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by Richard Hull
Thu Jul 19, 2001 9:01 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Can we actually harness fusion?
Replies: 8
Views: 3871

Re: Can we actually harness fusion?

<r>In answer to Tom's question, and quoting the party line.... Yes, proton-proton fusion is invisioned by the current wisdom of particle phsyics. It is rare and tough to do.<br/> <br/> It envisions matter creation out of collisional energy and one of the protons becoming a neutron in the fusion proc...
by Richard Hull
Thu Jul 19, 2001 8:01 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Can we actually harness fusion?
Replies: 8
Views: 3871

Re: Can we actually harness fusion?

nanostrutured fusion and pulsed packet fusion are a couple of IEC options not heavily investigated up to this point.

Richard Hull
by Richard Hull
Thu Jul 19, 2001 2:58 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Can we actually harness fusion?
Replies: 8
Views: 3871

Can we actually harness fusion?

<t>Answering the question posed by this post's title can be tricky.<br/> <br/> Lets look at how nature does it! (Or, more appropriately, the way we think nature does it).<br/> <br/> As is classically imagined and hypothesized, nature does proton-proton fusion in normal stars. There are many classes ...
by Richard Hull
Wed Jul 18, 2001 9:44 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: recirculation - acceleration
Replies: 16
Views: 4339

recirculation - acceleration

<t>The discussion of gas mixtures and such has some thinking of increasing the density of the core in the fusor by reflecting deuterons back into the core with argon gas atoms.<br/> <br/> It must be remembered that we are electrostatically accelerating the deuterons. A deuteron decelerated and turne...
by Richard Hull
Wed Jul 18, 2001 2:38 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Atoms for Peace????
Replies: 2
Views: 2066

Atoms for Peace????

<t>History time!<br/> <br/> I was contacted privately and asked what was Atoms for Peace?<br/> <br/> This was the program initiated mainly by the Atomic Energy Commission at the request of the White House around 1956. Eisenhower gave a special speech before the UN in which he stressed the peaceful u...
by Richard Hull
Wed Jul 18, 2001 4:39 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: An Ideal NIM bin.
Replies: 11
Views: 1953

Re: An Ideal NIM bin.

<t>In answer to Ryan's query.........<br/> <br/> I actually bought my bias supply and ultra stable supply from Don Orie at OE tech and he gave me a slight break on the both. They were $675.00 total<br/> <br/> A good SCA of real worth and in excellent shape might run $150-200. A good used one on E-ba...
by Richard Hull
Tue Jul 17, 2001 8:11 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: An Ideal NIM bin.
Replies: 11
Views: 1953

An Ideal NIM bin.

<t>Revisiting the NIM bin issue, I was assembling a NIM bin for <br/> sale to a friend and he asked what the ideal NIM bin might contain in the way of modules. Nice question!....After musing over it, here is my answer to myself.<br/> <br/> If you are measuring a specific thing and nothing else, your...
by Richard Hull
Tue Jul 17, 2001 7:12 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: A DIFFERENT GAS MIXTURE FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE
Replies: 7
Views: 2569

Re: A DIFFERENT GAS MIXTURE FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

<t>Based purely on my fusion experience and book readin', I think Ryan is correct on the moderator, reflector idea. There is no possible way any such gases could shield, suppress or reduce neutron production by so much as 1 single neutron in a practical sense. These are all fast neuts and the cross ...
by Richard Hull
Sun Jul 15, 2001 4:29 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Aussie Fusor
Replies: 5
Views: 2607

Re: Aussie Fusor

<t>Precisely. The RF excitation is rather common in many plasma devices used in science nowadays.<br/> A natural form of bulk gas ionization for modern times. (creating deuterons)<br/> <br/> Odd, but efficient filaments are often harder to work up in vacuum now than slapping on a free oven magnetron...
by Richard Hull
Sat Jul 14, 2001 6:13 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Victoreen 440 Survey Meter
Replies: 12
Views: 4723

Re: Victoreen 440 Survey Meter/Lamp Mantles

<t>The two to three times background refers to a counter at point blank range on a medium sized sample of the material.<br/> <br/> A light dusting here and there on a garage floor would not impact background one bit, if the counter is placed at chest height off the floor.<br/> <br/> The inverse squa...