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by Richard Hull
Thu Jan 16, 2003 5:30 pm
Forum: FAQs: Neutron - Radiation Detection
Replies: 19
Views: 17571


... this very forum to view the numerous discussions on neutron and x-ray safety issues.<br/> <br/> This FAQ is an attempt to mollify the "chicken ... Secondly, all amateur fusing fusor efforts produce pitiably few neutrons compared to even the most timid of baby neutron generators sold ...
by teslapark
Fri Jul 05, 2002 8:10 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: The Fusor Horserace
Replies: 1
Views: 2110

Re: The Fusor Horserace

... <br/> No one has produced a fusor yet with an ouput of over 1e6 neutrons per second, although we have spent quite a few threads discussing ... work experiments, which requires alot of special considerations and safety regards.<br/> <br/> Of course, I don't say any of these things to ...
by guest
Tue May 21, 2002 2:36 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Pulsed Fusor #13 Site Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 3547

Re: Pulsed Fusor #13 Site Construction

... will be done in four days after first dry run to test positioning and safety.<br/> Grid endurance runs in air to determine how good the water cooling ... feedthru.)<br/> Deuterium will probably go on line June 15th.<br/> Neutrons before July hopefully.<br/> I know this is a painstaking way to ...
by Richard Hull
Tue Apr 23, 2002 5:23 am
Forum: Books & References
Topic: Good Old texts
Replies: 5
Views: 4758

Good Old texts

... of college kids to play with nuclear stuff. Pretty good section on Rad safety and explanations of radiation units.<br/> <br/> 5. "Nuclear Radiation ... (fusor). X-ray radiation (fusor), Alpha, Beta, and Gamma radiations. Neutrons are covered also in the later editions. I can't say more than if ...
by Richard Hull
Mon Apr 01, 2002 6:30 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Scintillator tests
Replies: 11
Views: 4213

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: 1642

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: 3259

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 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: 2704

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: 5182

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 ...