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by Silviu Tamasdan
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Holland!
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Hello from Holland!

... a lot of practical experience in several key domains, notably high vacuum techniques, high voltage generation and safety, radiation detection and safety. And the parts/devices you will need don't come cheap, ...
by Rich Feldman
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: Greetings!

... and abatement. You're ahead of most noobs, in ability to measure vacuum before you light things up electrically. Can we see some pictures? ... it just has a coil wound for low voltage instead of low current. (Gas safety valves for pilot lights are held open by a solenoid using voltage ...
by Dennis P Brown
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Fusor chamber and electrode cooling
Replies: 0
Views: 381

Fusor chamber and electrode cooling

... I was surprised by this since I really just keep it under a simple vacuum and rarely pump it out. Since I was running it today I noticed that ... electrode - it is fully insulated but I never trust depending on that safety measure alone!) After turning off the HV I investigated various regions ...
by Dennis P Brown
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: Hello

... useless.) As for a chamber, a successful fusor was made using a simple vacuum four-way connector (I believe about 1.5 inch tube diameter.) This ... for many to obtain (and is extremely lethal so learning high voltage safety is critical.) Detecting neutrons is a very complex task unless one ...
by ian_krase
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Silicone tubing with hose barbs OK to pull low vacuum?
Replies: 27
Views: 1703

Re: Silicone tubing with hose barbs OK to pull low vacuum?

... and high voltage (25-100 kV) at the same time. Please keep in mind that safety precautions for these very high voltages are much more stringent than ... of your setup and your parts? While NPT connections can be used in vacuum, they are generally considered undesirable because they are sometimes ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Ion Gun Design and Construction (& FAQs)
Topic: tabletop neutron generator
Replies: 15
Views: 4114

Re: tabletop neutron generator

... and see what this monster will give me. With a massive resistor (for safety) I will use this new VM for my accelerator; that is, if it can really ... concede it is time to disassemble the accelerator and retask the high vacuum system (not sure for what. Maybe even sell it. I have to say, I like ...
by Dennis P Brown
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: First Plasma - Daniel Fajardo
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: First Plasma - Daniel Fajardo

... "Very impressive." Making your own chamber and using such good vacuum systems is a very good start. Guess your next focus after increasing ... its own ground - not necessary, of course but I feel that is a good safety practice.) Of course, the standard star system with the fusor is always ...
by Finn Hammer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Fusor progress, Finn Hammer
Replies: 25
Views: 1977

Fusor progress, Finn Hammer

... surfaces, needless to say, I am anxious to see if they will hold a vacuum. The viewport diametre is 2 1/2" and the feedtrough is a 30kV rated ... is guarded inside the machine chassis, which is grounded, for maximum safety. This is the state of my fusor at this time, 18-09-2017 Cheers, Finn ...
by ian_krase
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Other Fuel Cycles
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Other Fuel Cycles

... cannot do fusion. You need a much higher voltage power supply. Better vacuum is nearly essential and for the sake of your safety you should use a metal shell. (You can do fusion in a glass fusor and some people have, ...
by Dennis P Brown
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: 2nd demo fusor run
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: 2nd demo fusor run

... needs to use a gasket if one expects to prevent massive leakage - vacuum grease alone isn't going to work very well. This may be causing the high pressure in the bell jar. Also, this is a safety issue since glass on metal can create dangerous stress points. Also, you ...