First picture: Air plasma. Outer grid is 10" diameter lattice grid and inner is 3.5 inch diameter lattice grid.
Second picture: 3.5" lattice grid running higher power (800 watts). Only a faint diffuse star can be seen.
Third picture: 1.75" inner grid. Star is still difuse but is now clearly visible.
Fourth Picture: 1" inner grid. Fusion star with nicely defined star.
Fifth picture: 0.75" inner grid with minimum number of wires for anything that can look like a star.
Conclusion: Smaller grids give more visible stars but even very small grids need to have enough symmetry and look enough like a sphere to give good stars. I have no reliable data on fusion efficiency vs grid size but will I will be measuring that on future runs.
Current images of fusor efforts, components, etc. Try to continuously update from your name, a current photo using edit function. Title post with your name once only. Change image and text as needed. See first posting for details.
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