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by Austin_Bennett
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Canada, I'm 15
Replies: 0
Views: 692

Hello from Canada, I'm 15

... first haha Once I learned about nuclear reactions, and fusion, protons, neutrons, and all that fun stuff I was really into it. My interest in building ... doing that for almost 6 years now haha) I have researched about the safety of such apparatus's, so dont worry. Cheers guys.
by Doug Coulter
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Greg Courville Neutron Club entry Feb 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2866

Re: Greg Courville Neutron Club entry Feb 2016

... out of power or melt things), we see a super steep curve of increased neutrons with main HV potential. We get detectability in a nearby He3 around ... I suggest a nice pancake geiger somewhere in your setup for your own safety. When it starts counting fast even inside a box of 4" thick lead bricks...you'll ...
by Steven Sesselmann
Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: FICS II Planning and construction
Replies: 64
Views: 13945

FICS II Planning and construction

... ion source (seen on top). STAR-2 was quite successful it produced neutrons in the 2.5 x 10^5 range but it was temperamental and used to spit ... stuff others haven't done before, which is why one should impose double safety measures when treading an unknown path. FICS-1.jpg FICS-2 , is my ...
by Jim Kovalchick
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: The next Kovalchick Fusor
Replies: 8
Views: 2397

The next Kovalchick Fusor

... 6" tee. I have attached a picture to get my thread started. My goal is neutrons by the time Mike gets home for Christmas break. I am tempering my ... my project lingers on, please forgive me. I still firmly believe that safety is best enhanced by two in the lab, and my wife has volunteered to ...
by Scott Moroch
Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Star Mode and More!
Replies: 3
Views: 2211

Re: Star Mode and More!

... of days we have been primairly focused on passing inspections from the safety department and the radiation consultant. Despite the low risk of neutron emission, we had to prove that the neutrons would not pose a risk and that distance from the fusor is the best shielding. ...
by Carl Willis
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Book about Taylor Wilson is out
Replies: 12
Views: 4960

Re: Book about Taylor Wilson is out

... led to think--mistakenly--that Taylor invented Cherenkov detection for neutrons (the basis of his winningest ISEF project) or that his Scotch-tape ... and helped me find plenty to read), they also drew the line on safety in a very different place from Taylor's parents and were more effectively ...
by Rich Feldman
Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: IEC Fusion - Neutron Club Entry
Replies: 36
Views: 8936

Re: IEC Fusion - Neutron Club Entry

... material is expected to significantly _increase_ the count rate from neutrons, other variables being unchanged. That familiar effect has often ... us?" They are amateur and professional scientists and engineers, not safety office functionaries. They might still ask for a moderator experiment! ...
by Scott Moroch
Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hallo from New Hampshire
Replies: 8
Views: 2095

Re: Hallo from New Hampshire

... you will be able to get all of the parts, assemble the fusor and see neutrons before your birthday in about two months. In addition, I strongly ... college is very beneficial to your project. In my opinion, for your own safety, you should not rush this project to break a record. I also think ...
by Rich Feldman
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings and felicitations
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Re: Greetings and felicitations

A subcritical reactor has two advantages; First, inherent safety. Shut off the neutrons, the reactor shuts down. (You do need to design the core to deal with the decay heat after ...
by Mark Stockman
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings and felicitations
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Re: Greetings and felicitations

... separate it. A subcritical reactor has two advantages; First, inherent safety. Shut off the neutrons, the reactor shuts down. (You do need to design the core to deal with the decay heat ...