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by Doug Coulter
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Greg Courville Neutron Club entry Feb 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3201

Re: Greg Courville Neutron Club entry Feb 2016

... don't come from nowhere - other than cosmic rays, they are coming from "something" in your lab. ... did your homework at all re voltage and normal X ray shielding, that something almost has to be ... geiger somewhere in your setup for your own safety. When it starts counting fast even inside ...
by Steven Sesselmann
Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: FICS II Planning and construction
Replies: 64
Views: 15710

FICS II Planning and construction

... crossed). Starting a new thread for my next build called FICS II. FICS stands for Fusion ... ie. visible plasma, neutron counts and x-rays, after the HV power was switched off, not for ... before, which is why one should impose double safety measures when treading an unknown path. FICS-1.jpg ...
by Paul W Fontana
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Dummy load for HV supply
Replies: 23
Views: 6820

Re: Dummy load for HV supply

... chair? :D I appreciate your concern, and safety will be a major part of the lesson plan. ... with confidence. (And I do have training and experience with high voltages and currents - not ... Also wanted to put off dealing with the x-rays until the p.s. was working. If that turns out ...
by Scott Moroch
Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Star Mode and More!
Replies: 3
Views: 2363

Re: Star Mode and More!

... focused on passing inspections from the safety department and the radiation consultant. ... the fusor is the best shielding. As far as x rays are concerned, we may be shielding the entire chamber ...
by Carl Willis
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Book about Taylor Wilson is out
Replies: 12
Views: 5388

Re: Book about Taylor Wilson is out

... in this domain popularly imagined to be the exclusive redoubt of "big science." He documents ... tape in vacuum to generate electrons and x-rays was reported in 2008 by UCLA postdoc Carlos ... plenty to read), they also drew the line on safety in a very different place from Taylor's parents ...
by Rich Feldman
Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: IEC Fusion - Neutron Club Entry
Replies: 36
Views: 9646

Re: IEC Fusion - Neutron Club Entry

... us?" They are amateur and professional scientists and engineers, not safety office functionaries. They might still ask for a moderator experiment! ... a consensus here that the fusor could not have been producing gamma rays. Lesson: Instrument results must be interpreted with knowledge not given ...
by Rich Feldman
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: x-rays
Replies: 2
Views: 1861

Re: x-rays

... of sheet metal? Assuming you _are_ detecting X-rays, please don't worry that you have already injured yourself ... or a mentor can talk with someone trained in radiation safety. Trouble is, you can't easily translate GC counts ...
by Richard Hull
Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: FAQs: Fusor Construction & Operation
Topic: FAQ - A camera for your fusor
Replies: 3
Views: 3412

FAQ - A camera for your fusor

... current or pressure - Small central poissor and bright star mode rays. 4. Too high a voltage and current for conditions - Grid rapidly heating ... not immediately ready to melt. This is actually a good thing as it is a safety valve, frightening you and alarming you to the fact that your grid ...
by Richard Hull
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: FAQs: Fusor Construction & Operation
Topic: FAQ - View windows your fusor - safety first
Replies: 11
Views: 9908

Re: FAQ - View windows your fusor - safety first

... to consider. 1. I pointed my 3/4 inch diamter 2.75 conflat mounted, pyrex, window down at the concrete lab floor. (Part of physical placement design of the fusor, itself.) Thus, the x-rays blast down into the floor. 2. Small board camera is a common $40.00 color CCD ...
by Richard Hull
Tue May 20, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: FAQs: Fusor Construction & Operation
Topic: FAQ - View windows your fusor - safety first
Replies: 11
Views: 9908

Re: FAQ - View windows your fusor - safety first

... of anything transparent will work for remote camera viewing. Forget x-rays! They will pour freely and viciously from any view port that you use, regardless of material. ...