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Archived - Demo Fusor Success

Post by pawinemaker » Thu Jul 01, 2004 4:08 am

After 16 months of acquiring parts, I finally managed to get a nice glow out of my demo fusor. This image is my current setup.
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Roland Pouliot's latest demo fusor photo

Post by pawinemaker » Sat Jul 03, 2004 2:26 am

Update: 07/17/04
After fiddling with the camera settings, the plasma voltage/current, I was able to get a better photo from the IR camera monitor. I don't recall the exact voltage and current, but I was working in the 10kV range with a current of about 3 mA.
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Re: Demo Fusor Success

Post by MARK-HARRISS » Sat Jul 03, 2004 3:43 am

That's a really nice setup Roland, Do you plan to close
the ends of the coils to confine the plasma further? . It
would be interesting to see how the X-ray emission varies
from 90 degrees to the coil axis to end on with the coil
axis. I suspect the neutron flux would be greater end on
as well with deuterium.

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Re: Demo Fusor Success

Post by pawinemaker » Sat Jul 03, 2004 8:06 pm

I have yet to acquire a geiger counter, and I have a way to go before I am ready for real fusion. I would also probably need to go a pretty high voltage to see any x-rays through the chamber. I had not considered enclosing the ends of the cylinder, but I have had several people suggest it. The cylindrical grid shape is something I'd like to investigate. Also, I don't have access to the necessary tools to build anything but a wound grid shape, so a cylinder was easy to do. While collecting the rest of the gear I need, I will be doing some experiments with various grid shapes.

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Re: Demo Fusor Success

Post by Richard Hull » Tue Jul 06, 2004 8:40 pm

Good work! This is new ground and reports will be needed, especially if you are headed towards fusion with this design. Good luck.

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Re: Roland Pouliot's latest demo fusor photo

Post by pawinemaker » Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:54 pm

Updated the current plasma photo (again) after making some minor adjustments to the camera, etc.

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