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by Dennis P Brown
Thu May 15, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'd like to introduce myself
Replies: 2
Views: 1338

Re: I'd like to introduce myself

... it is pointless to build a real fusor unless you have a means to detect neutrons - this is a major and very difficult piece of scientific equipment ... might be a good project to aim for instead of a fusor - just saying.) Safety issues will be the deadly voltage from the power supply (will kill ...
by Bob Reite
Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Vacuum system parts collection and my development plan.
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

Vacuum system parts collection and my development plan.

... damage in case of an arc over. Layout Considerations: Number one is safety! Number two is serviceability. I've studied most of the photos here ... voltages, up to the 50 KV power supply maximum. Of course no detectible neutrons are expected at this point. The reason for this intermediate stage ...
by Richard Hull
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Fusioneering Age Records
Replies: 10
Views: 2177

Re: Fusioneering Age Records

... achieved, improvement was the next goal and once I hit the megamark of neutrons, the journey was over in many ways. The fusor is still an amusement ... the large fleamarket for new goodies related to fusor operation and safety. I have talked of fusor V for the last 3 years, but I will ultimately ...
by Doug Coulter
Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Question about paschen's law and fusors
Replies: 20
Views: 4582

Re: Question about paschen's law and fusors

... conditions. If I crank the world up "hard", that's when I get the most neutrons. A recent run showed us right at 10m neuts/second at around 47 ma/45kv ... not yet online, for 100kv, but coming soon, as quick as I can add some safety features to it), but as we plot the n/s and Q vs voltage, it's ...
by Dennis P Brown
Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 4
Views: 1755

Re: Hello everyone!

... that some projects can take a while and that issues of radiation safety can arise with real fusors - not gamma but x-rays from electrons and high voltage issues (neutrons are not a big issue for most systems but detectors for them are a big deal and ...
by Matthew Hogue
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Thought on cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Thought on cooling

... water to release the hydrogen, correct me if I'm wrong, but would stray neutrons react with protium to produce deuterium? My main safety concern is the properties of water in a vacuum in the event of a leak
by Carl Willis
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Risk Assessment
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Re: Risk Assessment

... (120 or 240 VAC from the wall socket), which can be dangerous. Your safety protocol should call for never working on energized electrical gear ... as options to control exposure to the radiation. You won't be making neutrons until you have working HV, chamber and vacuum system, AND deuterium ...
by KJNW
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Risk Assessment
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Re: Risk Assessment

... really relate to your enthusiasm, but let's be clear about one thing. Safety is never a relative term. Safety is a culture. I encourage my students ... the same sense of pride and accomplishment as they would their first neutrons. Safety is not something that get's in the way of doing things. ...
by Jamie Edwards
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - NEUTRONS!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 7988

Archived - NEUTRONS!!!

Hello, Yesterday I had a full test run of the reactor and produced neutrons. I would now like to apply for the neutron club. the stats for the ... being my PA and blogging my story R & B Switch gear - for helping with safety and parts for the high voltage especially Robbie Newton and Tony Taylor ...
by Jamie Edwards
Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - Fusor progress
Replies: 9
Views: 2772

Re: Fusor progress

... finally finished construction of the reactor today. I can't test for neutrons just yet but I have tested the vacuum. I have to complete a radiation safety training course before I am allowed to do a deuterium run. In the vacuum test I managed ...