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by Jamie Edwards
Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - Fusor progress
Replies: 9
Views: 2821

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 ...
by David Cox
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 0
Views: 677

New member

... this project is mostly to have fun, so I will probably never pursue neutrons. I would like to try experiment with different gasses to see what ... light being emitted. It would be nice to know a bit about the different safety aspects as well. Anyway, that's the directions I'm going. Glad to ...
by Richard Hull
Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Building a Fusor with University Help
Replies: 10
Views: 3633

Re: Building a Fusor with University Help

... be absorbed in the chamber walls allowing only the desired, countable neutrons to signal the fusion process in our neutron counters. X-rays become ... device while in operation. This is as much for high voltage electrical safety as for any perceived radiation issue. Richard Hull
by CameronKey
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - Cameron Key's Fusor Efforts
Replies: 38
Views: 10504

Re: Cameron Key's Fusor Efforts

... lot of cleaning. An overpressure failsafe sounds like an excellent safety measure as well. I'd rather blow a cheap failsafe than pop a viewport ... we don't even have a working vacuum system yet, let alone xrays and neutrons. It's definitely something we've got on our minds, but we'll have ...
by Connor McCreesh
Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Building a Fusor with University Help
Replies: 10
Views: 3633

Re: Building a Fusor with University Help

... are unlikely to buy an old piece of equipment for me to strip, due to safety reasons. The solution I am hopefully coming to is that because they ... the supply voltage to something they have, and still detect fusion neutrons.
by Connor McCreesh
Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Building a Fusor with University Help
Replies: 10
Views: 3633

Building a Fusor with University Help

... * On a similar note, as it is a project with the help of my university, safety standards have to be higher then they might otherwise be, so is there ... of the stainless steel vacuum chamber needed to shield against the neutrons? * What is the suggested diameter for a viewing port (keeping in ...
by Trace
Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Safety
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

Re: Safety

I will be able to converse more after i ingest some of the knowledge in these forums. Since neutrons are rather nasty I shall be building a demo Fusor as my first build. I have worked extensively with Hv while building several lasers. I purchased a fully contained and ...
by Steven Sesselmann
Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Excellent Paper on Neutron Shielding
Replies: 19
Views: 4510

Re: Excellent Paper on Neutron Shielding

Andrew, Sorry, that we went off topic, but as always, some safety advise comes naturally. Your block design is neat, and worth a try. As ... per day. The high water content of concrete makes a good moderator for neutrons, and the density of the brick will attenuate X-rays up to a certain ...
by Carl Willis
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Website
Replies: 18
Views: 3283

Re: Website

... circumstances making it from the early design phase to measurable neutrons. Statistically, the odds are very much against you, and it's important ... Do you have a local adviser, particularly to help you with electrical safety? This is described as a school project, so do you have guidance or ...
by Carl Willis
Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Increasing neutron detection
Replies: 10
Views: 3034

Re: Increasing neutron detection

... shielding here will never make a single neutron . The folks who do make neutrons, even lots of neutrons, rarely find shielding to be a meaningful and favorable safety upgrade. It's putting the cart WAY before the horse to talk about shielding with ...