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by Richard Hull
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: FAQs: Fusor Construction & Operation
Topic: FAQ - Location for my super fusor?? Where?
Replies: 0
Views: 2451

FAQ - Location for my super fusor?? Where?

... operated at voltages above 25,000 volts are X rays and these will not be severe until voltages above 40,000 ... is always accidental electrocution via ignorance of safety issues involved. Only after voltages in excess of ...
by Dennis P Brown
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: safety and sercurity
Replies: 2
Views: 2017

Re: safety and sercurity

... on the person. A real fusor can be a dangerous x-ray source, lethal electrical source and the neutron ... needs fairly thick steel walls (to stop x-rays), proper high voltage shielding of all possible ... This should answer the question about safety ... read the various FAQ's on the given topics ...
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: 4398

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: 23449

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: 9087

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: 2925

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: 19
Views: 10068

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: 12557

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: 2344

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: 4418

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 ...