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by Robert Dwyer
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Helium-3 Fusor Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1094

Re: Helium-3 Fusor Thread

... that may have spare power supplies used in old x-ray machines or accelerators. As Richard pointed out, at these voltages x-rays become a real issue. Lead bricks, of course, are ... there is a real health hazard from a radiation safety standpoint. This might be enough to raise an ...
by Scott Moroch
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Fusion Claim - Jackson Oswalt
Replies: 15
Views: 1289

Re: Fusion Claim - Jackson Oswalt

I am concerned about the x-rays you are exposing yourself to during these runs. You appear ... the surrounding area. Can you elaborate on your shielding/safety precautions during fusion runs? Congrats on fusion and ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: X radiation exposition
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: X radiation exposition

... had deuterium. In any case, as you see, your next focus should first be shielding - learning what ... lethal voltage/power wise regardless of the x-rays. Use only HV proper cables rated to at least ... is properly grounded - read the FAQ's on the safety of high voltage for fusors (NEVER allow ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: X radiation exposition
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: X radiation exposition

... badge (either of these can be obtain rather inexpensively as old CD units; just remember, you often ... the possible radiation levels simply Google x-rays on the wiki and read the article - then cross ... systems without any research relative to safety. Remember this: YOU AND ONLY YOU ALONE ARE ...
by Richard Hull
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: FAQs: Neutron - Radiation Detection
Topic: FAQ - X-rays, X-rays, X-rays....A tutorial
Replies: 0
Views: 790

FAQ - X-rays, X-rays, X-rays....A tutorial

... desiring a quick rinse into the ever asked "X-ray question", thank you for your attention in this matter. Here beginneth the lesson X-rays are classically produced when any high speed ... law as your first line of defense and safety regarding any source of radiation. It is worth ...
by Dennis P Brown
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Precipitator power supplies?
Replies: 29
Views: 2438

Re: Precipitator power supplies?

... 30 kV @ 10 ma), so the input power must exceed that by a good bit, too. Power out can never ... lethal systems. This brings us to x-rays; a 30 kV, 10 ma source can be a significant ... dangerous levels of radiation. So, that is a safety issue you must address now before you operate ...
by ian_krase
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Other Fuel Cycles
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Other Fuel Cycles

... is nearly essential and for the sake of your safety you should use a metal shell. (You can do ... it's just asking for a face full of shards and X-rays.) You can electrolyze heavy water as an alternative ...
by Richard Hull
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Plasma at Last!
Replies: 12
Views: 1928

Re: Plasma at Last!

Once you have x-ray voltage, (15kv+), the amount of x-radiation is ... I am sure that far more than 100,000 cpm of x-rays were there. GM counters of the Ludlum type are pretty ... get 5 feet away. If you are worried about personal safety, take measurements only at your obsever station....That ...
by Dennis P Brown
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Plasma at Last!
Replies: 12
Views: 1928

Re: Plasma at Last!

... deal with high voltage power supplies. As for x-rays, in the low 20 kV range isn't too serious of a threat. ... power supplies having one of those is an important safety device. A quick aside: in that one picture with the ...
by John Futter
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Addressing HV safety excursions: Oh Yikes what do I do?
Replies: 11
Views: 1570

Re: Addressing HV safety excursions: Oh Yikes what do I do?

Or with penning / pirani gauges make sure you have a right angle bend between chamber and gaugehead
so the gauge does not see the plasma
ions are like rays of light they do not go round corners