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by Eduardo_Machado
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: My progress II
Replies: 26
Views: 2628

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: 663

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: 663

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: 744

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: 269

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: 2913

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. ...
by Rich Feldman
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 39
Views: 7592

Re: Couple of questions

... soon to be launched at the sun. But fusors aren't point sources of neutrons, or the much more hazardous x-rays. Neutrons are scattered as well ... please keep raising flags when someone appears to be cavalier about safety. Never my intent, but writers might not recognize a possible misinterpretation. ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 39
Views: 7592

Re: Couple of questions

Neutrons are not stopped by lead shielding at all; rather, light hydrocarbon material like ... max voltage your system will have. Agree with Ian that good ground system is critical for safety as well as using proper high voltage cable (i.e. correct voltage rating)! Valid grounding ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue May 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: New User
Replies: 8
Views: 2729

Re: New User

... words to address (partly) some of your questions. Relative to radiation safety, x-rays are the only major concern. The level of danger is not a simple ... here can aid you on x-ray concerns. Yes, a operating fusor produces neutrons but for most - short operating times, and only a 100 K neutrons/ ...
by Michael Bretti
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Helium-3 Fusor Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 4613

Re: Helium-3 Fusor Thread

... for the reaction to occur and verifying He3-D fusion, with proper safety measures. The pictures in the referenced post from Phil Fostini do ... than produce different color plasmas. Since the reaction produces no neutrons itself, the fact that neutrons are measured only shows D-D fusion ...