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by Enzo Carter
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode

... is that they would be the same because an X-ray is created by an exelorated electron that ... slate tile, but for now i will use lead for X-rays and acrylic for high voltage safety. making the acrylic shield today. as for material ...
by Robert Dwyer
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: How to figure out the specs of old Rigaku scintillation tube probe?
Replies: 22
Views: 1038

Re: How to figure out the specs of old Rigaku scintillation tube probe?

The radiation safety aspect of operating such a supply cannot be overstated. At 50kv and 300ma the amount of x-rays produced in a typical fusor will be copious and lethal. At 50kv ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Someone give me some exact specs
Replies: 19
Views: 744

Re: Someone give me some exact specs

... (they run about $1K and up each) and complexity. A vacuum gauge system for micron to torr range ... off the self stuff (some do) for big bucks. Safety - if you are comparing nuclear power systems ... are lethal and depending on design, the x-rays from the high voltage can be moderate to very ...
by Enzo Carter
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode
Replies: 12
Views: 940

I made the forum recommended changes and added a Turbo pump

... generate!! I added a second ground strap for safety I am now using the mirror and have the fusor ... forms also added a geiger counter but had no X-rays i added a turbo pump so i can get the vacuum below ...
by Samuel Low
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Fusors and Maxwell's Equations
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Re: Fusors and Maxwell's Equations

... of explosions (or implosions) rattle in the minds of folks in the safety department or the facilities management department who do not come ... in series! Jesus! They thought that demo fusors would output neutron rays and vaporise people like the atom bomb Hiroshima or Nagasaki! When I ...
by Jim Kovalchick
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode

... safe. I would like to offer an important safety tip to keep you and others out of trouble. ... have a tendency to pop off when you least expect it. If it does when you are applying voltage ... without a camera means exposing yourself to x-rays when you start using higher voltage. Good luck, ...
by Sam_Pasmann
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Please Help Quantify X-Rays
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Please Help Quantify X-Rays

... Adviser,a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with expertise in thermodynamics and combustion. I preface ... Department learned that fusors produce x-rays and "nuclear waste" (Tritium) and our project ... of radiation would not have been a serious safety risk. My teammate and I have been working ...
by Dennis P Brown
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Jan Ruge Fusion Attempt @ Chaos Darmstadt
Replies: 13
Views: 2913

Re: Jan Ruge Fusion Attempt @ Chaos Darmstadt

... the gun so biasing was easy*.) The potential x-ray flux can be quit dangerous (electron's tend ... from D-D fusion events. Back ground cosmic rays will likely exceed your signal so long runs ... is certainly better suited for high voltage safety as long as your vacuum housing near the HV ...
by Rich Feldman
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 39
Views: 7592

Re: Couple of questions

... of neutrons, or the much more hazardous x-rays. Neutrons are scattered as well as absorbed by low-Z ... flags when someone appears to be cavalier about safety. Never my intent, but writers might not recognize ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 39
Views: 7592

Re: Couple of questions

... stand-point. Lead or slate can be used for X-ray shielding. I use slate since it is non-toxic ... any home depot. These materials can stop the x-rays that a high voltage system can generate (when ... Ian that good ground system is critical for safety as well as using proper high voltage cable ...