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by Dennis P Brown
Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 4
Views: 2317

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: 1840

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: 1895

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: 1895

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: 9406

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: 3500

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: 864

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: 4586

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 Deleted
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - Cameron Key's Fusor Efforts
Replies: 38
Views: 12788

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: 4586

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.