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by Rich Feldman
Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: IEC Fusion - Neutron Club Entry
Replies: 36
Views: 11792

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: 2226

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: 4183

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: 11526

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: 11526

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: 2213

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: 2474

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 ...
by Yan Rui
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Ask a question, is a high voltage will damage the equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 6656

Re: Ask a question, is a high voltage will damage the equipm

Good to stop and learn! Safety is critical and with the high voltage systems ... same grid.) This also brings up the dangers of x-rays in a non-metal chamber and that your first priority is ...
by Dennis P Brown
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Ask a question, is a high voltage will damage the equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 6656

Re: Ask a question, is a high voltage will damage the equipm

Good to stop and learn! Safety is critical and with the high voltage systems ... same grid.) This also brings up the dangers of x-rays in a non-metal chamber and that your first priority is ...
by Dennis P Brown
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Electro-Static Linear Deuteron Accelerator Project Photos
Replies: 10
Views: 4147

Re: Electro-Static Linear Deuteron Accelerator Project Photo

First off, these are excellent questions that are rarely asked/answered in ... last few years both flagged design errors/problems/safety issues and offered outstanding solutions to these ... thickness was calculated to fully defeat 500 KeV X-rays - far beyond anything my weak VdG could ever achieve.) ...