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by Richard Hull
Mon Apr 01, 2002 6:30 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Scintillator tests
Replies: 11
Views: 3547

Scintillator tests

... and the knownledge to construct such a device. Most of all, the safety concerns are severe and slipups by rank amateurs can result in crippling, ... on the SCA- 174 counts<br/> <br/> Finally, a base background level for neutrons was set into the SCA as the lower window was chased up to 2.00 volts. ...
by Richard Hull
Mon Mar 18, 2002 4:22 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Neutron emission vs. flux (newbies)
Replies: 2
Views: 1427

Neutron emission vs. flux (newbies)

... our fusors, we are looking at the core as a virtual point source of neutrons. We are treating it like a small arc lamp and counting every photon ... the device in comparing fusion device outputs.<br/> <br/> However, for safety purposes, the long distance, 50n/sq cm/sec, flux tells us that getting ...
by guest
Sun Dec 30, 2001 7:46 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Pulsed Fusor #3: Case Study of a 1HP Fusor
Replies: 5
Views: 2798

Pulsed Fusor #3: Case Study of a 1HP Fusor

... I would hate to lose friends to lethal doses of x-rays<br/> and neutrons.<br/> Pulse systems are not toys.<br/> A dug out or pit will be ... of nuclear items ... breeding blanket... system cooling...shielding....safety ect.<br/> This first design will be bare with out a blanket for boosting ...
by guest
Wed Dec 19, 2001 8:35 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Moderator for Neutron Detector
Replies: 9
Views: 2336

Re: Moderator for Neutron Detector

... don't want to borate the water at all, as this would tend to absorb the neutrons that you've gone to such great pains to moderate. Boron and cadmium ... a function of energy to make the instruments more useful in radiation safety monitoring. Since fusor hacks are looking for monoenergetic neutrons ...
by Richard Hull
Thu Oct 04, 2001 3:08 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: It Is All About Oil
Replies: 19
Views: 4553

Re: It Is All About Oil

... using control rods of cadmium or other material as a throttle. The safety stuff is about 75% of the cost of the plant. A fusion plant should ... would be limited. Remember, a 100 megawatt fusion plant that relys on neutrons at all is producing way over 100 megawatts of neutrons, with associated ...