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by Scott Moroch
Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Star Mode and More!
Replies: 3
Views: 2702

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: 19
Views: 9075

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: 11438

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: 2569

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: 1751

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: 1751

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 ...
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: 1727

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: 2729

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: 2788

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: 5833

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 ...