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by Eduardo_Machado
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: My progress II
Replies: 27
Views: 4510

Re: My progress II

Hello Mr Brown, Thank you for your advise. I used the Barrier Calculator from University of Toronto ( https://ehs.utoronto.ca/our-services/x-ray-safety/x-ray-barrier-calculator/ ) and got a 0.83 mm thickness, but we are planning to use 1.0 mm and in some parts 2.0 mm. My father will work with ...
by Enzo Carter
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor
Replies: 45
Views: 5235

Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor

... from tube to outside - looks like black hdpe i have been doing runs for a few weeks now and am getting close to something to show to the forum. safety is key so i have not been able to work unsupervised which limits my reactor time this is hard for me in many ways as I think and talk fast but ...
by Johannes Toppe
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Demo Fusor Suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: Demo Fusor Suggestions

... and scrounge everything certainly put us behind schedule, but we're working overclock to get us ready on time. We will certainly not overlook safety. Thanks Johannes
by Dennis P Brown
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Wendelstein 7-X has successfully finished its second major experimental run
Replies: 27
Views: 4875

Re: Wendelstein 7-X has successfully finished its second major experimental run

... of coal ash storage (a serious problem), a fission reactor likely is very cost competitive to even a coal plant. The issue is one of absolute safety (this allows a plant closer to a city which saves a great deal of money in reduced power lines - a not insignificant cost factor - and improves ...
by Enzo Carter
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Neutron Test Sources Po210+Be or U238+Be?
Replies: 15
Views: 1721

Re: Neutron Test Sources Po210+Be or U238+Be?

thanks everyone for your constructive feedback Once again, I will be the person talking safety of materials - beryllium is toxic and should only be handled with gloves (that are disposed of after a single use) and still, wash your hands. The beryllium should be stored ...
by Dennis P Brown
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Neutron Test Sources Po210+Be or U238+Be?
Replies: 15
Views: 1721

Re: Neutron Test Sources Po210+Be or U238+Be?

Once again, I will be the person talking safety of materials - beryllium is toxic and should only be handled with gloves (that are disposed of after a single use) and still, wash your hands. The beryllium should be stored in a sealed plastic ...
by Johannes Toppe
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Demo Fusor Suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: Demo Fusor Suggestions

... We are using MOTs (salvaged from microwave ovens) because, unfortunately, they are the only thing available to us, however we will take necessary safety precautions - and the capacitors are just also salvaged from the microwave but not meant for use. The 3d printing is to create the jig that we ...
by Dennis P Brown
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Wendelstein 7-X has successfully finished its second major experimental run
Replies: 27
Views: 4875

Re: Wendelstein 7-X has successfully finished its second major experimental run

... but I have no real knowledge if they offer similar issues. I do not believe they do. There is one reactor that is essentially fool proof in a safety sense (of course, we know what that implies ...lol) and that is the Candu reactor. It uses heavy water so is costly in that respect. It can't ...
by John Futter
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New SoCal Effort
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: New SoCal Effort

... to ie no good reason to produce ionising radiation Although If I wanted to do it over a weekend with another staff member on hand to satisfy safety concerns I probably could. 'Recently I have been running high power carbon beams (Butane gas) in the ion source and ion currents of around 20mA ...
by Enzo Carter
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode
Replies: 12
Views: 1948

Re: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode

We made a HV acrylic safety shield thanks to all of the friendly advice here. I don't want to spend the holidays dead.


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video:
https://youtu.be/5v3flwlnobc

ps; how do i embed a youtube video as thumb?