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by Carl Willis
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Risk Assessment
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: Risk Assessment

... Akshat, Your priorities are 1) electricity 2) x-rays 3) neutron radiation in that order. In order to make ... from the wall socket), which can be dangerous. Your safety protocol should call for never working on energized ...
by Akshat Sharma
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Risk Assessment
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Risk Assessment

... undergo a risk assessment to ensure the right safety measures are in place. I myself know that fusion is quite safe except the high voltage, minimal xray/ some gamma rays and explosive gases; but I would like advice about that ...
by Jamie Edwards
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - NEUTRONS!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 8880

Archived - NEUTRONS!!!

... on the video) cdv700 Geiger counter to detect x-rays another GM counter electronic neutron dosimeter lithium ... blogging my story R & B Switch gear - for helping with safety and parts for the high voltage especially Robbie ...
by Jamie Edwards
Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - Fusor progress
Replies: 9
Views: 3211

Re: Fusor progress

... the vacuum. I have to complete a radiation safety training course before I am allowed to do ... tomorrow at a lower voltage so there are no X-rays going through the vacuum chamber.
by JakeJHecla
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: A quick reply...
Replies: 4
Views: 1820

Re: A quick reply...

Just because it's available does not imply safety or legality. Further, that ampoule is in ... words on mailing gases: http://pe.usps.com/text/pub52/pub52c3_017.htm. I suspect you'll find ... mechanism for fusion from low levels of soft x-rays. This entire business of "soft x-ray fusion" ...
by Carl Willis
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Safety
Replies: 3
Views: 1674

Re: Safety

Electrical safety is the most important safety issue with a fusor, ... sure you work with guidance from an appropriately-experienced mentor. The best approach to safety is situational ... around a viewport is a reasonable control for x-rays, while a wall of lead bricks around the entire project ...
by Liam David
Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Safety
Replies: 3
Views: 1674

Re: Safety

If you want to operate a fusor above 30 Kv, then you probably want to shield more than just the view port with lead. X-rays will start "shining" through the (stainless steel?) chamber walls at these voltages.
-Liam
by Richard Hull
Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Building a Fusor with University Help
Replies: 10
Views: 4188

Re: Building a Fusor with University Help

... the fusion process in our neutron counters. X-rays become the dominant and major issue at about 35-40kv ... operation. This is as much for high voltage electrical safety as for any perceived radiation issue. Richard Hull
by Julian Kang
Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Building a Fusor with University Help
Replies: 10
Views: 4188

Re: Building a Fusor with University Help

... as it covers the safety of view ports in regards to your last 2 questions. ... you're using a 30kV transformer, which means X-rays will be coming out of your view port in a wide cone. ...
by Steven Sesselmann
Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Excellent Paper on Neutron Shielding
Replies: 19
Views: 5076

Re: Excellent Paper on Neutron Shielding

... that we went off topic, but as always, some safety advise comes naturally. Your block design ... and the density of the brick will attenuate X-rays up to a certain energy as well. Steven