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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: 6303

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: 2227

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: 4985

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: 8996

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: 1765

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: 3140

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: 9224

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: 9224

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. ...
by Dennis P Brown
Fri May 16, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: How should I start?
Replies: 4
Views: 1755

Re: How should I start?

... the plasma, than a window is required; as for safety of viewing, that depends on the voltage. ... that discuses safety issues relative to the x-rays, you need to be aware that chambers can be made out ...
by Tom McCarthy
Thu May 08, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Fusor reactor size question
Replies: 8
Views: 1904

Re: Fusor reactor size question

... if you find one, it will most likely have an exorbitant price tag attached. On building a supply: ... would be expensive) is not very smart. The safety issues involved are beyond comprehension ... to protect you from the huge amounts of x-rays you will be producing. I find your second question ...