when you are applying voltage ... without a camera means exposing yourself to x-rays when you start using higher voltage. Good luck, ...
by Sam_Pasmann
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Please Help Quantify X-Rays
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Please Help Quantify X-Rays

... Adviser,a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with expertise in thermodynamics and combustion. I preface ... Department learned that fusors produce x-rays and "nuclear waste" (Tritium) and our project ... of radiation would not have been a serious safety risk. My teammate and I have been working ...
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: 2589

Re: Jan Ruge Fusion Attempt @ Chaos Darmstadt

... the gun so biasing was easy*.) The potential x-ray flux can be quit dangerous (electron's tend ... from D-D fusion events. Back ground cosmic rays will likely exceed your signal so long runs ... is certainly better suited for high voltage safety as long as your vacuum housing near the HV ...
by Rich Feldman
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 39
Views: 6988

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: 39
Views: 6988

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: 1788

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: 2517

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: 4333

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: 3879

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 ...