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by Harry Dixon
Sat May 12, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Woonsocket, RI!
Replies: 2
Views: 935

Re: Hello from Woonsocket, RI!

... Also, maybe we'll see each other at the Rhode Island science fair next year if you are planning to bring your own. But because of privacy and safety purposes, let's keep this race on contact through this fusor forum. Harry
by Dennis P Brown
Tue May 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: New User
Replies: 8
Views: 2009

Re: New User

A few words to address (partly) some of your questions. Relative to radiation safety, x-rays are the only major concern. The level of danger is not a simple issue - depends on voltage used and chamber wall thickness and issues of viewing ports/geometry. Read the ...
by Dennis P Brown
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Reactor Update - 4/22/18
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

Re: Reactor Update - 4/22/18

Very professional upgrades and setup; as a safety note: does the metal frames have proper independent grounds - also, did you ohm all equipment to grounds to verify that all have good connections? I, however, like a redundant ground for the main ...
by Michael Bretti
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Stainless steel pipe chamber
Replies: 39
Views: 5820

Re: Stainless steel pipe chamber

... face. The greatest challenge however is that you cannot turn on and off the magnetic field or change the field strength easily, and presents real safety risks in placing and supporting the magnets correctly along the pole pieces and yoke and preventing them from slamming together and crushing ...
by Jack OKeefe
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: New User
Replies: 8
Views: 2009

New User

Hi everyone, I am new here and I am a high school sophomore. I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice at all on safety regarding fusion, as in how to protect form radiation and high voltage safety. Also, any advice and starting a fusion project would be greatly appreciated. ...
by Jack OKeefe
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello From Southern California
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Hello From Southern California

... recently become enthralled with the prospect of making a homemade fusion reactor. I understand that it is a far reaching goal along with numerous safety hazards, however, if anyone has any advice or can recommend anyone in Souther California to help I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you, Jack ...
by Michael Bretti
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Helium-3 Fusor Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 3501

Re: Helium-3 Fusor Thread

... be awesome to see), the issue is mainly running proper voltage and currents for the reaction to occur and verifying He3-D fusion, with proper safety measures. The pictures in the referenced post from Phil Fostini do not show anything more than a fusor running on different gases. Reading the ...
by Michael Bretti
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Helium-3 Fusor Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 3501

Re: Helium-3 Fusor Thread

... system was running at 3.3KW of input power (110kv, 30mA), which presents a real challenge to any amatuer efforts. Not to mention the plethora of safety issues of shielding as described by others above.
by Robert Dwyer
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Helium-3 Fusor Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 3501

Re: Helium-3 Fusor Thread

... your device, is legality. Assuming you aren't running the bare minimum and are running over 100kv, there is a real health hazard from a radiation safety standpoint. This might be enough to raise an eyebrow from the local governments or (if you aren't in an agreement state) the NRC. Normally fusor ...
by danielchristensen
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Advanced Technical Discussion Area
Topic: Reactor Plasma Imaging
Replies: 1
Views: 1454

Reactor Plasma Imaging

... missing one of the two electrodes. To turn the new probe into a usable tool we designed, tested, and built a high impedance voltage divider and safety network with a ratio of 100/1 and an input impedance of 20 megaohms. The high impedance was necessary to avoid “loading down” the plasma. To ...