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by Cai Arcos
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Demo Fusor Suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Demo Fusor Suggestions

As Dennis has correctly pointed out, NST are a better solution that MOTs for two reasons. The first one being safety. While a shock from a Neon Sign Transformer can cause great harm, its current limiting still allows you to have a chance to survive. MOTs, in the other hand, are ...
by Enzo Carter
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Re: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode

... should suffice. next time we go to Lowes i will be sure to look at slate tile, but for now i will use lead for X-rays and acrylic for high voltage safety. making the acrylic shield today. as for material safety we take it seriously as the earth has provided wondrously dangerous stuff. we have, ...
by ian_krase
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Someone give me some exact specs
Replies: 19
Views: 1936

Re: Someone give me some exact specs

... radiation source, which means the fusor and everything near it become radioactive. These rapidly become impossible to operate without hefty safety and licensing requirements. There are some people working on energy experiments, like Doug Coulter. These people have done the long slog through ...
by Robert Dwyer
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: How to figure out the specs of old Rigaku scintillation tube probe?
Replies: 24
Views: 2579

Re: How to figure out the specs of old Rigaku scintillation tube probe?

The radiation safety aspect of operating such a supply cannot be overstated. At 50kv and 300ma the amount of x-rays produced in a typical fusor will be copious and lethal. At 50kv 5ma, I was producing a measured dose of 2mrem/hr ...
by Dennis P Brown
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: How to figure out the specs of old Rigaku scintillation tube probe?
Replies: 24
Views: 2579

Re: How to figure out the specs of old Rigaku scintillation tube probe?

... But even if you have an x-ray detector (and it would never require those power levels), that is is only of marginal use for fusors - to check safety issues for 30 kV and up fusors. Absolutely no detector exists that requires 50 kV and 300 ma to operate. Besides, most such tubes (x-ray generating) ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Someone give me some exact specs
Replies: 19
Views: 1936

Re: Someone give me some exact specs

... systems and gaining real experience so that you work your way up to a real fusor. Or, just buy new, off the self stuff (some do) for big bucks. Safety - if you are comparing nuclear power systems like power plants (fission reactors and experimental fusion reactors) with fusors, you are comparing ...
by William Pete
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Someone give me some exact specs
Replies: 19
Views: 1936

Re: Someone give me some exact specs

... to spend easily 2-3 years on this project because I came here to ultimately learn something, follow the scientific method, adhere to proper safety procedures, and be able to use the experiment of achieving legitimate fusion to wholeheartedly advocate for nuclear as safe, clean, and nearly ...
by Richard Hull
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Michigan USA
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: Hello from Michigan USA

... by the amateur. This opens the door for activation and other various experiments, provided one is at least a young adult and mindful of all the safety issues. We attempt to work as safely as possible as there are so many issues the amateur must be mindful of in nuclear experiments. Read one ...
by Dennis P Brown
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello fusioneers!
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Hello fusioneers!

... not, gas companies refuse. For some, using electrolysis of heavy water is a useful method. One needs to search posts on that subject. As always, safety is critical since fusors present deadly hazards - electrocution and x-ray radiation are issues.
by Enzo Carter
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

I made the forum recommended changes and added a Turbo pump

thank you for the advice. the power of the forum is more than my fusor might ever generate!! I added a second ground strap for safety I am now using the mirror and have the fusor view port pointed away from life forms also added a geiger counter but had no X-rays i added a turbo pump ...