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by Kuba Anglin
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Buying an He3 detector from an official supplier
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Buying an He3 detector from an official supplier

Perhaps that would be for the best. If the detector shows that there is little to no neutron radiation, the safety team should have few reasons to disallow my reactor. I can continue using bubble dosimeters for my experiments while running the Ludlum in order to satisfy the safety ...
by Kuba Anglin
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Buying an He3 detector from an official supplier
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Buying an He3 detector from an official supplier

The professor aiding me, Dr. George S. Brown, used to chair the Radiation Safety Committee. He stated that he understands my project is not particularly dangerous with respect to radiation. However, if a visitor were to wander by the physics department and contract ...
by Kuba Anglin
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Buying an He3 detector from an official supplier
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Buying an He3 detector from an official supplier

... neutron detector capable of high accuracy readings from an official manufacturer (not eBay). Costs will be covered by my university. The Radiation Safety Committee has strict rules regarding neutron-generating devices, and I need to verify that my device is safe to operate when the correct procedures ...
by Dennis P Brown
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: First Plasma - Daniel Fajardo
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: First Plasma - Daniel Fajardo

... another for the metal stand (I feel any metal stand for a fusor should have its own ground - not necessary, of course but I feel that is a good safety practice.) Of course, the standard star system with the fusor is always the best approach. A minor point - consider using washers on your nuts ...
by Finn Hammer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Fusor progress, Finn Hammer
Replies: 25
Views: 2065

Fusor progress, Finn Hammer

... The viewport is pointed away from the operator The high voltage connection is guarded inside the machine chassis, which is grounded, for maximum safety. This is the state of my fusor at this time, 18-09-2017 Cheers, Finn Hammer
by ian_krase
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Other Fuel Cycles
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Other Fuel Cycles

... as an experiment but it cannot do fusion. You need a much higher voltage power supply. Better vacuum is nearly essential and for the sake of your safety you should use a metal shell. (You can do fusion in a glass fusor and some people have, but it's just asking for a face full of shards and X-rays.) ...
by Dennis P Brown
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - European Fusor
Replies: 22
Views: 5442

Re: Archived - European Fusor

... 40 kV; above 25 kV electrical items get flaky (they can short to places/distances that normally one would not guess) and oil can provide a lot of safety margin in any system. The oil also allows less chance to have the high voltage jump to something that you are near or touching that would normally ...
by ian_krase
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Plasma at Last!
Replies: 12
Views: 1934

Re: Plasma at Last!

... civil defense pen is one of the (rare) sensitive ones, right? The common ones don't start reading until the beginning of nuclear war tier acute safety hazards and devolve from there. Also, do you have good voltage instrumentation? The flickering of the plasma can come along with very large (order ...
by Richard Hull
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Plasma at Last!
Replies: 12
Views: 1934

Re: Plasma at Last!

... an unusually high but correct rate for that point only and will tell you nothing about what you get 5 feet away. If you are worried about personal safety, take measurements only at your obsever station....That will be what you are getting. Usually and hopefully, this is virtually unreadable. Richard ...
by Dennis P Brown
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Plasma at Last!
Replies: 12
Views: 1934

Re: Plasma at Last!

... reading to provide information if you should be concerned - if one experiments with real fusor power supplies having one of those is an important safety device. A quick aside: in that one picture with the red wire, I hope that isn't your ground wire? That ultra flimsy bead of solder holding that ...