Fusor Simulation

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Scott Moroch
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Fusor Simulation

Post by Scott Moroch » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:29 pm

Occasionally I find time to use SIMION, an ion optics software, to conduct simulations of an IEC Fusor. Keep in mind that the simulation attached is far from the full picture as the ions are moving in a perfect vacuum. However, the ion "micro-channels" (star-mode) are very clearly visible.

As you will see in the video, I imported a 9" hollow sphere with a 2" inner grid held to a potential of -30kV. Ions we born randomly throughout the chamber with zero Kinetic Energy.

Here is a video which shows the model, the simulation and the ion tracks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhYKnPy1pz0

Scott Moroch
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ian_krase
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Re: Fusor Simulation

Post by ian_krase » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:14 pm

I wish I could afford this software. My mass spectrometer project would be far easier.

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